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Some questions about stubble with acne. Can I shave with sharp blade?

Some questions about stubble with acne. Can I shave with sharp blade?

SHAVING WITH ACNE: Shave gently. With a clean, preferably, new disposable blade. Shave only one way! not back and forth. Shave with the grain only! good luck. ...Read more

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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Hello, I have these red little bumps behind my legs after I shave . Is it the lotion or the shaver ? Or maybe my skin ? Another question , I'm very curious about . What if I have like an acne problem on my buttocks like red little bumps ? Could it be fro

Hello, I have these red little bumps behind my legs after I shave . Is it the lotion or the shaver ?
Or maybe my skin ?

Another question , I'm very curious about .
What if I have like an acne problem on my buttocks like red little bumps ? Could it be fro

Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. Similar bumps can appear on parts of the body that constantly rub against tight clothing. ...Read more

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I have been breaking out on my back so much. How do I treat the acne on my back? It's mostly between my shoulder blades and a few a long my spin.

I have been breaking out on my back so much. How do I treat the acne on my back? It's mostly between my shoulder blades and a few a long my spin.

Scientific Rx: You're going to need to apply topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid to all areas AND get at least a short course of a prescription Rx, perhaps an antibiotic, or if you're a female, spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill. No home remedy will work. Manage this with your physician until your illness remits on its own -- it's hard work and not fun, but something you do need to do. ...Read more

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I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

Acne: Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Acne can be inheritable and often if your parents had acne when they were your age, you may be more prone to get acne as well. Some people produce more oil then others, etc. Drying soaps and "Acne washes" can help. Sometimes low-dose antibiotics can be Rx'd by your doctor, creams, etc. See your Doctor. ...Read more

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Question: what is acne really?

Question: what is acne really?

Oil bacteria hormone: When oil glands of the face, shoulders, chest & back are matured by sex hormones, & overproduce oil, bacteria rapidly proliferate causing an inflammatory reaction. This then produces a commedoe or pimple. Some people inherit a much more vigorous reaction & get large, cystic, scarring lesions. Treatment is directed at decreasing oil & bacteria. ...Read more

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Please answer the million $ question:does nutrrition have anything to do with acne?

Please answer the million $ question:does nutrrition have anything to do with acne?

Million dollar Quest: Usually the answer to the million dollar question is already known. Not sure what you are really asking here or why. But, in general, nutrition affects health in millions of ways. Other then that there is little here to be specific about. ...Read more

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Acne and ingrown hairs on outsides of calves. Rarely shave. What to do and what is it from?

Folliculitis: Pimple like areas on the legs usually is a folliculitis or another type of follicular irritation. It could be related to stockings or other sports gear that rubs on the areas. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for A woman to shave her face if she has acne ?

Is it harmful for A woman to shave her face if she has acne ?

See below: Shaving would not affect the acne but may not be a good idea. Visit this site for effective home treatment for acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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