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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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How do I get rid of big acne bumps all over my face and torso?

Bad Acne: If you have already tried the over the counter and simple antibiotic approaches with your doctor... .It may be time to discuss accutane. This very powerful medicine can be like a miracle when many other treatments failed. This drug is highly regulated by the government so to get on it may take a bit of time to get all of the correct prescription in place. You may need a dermatologist to prescribe. ...Read more

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Can I use dovobet for small pimple like bumps all over my abdomen chest and back? I have had follicle problems, and body acne it looks similar to both

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea without knowing exactly what you are treating.Devobet is a combination local ointment used for psoriasis and it contains Dexamethasone a strong steroid which may make your rash worse i will suggest you consult your family doctor or a dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bunch of bumps all over my back. Kind of like acne. My bf has it and went to the derm today. Doc said it was a fungus. What kind of fungus?

I have a bunch of bumps all over my back. Kind of like acne. My bf has it and went to the derm today. Doc said it was a fungus. What kind of fungus?

Tinea Versicolor: The condition could be called tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor). Individuals with this skin condition could have hypopigmented, hyperpigmented, or reddish skin lesions on back and shoulders. It responds well to anti-fungal topical therapies such as Selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo, ketoconazole 2% shampoo or oral agents such as fluconazole or itraconazole. ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!

I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!

See Dermatologist: Until then keep face clean and dry, do not squeeze the pimples. Need to be seen. Have you tried any treatments before? If yes , what? Best to be seen and asked a lot of questions before giving a treatment? ...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