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Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

No: Not typically. Acne is a combination of changes in your skin which leads to gland plugging, combined with an infection by a bacterium. ...Read more

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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Me and my boyfriend got tested for herpes (i & ii) and it was negative. He recently got a pimple on his lip, it looks like his acne on face I recently had chlamydia but got it treated. His face is really sensitive. Should I get retested?

Me and my boyfriend got tested for herpes (i & ii) and it was negative. He recently got a pimple on his lip, it looks like his acne on face I recently had chlamydia but got it treated. His face is really sensitive. Should I get retested?

Low risk, no worries: A single pimple probably is just that. Herpes usually causes a cluster of a few blister-like lesions that then become pimple-like or scab over. The blood tests are quite reliable, but miss up to 30% of HSV1 infections, the cause of oral herpes. If your bf continues to have similar pimples in more or less the same spot, he should get it checked out. But for now there's no need for you to be tested. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and nothing seems to help?

What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and nothing seems to help?

Scientific Rx: Acne that's severe enough for you to describe as "terrible" will require a dermatology consult and very likely isotretinoin. This will keep it at bay given at intervals but will not cure it -- it will remit eventually. If he has not yet had access to this, it's time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Acne worsened severely over past several months since I got a boyfriend. Are those 2 things related?

Acne worsened severely over past several months since I got a boyfriend. Are those 2 things related?

Maybe: Congratulations on finding someone special. Whatever has caused your acne to flare, you owe it to yourself (and maybe to him) to get it under control. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. The right oral contraceptive pill, if a good choice for you, may clear you, or an antibiotic or spironolactone. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and has for years, can anyone recommend any cheap products?

What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and has for years, can anyone recommend any cheap products?

Get real Rx: "terrible" acne that has not responded to an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day will require Isotretinoin rx. It is not cheap, pleasant, or entirely risk-free, but it is well worth it. ...Read more

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I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

About 20-24 hours: The half life of the medicine is 10 hours, so only 1/2 of a dose taken at noon would be out of the system by 10 PM and the remaining would gradually be metabolized or excreted in the next 10 or so hours. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?

My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?

Depends: You should try to eliminate what he is "sensitive" to in his environment first. He may be sensitive to laundry detergents, colognes, animal dander, pollens, mold, or even foods. Try changing all soap products to hypoallergenic like neutrogena products for example or ivory snow / dreft laundry detergent and see if this helps. Try acne products, Cortaid (hydrocortisone) and have your boyfriend keep skin clean also. ...Read more

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I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. 3 weeks ago I sat in a large amount of urine. Have acne on butt. Now every symptom of hiv. Possible?

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. 3 weeks ago I sat in a large amount of urine. Have acne on butt. Now every symptom of hiv. Possible?

HIV is Hard to Get: First: urine is sterile. It cannot cause you a viral infection with hiv. Second: there are no instant symptoms of an HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness a few weeks into the infection but many have no symptoms at all. Nothing about your story says anything about an HIV risk. Why would you think this of all of the millions of other more common possible problems there could be? ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had a problem with body acne all over. He thinks they are heat bumps from work but they look like pimples. How can he prevent them?

My boyfriend has had a problem with body acne all over. He thinks they are heat bumps from work but they look like pimples. How can he prevent them?

Scientific Rx: Acne on a man's torso usually requires a systemic antibiotic or something stronger, in addition to topical therapy. If this is indeed acne, he may not be aware that all acne can be treated effectively. Some men like having some acne / acne scars for character, but most of us would prefer to do without. This is the 21st century & he has a right to a clear skin if he wishes. ...Read more

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My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

Could be: Molluscum is a viral based self limiting soft wart. It can be spread by contact. In younger children we often just observe it as it will usually resolve on it's own. Get a second opinion and see if there is a treatment option that meets your needs.
http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/molluscum_contagiosum/page6_em. Htm ...Read more

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I have been having acne on my cheeks. Big bumps and I have a lot of acne scars on my cheeks that are real dark. Because of the scars and acne it has caused me to be insecure in my relationship and my boyfriend doesn't like it. Can someone help me with my

I have been having acne on my cheeks. Big bumps and I have a lot of acne scars on my cheeks that are real dark. Because of the scars and acne it has caused me to be insecure in my relationship and my boyfriend doesn't like it. Can someone help me with my

Yes: You will want to see a specialist in person to help you with prescriptions and/or procedures to solve your problems. It can definitely be helped with the right combination of treatments. It is something we are able to help patients with daily so don't lose hope! ...Read more

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Discontinued prescribed birth control cause of acne my period was short of the usual week boyfriend fingered me & now I've experienced brown discharge?

Discontinued prescribed birth control cause of acne my period was short of the usual week boyfriend fingered me & now I've experienced brown discharge?

