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Hi there, I will appreciate your help. I tool belara contraceptive pill last month for acne reasons. This is the 21 pack pill. I took all the pill su?

Hi there, I will appreciate your help. I tool belara contraceptive pill last month for acne reasons. This is the 21 pack pill. I took all the pill su?

Several cycles: Oral hormonal therapy helps resolve acne in some women, but not others. It may take several cycles of use for results to be noticed. One pack is insufficient. Consult your doctor for more instructions on use. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How long does greasy food cause acne?

How long does greasy food cause acne?

They do?: Greasy foods don't cause acne. Greasy (oily) skin causes acne with hormone and bacterial help. ...Read more

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Can stieva acne cream be used long term?

Can stieva acne cream be used long term?

Yes: It's a retinoic acid derivative and if it's helping your acne, keep using it until your disease eventually self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does doxcycline take to clear acne?

How long does doxcycline take to clear acne?

Minimum 2 weeks: From 2 weeks to months depending on many factors including age, tanner score, hygiene. Adherence to dosing, use of topicals, cycles if female, . ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

Depends: On the type of acne and severity. If it is mild, simple few comedons, then few weeks. If recalcitrant, nodular, cystic, severe and many, then months. Also the dermatologist may help you to get rid of these mark soon. For acne please see http://doctorrajput. Com. ...Read more

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Is spirnolactone 50mg for acne, safe for long term use?

Is spirnolactone 50mg for acne, safe for long term use?

Not: Approved by FDA for acne. It is off label use. Such low dose usually no side effects, but may get some breast tenderness dry mouth, dizziness. may drink plenty of water with it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for smoker's acne to be relieved?

How long does it take for smoker's acne to be relieved?

4 wks with skin care: It will usually take about a minimum of 4 weeks for the acute effects of tobacco intake to subside with some cutaneous changes being irreversible. Medication and skin care will help as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

About 2 months: The scar matures and the iron pigment, if any, disperses. It's critical that you understand that acne is a chronic, incurable disease that eventually remits as you get older, and that is can be managed by you in collaboration with your physician. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for acne to clear up?

May be decades: The good news is that it is manageable with 21st century medications, and it's your right if you are an adult, your duty to a young person for whom you are responsible. I was able to stop taking systemic tetracycline when I was about 50. Any physician is able to offer effective treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne red marks to fade on its own?

How long does it take for acne red marks to fade on its own?

Depends: If there is no new active pimple occurring in the same area, the old red marks should go away in weeks if not days. But if repeat episodes of pimple "attacking" the same regions, the red marks are going to last a long time, sometimes turning into dark brown marks (or "black" in colored skin). ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

Salicylic acid: This might work against your acne but is unlikely to clear you unless you have a very mild case. Get with your physician if you still have it after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take before I notice results with my acne clearing up?

Can you tell me how long it should take before I notice results with my acne clearing up?

Give it two weeks: It's usually clear enough after two weeks whether a particular treatment is going to work. All acne can be managed using today's scientific treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take 50mg of zinc a day without any effects (long term or otherwise)? I'm nearly 21yrs old and I take it for acne trouble.

Can I take 50mg of zinc a day without any effects (long term or otherwise)? I'm nearly 21yrs old and I take it for acne trouble.

Zinc for acne: According to the online version of the merck manual for medical professionals "…the recommended upper limit for zinc intake is 40 mg/day. Toxicity is rare. Ingesting doses of elemental zinc ranging from 100 to 150 mg/day for prolonged periods interferes with copper metabolism and causes low blood copper levels, RBC microcytosis, neutropenia, and impaired immunity…." best to lower your dose. ...Read more

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I have stopped taking tetracylsal for acne today and I want to start trying for a baby, how long should I wait to start trying?

I have stopped taking tetracylsal for acne today and I want to start trying for a baby, how long should I wait to start trying?

Acne: We don't know your age and it is difficult to make recommendation without knowing that. Tetracycline is no longer prescribed for Acne due to its problems and much better alternatives so I'm not sure what you were on. Please talk to the doctor who was managing your Acne to determine how long it may take to clear the body. ...Read more

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I have some acnes on my cheeks& I went to many doctors& they advised me of taking Roaccutane. Is it benificial? & what are its long term side effects?

I have some acnes on my cheeks& I went to many doctors& they advised me of taking Roaccutane. Is it benificial? & what are its long term side effects?

ROACCUTANE FOR ACNE: ROACCUTANE (ACCUTANE IN THE USA) IS USED FOR STUBBORN ACNE.
JUST DON'T GET PREGNANT WHILE YOU ARE TAKING IT!
IT IS A PRETTY SAFE DRUG AND YOU WILL NOT BE ON IT FOREVER.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

About 20-24 hours: The half life of the medicine is 10 hours, so only 1/2 of a dose taken at noon would be out of the system by 10 PM and the remaining would gradually be metabolized or excreted in the next 10 or so hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mild acne marks to fade on its own?

How long does it take for mild acne marks to fade on its own?

Some stay: Many acne scars, stains and red marks are in for the long haul. People get skin resurfacing and laser skin care to address these troublesome issues. Avoid picking at all costs because it causes more problems. See your kedspa doctor for solutions that help resolve your skin marks. ...Read more

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How long should you wait until you see results from acne products? I've been using clinique 3 step for 4 days and my acne is getting worse.

How long should you wait until you see results from acne products? I've been using clinique 3 step for 4 days and my acne is getting worse.

See a dermatologist: Since the product that you have been using are not helping you, I would see a dermatologist for prescription creams and possibly antibiotics to clear your acne. ...Read more

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How long does acne cleanser keep?

Look for Exp.: Look on the bottle for expiration dates. Make sure to store the product under proper conditions. Keep away from light and heat. If you do not see an expiration date, then typically you should discard most products after 3 months of the purchase date. ...Read more

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How long will my baby have baby acne?

How long will my baby have baby acne?

1-3 months old: In my experience, all but the most mild cases of infant acne peak in the second month of life and then fade gradually over the following few weeks. I tell parents that it will probably get worse before it gets better. Happily, in some cases, both they and I are pleasantly suprised. ...Read more

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How long do the blemishes last from acne on the face?

How long do the blemishes last from acne on the face?

Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

Give it two weeks: If you're not seeing good results by this time, get back with your physician. If you have been given a different interval to wait, trust your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

DependsAnswerDepends: For some people they work and others not at all. If give them a couple of months befor giving up. You must remember the pills alone will never work if you do not have strict hygeine! ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of acne on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of acne on my child's health?

No...: ...Not in the vast majority of cases. But it can cause bad scarring if it is not treated properly. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take an acne cyst to go away?

2-3 menstrual cycles: It varies but usually over 2 or 3 menstrual cycles. Your doctor may elect watchful waiting to see if the cyst would resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Acne treatment: This is confusing, you are 45 years old and live in South Carolina? That's hard to believe since most 45 year olds are not on birth control for Acne break outs and Diannete is banned in France, Canada and U.S. How can we help you if you won't even provide the minimal information we need. Talk to your doctor where ever you are. ...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