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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 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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I have a red dot on nose. Doesnt look like acne.

I have a red dot on nose. Doesnt look like acne.

See your derm: A red growth on your nose that is not a pimple should be checked by your dermatologist. My concern would be a skin cancer which in this area can mimic pimples. ...Read more

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Small red dots on whole face,pains when pressed.chin filled with acne/pimples,pains a lot.please help?

Small red dots on whole face,pains when pressed.chin filled with acne/pimples,pains a lot.please help?

Acne : Getting infected that is why you are feeling pain . You need to see your doctor for antibiotic prescriptions and some anti-acne creams and wash . Do not squeeze your pimples to avoid infection to the brain or mortality. ...Read more

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My acne is gone my skin is smooth but I have dots that are brown somewhat red spot were the acne was what can it be and how can I make that go away?

My acne is gone my skin is smooth but I have dots that are brown somewhat red spot were the acne was what can it be and how can I make that go away?

Hyper pigmentation : Or it could be acne scars. Depends what you did to make the acne go away. You can possibly try a chemical peel or a skin lightening agent. This needs to be looked at to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Recently looking at forehead, I have small red dots barely noticeable. They don't itch at all. Never had acne, im 27. What could it be? No irritation.

Recently looking at forehead, I have small red dots barely noticeable. They don't itch at all. Never had acne, im 27. What could it be? No irritation.

Red spots: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, if you can share a picture would be very helpful, it might be simple contact dermatitis. If it is not improving in the next few days please share a picture. thank you ...Read more

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I usually get acne on my face but I recently broke out on my chest(never has happened before). Lots of red dots and white heads. What can it be?

I usually get acne on my face but I recently broke out on my chest(never has happened before). Lots of red dots and white heads. What can it be?

Acne : Acne is very common in this area or it could be simple irritation or heat. Use the products for acne on your face here and if it persists see your doctor about the chest area. Hope your skin improves. ...Read more

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I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and wont go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and wont go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth. The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well. Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and topicals like Ziana or Epiduo. ...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