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Is forehead acne usually particularly hard to treat?

Is forehead acne usually particularly hard to treat?

No: In my experience, forehead acne is not particularly difficult to treat. These are mostly comedonal (blackhead and whiteheads) and respond well to comedolytic medicines (open pores) such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. Chemical peels can often speed up the resolution of forehead acne. You should see a dermatologist to see what treatment is best in you. ...Read more

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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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How can I effectively treat acne on the forehead and inner cheeks?

How can I effectively treat acne on the forehead and inner cheeks?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. Consult a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne on my forehead?

How can I treat acne on my forehead?

Topical Rx: A salicylic acid wash may be sufficient, with or without topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I have persistent acne on my forehead. How should I treat it?

I have persistent acne on my forehead. How should I treat it?

Hair care product: Likely, hair care products, a hatband or your bangs themselves irritated the skin, trapped oil and dirt and caused a localized acne flare. Washing with a hypoallergenic cleanser, applying benzoyl peroxide, and keeping your forehead unobstructed may help. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne on my forehead, and it's spreading to my cheeks and on my eyes ? Is that even possible to be on the eyes ? How can I treat this

I have really bad acne on my forehead, and it's spreading to my cheeks and on my eyes ? Is that even possible to be on the eyes ? How can I treat this

Basic Rx: "Bad" acne is going to require prescription-strength Rx, at least to start. Begin with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or salicylic acid and make your doctor appointment. Ignore all "pop" advice and "tips". Acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene and there's no clear relationship to diet. It is not curable but eventually remits on its own for reasons no one understands. ...Read more

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I have acne-like bumps on my forehead and they won't seem to go away no matter what I do! They are tiny and not red and hard to pop?

ACNE PUSTULAR: Pustular acne may trait purse of oral antibiotics like doxycycline and topical evoclin foam/AZELEX. You need an exam and labs. Follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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Oily forehead which turns extremely flaky & dry when I apply liquid foundation even when priming. How to treat combination area of face? Prone to acne

Oily forehead which turns extremely flaky & dry when I apply liquid foundation even when priming. How to treat combination area of face? Prone to acne

Moisturize: Combination of Acne & oily skin can be challenging to treat. Most topical acne medications can cause dryness & irritation; use of daily moisturizing lotion is a necessity even w/ oily skin. Recommend wash face w/ mild (sensitive skin) soap followed by an oil and alcohol-free lotion twice daily. May also try using Retin-A every other day on the forehead area. Discuss w/ doctor if problems continues ...Read more

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Hi, i m harini, i hav applied the garlic paste on my forehead to treat acne which has lead to a burn.Can u please prescribe me sme ointment to prevent mark?

Hi, i m harini, i hav applied the garlic paste on my forehead to treat acne which has lead to a burn.Can u please prescribe me sme ointment to prevent mark?

Prescriptions: The doctors who are answering questions on this website are all board certified in the states & presumably practice here, too. It's doubtful that (m)any will retain licensing in a foreign country such as india where you reside & are willing to prescribe you something w/o examination. You need to see your local physician. Most of us don't keep track of what's available overseas either. Go c ur doc. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. ...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