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How can I stop face acne ?

How can I stop face acne ?

Benzoyl Peroxide: The honest answer is that acne is not cured, its treated. Sometimes you will require seeing your doctor for perscription strength medication. You can start however with over the counter benzoyl peroxide soap and topical creams. They work pretty well for mild to moderate acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Why do people get face acne?

Why do people get face acne?

Complex: It is an interplay between a particular bacterium, the sebaceous glands whose size, shape and function vary with hormonal and other factors, and the thickness of the keratin layer on the outside of the skin which also varies. I begin people with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best for face acne?

What is the best for face acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use as tolerated. Alternatives are retinoic acid derivatives and salicylic acid. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Face acne problem.How can I solve it?

SeeSee derm: Over the counter you can only get salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. If these don't control the acne you will need to see a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my face acne?

Can you tell me how to cure my face acne?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the Best oral medication for face acne?

What is the Best oral medication for face acne?

Best is relative: Isotretinoin is generally considered the most potent oral acne medication but not necessarily the "Best" especially in females of child bearing age. The best is ultimately decided between the patient and their provider. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to help with bad face acne ?

What are the best foods to help with bad face acne ?

Healthy diet: There is no acne diet. A balanced diet with reduced fast foods and more fruits and vegetables is always s good choice ...Read more

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Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Hit it HARD: Acne on the trunk won't respond well just to topical agents though they may be useful. You'll probably end up on a systemic antibiotic for a while &/or be offered tretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability that requires 21st century medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best cure to my face acne to make my skin clear again because ive tried different ways but they not work.

What is the best cure to my face acne to make my skin clear again because ive tried different ways but they not work.

Things to try: The best over the counter product is benzoyl peroxide. If that does not work try talking to your doctor about prescription medications. If that does not work see a dermatologist for an expert opinioin ...Read more

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How to get i rid from face acne.?

How to get i rid from face acne.?

Manage over time: It's not curable, but always manageable until it remits on its own -- there's no telling when. I was able to stop using medicine when I was 50. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid (strong as you can stand, once a day is fine) isn't enough, your physician can add prescription-strength supplemental Rx. Acne's basically unrelated to diet, hygiene, lifestyle, touching. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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