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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How does heat help pimples?

How does heat help pimples?

Chemotaxis: It tends to bring in more white blood cells to fight the bacteria. You'd do much better to use topical benzoyl peroxide to prevent / treat acne lesions, and if this is not sufficient, to get with your physician. ...Read more

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Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Not for scars: Tetracycline can control the development of acne and help in healing the ones there, but it does not do any thing for the scars/marks of acne. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid and clindamycin help acne/scars? How long does it usually takes?

Does salicylic acid and clindamycin help acne/scars? How long does it usually takes?

ACNE: To the extent that infection and inflammation prevails, then clindamycin may help acne. It is not a usual antibiotic for acne, though. Tetracycline derivatives are better, and less toxic. Salicylic acid may mute inflammation a bit, but inflammation associates with oil, bacteria, and buildup. Cleansing and astringent use may be better. ...Read more

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How does doxycycline help in treating acne?

How does doxycycline help in treating acne?

It is an effective: anti-acne by reducing inflammation and infection. It should be used long term for at least 30 days for effective acne control. Also, avoid sunlight as it can cause photo-sensitivity. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

Help please? How long does benzoyl peroxide take to work (acne medication)?

It may not: If you're using this to the limit you can tolerate and you're not clear in two weeks, you're going to need additional, prescription-strength medication from your personal physcian. ...Read more

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What does oxy acne lotion help on?

What does oxy acne lotion help on?

Acne: And sometimes other things. This is benzoyl peroxide at a reasonable price. There are many products with this content. "pro-activ" is a heavily promoted one with a high price tag. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Acne & Acne Scars: Acne and acne scars cannot be prevented. The key is to control acne break outs. Controlling break outs, minimizes the tendency to scar. Acne and acne scar control requires a multi-step approach that includes clinical and prescription skin care, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser and light treatments. Care coordination by medical provider with expertise in acne treatment is key. ...Read more

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How do acne and pimples differ?

Pimples are Acne: Pimples constitute acne. Pimples are the mainstay lesions seen in acne but acne also is comprised of cysts (a deeper and more serious lesion of acne). ...Read more

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Does peroxide-5 work for acne ????plz help me

Reduces lesions: benzoyl peroxides at 2.5, 5 and 10% have been shown to help reduce the number of acne lesions. You will probably develop some dryness and or flaking by using this product. If your acne improves but you become dry, try using a non comedogenic moisturizer. This will help make the treatment//use of BPO tolerable. ...Read more

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How well does the homeopathic "calcarea sulphurica" work on acne?

How well does the homeopathic "calcarea sulphurica" work on acne?

Need right remedy: Calcarea sulphurica works very well for your acne, if it's the indicated remedy for you. There are over 250 remedies known to help with acne! a well-trained homeopath will consider your whole being -- not just your acne. Acne is only 1 sign of the disturbance in your healing system. The right remedy addresses this disturbance which is the source of the problem you're experiencing (acne & more). ...Read more

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How does peach help with pimples ?

How does peach help with pimples ?

Peach ; apricot: Pits (ground) can be used as part of an exfoliating scrub. ...Read more

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How does Retin A (tretinoin) 0.025 help treat acne?

How does Retin A (tretinoin) 0.025 help treat acne?

Tricky: It will help give you smoother skin with more uniform color, but will take 3 months to get there. Then continue to use it. At first it may be irritating so you might need to skip some nights, but in a few weeks you will want to apply it every night. If the acne is more severe or if result is not satisfactory, there are more potent forms. You can also take spironolactone pills. Retin A (tretinoin) causes more ...Read more

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How does Accutane (isotretinoin) work to treat acne?

How does Accutane (isotretinoin) work to treat acne?

Accutane and acne: Accutane is basically a very strong and potent form of vitamin a. It reduces oil production by the sebum glands in the skin. The pores do not get clogged up with sticky sebum and dead skin cells and a pimple cannot form. It works well but it is a hard drug to take because of side effects. It can also cause birth defects if taken when a woman is pregnant. It's used when other txs have failed. ...Read more

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How can I get help with bad acne / oily skin?

How can I get help with bad acne / oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not dangerous chemicals like benzoyl peroxide), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure acne by scrubing lemon?

Won't work: I'm sorry somebody told you this. This is a serious chronic disease that is often a grave personal and professional problem. These "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. You owe this to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I stop acne breakouts?

How can I stop acne breakouts?

Scientific Rx: If you generally have good control, your physician may choose a low dose of systemic tetracyline plus perhaps a topical preparation. Herbal / supplement / mystical treatments will probably disappoint you though they may help with other aspects of your life. ...Read more

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How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring. ...Read more

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What is salicylic acid? How does it help with acne? Where does it come from?

Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid chemically related to aspirin. It is used in acne for its anti inflammatory and exfoliating ( peeling ) effects. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more