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Pimples During Puberty
Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?
Often, acne largely: resolves for some people - but not for all. Evaluation by a dermatologist may provide more insights. Take care. ...Read more
I have a blind pimple and im currently at puberty and it hurts alot i wanted to know if i should pop it or not? and if i can get rid of the pain?
Yes: This may be related to diet or hormones or a combination. Avoiding sugar, simple carbs and milk may help. Also the addition of zinc can be helpful. Over the counter medications containing salicylic acid could be a safe treatment vas part of your regimen. For nore extensive or severe cases see a dermatologist for prescription medications, laser or chemical peel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is ten years old.Recently her puberty started.Many pimples have grown on her face.What should we do?
Puberty: Acne or pimples is a very common occurrence during puberty and is often a "death sentence" to most girls. The cornerstone of treatment is washing the face with warm water and a cleanser 2x a day. You may start with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion/cream once or 2x a day after washing. If not improved, try the 10%. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for results. Prescription meds by her pediatrician is available. ...Read more
My 13 year old niece has pimple on her breasts and they itch sometimes is it normal , like hormones and puberty or something else?
My 8 yr old daughter has slight acne. Pimples here and there and yes she's going through puberty. What can I do to control it?
I'm 20 n breaking with ache.I thought I was past puberty. They are leave dark spots on my face n the pimples are big n they hurt. What I 2 do about it?
I have mild acne (reddish and puss filled pimples) only on forehead since puberty. How to get rid of it? Stopped oily & spicy food but no improvement.
Acne: Your regular doctor should be able to help you with this problem If no progress is made I would recommend a visit to a dermatologist, but do give your doctor a chance. ...Read more
I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?
Exam - lab work: Sometimes this indicates a hormonal change that results in an imbalance - too much testosterone. The reason for it might be found in exam and blood work. Changed diet and activity levels could play a role - even make-up or bathing product changes. But I'll recommend an exam. I hope it clears up easily. Best! ...Read more
Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just turned 28 and i feel like im going through puberty still. More acne than i had when i was a teenager. When will this go away? To help it?
Rosacea: It may be rosacea, sometimes called adult acne. It occurs generally in people with more vascularized skin, appear to blush frequently, have episodic acne eruptions, etc. It is a chronic condition. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis. There may be other possible explanations, like pco, polycystic ovary disease. ...Read more
No: I was able to discontinue treatment in my early 50's. ...Read more
None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more
No: Acne is a problem caused by increased sebum production, bacterial infection, inflammation or accumulation of dead cells at the follicle. Puberty increases sebum production, and that is why acne is seen in puberty but adults can have acne for other reasons. Puberty usually is complete around 14 years in females and around 16 years in boys, although there are late bloomers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer