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Can you tell me how you get rid of acne on your face?

Can you tell me how you get rid of acne on your face?

Scientific Rx: 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. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...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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Need docs answers! what foods get rid of acne on your face?

Need docs answers! what foods get rid of acne on your face?

Not the answer: Ignore internet nonsense about "superfoods". Diet and acne are at best weakly linked; some dermatologists recommend going easy on dairy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something to add; all acne is manageable until it eventually self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on face ?

How to get rid of acne on face ?

Wide open: There are several types of acne. Your treatment needs to be individualized so i would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist to see what may be the best option given the type of acne. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

No!: Popping acne can lead to scarring so that is never recommended. I see from your age that you are an adult female with acne. I typically prescribe spironolactone for this variant of acne and it works to clear it nicely. Also, a medicated wash such as 4, 6 or 8% benzoyl peroxide can be found over the counter and is usually helpful. Careul about bleaching with this product! ...Read more

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Dock I want to ask how to get rid of acne on the face right how ? 5 years of my acne has not gone missing. Im from Indonesia

Dock I want to ask how to get rid of acne on the face right how ? 5 years of my acne has not gone missing.
Im from Indonesia

Need to examine: It is difficult to provide meaningful advice without examining you. You should consult this site for home remedies that are likely to be useful. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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What will get rid of acne on my face?

What will get rid of acne on my face?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of acne on my face without using any medication?

How can I naturally get rid of acne on my face without using any medication?

Difficult: Though hard, it is possible if your acne is mild. Decrease dairy and soy intake. Drink plenty of water. Cut down or eliminate suggary foods. You may also want to take a zinc supplement. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of acne on face and chest? I heard that going in the sun can help dry them up and it will make em go away is this true?

How do u get rid of acne on face and chest? I heard that going in the sun can help dry them up and it will make em go away is this true?

Spironolactone: Adult women with acne respond best to spironolactone. It will take 3 months to see what it will do. Dose varies from 25 to 200 mg daily, usually 100mg. Very safe. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. Tell dermatologist all meds & supplements. Sometimes causes minor breast tenderness or intermenstrual spotting. Can be used for years. Avoid taking potassium (kcl) pills. ...Read more

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Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Acne vulgaris: There are many treatments for acne, and some of these are lotions indeed. But a regular body lotion will not do anything for the problem in most cases. In fact, we often see patients who are using a moisturizer and they have acne! is a disease of excess oil so you should not use moisturizer if you can refrain from it. Bottom line? See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

Systemic Rx: Usually acne on the trunk will require a systemic medication in addition to perhaps a topical agent. Tetracycline 500 2x/day may do the trick. If it's really severe, a dermatologist visit is in order. ...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