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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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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How can I stop face acne ?

How can I stop face acne ?

Benzoyl Peroxide: The honest answer is that acne is not cured, its treated. Sometimes you will require seeing your doctor for perscription strength medication. You can start however with over the counter benzoyl peroxide soap and topical creams. They work pretty well for mild to moderate acne. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop acne?

What should I do to stop acne?

Cannot: Can only control it until you outgrow. If otc acne washes and creams not helpfull, then would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you slow down/stop acne?

How can you slow down/stop acne?

Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more

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How to remove acne pimles fast ?

How to remove acne pimles fast ?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Could a acne pill stop your growth?

Could a acne pill stop your growth?

Yes: Isotretinoin is believed to be capable of stopping the growth of long bones if the patient has not achieved his/her full height. This is something to consider in prescribing it. Most acne can be managed either with topical benzoyl peroxide alone, or if more severe or on the trunk, adding a second rx such as systemic tetracycline or any of several others that won't stop growth. ...Read more

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How can i stop my acne from spreading?

How can i stop my acne from spreading?

The main: action is compulsive CLEANLINESS! Keep your skin Clean! OIL FREE and ask your PCP (or Dermatologist) for a "program" of prevention! The severity and DURATION of acne susceptibility CAN BE CONTROLLED in MOST people! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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How to get clean face without acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Acne is not a hygiene problem, and isn't caused by being dirty or any other lifestyle issue. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. He/she will decide whether topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill, a topical retinoic acid derivative, and/or a systemic antibiotic is the right next step. ...Read more

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What's a good way to actually stop acne?

What's a good way to actually stop acne?

You can't: Only extreme measures to suppress sex hormone production will work. However, all acne is treatable nowadays, quite easily. If you are the parent of a teen, you have a duty to make this available. Best wishes. ...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