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Hello why do I get so much acne only on one side of my face what can I do ?

Hello why do I get so much acne only on one side of my face what can I do ?

Unusual: Acne is usually from systemic effects of your body's hormones, so being on only one side of the face is unusual but may not mean anything. Things that can increase the likelihood of one-sided acne can be occlusion of that side if you rest your face on your hands or on a pillow, etc more than the other side.Gentle skin care, soap/water, otc meds like benzoyl peroxide. Get advice as acne can embarass. ...Read more

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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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How to treat bad acne on one side of my face?

How to treat bad acne on one side of my face?

Serious Rx: Whatever the distribution, your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I only get acne on the right side of my face,my left side is perfectly clear.I wash my pillowcase and wash face 2x/day. It has left pink PIH, how fix?

I only get acne on the right side of my face,my left side is perfectly clear.I wash my pillowcase and wash face 2x/day. It has left pink PIH, how fix?

Right handed?: When I encounter this with my patients, many times it is because the hand on that side of the body is around that side of face. Touching it, resting the head with that part of their face in the hand. Try paying attention to how often your right hand is around the right side of your face. Continue your appropriate acne treatment with acne facial wash, benzoyl peroxide cream twice a day ...Read more

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I put castor oil on my and i slept with it for one hour i woke up having acne all over the side of my face;the oil stuck on the pillow\; please help?

I put castor oil on my and i slept with it for one hour i woke up having acne all over the side of my face;the oil stuck on the pillow\; please help?

Oil acne: Oils are known to produce acne. Don' t use any product such as hair pomades that use acne .For now use benzyl peroxide for two weeks no if no improvement see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have acne but it only prone to right side of face. Couldn't hardly see one on my left side. Why ?

I have acne but it only prone to right side of face. Couldn't hardly see one on my left side. Why ?

Can happen: Occasionally a patient will have abnormal oil glands on one side of the face. This will cause the acne to be on one side of the face. ...Read more

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Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

See a dermatologist: Tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene prescription will reduce the acne and the post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the severity of the acne, as well as your emotional reaction to it, you may also consider prescription SPIRONLACTONE, an antiandrogen. Very effective. Very safe except not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

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I'm all of a sudden getting ingrown pimples on my cheeks and on the sides of my face i've always had acne just not like this how can I get rid of them?

I'm all of a sudden getting ingrown pimples on my cheeks and on the sides of my face i've always had acne just not like this how can I get rid of them?

Get serious about Rx: I'm glad you're using topical benzoyl peroxide but it has not been sufficient and you've ended up with scarring, which could have been prevented. You need to get with your personal physician, who can manage all but the worst cases of acne without consultation. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical or short course of a systemic antibiotic, or spironolactone might be next. ...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