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How effective is Accutane in preventing acne outbreaks?

How effective is Accutane in preventing acne outbreaks?

Very effective: Accutane is very effective for persistent or cystic acne. It is serious medication with many side effects which must be monitored by your dermatologist. For females, pregnancy must be avoided while taking the medication and for 3 months following its conclusion. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...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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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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How effective are condoms in preventing herpes?

How effective are condoms in preventing herpes?

Fairly : Can't recall the results of an actual study certifying effectiveness of condoms to prevent the transmission of genital herpes. Be aware that, generally speaking, genital herpes may be spread in an area as wide as what is described as boxer-short region. Therefore a condom, not covering an area as large as this, will have less than ideal protective ability. ...Read more

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What works against those red marks from previous acne breakouts?

Let them heal: It takes about two months for the portion of the dermis damaged by an acne lesion to reorganize and lose its extra vascularity. You'd do better to get your acne managed scientifically with your physician's guidance. It's a non-lifestyle-related, readily treatable disease for which you have a right to effective treatment. Good luck. ...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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Can finacea cream be useful for getting rid of and preventing blackheads?

Can finacea cream be useful for getting rid of and preventing blackheads?

NO: But RetinA is useful for this. They are not dirt. They are open comedones: pimples open to air. Oxygen turns the sebum dark. Unusual to use both RetinA and isotretinoin as they are the same type of thing, only one is topical, the other systemic. You can often squeeze out open comedones. This does not spread acne. This does NOT cause scars!! ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

hormones: Whether you are a male or female, acne usually begins in puberty secondary to hormonal changes in the body. (newborns can get acne from maternal hormones that pass through the placenta). The hormones cause an increase in oil production which traps bacteria and gives rise to acne. Foods also high in glycemic content (sugar) can increase acne. Avoid such foods in your diet. ...Read more

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Will laser hair removal effectively prevent hidradenitis suppurativa from getting worse/lesions from recurring/new ones forming?

Will laser hair removal effectively prevent hidradenitis suppurativa from getting worse/lesions from recurring/new ones forming?

It is one of the : treatments we use in the armamentarium to treat hidradenitis. By destroying the follicles, less cysts tend to form. However, other modalities are necessary to keep the condition under control. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of pimples and prevent sudden pimple breakouts?

What are good ways to get rid of pimples and prevent sudden pimple breakouts?

Good hygiene & OTC's: Good face washing with an acne scrub, otc, and keeping your hands away from your face and keeping the oil production down will help. Reducing stress and watching the foods your eat, ie, spicy foods and then using and otc acne preparation. If complicated, see your pcp or dermatologist and get a prescription med. May have menses related issues and med related issues as well. May need antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can getting more vitamin b5 prevent acne outbreaks?

Can getting more vitamin b5 prevent acne outbreaks?

No: See a dermatologist. No vitamin is useful for acne. Oral Isotretinoin & topical tretinoin are in the same family as vitamina but are not vitamins. ...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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How can I prevent acne breakouts from flying?

How can I prevent acne breakouts from flying?

Acne breakout: I'm not I understand the question. Are the acne breakouts flying or does the flying cause your acne breakouts? If its the latter, its most likely stress related as there is nothing about taking a flight for a few hours that would be comedogenic or a skin irritant. Try not to shave your face the day you fly. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective for preventing hiv?

Very: They are the mainstay of HIV prevention when one partner is infected and the other is not. It would be difficult to overstate their value. Even people whose philosophic positions do not allow for artificial birth control have encouraged their use for preventing the transmission of HIV and other diseases. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

STD: condom is so far the best and very effective way to stop STD. Of course it is still not 100%, due to inappropriate use or broken. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent acne breakouts in new places?

What's the most effective way to prevent acne breakouts in new places?

Total management: It sounds like you have acne on your trunk. Hopefully you are already using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated on affected areas, but extensive disease won't respond to anything short of systemic prescription rx for a time. Your personal physician needs to be involved in your care. ...Read more

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Does Accutane prevent sebacious cysts?

Does Accutane prevent sebacious cysts?

Accutane: Accutane is used to treat cystic acne. Sebaceous cysts are a much less disfiguring and severe problem; Accutane does not prevent them. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples?

