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How Long Does Adult Acne Last
Long history adult acne. S/p Accutane (6 mos) last dose 09/2012. Positive results thus far but very mild break out recently. Can wt loss cause flare-up?
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more
Do nothing: Baby acne would go away by itself, no treatment is needed. ...Read more
7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?
Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. ...Read more
I have been taking Aviane from last two weeks for cystic acne. Still getting breakouts as usual. How long should I wait to see results??
3 months: Expect to see 3 menst. periods before you know the extent of improvement. This is not the most effective birth control pill for acne. Addition of spironolactone will make it much more effective. Pills containing drospirenone or norgestimate are more effective for acne. If these fail, isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more
Acne outbreak 2 months after cortisone infiltration? Never had cystic acne before having a cortisone spinal infiltration, how long should this last?
Manage it: They may be related, but acne is a very serious liability in an adult, and you need to treat it without focusing on the cause. Real cystic acne should prompt consideration of isotretinoin. If milder, benzoyl peroxide is your best friend with your physician perhaps adding an antibiotic briefly. ...Read more
I started taking an acne medicine that contained high levels of isoteronin. I've been experiencing nausea and severe anxiety. How long will this last?
I have mild acne (follicular) not cystic how long (on average) will my accutaine treatment last most likely ? (10mg 2 months then up to 20mg) :)
How long can one use adaplene & clindamycin phosphate for acne safely? I've been using it for last one year.
I took isoface acne treatment for almost 3 months 40 pills one every other day , how long do I have to wait to get pregnant. How long after the last day i took the pill.
I : I believe that you are talking about accutane. I think isoface is that name of that drug when it is sold in central america. For Accutane users, they should remain on two forms of birth control for at least one month after taking finishing their regimen. I tell my patients to wait three months just to be sure, though. ...Read more
I have these red scab like places on my face that are not from acne i never get acne and these places are small and level with my skin they never turn into acne and have never been acne these scabs are not painful or itchy they last for a really long time
See: You should see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I'm 31 & have adult acne, antibiotics & ocp dont help long term, I have 2 young children & don't want any more. Hard lumps on lower face.
Frustrating Adult Acne: Adult acne can be very frustrating. I recommend washing your face well twice a day to remove all daily dirt and makeup. A combination of daily oral antibiotics (minocycline) plus Topical RetinA can help reduce breakouts. Try hard not to pick at the lesions (even though it is tempting with the hard lesions) as it spreads germs and can ultimately make things worse. ...Read more
Will tretinoin eventually stop fighting pimples and acne? Will your skin become resistant to it, say after 5 months. Also how long does the ib last?
Tretinoin: No, it works better the longer you use it. It works by affecting the differentiation of the corneocytes to prevent plugging of the sebaceous orifice. ...Read more
Just went off taking minocycline for one week for acne 3 days ago. After going off it gave me diarrhea/upset stomach. How long will it last?
I had B12 injections & 1 of the side effects is acne like rash & I have come out in lots spots on my face & is very red. Will it last long? Treatment?
Very rare.: B12 usually does not cause reactions. Rare individuals with allergy to B12 or cobalt, a component of the B12 molecule, have been reported. Rash may last up to 4 months if that is what it is after stopping. However, if you are truly deficient and cannot absorb it from diet, and you don't get it any other way, consequences are severe. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Can acne on shoulder and arms cause mild, painless swelling of one posterior cervical lymph node (~1cm)? How long could it last?
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused diffuse hair loss for me for last 5 months. Thyroid/iron/autoimmune/etc. labs all normal. Will this resolve without stopping the med? How long could it take? Would a change in dosage maybe help?
Hair loss: Spironolactone, being antiandrogenic, actually is used to treat female pattern hair loss. Your hair loss may be genetically determined. Any other female relatives with hair thinning pattern? For further evaluation a dermatologist may be able to pinpoint the type of hair loss you have and determine whether hair regrowth may be likely. ...Read more
I'm on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, but had been taking antibiotics for acne. Condom broke. Took plan b. Heavy spotting a week later. How long will it last?
It depends: It depends on the severity of the disease and the treatment used. ...Read more
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
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.
Find the cause: Adult acne results from a different combination of issues ranging from hormonal imbalances to problematic skin care routines. In females, it is often very helpful to evaluate the hormones and see if there is something that can be adjusted to help clear the acne. The acne routines for adults are often quite different than what is given for teenagers. ...Read more
Adult Acne Treatment: Like many adults you have probably tried a host of otc products without success. For sustained clearance of acne and prevention of scarring and pigmentation, please see a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon that specialize in acne care. Gentle daily skin care and staying with a prescribed regimen (6-8 weeks) will show good results. ...Read more
Stop neglecting it: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is unrelated to lifestyle, sex, diet, and hygiene. It is not curable but it can always be managed until it remits on its own. I'm sorry you ended up with scars -- this should not happen nowadays, but you can prevent new lesioins. ...Read more
Normally: Acne scarring is a complex skin reaction. To leave an inflammed lesion for a longer period of time is more likely to scar, but sometimes the depth of the inflammation or its intensity are also factors. There is also considerable individual variation in who tends to scar. As a rule, it is better to have the acne treated as soon as possible. ...Read more
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