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What causes adult sudden acne?

What causes adult sudden acne?

Hormones: Hormones are a major factor but it always has to do with oil glands working abnormally. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?

Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?

A beard covers acne: If you prefer a beard, it can disguise the skin problem, but it doesn't change its severity. See your doctor for effective treatment. ...Read more

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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more

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How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

A few 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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I experience constant fatigue, sudden facial hair growth. Hair on my head is shedding/breaking. Skin-overactive withacne. I'm on the low birth control?

I experience constant fatigue, sudden facial hair growth. Hair on my head is shedding/breaking. Skin-overactive withacne. I'm on the low birth control?

Your symptoms/signs: could be from hormonal imbalance or a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. It could also be caused by thyroid dysfunction.This would need to be evaluated by a doctor in an office with an exam and blood work to be checked. ...Read more

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Very sudden severe breakout sign of pregnancy?

Very sudden severe breakout sign of pregnancy?

Although a woman : Could experience an acne breakout, it is not by any means diagnostic of pregnancy/ please take a pregnancy test if you are late for your period. ...Read more

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Can sunscreen cause my acne scars to fade?

Can sunscreen cause my acne scars to fade?

Sunscreen: When you wear sunscreen you are protecting yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Typically any scar on your skin will appear darker or more intense when exposed to the sun. Unless your sunscreen has an active ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of scars, simply protecting your skin from the sun is helping scars fade. ...Read more

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Subsequent to having clear skin my whole life i'm suddenly getting painful, bad cystic acne?

Subsequent to having clear skin my whole life i'm suddenly getting painful, bad cystic acne?

Get it managed: I'm going to assume that the diagnosis is substantiated. There's no explaining this curious disease. It's unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. Cystic acne requires prescription medication and possibly a dermatology referral. ...Read more

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What triggers acne breakout in women?

What triggers acne breakout in women?

Testosterone + ?: Acne in adolescents is caused by increased testosterone production as they enter puberty (both males and females). Ditto for pregnant women. The testosterone causes increased oil production, which overwhelms the oil duct, leading to clogging, and then acne. Other hormones are probably involved as well; the exact hormonal combination has not yet been worked out. ...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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I suffer from severe itchycheek acne with pimples, black heads and sometimes cystic acne. I have tried salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinol A.

I suffer from severe itchycheek acne with pimples, black heads and sometimes cystic acne. I have tried salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinol A.

See a dermatologist: Your acne is a function of hormones. Certain birth control can make it better, other birth control can make it worse. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? You will probably do well with oral spironolactone and topical tretinoin. This usually works in 3 months, then is continued. If it fails, oral isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more

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What gets rid of past acne scars?

What gets rid of past acne scars?

Choice of ways: Acne scars are difficult to treat, but they can be improved. There are a number of options: chemical peel, laser, fillers, subcision. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My face is oily.I've many blackheads, black spots and pots on face coz of severe acne problem.Now acne don't appear much.Please suggest to overcome it.

My face is oily.I've many blackheads, black spots and pots on face coz of severe acne problem.Now acne don't appear much.Please suggest to overcome it.

Scientific Rx: You are already on topical benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. If there are many blackheads, adding / substitution a retinoic acid derivative may help. If the new lesions are few, you probably don't want systemic treatment. It's your decision whether to have the scars treated by a dermatologist; several hollywood "tough guys" kept theirs for the "tough guy" look. Glad things are improving. ...Read more

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20 year old woman with sudden acne breakouts on chin. Pimples have been popping up and persisting for months with no obvious causes (Esp not topical)?

20 year old woman with sudden acne breakouts on chin. Pimples have been popping up and persisting for months with no obvious causes (Esp not topical)?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home care for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment If the treatments given above do not result in resolution of the problem in a month or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Treatable: Acne on the trunk will usually require at least one systemic treatment. Topical benzyl peroxide is still your best friend; retinoic acid, Clindamycin and spironolactone are also helpful topicals. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a woman's acne. A systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline may clear you in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. If offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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I'm having acne problems, my face is now fed up of acne I tried several skin care creams but now a days I'm having scars and acne irritation on face?

I'm having acne problems, my face is now fed up of acne I tried several skin care creams but now a days I'm having scars and acne irritation on face?

See Doctor: Acne is not a short time care treatment plan You should talk with Doctor about the long term time required for treatment of acne. ...Read more

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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