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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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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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I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Great for treating acne. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

Serious Rx: You need to get with a physician. Cleansers aren't going to help. Monitoring your diet is good advice. I'm going to assume you've tried benzoyl peroxide without being cleared. Chances are that your physician may add a topical antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or (if it's right for you) the oral contraceptive pill, and you can end this suffering, managing it until it self-cures. ...Read more

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My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

Not curable: You must manage your acne until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some prescription-strength Rx. Since you say you have it only on your face, it's likely that adding a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin will be sufficient, but if you need something strong, go for it. ...Read more

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Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but i'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more

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Does sweating on face is bad for cystic acne?

Does sweating on face is bad for cystic acne?

Yes: When you sweat on your face it further clogs your pores and your cystic acne can get worse. ...Read more

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I use this acne face wash on my face. How else can I get rid of acne? Does lavender soap help?

I use this acne face wash on my face. How else can I get rid of acne? Does lavender soap help?

Depends on product: What's in the face wash? Is it a synthetic detergent or does it contain benzoyl peroxide? Mild detergents can be combined with other treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics to help heal acne lesions. Avoid harsh soaps that may irritate the skin. See your family doctor or a dermatologist to find a treatment program that is best for you. ...Read more

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I have very bad eczema help! on face and body!?

I have very bad eczema help! on face and body!?

See a dermatologist: Have the problem evaluated by a dermatologist. Home remedies or over the counter creams will not usually be effective for generalized disease. ...Read more

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I have this weird bump/rash on my face. Just tried Proactiv but not acne?

I have this weird bump/rash on my face. Just tried Proactiv but not acne?

Have it checked: Your description is not detailed enough to be able to comment on. Best to have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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How do I make my acne scars on my face disappear?

How do I make my acne scars on my face disappear?

See dermatologist: Acne is a complex disease with many causes and many treatments that will require a thorough evaluation and may require multiple trials of different medications to find the bat unique prescription for you. It is not a simple solution. ...Read more

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How can I stop this acne on my chin and cheeks?

How can I stop this acne on my chin and cheeks?

Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more

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I have horrible acne scars on my face. What can I do?

I have horrible acne scars on my face.  What can I do?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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What to do if i get acne everywhere on my face but mostly on my forehead. Why?

What to do if i get acne everywhere on my face but mostly on my forehead. Why?

Acne: Acne may be caused by hormonal causes, overactive sebaceous glands, nutritional deficiencies, bacterial infections with p. Acneus as well as other less common causes. Forehead acne can be exacerbated by oily hair. ...Read more

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Sir, i have too much acne on my face. My face looks very bad. I have reddish dark spots. New acne pop out after some time. How to cure it.

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i have too much acne on my face. My face looks very bad. I have reddish dark spots. New acne pop out after some time.  How to cure it.

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed and it's unfortunate your has not been. Your physician can manage it; a good start might be topical Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide, adding a systemic antibiotic that's right for you if you do not have a good result in two weeks. Dermatologists have the big guns. All acne can be treated effectively nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just wondering how i couldget rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

Just wondering how i couldget rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

No great treatments: If you still have active acne, see a dermatologist. There are very good medications to stop the large cystic type of acne but they come with a whole book full of complications and must be monitored carefully. Better to prevent scarring than to treat them which can involve excision, laser, dermabrasion, injections or fillers. See your plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Treatable: Acne on the trunk will usually require at least one systemic treatment. Topical benzyl peroxide is still your best friend; retinoic acid, Clindamycin and spironolactone are also helpful topicals. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a woman's acne. A systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline may clear you in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. If offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne on my face it started to go on my chest and its been so bad lately that I have to were shirts that cover it what can treat it?

I have really bad acne on my face it started to go on my chest and its been so bad lately that I have to were shirts that cover it what can treat it?

Serious Rx: Home remedies including benzoyl peroxide aren't going to help much. Your physician may offer you the oral contraceptive pill if you want and can take it; you may be evaluated for stein-leventhal, and it's likely you'll be offered a topical or systemic antibiotic that's right for you. All acne can be treated effectively nowadays. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne on my face, I have had this for about 3 years.. How can I get rid of it?

I have really bad acne on my face, I have had this for about 3 years.. How can I get rid of it?

Must out grow: Acne is determined genetically, so you must control it until you outgrow it. A dermatologist can best help with this. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne on my face, i think its acne rosacea, I have some photos to show. I'm fighting with it already about 6 years. Please, help me.

