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Doctor insights on: Teenage Acne Cures

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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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Best acne product for teenage male?

Best acne product for teenage male?

Best to see your doc: One of the best is the over the counter benzyl peroxide , start with 2.5% strength, and gradually increase to 5% or 10 %. You may want to see a doctor to find out the severity if you have severe acne to find out what else needs to be done in that case. ...Read more

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What is the best acne product for a teenage guy?

What is the best acne product for a teenage guy?

Gels or creams: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does acne only manifest during teenage years?

I was just wondering why does acne only manifest during teenage years?

Not really true: Teens get the most acne because of the androgen surge and i suspect some unknown immune factors involving the bacteria. I was able to stop treating my acne at age 50, and a surge in cortisol or adrenal androgens later in life will make acne flare. It's always manageable nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What age does teenage acne typically resolve for men? Also why is skin oilier in the summer months?

What age does teenage acne typically resolve for men? Also why is skin oilier in the summer months?

Why do you ask?: it varies tremendously. I was able to stop taking medication for my acne when I was around 50. Acne is a huge social and professional liability and you deserve to be treated scientifically, now. Nothing you did caused your illness and you should not have to endure it any longer. ...Read more

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What age does teenage acne in males usually clear up? I know everyone is different.. just looking for a general age.

What age does teenage acne in males usually clear up? I know everyone is different.. just looking for a general age.

Acne: Acne clears up usually around 18-20 years of age but many still end up getting significant pimples into their early 30s. ...Read more

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What age does teenage acne go away for males? I know it doesn't go away for everyone, just looking for the average age it tends to stop in guys.

What age does teenage acne go away for males? I know it doesn't go away for everyone, just looking for the average age it tends to stop in guys.

Usually by mid-20's: As you proceed through the next few years, you are likely to have less acne. You can get only some benefit from benzoyl peroxide. If acne is an issue, see a dermatologist for prescriptions. Acne is not your fault. It is not a matter of stress, hygiene, or diet. Some men have significant acne well into adult years, but most have little acne after early to mid-20's. ...Read more

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How do I get my teenage autistic son to treat his acne? Is it easiest to use oral medication?

How do I get my teenage autistic son to treat his acne?  Is it easiest to use oral medication?

It's his decision: Autism or no, it's Junior who has to decide to comply. All teens seem to willfully ignore their parents' good advice. Severe acne calls for isoretinoin, which he may well accept even if he won't use a topical agent; oral antibiotics must be used with a topical. Junior needs to spend time alone with his personal physician, during which time they can talk about acne or whatever. You must let go. ...Read more

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What is the best product for treating moderate acne in teenage girls? I have sufferred from acne from the age of 11 and I am now 18. Nothing works.

Real Rx: This is the 21st century and acne can be treated. If benzoyl peroxide and the less-effective over-the-counter remedies have failed, your physician may offer you the oral contraceptive pill if it's appropriate, or i start with topical Clindamycin with either benzoyl peroxide, or a retinoic acid derivative. Next step is an appropriate systemic antibiotic; this usually works for a female. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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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