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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 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 to reduce inflammation caused by acne ?

How to reduce inflammation caused by acne ?

Niacinamide Cream: I have had very good success with the combination of Azelaic Acid 20% cream and Niacinamide 4% cream in equal portions. I have many acne sufferers on this preparation, especially those with inflammation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a small burn or inflammation caused by acne medication to completely heal ?

How long does it take for a small burn or inflammation caused by acne medication to completely heal ?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. This can take weeks, sooner with gentle skin care. ...Read more

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Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Yes: That is one of many prescriptions available for treating acne. Discuss the available prescriptions with your doctor to get the one best for you. Often time laser skin care combined with prescriptions pills, creams and products can make a long term improvement. ...Read more

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How to get rid of inflammation caused by acne medications ( tretinoin ) ?

How to get rid of inflammation caused by acne medications ( tretinoin ) ?

Space Dosing: Taking the recommmended every day pea sized amount to an every other day pea sized amount is helpful. If you are using more than a "pea" sized amount, then reduce accordingly! Be sure to wear sunscreen and avoid the sun, also! best of luck! ...Read more

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Can whole grain bread cause inflammation in whiteheads acne or agrevate those whiteheads?

Can whole grain bread cause inflammation in whiteheads acne or agrevate those whiteheads?

No evidence for that: Whole grain breads can be a rich source of important complex carbs that our bodies need to stay healthy. However, if you are gluten sensitive, you may want to stay away from wheat, barley, and rye breads for these can cause a variety of G.I. Symptoms. I have not seen anyone that developed worsening acne by eating whole grain breads nor have i been taught this by dermatologists. ...Read more

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Is akneroxid gel 5% benzoyl peroxide good for acne oily skin and does it cause inflammation?

Is akneroxid gel 5% benzoyl peroxide good for acne oily skin and does it cause inflammation?

Yes and yes: It will irritate your skin but will clear mild acne in about two weeks if you apply it aggressively. It's the best first choice for treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic non-lifestyle-related disease that is often a major personal and professional liability, and that can always be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any special caution with deflazacorte? I'm on it 1 week for acne inflammation. :/

Any special caution with deflazacorte? I'm on it 1 week for acne inflammation. :/

Please see info at: Deflazacort information sheet - c;w www.Cw.Bc.Ca/library/pdf/pamphlets/bcch38. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can be potential problematic foods contributing to acne and inflammation anywhere on body? What to know and avoid please, thanks Dr!

What can be potential problematic foods contributing to acne and inflammation anywhere on body? What to know and avoid please, thanks Dr!

Acne more hormonal: Acne is now thought to be more hormonal than diet related so avoiding chocolate & french fries probably doesn't help much for young people with acne. There are large categories of foods thought to promote inflammation including sugars, refined grains, transfats, dairy products, processed meats, and alcohol to name a few. Limit those, and you will be eating a low inflammatory diet! ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,405 doctors shared insights

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