I have really bad acne on my face, i think its acne rosacea, I have some photos to show. I'm fighting with it already about 6 years. Please, help me.

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me a 5 day antibiotic. Last pill was Sunday. Now I’m breaking out in what looks like really bad acne on my face and chest?

Doctor prescribed me a 5 day antibiotic. Last pill was Sunday. Now I’m breaking out in what looks like really bad acne on my face and chest?

Acne vs steroid acne: need to know what the med wass and for what it was given. if acne worsens, need to see Dermatologist ...Read more

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How to remove acne on face?

How to remove acne on face?

Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi,i am 18 y/o boy.have acne problem.i have acne on face and on my back and also.what should i do?

Hi,i am 18 y/o boy.have acne problem.i have acne on face and on my back and also.what should i do?

Acne: Depending on the severity of the acne, treatment may change. Make sure you are using good hygiene to start with. Topical preparations such as retinoids and a weak benzyl peroxide solution with an antibiotic may help. There are also choices of oral agents, including antibiotics. See your doctor and all the best. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm currently taking 600 mg lithium/day and have been having trouble with acne on face and body. ?

Known Side Effect: Acne and rashes are a known side effect of lithium, although they are not common. Such side effects may go away in time or may respond to standard acne treatment. Best. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne on face and body. I have dandruff problem.

Exfoliate: Best thing for acne and dandruff is exfoliation with a facial scrub to remove dead skin and extra oil. ...Read more

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Does oral sex on a women cause acne on face and chin on the male?

Does oral sex on a women cause acne on face and chin on the male?

Unlikely: Truth be told, no one knows what makes acne flare in particular areas at particular times. The key is that acne is manageable nowadays and if you think you'll be prone to a flare, topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is most likely to keep it at bay. ...Read more

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Got hurtful big red acne on face only... Feel relax only after aqueezing..Wht shuld i do?

Got hurtful big red acne on face only... Feel relax only after aqueezing..Wht shuld i do?

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed scientifically. Many people cannot overcome the urge to squeeze the lesions, and there's no reason to ask you to be "patient" or "self-controlled." i'm assuming benzoyl peroxide has not worked. Your physician can treat you, perhaps with the oral contraceptive pill of you can take this, or a topical or systemic antibiotic or other medication. ...Read more

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I've been put on dianette now for a week to help with my moderate acne on face. The last couple of days it's got so much worse, is this normal?

I've been put on dianette now for a week to help with my moderate acne on face. The last couple of days it's got so much worse, is this normal?

Acne: Dianette is not FDA-approved for use in the United States, due to concerns about hepatotoxicity;so we have no experience with it. It is also banned in France due to high risk and complication profile. its useful for acne as an antiandrogen but the progestin, and antigonadotropin function make it risky. Spironolactone is safer antiandrogen prescription and Myo-inositol is a good natural alternative ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on face ?

Wide open: There are several types of acne. Your treatment needs to be individualized so i would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist to see what may be the best option given the type of acne. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to address nodular acne on face?

What can I do to address nodular acne on face?

See a Dermatologist: I really recommend seeing a dermatologist for this condition. ...Read more

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What do doctors prescribe for acne on face and back?

What do doctors prescribe for acne on face and back?

Acne: We cant give medical advice to a young minor. We don't know your age, gender, medical condition, skin type, extent of acne, type of acne, etc. Its not magic, its medicine. We can only provide a meaningful response when you provide meaningful information. See your dermatologist ...Read more

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Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

No!: Popping acne can lead to scarring so that is never recommended. I see from your age that you are an adult female with acne. I typically prescribe spironolactone for this variant of acne and it works to clear it nicely. Also, a medicated wash such as 4, 6 or 8% benzoyl peroxide can be found over the counter and is usually helpful. Careul about bleaching with this product! ...Read more

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I have acne on face .I am in worse .Can you tell me treatment ?

I have acne on face .I am in worse .Can you tell me treatment ?

Acne: There are hosts of different meds used in acne treatment - oral antibiotics by far are most commonly used. Topical antibiotic and non-antibiotic preps. Have it discussed with your doctor. Also, make sure to minimize or better off to eliminate make up and tampering with your lesions. Don't get frustrated, it may take a while and hard to get rid of them. Time is an important factor as well. ...Read more

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How long should I use benzoil peroxide gel 5% for my acne on face ?

How long should I use benzoil peroxide gel 5% for my acne on face ?

During breakout: Apply it to your acne blemishes and if you feel a bump coming up. If it irritates your skin speak with your doctor about changing to a better product. ...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