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What do I do to get rid of my acne fast?

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

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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Can you advise me to get rid of my acne scars fast?

Can you advise me to  get rid of my acne scars fast?

No quick fix: Your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. I'm sorry this happened. You can either embrace your look as several hollywood "tough guy" male leads have done, or you can find a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can treat you with a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne fast?

How do I get rid of acne fast?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide does not work, get with your physician. It is likely you'll get topical clindamycin, perhaps also with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If after another few weeks you are not clear, or have trunk acne now, a good next step for a man is tetracycline 500 2x/day. If not sufficient or cystic acne present, it's accutane. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have acne all over my face and some on chest as well. How do I get rid of it fast?

I have acne all over my face and some on chest as well. How do I get rid of it fast?

With help: It usually takes two to three monts to control acne even with an aggressive program. See your dermatologist and they will help as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

No easy answers: I hope your acne is now under control. Removing the scars -- if that is your wish, and you have a choice -- can't be accomplished except by a specialist dermatologist, who can offer you several options. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place, and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne fast I have to go away in a few days! And I've had the worst breakout I've had in my life! Is it a reaction to doxycycline?

How do I get rid of acne fast I have to go away in a  few days! And I've had the worst breakout I've had in my life! Is it a reaction to doxycycline?

Ask your derm: Sounds like you have a complicated situation if you're on doxy (and presumably a couple topical creams). Some doctors prescribe prednisone for quick treatment of severe breakouts, but this is relatively uncommon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne fast?

How to get rid of acne fast?

No quick fix: If the prom is coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your physician now who may add a systemic antibiotic. Then get used to managing your acne long-term. It's not curable, it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene, and you're going to have to work hard to care for yourself until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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How to get rid of body acne fast?

How to get rid of body acne fast?

No quick fix: Acne on your trunk will require systemic medication. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and make an appointment with your physician. An antibiotic may be enough, spironolacctone or the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if you're female, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne fast !?

How can I get rid of acne fast !?

Scientific Rx: Usually the best way to start is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you're in a huge hurry (say, if prom is coming up), resolve you'll manage your acne long-term and get with your personal physician. Ignore all "pop" advice and remedies. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of any acne fast?

How can I get rid of any acne fast?

There is no fast way: Acne is a condition that usually affects teens , but it can last throughout life at times. It is a complicated problem. You should use products that are non-comudogenic--dont' cause acne. Some acne is surface and othertimes can be deeper under the skin, cystic. Oily products, or products that clog the skin can make matters worse. Seeia dermatologis to diagnose your specific problem i\. ...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