How to prevent pimples?

See below: Please consult this site for good information on this topic. You may need to try more than one treatment to see which one suits you well. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples?

How to prevent pimples?

Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may help. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples? :)

How to prevent pimples? :)

Multiple Methods: Eat a good health diet, drink lots of water and keep hair, hats, and headbands off of your face. Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to keep face clear. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent pimples?

What can I do to prevent pimples?

Acne: While acne is hormonally and genetically driven and impossible to prevent , it is controllable with appropriate antibacterial washes and creams, topical and oral antibiotics , and accutane. See a dermatologist at the earliest signs of acne. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on the back?

How to prevent  pimples  on the back?

Bacne: Acne on the back, or "backne, " has the same causes as acne located anywhere else on the body--an overproduction of sebum coupled with a proliferation of dead skin cells, with the possibility of bacteria and dirt and other debris thrown into the mix.Benzoyl peroxide acne spot creams works great as a topical solution for drying up annoying back acne (bacne) blemishes. But make sure it dries complete. ...Read more

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What are good ways that can I prevent pimples?

What are good ways that can I prevent pimples?

Wash Your Face: Washing your face can remove dirt and sweat from the pores and keep your face clean. Additionally, you may benefit from topical medications. See a dermatologist if your acne is really bad. ...Read more

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Tips for preventing pimples n how to reduce it?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How do I prevent pimples from forming on my butt?

How do I prevent pimples from forming on my butt?

Salicylic acid wash: When taking a shower use the salicylic acid wash and then apply your prescription topical. If you do not have this seeyour doctor so you will have it in the house for when this occurs. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent pimples before they start?

Pimple prevention: In many cases, you cannot. Most people get acne due to hormones during puberty. In general, cleanse the face with a gentle cleasner, use non-comedogenic (ones that do not clog the pores) products, and try not to let the hair fall down onto the face. If one uses make-up, use ones with few ingredients and is oil-free. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations on how to prevent pimples?

What are some recommendations on how to prevent pimples?

Start with OTC's: First avoid the use of oil based products on face be they make -up, moisturizers or sun screen. Try otc acne medications that contain benzoyl peroxide, if you are not allergic to it as your first treatment option. If not effective visit a dermatologist for more aggressive treatment options. ...Read more

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How can i remove my pimple marks?? And how can i stop to prevent pimples???

How can i remove my pimple marks?? And how can i stop to prevent pimples???

Managing acne: This is a long-term task as there is no cure until acne remits on its own. If you have scars, you'll need prescription strength treatment as well as a topical agent like benzoyl peroxide. You cannot remove your scars, but a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help with them. I'm sorry you got the scars because all acne can and should be managed early. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on face?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to treat and prevent pimples?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pimples and acne?

How can I prevent pimples and acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Topical benzoyl peroxide will clear mild acne and prevent most recurrences. It is not especially pleasant but is quite effective. ...Read more

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How can you prevent pimples and cysts?

How can you prevent pimples and cysts?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. True cystic acne referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples and dark spots..?

How to prevent pimples and dark spots..?

Derm & protection: You should see a dermatologist to get on a good skin regimen with topical (and possibly oral) treatments for acne. Dark spots can be from the sun and wearing a high spf sunscreen daily (>30 spf) is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What kind of cream I use to prevent pimples??

What kind of cream I use to prevent pimples??

Retinoids and Benz p: Hi, the best daily creams for prevention of acne are topical retinoids, like adaplene or retin-A, both available by prescription. Another is topical benzoyl peroxide, available without a prescription. If those fail, see your physician for more intensive treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How to prevent pimple and blackhead and white head?

How to prevent pimple and blackhead and white head?

Pimple : Retinol or prescription retinoid topical cream, gel, or lotion is effective at preventing acne lesions. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and total treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pimples or acnes over my shoulder?

How can I prevent pimples or acnes over my shoulder?

Acne treatment: Prevention measures include gentle cleansing, avoidance of picking, & possibly minimizing dairy intake and avoiding high glycemic load diets. Treatment measures include otc & prescription topical products, oral antibiotics, chemical peels, and various lasers such as blu light. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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