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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 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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Could the dry skin around my mouth be causing acne?

Could the dry skin around my mouth be causing acne?

Not likey: Dry skin around your mouth can be from cold air, allergies to toothpaste, cheap metals in fake jewlery, nail polish and more. Acne comes from inflamed oil glands from hormone changes, stress, lack of sleep, genetics and more. See you doctor to get the correct therapy for both issues. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne around mouth?

How can I effectively treat acne around mouth?

Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more

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I have ulcers in my mouth and small red acnes under l the skin in my chest what it would be and may stress be a cause for it?

I have ulcers in my mouth and small red acnes under l the skin in my chest what it would be and may stress be a cause for it?

Acne and virus : Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and should resolve in a few days. Acne does not have anything to do with it. Acne involving the chest probably needs to be treated with cream and medication by mouth; a visit with your doctor seems appropriate. ...Read more

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Acne on face near mouth and checks and on back?

Acne on face near mouth and checks  and on back?

Acne: There are many treatments available for acne. Go to your local pharmacy and try some of the over the counter medications. If they do not work well for you, then see a Dr. and maybe Prescription medications will work better. Keep clean, wash well, avoid oily products. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I only get acne around my mouth and nowhere else?

Why do I only get acne around my mouth and nowhere else?

Perioral Dermatitis: Its likely that you have perioral dermatitis instead. This usually gives you red bumps that resemble acne. Your dermatologist will be able to help you will this. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne around the mouth?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne around the mouth?

Easy Rx: A salicylic acid wash as tolerated will probably be enough to manage this if it is so limited. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne that grows next to my mouth ! ?

Are you sure?: It may not be acne but instead be herpes simplex i - most people have that version of the virus living in them and get what are referred to a cold sores around their mouth - pimples generally are not in that loaction. You may want to see your md or dentist to confirm what you have & they should be able to direct you on how to clear things up or gives meds to treat them. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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