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Why does my acne disappear when I am sick with flu or cold? Could this information be useful to managing my acne?

Coincidence: Your observation is not valid and is of no interest in managing acne. We have good technology to reduce acne. For an adult woman, the most successful, easiest, least expensive therapy is spironolactone. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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I keep seeing this acne face mapping myth going around online. Where can I find information to debunk it?

I keep seeing this acne face mapping myth going around online. Where can I find information to debunk it?

Just ignore it: There's no need to spend time and energy looking for information to debunk a myth. It's up to the myth propagators to prove their beliefs, not up to the rest of the world to disprove them. Only if a myth starts to affect the rest of us, would we have to disprove it. Certain types and locations of acne may reflect certain causes, but there's no need for elaborate acne-mapping to figure that out. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

The basics: Accutane / isotretinoin is powerful medicine that only specialists can prescribe, and you'll be followed very closely. If you've already gotten scars from acne, I'm sorry. It could have been prevented. Or you may decide you don't mind, or like the "tough" look. Accutane will not touch your current scars, but laser Rx, microsurgery or an injectable filler may make them less visible. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works ?

Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works ?

Two ways: It works as an anti inflammatory and as an antibiotic as acne is an inflammatory process and bacterial issue. There is a bacteria associated with acne which is treated by this antibiotic. ...Read more

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How I can cure my acnes face?

How I can cure my acnes face?

Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of acnes and face break outs.?

What can I do to take care of acnes and face break outs.?

Good resource: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/teen-acne-13/10-tips-for-preventing-pimples.

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How do i use goldenseal for my acnes?

How do i use goldenseal for my acnes?

Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!

Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!

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

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