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How can I clear the acne from my face?

How can I clear the acne from my face?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...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 can you clear up your acne on your face?

How can you clear up your acne on your face?

Acne treatment: Try over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash and a sal acid toner. Benzoyl peroxide cream is also helpful. Make sure you use the products on the entire face, not just on the outbreaks to prevent further lesions. ...Read more

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Im18 years old with acne..How can I clear up my face..

Im18 years old with acne..How can I clear up my face..

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear your face of acne quickly?

What is the best way to clear your face of acne quickly?

Manage it: Forget "quick fixes". If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays but nothing will make it vanish overnight. ...Read more

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What is a good fast way to clear acne all over your face?

What is a good fast way to clear acne all over your face?

I WISH....: I ahd an answer for you. Acne is hard to treat and there is no magic cure. Genearlly, keeping your skin less oily, treating bacteria, and many Rx medications can be tried before you hopefully find one that helps you the best. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear my face from acne?

Are there some effective ways to clear my face from acne?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx. This is your physician's domain. If you're offered, say, tetracycline 500 2x/day, plus a topical agent, it'll probably do the trick. For the tough cases, Isotretinoin usually works. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to clear your face from acne ?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having acne for 13 year can my face ever be clear and soft?

What to do if I'm having acne for 13 year can my face ever be clear and soft?

Stop neglecting it: Please forgive my frankness. All acne is manageable, and you must care for it until it self-cures. I was able to stop using Rx at age 50. Treating it is not pleasant or easy but can be done. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician. If you are offered isotretinoin, seriously consider it. ...Read more

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How could i make my face clear ? Befor I have acne and its gone but still holes

How could i make my face clear ? Befor I have acne and its gone but still holes

SEE A DERMATOLOGIST: There are various ways these scars can be treated by lasers, punch excision, punch elevation and punch grafting. Dermabrasion, microdermabrasion dermal fillers steroid treatment. ...Read more

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I am 17 and I am really sick of having acne, what's a quick way to clear up my face?

I am 17 and I am really sick of having acne, what's a quick way to clear up my face?

Acne : Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be prescribed . See your dermatologist to evaluate the acne and prescribe the appropriate treatment . There are no quick fixes, however , the right treatment plan will get good results. ...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