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Dr. Leland Cheng Dr. Cheng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Can you use exposed acne treatment if pregnant?

Can you use exposed acne treatment if pregnant?

Probably safe: Topical acne preparations are, for the most part, safe to use during pregnancy. Most do not have compounds that absorb into your body in significant enough amounts that would affect your baby. However some compounds, mostly prescription only such as Retin-A cream, and definitely oral medication such as accutane, have theoretical or real risks and should not be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can you give me suggestions for my acne treatment, i'm a teenaged male?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne treatment, i'm a teenaged male?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency you can tolerate, hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx for you. If the softer stuff fails, and you're offered isotretinoin, try it if you're brave enough. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

Retinoic acid: A regimen that contains topical retinoic acid is the best start if there are a lot of blackheads / comedones. Get with your physician about this; an antibiotic may be a supplement to the retinoic acid if the acne is severe enough to require it. All acne is manageable nowadays by evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Dr. Kumar
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can oratane destroy my liver while I'm taking it for acne treatment?

Can oratane destroy my liver while I'm taking it for acne treatment?

Hepatotoxic: It can cause liver damage. The side effects are numerous and u and ur doctor shd carefully consider the risk benefit ratio. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Dominick Barone Dr. Barone
Pediatrics
years in practice
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How long will having blue light therapy take? Had little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy.

How long will having blue light therapy take? Had little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy.

Everything takes tim: I have seen light therapy be very helpful. Blue light traditionally has reported to be helpfull but perhaps red is showing better results...I personally like yellow...Getting the benefits of blue and red spectrum. But any light treatment has to be rather high intensity....Most of the consumer products are not anywhere near powerful enough. Even more benefits from intense pulsed light (ipl). ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I'm interested in having a 1 hour phone interview with a doctor asking a few questions about acne treatment and nutrition. Is this possible? Thanks!

I'm interested in having a 1 hour phone interview with a doctor asking a few questions about acne treatment and nutrition.

Is this possible? Thanks!

Not this site: This is the public HT site where we answer general medical questions.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything. The sister site HT Prime does have some docs that might work with you this way but you must sign up for that service, find a doc willing to accept you and pay for their time. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How to know what acne treatment to use?

How to know what acne treatment to use?

Basic Rx: Get some generic topical benzoyl peroxide, starting perhaps with 5% and use (concentration, frequency) as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician. Ignore all the overpriced and gimmicky stuff. All acne is manageable nowadays but it is not always pleasant or easy. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
Family Medicine
62 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What was the most effective acne treatment?

What was the most effective acne treatment?

Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Please describe a good acne treatment brand?

Please describe a good acne treatment brand?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your first line of treatment. If you do not have a good result in two weeks, get with your personal physician. It can be managed but not cured. Acne is a serious personal and professional liabilty, and is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. Do what you need to. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What would be a great fast working acne treatment?

What would be a great fast working acne treatment?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Whats the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?

Whats the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?

Acne guide: Start with these two acne guides: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/03d172d7-78f0-4a9d-816e-fa1c28a06a61/ https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/5c8209b5-de70-4b87-b1d9-c3476ca3be3d/ Hope that helps. A good OTC acne wash is Benzoyl Peroxide Wash, 5%. Cetaphil makes a good foam wash, and moisturizer lotion for acne prone skin with SPF 30 ...Read more

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Dr. Moises Perez Dr. Perez
Pharmacology
14 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What would happen if you stop using the exposed acne treatment?

You will save money: You could taper slowly. Look for the ingredients found in the product to determine if it is actually a good product. Avoid parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is x out a good acne treatment ?

Is x out a good acne treatment ?

Yes: This is topical benzoyl peroxide, rather more concentrated than you may fnid elsewhere. If you're not clear in two weeks, your physician can try one or more additional medicines. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury Dr. Chowdhury
Pediatrics
38 years in practice
University of Chittagong - Chittagong Medical College
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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

Dr. Shalini Gupta Dr. Gupta
Dermatology
21 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the  laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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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


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