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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Can birthcontrol pills cause acne (pimples) ?

Can birthcontrol pills cause acne (pimples) ?

Which pills?: Pills that contain estrogen almost always improve acne, not the other way around. There could be exceptions. On the other hand, progestin-only pills are fairly likely to cause acne problems. ...Read more

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Is acne hormonal?

Is acne hormonal?

Yes: Ignore anything you read online about acne physiology, alleged subtypes, guessing underlying causes. All acne is manageable today. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Probably not: Acupuncture is proven helpful for many aches and pains and might be helpful for a handful of other illnesses. Unless you're very lucky, it won't do a thing for acne. ...Read more

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How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

Peels: Salicylic acid is kerarolyic. It peels the top layer of skin and loosens blackheads and whiteheads before they have a chance to form into inflammatory lesion such as pimples or cysts. ...Read more

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Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Wish it were easy...: Even in dermatology, we struggle with cystic acne. Genetics, hormones and bacteria all seem to play a role. Eating a healthy diet, low in sugary, processed foods and eliminating dairy can help some, but may not cure it. Topical and oral antibiotics are often necessary, and Isotretinoin may be needed as well. Sometimes hormonal therapies like spironolactone work wonders. ...Read more

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Which homeopathic cream prevent acne marks?

Which homeopathic cream prevent acne marks?

"Seven 7 Cream": A product called "7 cream" contains calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, coconut, avocado, neem and manuka oils. It can help areas of skin that are damaged, inflamed, or healing. It's not a homeopathic remedy because it isn't individualized to you. But it has no parabens, is safe topically, and some of my patients have liked it. http://7cream.ca/ also available on amazon.Com. ...Read more

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Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Good choice: If this medicine is right for you otherwise, it is a very good choice for a trial for acne control. Results with all oral contraceptive pills are variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Scientific Rx: All acne is hormonal in spite of what anyone else may tell you. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need prescription-strength rx from your physician. It's a chronic disease you'll need to manage until it self-cures. ...Read more

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Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Yes: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to prevent oily, acne prone skin?

Is there surgery to prevent oily, acne prone skin?

Not really: One option that can help is a more agressive prescription-strength skin care regimen. You can get recommendations from a local cosmetic dermotologist for a specific line. Another option is "microbotox." this involves injecting the skin with very small amounts of Botox in the area affected, spacing the injections about 1cm apart. The Botox targets the muscle of certain glands and can help. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

Do birth control pills prevent future ovarian cysts from occurring?

Maybe: Studies have shown that because birth control pills decrease the chance of ovulation, they may also reduce the formation of new functional ovarian cysts. They will not make a cyst you have now go away any faster then without medication. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can hormonal acne only be cured by using birth control?

Can hormonal acne only be cured by using birth control?

No: There a many ways to control acne. Hormonal acne is best treated with oral hormonal therapy like oral contraceptives or spironolactone. To this (or if patient dose not wish use of OC), we add the use of a topical retinoid like adapalene, tazarotene or tretinoin, +/- an oral antibiotic. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist specializing in acne treatment to review the best options for you. ...Read more

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Will Accutane acne pills inhibit or reduce body hair?

Will  Accutane acne pills inhibit or reduce body hair?

Who knows???: Accutane has been associated with both hair loss and unwanted hair growth. There are actually a number of things like this in medicine, which i always find fascinating. Non-stertoidals (nsaids), such as ibuprofen, for instance can be associated with constipation or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to treat acne because of hormonal imbalance? Any natural methods to use?

How to treat acne because of hormonal imbalance? Any natural methods to use?

Serious Rx: I see you are a female in your 20's. If a treatable cause of your hormonal imbalance cannot be identified or treated, then manage as any other acne. The oral contraceptive pill, if right for you, may clear you. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend, and your physician may add an antibiotic, topical spironolacton, topical retinoic acid or any of several others. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more