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Doctor insights on: Number One Acne Treatment

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,182 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Number one treatment for anxiety/panic attack?

Number one treatment for anxiety/panic attack?

Treatment options.: I agree w dr. Krauser. The "go to" class of meds is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's). It is important to be able to get control over your anxiety & panic - otherwise it will have control over you. Psychotherapy can be very effective. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often used for these problems. Learning deep breathing exercises is essential. Progressive muscle relaxation works. ...Read more

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What number of days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

What number of days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

It's not curable: Get over this idea and learn to manage it successfully as a chronic disease that will eventually remit. 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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Can laser treatment be used to treat active acne? I'm on 10mg of isotretinion for 4-6months.

Can laser treatment be used to treat active acne? I'm on 10mg of isotretinion for 4-6months.

CAUTION: You must avoid these types of procedures while on Isotretinoin and for a period of time after completing it because of the increased risk of severe scarring. ...Read more

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I took laser treatment for severe acne at the age 15. One year later pimples grew again although not severe. What is 1 final treatment for acne?

I took laser treatment for  severe acne at the age 15. One year later pimples grew again although not severe. What is 1 final treatment for acne?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin (trade name: accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne. It is a potent medication that is very effective for nearly all types of breakouts. Accutane is needed for moderate to severe acne that has failed other treatments. It should be used for a severe, scarring acne. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

No: Adults with true acne use the same treatments as teens use. (rosacea in adults can be confused with acne, but has different treatment). For true acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. Doctors can add antibiotic gels. If more help is needed, retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives & oral antibiotics are options. ...Read more

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Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!

Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!

You answered it: You asked if something called Curacne effected a permanent cure for acne and you said that your acne returned within the year. It reminds me of Bill when he said that it all depends on what the meaning of the word is is. Acne is a rite of passage and most of us get it and get thru it to adulthood. If you're having problems see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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What was the most effective acne treatment?

Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

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One prescribed for acne other infection of tonsils?

One prescribed for acne other infection of tonsils?

???????????????: To get the most out of this site you need to provide background information that sets stage for whatever question you want answered.You have written a brief comment about prescriptions & followed that with a question mark.It makes no sense. Physicians donate their time to respond to questions & any minor fees collected for lengthy posts cover keeping the site open.You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

What is the greatest treatment for acne scars?

Many options: Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription treatment for male hormonal acne?

What is the best prescription treatment for male hormonal acne?

Combination therapy: Gentile cleansers for the face daily avoid alcohol which dries skin benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic ointments possibly retin a (tretinoin) at night possibly oral antibiotics best to discuss this with a dermatologist, it will improve as your hormones begin to stabilize. ...Read more

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What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

Worthless.: Acne is treated by cleansing skin, benzoyl peroxide products, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and certain types of light therapy. See a dermatologist and don't waste your money on "beauty pills" for acne or any other concern! ...Read more

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What are different treatments for cystic acne?

What are different treatments for cystic acne?

Several Options: If the cystic acne is severe, Accutane is still an excellent option. It works and the risks are small. Oral and topical antibiotics, as well as a good skincare regimen and regular extraction facials help. The other treatment that has recently been shown to work well is photodynamic therapy with levulan and blue light. The blue spectrum light targets the bacteria in acne. ...Read more

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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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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for the treatment of gout?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for the treatment of gout?

The one that works: Which may be diffent for each individual. It would also depend on what body part the attack too place in. Antiinflammatories or oral steroids are sometimes used, injections if pain is severe, Colchicine now Colcrys used as a treatment as well. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more

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