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Constant dehydration, deep and painful pimples, skin flaking, fatigue. What do these symptoms indicate?

Constant dehydration, deep and painful pimples, skin flaking, fatigue. What do these symptoms indicate?

Many symptoms: Your symptoms are non-specific. You need to be evaluated by a good family physician or an internists who is willing to take a good history with good review of systems to narrow down the possibilities. Some of the blood tests that may be helpful are: CBC, ESR, electrolytes with glucose, thyroid tests and urinalysis. ...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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I have a pimple (skin coloured/ slightly red) like spot (no puss and no pain) on my forehead, it has been there for 9 months and it wont go away,im 30?

I have a pimple (skin coloured/ slightly red) like spot (no puss and no pain) on my forehead, it has been there for 9 months and it wont go away,im 30?

Red Spot: You may have an angioma. A cherry angioma is a noncancerous (benign) skin growth made up of blood vessels. Cherry angiomas are fairly common skin growths that vary in size. They can occur almost anywhere on the body, but usually develop on the trunk. They are most common after age 30. The cause is unknown, but they tend to be inherited (genetic). ...Read more

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Is it true that you may get even more pimples/skin problems if you take a full bath more than daily? I am asking this because the water is quite salty

Is it true that you may get even more pimples/skin problems if you take a full bath more than daily? I am asking this because the water is quite salty

No: This is just one more bit of folklore. Instead, i'd urge you to have your acne treated scientifically. If two weeks on benzoyl peroxide has not worked, or you have acne on your trunk, get with your physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic will usually clear you, or for severe / cystic acne, a dermatology consultation is in order. ...Read more

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Me and girlfriend having exact symptoms almost at the exact same time. Weight loss. Pimple skin. Breast pain. Lips chapped. Scars heal very slow. Hiv?

Me and girlfriend having exact symptoms almost at the exact same time. Weight loss. Pimple skin. Breast pain. Lips chapped. Scars heal very slow. Hiv?

Not HIV: First, HIV infection does not develop out of nowhere. Second most people do not get any symptoms of infection until years after their exposure. Third, none of your symptoms represent any kind of Early HIV syndrome or symptoms. Fourth, they do represent other possible infections and warrant testing and examination at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples from skin?

How to reduce pimples from skin?

Many options: Topical otc products such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid can help with mild acne. Stronger prescription topicals such as retinoids, topical antibiotics need to be obtained from a doctor. More severe acne usually required oral medications such as oral antibiotics or Accutane (isotreinoin). ...Read more

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What are drug free alternatives for reducing my acne problems?For my age having oily and pimple prone skin..

What are drug free alternatives for reducing my acne problems?For my age having oily and pimple prone skin..

Forgive my frankness: You're asking for "drug-free alternatives", yet you are taking Isotretinoin and you have already got acne scars. You need to decide what you want. No "natural" / "pop" / "magic" remedy is going to match scientific medicine's effectiveness in managing a very serious personal and professional liability. Stay the course with your present regimen, or you'll regret it for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What would be the best natural way of having a pimple free skin? If any occurs,how could i get rid of it naturally?

What would be the best natural way of having a pimple free skin?
If any occurs,how could i get rid of it naturally?

Wrong question: "Natural" has no meaning in science or medicine. The better questions are directed at identification of the most effective therapies, how well tolerated, how expensive, how safe. Notice that poison ivy is natural, but please do not rub on your face. Since there are a variety of treatments for different kinds of acne on different people, you will do best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I make my skin dark spot free and pimple free skin?

Acne/Dark Spots: To lighten your skin you can use hydroquinone once or twice a day until you get the color you want. Acne can be treated with oral antibiotics like Minocin (minocycline) and topicals like epiduo or ziana. ...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