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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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What's the optimal natural treatment for pimples and acne?

What's the optimal natural treatment for pimples and acne?

Natural?: Herbs and other supplements are an interesting field and are helpful adjuncts to mainstream evidence-based medicine. But none will treat acne as effectively as what your physician has. The vitamin a analogues and antibiotics that actually work against acne are straight form mother nature.Tea tree oil, the one good anti-acne botanical, is an estrogen that's made guys grow breasts. ...Read more

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Have acne. Any natural treatment which can be practised at home? I have oily skin.

Have acne. Any natural treatment which can be practised at home? I have oily skin.

Get real Rx: Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a disservice. This is the 21st century and we can clear your acne with science. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter rx that helps. Your physician has topical Clindamycin and/or topical retinoic acid derivative. If these aren't enough, systemic tetracycline usually works, or a dermatologist can rx accutane. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can keep you from getting the job you want. You do yourself a disservice if you insist on a "natural" / "herbal" / "holistic" / "pop" remedy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more

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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

Scars: There is unfortunately no great treatment for getting rid of scars naturally, however you can try staying out of sun, and using vitamin e oil or mederma. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne(on chin, lower parts of my cheeks and jaw), and blackheads (on my nose and cheeks. i would appreciate some natural treatment?

See below: Please consult the site given below for suggestion on home treatment. You may need to try more than one method to see which works better for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...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