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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)

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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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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I suffer from acne

I suffer from acne

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read more

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How do I treat acne?

How do I treat acne?

MANY options!: Acne can be treated by a variety of different methods. One is by applying topical creams with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid active ingredients that dry up the skin and temporarily relieve visible acne. However, the problem is below the skin and so many chose antibiotics. They kill the bacteria that causes acne and again temporarily relieve symptoms. Accutane is the most effective long term. ...Read more

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How can i treat acne?

How can i treat acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or 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 like tetracycline can be used. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne?

How can I treat acne?

Dermatologist: Igor: appropriate evaluation of acne leads to optimal treatment. Sever acne can lead to scarring, among other sequelae, and it is therefore important for you to see a dermatologist to give you an optimal treatment regimen. ...Read more

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How do I remove acne?

How do I remove acne?

Acne: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. ...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