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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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Can you advise me on getting sun while on acne medication?

Can you advise me on getting sun while on acne medication?

Use good sunscreen: Some meds used in acne especially the tetracycline antibiotic Minocycline and doxy make you sensitive to UV rays Avoid excess and unnecessary exposure to the sun and always use a good broad spectrum either zinc or titanium based sunbock ...Read more

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Does your skin hurts when you apply acne medication?

Does your skin hurts when you apply acne medication?

ACNE RX: Yes it hurts due to irritation and photosensitivity. That's why you have to apply rx at bedtime and sparingly. ...Read more

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How can one remove flakey skin due to acne medication?

How can one remove flakey skin due to acne medication?

Terry cloth: Soapy terry cloth is a natural, gentle way of removing such skin. ...Read more

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How much time can I tan my face if I'm using acne medication?

How much time can I tan my face if I'm using acne medication?

Tanning and Acne: First, we don't know what "acne medications" you are on. Second, You absolutely cannot expose your face to UV light to "tan". You will have significant breakouts and hyper pigmentation. But I'm sure your doctor has reviewed this with you before. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to keep my old skin routine with acne medication?

Please advise if it's bad to keep my old skin routine with acne medication?

Acne: How do we know what your "old skin routine" is and what Acne medications you take. We don't even know your age or gender let alone anything important that would help us answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the best acne medication? I've had some sort of acne for the past five years

What is the best acne medication? I've had some sort of acne for the past five years

Depends on: What you already have tried. Best to see a dermatologist for a comprehensive evaluation. Have you used Retin-A yet? ...Read more

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Does acne medication make you lose weight?

Does acne medication make you lose weight?

Acne meds: A person might experience decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting on Accutane which could impact weight. But this is not considered a significant side effect of this medication. If you were referring to a different medication then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Sun Exposure (Definition)

Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more