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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

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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Hi doctors, i was asking for the best remedies either home remedies or any from the pharmacy that can help stop breakout of acne?

Hi doctors, i was asking for the best remedies either home remedies or any from the pharmacy that can help stop breakout of acne?

OK: There are many over the counter topical preparations that the pharmacist can recommend. In addition i would advise you to wash your face each am with warm water and a mild soap. Pat the skin with a towel to dry the face. Then apply the topical preparation. Iafter 2-3 weeks you see no results then you need to see your family physician for a prescription medication, some topical or oral. ...Read more

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I am on Accutane 10mg for last 7 days and my acne got worse I am having more breakout all over my body should I stop the dose? Please suggest

I am on Accutane 10mg for last 7 days and my acne got worse I am having more breakout all over my body should I stop the dose? Please suggest

Go see ur Dermatolog: Go see your dermatologist or whoever prescribed your Accutane (it's no longer sold under that brand here in the states). Tell her/him about your concerns. Please make sure you're using 2 forms of birth control & be sure to get monthly pregnancy test. You don't want to get pregnant while on Accutane because of tremendous risk for birth defects. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?

I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?

Be an adult now: You acne will subside when you start managing it scientifically, like an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, pick up the phone and call your personal physician. You've survived most of adolescence and have earned the right -- and the responsibility for self-care that's been denied you to now. Mood swings will continue; they're part of life, just manage your behavior ...Read more

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Vibra-tab will stop steroid acne breakout?

Vibra-tab will stop steroid acne breakout?

Why brand?: Generic cheaper. Why steroid? Topical or oral steroid? Which steroid? Best treatment depends to the answers to these questions. Maybe Doxycycline or Minocycline in low dose, maybe combined with other things depending on skin condition. If acne vulgaris in adult woman, best result from spironolactone. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is causing my acne breakout?

What is causing my acne breakout?

See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more

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What triggers acne breakout in women?

What triggers acne breakout in women?

Testosterone + ?: Acne in adolescents is caused by increased testosterone production as they enter puberty (both males and females). Ditto for pregnant women. The testosterone causes increased oil production, which overwhelms the oil duct, leading to clogging, and then acne. Other hormones are probably involved as well; the exact hormonal combination has not yet been worked out. ...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