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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Is it okay to do a salicylic acid 20% gel peel for acne scars while on 60 mg of accutane?

Is it okay to do a salicylic acid 20% gel peel for acne scars while on 60 mg of accutane?

Don't recommend: Wait until you are finished with the Accutane before working on your scars. Talk to your dermatologist before you use a drying agent on your face. ...Read more

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This is true, are there any what are good home remediesfor treating acne?

Avoid conditioners: The #1 cause of acne are shampoo conditioners. They block the skin pores which give rise to acne. I suggest switching to baby shampoos that lack the additional conditioner. Eating healthy and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables may also decrease acne eruptions. ...Read more

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Is 'Sudocrem' good for treating acne?

Is 'Sudocrem' good for treating acne?

Hard to tell: Many skin products are sold as "good for treating acne", but it is hard to tell what really will happen on one's face. If wanting to test it, one can use the Sudocrem Acne Cream product on the left or right side of the face, and not use it on the other side of the face. If after 2 months, the Sudocrem side of the face is noticeably better than the other side, then the Sudocrem might be helping. ...Read more

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Do you think I should try Accutane for my acne?

Do you think I should try Accutane for my acne?

Yes: If it has been offered to you, by all means. It is not altogether pleasant, it is not cheap, and there are risks. But most people find them well worth it. ...Read more

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What are other good acne pills besides accutane?

What are other good acne pills besides accutane?

Depends: Only oral acne treatment is accutane. No other oral medications will treat acne but antibiotics will treat the bacteria that leads to acne propionibacterium acnes. All other acne treatments involve topical formulations. ...Read more

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Is Accutane a good drug to fight stubborn acne ?

Is Accutane a good drug to fight stubborn acne ?

Accutane & Acne: Accutane (isotretinoin) is far and away the best medication for stubborn acne. Many cautions when taking it, though. If you are female, you have to have monthly pregnancy tests to make sure you are not pregnant while you are taking it. If you are a male, it's much easier to get. The high price of the drug puts many people off. A dermatologist can explain it all to you if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Use a real Rx: I'm sorry somebody is trying to sell you something that's probably a placebo. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually remits on its own. It's a serious personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...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