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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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What are the chances of initial breakout of acne taking 10mg of isotretinoin daily?

What are the chances of initial breakout of acne taking 10mg of isotretinoin daily?

Accutane flare ?: Rarely, starting Accutane can cause a slight flare of your acne. I find that when we start with a low dose of 10 mg per day we rarely ever see a flare of acne.In addition, at this low dose and gradually increasing the Accutane the patient does very well with the medication and does not get uncomfortable on the medication.The patient stays very comfortable and does not have side effects. ...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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Best ways of getting rid of redness on the face?

Best ways of getting rid of redness on the face?

Many causes: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then could a proper recommendation and/or treatment be made to get rid of the redness. ...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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What are doctor-recommended strategies for getting rid of acne?

What are doctor-recommended strategies for getting rid of acne?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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What are good treatments and prevention methods for sudden pimple breakouts?

What are good treatments and prevention methods for sudden pimple breakouts?

Numerous causes: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of my type of acne?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of my type of acne?

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. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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Natural ways for getting rid of pores in face?

Natural ways for getting rid of pores in face?

Keep it clean: Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Are there any acne treatments for getting rid of shaving (razor) bumps?

Won't help: Acne treatment such as topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, and retinoic acid derivatives won't touch "razor bumps" (pseudofolliculitis barbae). The key is altering your shaving techniques for your special type of hair. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/razor-bumps-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What products are the best for getting rid of acne?

What products are the best for getting rid of acne?

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. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment of pimples on oily skin?

Whats the best treatment of pimples on oily skin?

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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What are good tips on getting rid of acne?

What are good tips on getting rid of acne?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots from acne?

What is the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots from acne?

They fade: Post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne fades on its on in a little white; if you want to speed it up, some quinone skin bleaches may help if you have the patience to apply them. The vast majority of people will not care whether you have a little post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne, or may consider it gives you character. It is your choice. ...Read more

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Most effective approaches to get rid of pimples?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Is sheepskin good for prevention of pressure sores?

Is sheepskin good for prevention of pressure sores?

It helps: Sheepskin helps some for the skin to get "air" to skinso it soes not stay wet and less protective. The real key in prevention is moving patient position hourly if possible to allow blod flow back into skin pressured areas. ...Read more

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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