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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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Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

It won't work: Let them fade naturally and do what you must to keep new lesions from forming. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you are old enough to make an appointment with a competent physician for prescription-strength remedies. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious, chronic disease that's always manageable, and you deserve effective treatment, not made-up internet stuff. ...Read more

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Does lemon juice helps in clearing acne and black marks?

Does lemon juice helps in clearing acne and black marks?

No: Lemon juice can be irritating to the skin, however, and if you get sun exposure after getting lemon juice on the skin, it can cause a powerful reaction that can leave dark marks for months, called a phytophotodermatitis. For acne and black marks, i'd see a dermatologist to get you on a regimen that has a retinoid which can get you on track. ...Read more

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Is it good to use lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use lemon juice for acne?

No: It's a placebo. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, or there's acne on your trunk. Get with your physician for prescription-strength rx. Acne is a serious personal and professional liability and needs to be managed with 21st century medicines. If you're old enough to be here, you're old enough to call your physician now. ...Read more

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Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read more

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Is it good to take lemon juice for acne hyper-pigmentation on light brown skin?

Worthless: If you have hyperpigmented lesions, a hydroquinone skin bleach used sparingly may help. The key is to manage your acne, and this requires scientific rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need prescription rx from your physician. ...Read more

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Will lemon juice help my acne?

Will lemon juice help my acne?

No: Cruel Internet prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoids acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Could lemon juice help with acne?

Could lemon juice help with acne?

No: This is a stupid internet joke. Get yourself some benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is non-lifestyle related and you need to manage it scientifically until it self-cures. ...Read more

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It is true lemon juice can treat acne?

It is true lemon juice can treat acne?

No: You or the teen for whom you are responsible deserve evidence-based treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails to clear the lesions after two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. Acne is a chronic, incurable, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a grave personal and professional liability. Use folk remedies like this only as an adjunct / experiment. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...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