Unrelated: The fingering is not likely to be related to the brown discharge. It you intend to have sex you should use a contraceptive all the time, every time. You may consider an IUD or an implanted contraceptive. If you are less than 26 years old, get HPV vaccine.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has red bumps or acne on his arms, legs, even his waistline and below. He gets big ones on his neck that hurt. What can he do to fix this?

My boyfriend has red bumps or acne on his arms, legs, even his waistline and below. He gets big ones on his neck that hurt. What can he do to fix this?

Various: This sounds like an inflammatory acne. The combination of topical and oral anti-inflammatory medications would probably be ideal. ...Read more

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What should I do about back acne, can I get rid of it completely? (i am 16 y)

Be seen: There are many medications that can help. In the meantime, make sure you wash your face with benzoyl peroxide to cleanse it twice a day. ...Read more

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I finger into a whore's vagina, then I wash my finger with water. 15 minutes later, I take away my acnes by the finger and bleeding acne. Can I get HIV

I finger into a whore's vagina, then I wash my finger with water. 15 minutes later, I take away my acnes by the finger and bleeding acne. Can I get HIV

Man up!: The risk of infection here is zero. I am concerned that you've got acne that may be bleeding at age 28. This is a very serious personal and professional liability. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide and call your physician about adding something that will clear you. You owe it to yourself to start taking better care of your body -- this will be the key to some much more satisfying loving. ...Read more

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Why my sister doesn't get severe acne?

Why my sister doesn't get severe acne?

Can't be answered: Acne is unrelated to hygiene, lifestyle or diet. There is no figuring out why one person gets it and the next person doesn't. Your life will be easier and happier if you learn not to ask questions like this one. If you have acne yourself, you deserve to be treated effectively. If need be, make the phone call to your physician yourself. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acnes marks at home

How can I get rid of acnes marks at home

Acne: You can use various fade creams/dark spot removers and over time may see some improvement. Consistency with use of any product is key. Nothing will work overnight. More importantly, address the acne itself, in order to prevent future outbreaks and subsequent scarring. Seek medical attention/advice. ...Read more

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Does every one get acne at some point in their life?

No: Although acne is extremely common, there are some individuals who never develop acne. ...Read more

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Do some medications make your acne worse before it will get better?

Do some medications make your acne worse before it will get better?

Retinoids: The vitamin a derivatives such as Retin-A (tretinoin) do sometimes make acne a bit worse worse before it improves. Usually after two weeks of routine use things turn around and then they help acne dramatically. Other acne med don't cause flares, but the results from retinoids usually pay off. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne on my back and shoulders, how can I get it to clear up?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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Why do I still have acnes. I am 25 years old. There are always 2 or 3 acnes pop out every month, how could I get rid of them forever. Acnes?

Why do I still have acnes. I am 25 years old. There are always 2 or 3 acnes pop out every month, how could I get rid of them forever. Acnes?

Good luck: Although many consider acne a simple ritual of passage in the teen years, it can and does affect some men and women into their thirties or later. Your best treatment will come from a regular skin care plan you work out with your doc / dermatologist. Yes you could have them at 40. ...Read more

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Can living in the same place as someone with a lot of acnes make me get acnes too? I never had acne problems but after my cousin moved in, I do now.

Can living in the same place as someone with a lot of acnes make me get acnes too? I never had acne problems but after my cousin moved in, I do now.

Good news: Hi Llana,
Sorry to hear you are having trouble with acne. The good news is that acne is not a contagious condition. It is normal to have and is something that the vast majority of people in your age range experience to some degree. To minimize acne, I would recommend starting out with an acne face wash 1-2 times per day. You can find these at almost any convenience store. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to get off acne?

How to get off acne?

Scientific Rx: Start with benzoyl peroxide; if this isn't enough visit your physician, first line is topical retinoic derivatives &/or a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If still not sufficient, the right systemic antibiotic for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. Dermatologist visit if still not clear. Good luck. All acne is manageable today. ...Read more

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I was wondering, can adults get acne?

I was wondering, can adults get acne?

Yes: Although many consider acne a simple ritual of passage in the teen years, it can and does affect some men and women into their thirties or later. ...Read more

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How come I get such bad acne, despite trying everything?

How come I get such bad acne, despite trying everything?

What did you try?: Asking "why me? " isn't helpful; nobody understands if you're a man, and if you're a woman, I trust you've been worked up for a hormonal imbalance by now. All acne can be managed effectively by scientific rx with a savvy physician. If topical benzoyl peroxide and retinoic acid derivatives, topical Clindamycin and a systemic tetracycline have failed -- spironolacton and/or isotretinoin. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen and I don't get acne like my peers. Is this common?

Lucky you: I'm sixteen and I don't get acne like my peers. Is this common?
Most teenagers get at least mild acne. It can be caused by hormonal changes starting at puberty. Nutritional deficiencies are often found in teenagers with acne specifically sink folate (folic acid) and copper. Other teenagers have overly active sebum glands. There are many other causes for acne in teenagers. You are lucky not to be among those. A. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more