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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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I m girl 22 age.when i wax my facial hair acne is appear ..what i do?

I m girl 22 age.when i wax my facial hair acne is appear ..what i do?

Acne: Make sure you wash your face well before waxing and then apply antiseptic lotion after waxing to avoid acne ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old female after certain diagnoses I learnt that I have the symptoms of PCOS. Facial Hair & Acne. What should I do? Read about The Pill

I'm a 17 year old female after certain diagnoses I learnt that I have the symptoms of PCOS. Facial Hair & Acne.
What should I do? Read about The Pill

Please see Dr.: Please see your Dr. You will need testing to determine the cause of your symptoms. Once you know the cause, the Dr. can discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I miss periods and have excess hair, acne, weight. I suscpeted pcos. Dr did blood test, pelvic us. Tests came back normal. What could be wrong?

I miss periods and have excess hair, acne, weight. I suscpeted pcos. Dr did blood test, pelvic us. Tests came back normal. What could be wrong?

PCOS: The diagnosis of pcos can be made based on clinical symptoms. The presence of irregular periods (every 2-3 months) combined to excess hair and acne can be sufficient for the diagnosis of pcos. Many women with pcos have :normal " hormonal tests. ...Read more

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Hair acne i started a few years ago with hairline acne, which my doctor prescribed fluocinide gel usp, 0.05% . Seeming helped for a period of time, but now I have these huge bumps all in my scalp, which drive me out of my mind. I itch and scratch. I d

Hair acne i started a few years ago with hairline acne, which my doctor prescribed fluocinide gel usp, 0.05% .  Seeming helped for a period  of time, but now I have these huge bumps all in my scalp, which drive me out of my mind.  I itch and scratch.  I d

If : If you have acne or folliculitis in the scalp, you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. Difficult to tell without a picture, but there are several options to control this condition. I would visit a dermatologist who should be able to help you with this condition. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss,facial hair,body hair,acne?

Suspended animation: The scalp and facial hair will remain, but new hair growth stimulation will be reduced. Acne tends to get better as the percentage of the male hormone causing the same is "overwhelmed by the large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones circulating during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries and high levels of shbg. I am showing signs of high testosterone (excess body hair, acne, absent periods, etc). Why is this?

I have polycystic ovaries and high levels of shbg. I am showing signs of high testosterone (excess body hair, acne, absent periods, etc). Why is this?

Part of the disease: Unfortunately it is part of the disease process , in addition most with pco will tend to be obese , irregular periods , will have fertility problems , along with associated diabetes and hypertension , do not get discouraged , now good treatments are available , now it is the time follow with your doctor closely with out missing appointments. ...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