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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more

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 am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

See a physician: Acne is normal fro your age. Infected acne may be responsible for these diagnoses . Please see a physician, all these conditions are manageable ...Read more

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Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Will shaving face everyday likely cause skin issues like razor bumps?

Shaving: if you shave correctly, making sure the razor is not dull and applying the appropriate shaving cream or gel, razor bumps should not occur. ...Read more

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I have acne scars, pimples, acnes and oily skin. How can I solve these problems?

I have acne scars, pimples, acnes and oily skin. How can I solve these problems?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency as you're able to tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can moisturizers cause oily skin to breakout?

Can moisturizers cause oily skin to breakout?

Oily skin: Moisturizers can clog pores which leads to pimples. Make sure to clean your skin well. ...Read more

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Does oily skin cause facial redness?

Does oily skin cause facial redness?

YES: Oil from skin can clog pores causing skin irriation and redness. Gentle soap washing and observation for 2 weeks is advisable. ...Read more

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Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Hyperpigmentation: The dark spots may simply be postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. What you want to do first is control your acne to reduce the number of new acne lesions. You may want to consider a moisturizer that has a sunscreen to prevent additional hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Acne dark marks and small bumps on skin .help needed?

Acne dark marks and small bumps on skin .help needed?

Prevent new marks: The key is preventing new lesions. You owe it to yourself, the people you work for, and those who care about you to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, your physician can add spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, or an antibiotic. Time fades pigmented lesions; a depigmenting agent may help or may simply cause more of a mess. ...Read more

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Could face exfoliators cause rashes?

Could face exfoliators cause rashes?

Sure!: Any new product you use on your skin, inc. perfumes, detergents and fabric softeners, skin antibiotic ointments, as well as makeup, soaps, lotions, sunscreens & deodorants, has the potential to cause a local reaction, including a rash. It could be due to an allergic reaction or just to irritation from the product. Stop any new product if a rash develops and see if it goes away. Itchy? Benadryl! ...Read more

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Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...Read more

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I am suffering from these skin diseases acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

I am suffering from these skin diseases  acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more

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Why does oily skin cause pimples?

Why does oily skin cause pimples?

See below: Oils can clog pores and are a favorite food for the acne-related bacteria called p. Acnes. ...Read more

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What causes acne marks and scars?

What causes acne marks and scars?

Destruction: When you have inflammatory acne for a long time the natural structure of your skin becomes permanently changed and the good structure is damaged and changed and marks or scars result. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Skin: Could it be allergic, infectious? If it's not pimples, I don't have enough to go on to help. Rashes are difficult, without seeing them. For oily skin, a mild sensitive skin soap, washing several times a day, should help. ...Read more

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How can I cover acne, pimples and pimple scars by makeup?

How can I cover acne, pimples and pimple scars by makeup?

Mineral makeup: There are many options out there for makeup and coverup for scars and blemishes. If you have active acne, the best makeup is usually mineral based. These make ups are less likely to clog pores and decrease the risk of infection. Mineral makeups sit on top of the skin and have a decreased likelihood of causing reactions. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...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