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How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

Peels: Salicylic acid is kerarolyic. It peels the top layer of skin and loosens blackheads and whiteheads before they have a chance to form into inflammatory lesion such as pimples or cysts. ...Read more

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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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How do I prevent acne?

How do I prevent acne?

See below: Accurate diary of food intake. Lowering sugary and starchy foods will lead to improvement. Inflammation caused by food is number one cause. Of course keeping your skin clean has a positive effect. ...Read more

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How I can prevent acne?

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 some steps to prevent acne?

What are some steps to prevent acne?

Different 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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Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

No: Despite anecdotes and ads, no "holistic" remedy helps much. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Easiest way to remove and prevent acne?

Easiest way to remove and prevent acne?

Not an easy answer: Maybe "choose your parents wisely? " also take dairy out of diet. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hormonal acne?

Anti-androgens: Taking anti-androgens such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or yazmin or spironolactone can help. Also birth control pills help to regulate hormone levels which can stabilize their influence on acne formation. ...Read more

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Can eating Apple's prevent acne?

Can eating Apple's prevent acne?

Acne: No. Unfortunately you are on Accutane which means you have severe, deforming nodulocystic Acne. There are no foods that will "prevent" Acne, otherwise, Proactive would not be a 10 billion dollars a year product. Be sure not to use any Retin A (tretinoin) or vitamine A product while you are on Accutane. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne on a teenager?

How to prevent acne on a teenager?

ACNE: Acne is very common among teens due to increase hormones. If inflammatory, use local antibiotics cream or oral.. ...Read more

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How to prevent and get rid if acne?

How to prevent and get rid if acne?

Rx: You can't prevent it as long as your have normal young-adult hormones. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take and want it, often ends a girl's acne. Benzoyl peroxide over the counter is just a start; I add topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, then move to sytemic antibiotics as appropriate if required. Dermatologists have the strong stuff. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne/prevent it?

How can I get rid of acne/prevent it?

Not curable: Get over the idea that you can "get rid" of it -- it needs to be managed like any other chronic illness. For the worst cases, Isotretinoin can give you a prolonged remission. Otherwise... If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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How do I prevent more acne breakouts?

How do I prevent more acne breakouts?

Baseline Rx: If you are not a woman who can take & wants the oral contraceptive pill, and you have had some bad breakouts, ask your physician whether there is an oral antibiotic that might be right for you. This is usually the best approach in this situation. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable. Being young is hard enough as it is, and you deserve to be acne-free if that is your wish. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent acne scarring?

What can I do to prevent acne scarring?

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How can you prevent and get rid of acne?

How can you prevent and get rid of acne?

OTC Creams/Cleansers: Adult female acne is primarily hormonal. Start with over-the-counter acne regimen like proactiv line (benzyol peroxide) or cetaphil oil control foamy wash (salicylic acid). You can get effaclar cream by la-roche possay at a pharmacy and try it. Be sure to use a moisturize since use of these products will significantly dry your skin out. Visit your dermatologist to individualize your treatment. ...Read more

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What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

ACNE: Penicillin does not prevent Acne. It may treat active secondary infection by bacteria but it is not a first line antibiotic treatment for typical Acne. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my monthly acne breakouts?

How can I prevent my monthly acne breakouts?

See dermatologist: For definitive treatment to help prevent or treat outbreaks of acne. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my acne from breaking out?

How can I prevent my acne from breaking out?

Most effective acne: The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

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How can I prevent acne breakouts from flying?

Acne breakout: I'm not I understand the question. Are the acne breakouts flying or does the flying cause your acne breakouts? If its the latter, its most likely stress related as there is nothing about taking a flight for a few hours that would be comedogenic or a skin irritant. Try not to shave your face the day you fly. ...Read more

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How can I prevent/get rid of acne on my back?

How can I prevent/get rid of acne on my back?

Oral Rx: Acne on the back / arms usually requires systemic treatment, generally with an antibiotic; if you are a lady and can take the oral contraceptive pill this might work. Topical Clindamycin / retinoic acid derivative / benzoyl peroxide may be useful, and dermatologists have big guns for difficult cases. All acne is manageable nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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