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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Iam 24 years old I had my laser treatment one year ago for acne I got relief but suddenly it again get started..please suggest what to do?

Iam 24 years old I had my laser treatment one year ago for  acne I got relief but suddenly it again get started..please suggest what to do?

Get seen: Many assume that acne ends after the teen years but some will have recurring problems well into their mid thirties or later. You need to get in and work on a skin program that works for you. Whether this is with your general doc or a skin specialist depends on availability. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?

Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?

Discoid lupus: See the dermatologist who diagnosed you and follow his or her directions. There is no cure, and no quick treatment. There are however plenty of ways to control it, and the quicker you do that, the less scarring you will have. ...Read more

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Can equate triple antibiotic+pain relief ointment help with my acne scab? It's a black scab on my chin and I want to know if the ointment will help.

Can equate triple antibiotic+pain relief ointment help with my acne scab? It's a black scab on my chin and I want to know if the ointment will help.

Scar Prevention: In general, the best way to reduce scarring from acne is to prevent acne lesions from happening in the first place and to avoid sun exposure. Antibiotic ointment will probably not make much difference. Also, some antibiotic ointments can clog pores, depending on what the ingredients are. ...Read more

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Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?

Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?

Get serious: The neutrogena wash is salicylic acid 2% and this has maybe a 50% chance to clear you. The other stuff probably won't touch your acne and will just confuse you if you do get a response. Use the salicylic acid for two weeks -- as much as you can stand. If you're not clear by then, get with your physician. ...Read more

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I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face.Medication gives temporary relief.Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?

I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face.Medication gives temporary relief.Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?

Need prescriptions : Over the counter benzoyl peroxide v can be tried. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids derivatives. Topical or oral antibiotics are often effective. In your case your doctor may decide to prescribe Aldactone (spironolactone), a relatively safe oral medication, which should help if "hormonal problem". ...Read more

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How to remove acne pimles fast ?

How to remove acne pimles fast ?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more