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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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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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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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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 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

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Hi doctor, what can I use for my acne scars? As after pimples has gone, it just left scars like red dots, which cream can I use?

Hi doctor, what can I use for my acne scars? As after pimples has gone,  it just left scars like red dots, which cream can I use?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more

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All day was great till at around 9 pm I go to the bathroom look in the mirror & I have a tiny red dot on my upper lip. It's not acne or cold sore. ?

All day was great till at around 9 pm I go to the bathroom look in the mirror & I have a tiny red dot on my upper lip. It's not acne or cold sore. ?

Sounds like angioma: sounds like a tiny blood vessel, usually due to trauma. I would see dermatologist if you are worried, and laser will get rid of it. But you can make other ones but they are nothing to worry about. Hope that helps ...Read more

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How to reduce redness from my acne?

How to reduce redness from my acne?

Skin moisturizer: Try using a moisturizer frequently. Stop using your acne medicine daily and go to an every other day schedule. ...Read more

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Any products for acne redness & acne?

Any products for acne redness & acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Can using ice remove redness from acne?

Can using ice remove redness from acne?

Won't help: The redness that follows the healing of an acne lesion isn't going to go away except with time. Keep your acne under control with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, or if this does not clear you in two weeks, with whatever your physician can add or substitute. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of acne?

How can you reduce the redness of acne?

Early treatment: Early use of medication and avoidance of squeesing blemishes will reduce redness..Time heals the redness. ...Read more

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Redness and acne, what do you recommend?

Redness and acne, what do you recommend?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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What can i do for my acne n its redness? ?

What can i do for my acne n its redness? ?

Sunscreen : Daily sunscreen at least SPF 15 and a good moisturizer twice a day will help. If you're new to any medicine for your acne, you may want to start off slow. Eg once a day first before twice a day. Some may cause sensitivity. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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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