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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 doctors shared insights

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 it normal for a 14 year old female to have acne on her chest? I am currently using prescription acne medication and have been for 2 years, it has not cleared up.

Is it normal for a 14 year old female to have acne on her chest? I am currently using prescription acne medication and have been for 2 years, it has not cleared up.

Not unusual: Many young people, including girls, develop acne on their chest during puberty. While likely self limited, if it persists, discuss treatment options with your family doctor, or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the safest topical acne medication for pregnant woman?

What's the safest topical acne medication for pregnant woman?

Azeleic acid: I often use azeleic acid in this situation. It is a naturally occurring substance. If you eat anything made of wheat, you will have azeleic acid in your breast milk normally. So its quite safe during pregnancy and can be continued while breastfeeding. The downsides are that it is only brand name so it is pricey and it tends to be slow to work. ...Read more

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What to do if my skin is extremely dry from prescription acne medication?

What to do if my skin is extremely dry from prescription acne medication?

Dryness with meds: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing and medication application can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Some people find that they need to start using medications slowly (skipping days) in the beginning while your skin is adapting to the formulation. ...Read more

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What is a strong acne medication that's sold in stores without a prescription?

What is a strong acne medication that's sold in stores without a prescription?

Benzoyl peroxide: It's not very strong and only a little bit effective. All acne is manageable nowadays with prescription meds but they're hazardous and tricky enough to justify a physician's intervention. Being young is rough enough without being denied treatment for a very treatable problem like acne. ...Read more

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What to do if I have recently stopped using my prescription acne medication. and I'm braking out badly can anyone help?

What to do if I have recently stopped using my prescription acne medication. and I'm braking out badly can anyone help?

Take charge yourself: Acne is a chronic illness, unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle, that need to be managed until it remits on its own. If you stop your prescription Rx on your own, it'll be back. The question is why you stopped. If you couldn't tolerate it, get back with your physician and get something else that you can take. Until then, keep using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Be brave. ...Read more

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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

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Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Keep trying: Benzoyl peroxide is the only one you can buy yourself that does any good. Your physician may have tried a retinoic acid derivative and topical clindamycin. A good next step is systemic tetracycline 500 2x/day. The last is accutane, which is unplesant & has risks but will do the job. Or you may not actually have acne but one of its mimics. Consider a specialist visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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