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I never had acne as a teenager. Why am I now getting acne as an adult?

I never had acne as a teenager. Why am I now getting acne as an adult?

Man or Woman? Age?: I believe that acne can be caused by or aggravated by certain foods and medications. I would have to know your gender; your age, and do you eat nuts and peanut butter? High glycemic index foods? Chocolate? If you are a girl/woman, do you break out before your periods, for example? ...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


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Had acne when i was a teenager. I 've had bumps under both my cheeks for may years. I am 75 yrs. Old and have good skin. What is your remedie?

Had acne when i was a teenager.  I 've had bumps under both my cheeks for may years.  I am 75 yrs. Old and have good skin.  What is your remedie?

SCARS /ACNE: Try applying retin- a at bedtime to tighten skin and erase the blemishes of rhe old scars by peeling. Avoid sun exposure due to burning of skin. You can do it 3-4x/week depending on your skin. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am a 17 years old and a male and i've been struggling with acne since i was 13.?

What do you recommend if I am a 17 years old and a male and i've been struggling with acne since i was 13.?

Take the initiative: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly as it should have been. You're now old enough to pick up the telephone and schedule your own appointment with your family physician. I trust you're using topical benzoyl peroxide, and you'll need your physician's prescription-strength medication. Most acne is cheap to treat ; even if you need the expensive stuff, it's worth it. ...Read more

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Hello doctor iam 20 years old and i get acne very often I am not that much bothered by acne but the acne scars is the major problem I am suffernf 4rm?

Hello doctor  iam 20 years old and i get acne very often I am not that much bothered by acne but the acne scars is the major problem I am suffernf 4rm?

Acne Scarring: While nothing case erase the scars completely, there are options. I find ablative laser skin resurfacing to help for more severe cases. Depressed scars can sometimes be filled with dermal filler. There are non-ablative laser and radio frequency treatments that stimulate collagen formation and help the appearance. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or other physician with experience. ...Read more

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I'm a sixteen year old girl, and i have had acne since i was thirteen. It is making me depressed and I'm too scared to go on accutane, any advice?

I'm a sixteen year old girl, and i have had acne since i was thirteen. It is making me depressed and I'm too scared to go on accutane, any advice?

Acne Treatment: Please ask your parents to take you to a dermatologist so that you can learn all of your treatment options for your acne. Take care. ...Read more

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I am a 32 year old male and have had acne on my back since age 15. Medications never worked. Is it likely that i will have this back-acne forever?

I am a 32 year old male and have had acne on my back since age 15.  Medications never worked.  Is it likely that i will have this back-acne forever?

Real cause?: If this is actually acne, Isotretinoin taken as directed should clear you if a systemic antibiotic plus topical benzoyl peroxide has failed. Real acne on the trunk won't be cleared in most cases by topical treatment. If you have tried this and it has failed, then you probably have some skin disease that has been mistaken for acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and still have acne and i just want it gone! is proactive effective?

I'm 18 years old and still have acne and i just want it gone! is proactive effective?

Works for some : This & other over the counter treatments work for some kids but not for all. You may notice their reliance on celebrities or individuals that are often in their late 20's to promote their product, long after most have cleared naturally. I find their touching before & after shots lame & a bit shallow. A good program worked out with your pcp or a dermatologist is more likely to do the job. ...Read more

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I turned 50 this year, and am wondering if I should get a shingles shot. I had chicken pox bad as a kid, and w/ all my health prob, just wondering?

I turned 50 this year, and am wondering if I should get a shingles shot. I had chicken pox bad as a kid, and w/ all my health prob, just wondering?

At 60: Shingles vaccine is recommended at age 60. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/expert-answers/shingles-vaccine/FAQ-20057859 ...Read more

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As a teenager, am i too young to have cheek implants? I am sixteen years old and trying to get into the modeling industry. I have been told that my cheeks need some work done. My mom thinks that I am too young to have this procedure done. I was wondering,

As a teenager, am i too young to have cheek implants? I am sixteen years old and trying to get into the modeling industry. I have been told that my cheeks need some work done. My mom thinks that I am too young to have this procedure done. I was wondering,

Whether : Whether you're old enough to have cheek implants depends on whether you've stopped growing or not. It is important that your facial growth has stabilized before considering this type of surgery. Another option to improve cheek definition is facial fat grafting. I don't normally recommend this procedure in teenagers, though, as there are concerns with how the grafted fat will behave as you mature in the future. ...Read more

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As a teenager, am i too young to have cheek implants? I am sixteen years old and trying to get into the modeling industry. I have been told that my cheeks need some work done. My mom thinks that I am too young to have this procedure done. I was wondering,

As a teenager, am i too young to have cheek implants? I am sixteen years old and trying to get into the modeling industry. I have been told that my cheeks need some work done. My mom thinks that I am too young to have this procedure done. I was wondering,

Usually 18: A general rule for me is cosmetic surgery for those 18 and older and also those who are mature enough to understand the procedure and risks involved. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. In your case i would definitely suggest for you to wait. Doing a cosmetic procedure for any other reason than your own happiness does not usually end well. ...Read more

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Hi. I had chicken pox as a teenager ): - They left a few marks on my face & I am trying everything, what would you recommend?

Hi. I had chicken pox as a teenager ): - They left a few marks on my face & I am trying everything, what would you recommend?

Dermatology: evaluation for all scars. Multiple excellent therapies are available; however, must be examined and treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is acne all hormonal? Ever since i started a new bc I have acne for a year now. What can I do to resolve this?

Is acne all hormonal? Ever since i started a new bc I have acne for a year now. What can I do to resolve this?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I am a 27 years old male. A month ago, I had issues with erectile dysfunction. It is getting worse now as I lose erection while having sex. I am scared that it will repeat. What should I do?

I am a 27 years old male. A month ago, I had issues with erectile dysfunction. It is getting worse now as I lose erection while having sex. I am scared that it will repeat. What should I do?

Go To Doctor: There is actually nothing we can offer here other than to say hang up the smart phone and get in to a real doctor and have this problem evaluated. It is nearly 100% likely that your brain is the problem given that erections are more than 50% caused by the mind and that this is not a physical problem. Go to your family doctor and ask for help. ...Read more

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I am 24.But still my growth is not perfect.And i look like a 17 year old kid .Can I have a answer?

I am 24.But still my growth is not perfect.And i look like a 17 year old kid .Can I have a answer?

See your Dr: Some 14yo look 20, and obviously, some 24yo look 17. If you have pubic hair & development consistent with adult male, then perhaps more weight training would help give you the proportions you seek, or growing a moustache (but be patient). Can also discuss w/your dr, who can do exam & may check blood tests to see if any problem present. ...Read more

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Should i visit an endocrinologist? I am 25 year old female in good health, no drinking, smoking, or sexual activity. I have always had acne but since high school it has gotten progressively worse and it is now completely unmanageable. It fluctuates with m

Didnt finish ?: And i assume that you were going to talk about fluctuation with your period. However, a dermatologist would be the best person to see about severe or scarring acne, and they will be familiar with the endocrine issues and can recommend oral contraceptives or some other means to regulate your cycles if necessary to help your acne, or give you a referral. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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