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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What to do if i need help clearing acne caused by anti-rejection medication?

What to do if i need help clearing acne caused by anti-rejection medication?

Variety of choices: The Cyclosporine family famously cause people to break out with acne. Your physician knows some options -- have you tried topical clindamycin? ...Read more

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I need help with my acne?

I need help with my acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Are you using anything? If not then consider a benzoyl peroxide cream or gel nightly. Also wash face with mild soap 2-3 times a day. If benzoyl peroxide not helpful then consider clindamycin topically and also tretinoin cream ...Read more

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Hi. I need help with my acne?

Hi. I need help with my acne?

Choices: Benzoyl peroxide is over the counter and is helpful. You can see your doc for a prescription but try a few simple things... Wash your pillowcases often, don't touch your skin where it's broken out, and be conscious of anything that does touch your face often ( like phone) and clean it ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I've tried everything and nothing works?

I need help with my acne. I've tried everything and nothing works?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my acne gets flat but overnight it pops up again!?

Need help docs! my acne gets flat but overnight it pops up again!?

Treat aggressively: Even when it is quiescent, keep affected areas treated with topical benzoyl peroxide as much as you can tolerate. If you need something stronger to add, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my acne won't go away at all not matter how many things i try?

Need help docs! my acne won't go away at all not matter how many things i try?

Please see a doctor.: Please see a dermatologist, you may need stronger treatment like retinoic acid. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my acne has been getting progressively worse, what is my problem?

Need help docs! my acne has been getting progressively worse, what is my problem?

You're neglecting it: Please forgive my frankness. Nobody knows why one person gets a lot of acne and the next person doesn't. What I do know is that it's manageable, it's unrelated to lifestyle / diet / hygiene, and it's a grave liability that can ruin a job interview. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician; he/she will add a prescription-strength rx. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need help finding an acne treatment?

I need help finding an acne treatment?

Acne treatment: Dermatologists are experienced at acne management. Find one. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my acne is making me depressed?

Need help docs! my acne is making me depressed?

Get treated: All acne can be treated effectively by today's methods. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. If you are experiencing depression while you are on isotretinoin, or are thinking of harming yourself, phone your personal physician now. ...Read more

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I need help with spots/acne/black heads and oily skin! can you offer me any tips or suggestions?

I need help with spots/acne/black heads and oily skin! can you offer me any tips or suggestions?

Skincare recipe: Some things that will help acne & associated miseries: daily exfoliation with glycolic acid cleanser & topical glycolic acid product, daily retinoid, sun protection. Keep your hands (and phone) off your face. Use a clarisonic device because it deep cleans your skin. An african american male should see md to rule out pseudofolliculitis barbae-looks like acne but totally disappears with hair removal. ...Read more

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Hi......I need help with my acne on my forehead. What can I do lessen the redness? As well as stop it from spreading. There's nothing else on my face.

Hi......I need help with my acne on my forehead. What can I do lessen the redness? As well as stop it from spreading. There's nothing else on my face.

Acne on Forehead: Acne is a common skin problem that affects almost everyone at one point of time or the other. It is triggered by overproduction of sebum, an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands lying under the skin. This oily substance and the dead skin cells tend to clog up the pores on the skin surface which when get infected by bacteria lead to formation of acne. See your dermatologist for rx. ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!

I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!

See Dermatologist: Until then keep face clean and dry, do not squeeze the pimples. Need to be seen. Have you tried any treatments before? If yes , what? Best to be seen and asked a lot of questions before giving a treatment? ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. in teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more

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What is acne ?

What is acne ?

Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous(oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris", so called follicular hyperkeratinization, in the follicle, along with increased sebum(oil) production, and inflammation that may in part be related to the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more