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Is it possible to get acne from sleeping on dirty pillow ? Or touching each other's face's when that other person has acne?

Is it possible to get acne from sleeping on dirty pillow ? Or touching each other's face's when that other person has acne?

No: Acne is not contagious. It is caused by overproduction of oil, build-up of bacteria in the skin, and irregular skin turnover. It can be triggered by hormones, certain medications, and, maybe, certain foods (dairy or carbohydrate rich). ...Read more

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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Is olive oil good for the skin if a person has acne and scars?

Is olive oil good for the skin if a person has acne and scars?

Acne scar treatment: Oil on acne prone skin may be detrimental & typically home treatments fail. One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that w/ you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html. ...Read more

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How much water should a person suffering from acne should drink?

How much water should a person suffering from acne should drink?

Acne and Water: It is recommended that persons drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. There is no special recommendation for persons with acne. However, if you are prone to acne, i advise cutting down or cutting out carbonated soft drinks and cut down on sugary juices. ...Read more

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What could cause acne in a very young person?

What could cause acne in a very young person?

If real...: Seborrhea may be mistaken for acne. If it's the real thing, it warns of impending precocious puberty, which is serious. This is the most worrisome possibility, and warrants a physician's office visit. ...Read more

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Is it necessary that person with oily skin will have acne?

Is it necessary that person with oily skin will have acne?

No: This is a popular misconception, as your own observations of your friends and neighbors will tell you. The thickness of the skin keratin and other factors also come into play. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times should a person wash his/her face a day if he/she has acne-prone skin?

Can you let me know how many times should a person wash his/her face a day if he/she has acne-prone skin?

Doesn't matter: Acne is unrelated to hygiene / cleanliness and i'm sorry if anyone has told you otherwise. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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How is the treatment of acne? For 16 years old person

How is the treatment of acne? For 16 years old person

Many steps: Acne treatment is just not 1 thing you do and presto - clear skin. It consists of proper cleansing (not too much or too little), generally use of benzoyl peroxide preparation, and then other prescription meds depending on the type and severity of your individual acne. Thus, you need to talk things over with your doctor as to what regimen is perfect for you, your skin type and your lifestyle. ...Read more

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I have like a acne near my vagina area is that normal for a heaver person I also get it on my inner thighs what could it be?

I have like a acne near my vagina area is that normal for a heaver person I also get it on my inner thighs what could it be?

ACNE IN GROIN: You are most likely describing folliculitis, inflammation around hair follicles. They look like acne and are treated much the same, with antibiotics both on the skin and by mouth, to decrease inflammation, not to kill bacteria. ...Read more

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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