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Is clenziderm good for teen acne?

Is clenziderm good for teen acne?

Possibly....: The primary active agent in clenziderm is salicylic acid 2%. This may remove the excess oil and dirt as well as superficial dead skin cells by exfoliation. However, without actually being able to view the skin and acne you are concerned about, no blanket recommendation can be given for any single product. Acne is graded in severity. Based on the grade, more precise effective therapy can be chosen. ...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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At what age does teen acne go away?

At what age does teen acne go away?

Varies: Teen acne can dissipate by early adulthood, or persist into later adulthood. Acne duration is dependent mostly on genetics. Do what you need to do to keep it quiet now by following your doctor's advice for treatment and skin hygiene. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve teen acne?

What is the best way to relieve teen acne?

Do not pick: Before trying the all kinds of medication, teen agers have to stop picking. And clean the face with acne wash. And then you can try other topical and even pills. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from acne since I was a teen I was wondering how I can treat it.

I've been suffering  from acne since I was a teen I was wondering how I can treat it.

Dermatology: You may benefit from joining the concierge service on this website to speak directly to a dermatologist in order to discuss what treatments you have tried already ...Read more

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Does dairy really cause or worsen acne? Ive never noticed my teen acne improve with diet change (tried for 3 months) but still curious..

Does dairy really cause or worsen acne? Ive never noticed my teen acne improve with diet change (tried for 3 months) but still curious..

Probably not!: Science still does not know whether diet and acne are related, but evidence is starting to trickle in. Based on what we are seeing in clinical research, it seems prudent to eat a relatively low-glycemic diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables and omega-3 fats and to perhaps supplement with 30mg of zinc gluconate per day. However, due to our modern diets and Western style of living, achieving sustainable relief of acne from changes in diet alone remains an elusive goal. No matter what anti-acne diet you embark upon, while you may see a short-term reduction in acne while your body loses weight, symptoms are likely to return as your weight levels off. If your goal is to achieve completely clear skin, your time is likely much better spent effectively treating your skin than chasing any theoretical, yet unproven, diet. ...Read more

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How is mild acne treated in teens?

How is mild acne treated in teens?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How come some teens never aquire acne?

How come some teens never aquire acne?

Nobody knows: This has evaded the best minds in dermatology. All acne can be managed if you understand it is a chronic disease that self-cures only with time, and are willing to work hard, and in partnership with your physician if benzoyl peroxide does not clear you. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat acne, and are they safe for teens?

What drugs are used to treat acne, and are they safe for teens?

Several drug options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for older girls) and oral antibiotics are options also. These medications are all safe for teenagers. ...Read more

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I'm in my twenties and i'm starting to get acne like in my teens, all over again. What can I do?

I'm in my twenties and i'm starting to get acne like in my teens, all over again. What can I do?

See dermatologist: Prior to seeing a dermatologist, i would suggest starting with over-the-counter acne regimen. Get proactiv line (benzyol peroxide based) or cetaphil oil control foamy wash(salicylic acid). You can get effaclar cream by la-roche possay at a pharmacy and try it. Be sure to use a moisturize since use of these products will significantly dry your skin out. ...Read more

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I'm a teen with acne that is rather mild or less than mild but will i ever be able to have a clean and clear face?

I'm a teen with acne that is rather mild or less than mild but will i ever be able to have a clean and clear face?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Does diet affect acne? No over-the-counter medications work for me, so should I start eating very healthy? I'm a teen.

Does diet affect acne? No over-the-counter medications work for me, so should I start eating very healthy? I'm a teen.

Avoid: Fast food. Other than that - there's not a major link between diet and acne. Best to see a dermatologist to get you on a program to get the acne under control, if the simple otc products haven't worked for you. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a teen and currently suffering from acne, will suplementing with Creatine cause my acne to worsen or affect it in a negative way? Thanks

Creatine: I would advise you not to use it. It will not affect your acne, has no proven benefit and may have some issues. If you are trying to build your muscles, eat a healthy diet, exercise if you have no health issues. You body can make all the creatine it needs. Best to avoid, can also interfere with your blood work and some reports of various issues. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

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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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

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Does poor hygiene cause acne in teen boys?

Does poor hygiene cause acne in teen boys?

Probably: Poor hygiene contributes to clogged pores and high bacteria loads both of which are major contributors to development of acne. ...Read more

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Does sugar and dairy cause acne with teens?

Acne: Sugar does not cause acne. There is anecdotal stories about milk and dairy causing acne, but no scientific evidence to supportit. ...Read more

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Could adults get more face acne than teens?

Could adults get more face acne than teens?

Depends: Some teens are spared altogether. Some adults get nasty flare-ups. I was able to stop taking rx for acne at age 50. The key is that it is manageable with scientific rx until it self-cures. Please don't let this be neglected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any tips for acne roscea?

Any tips for acne roscea?

Complex problem: It is best to first confirm the diagnosis. Avoidance of provoking food or alcohol us also a good first step. A variety of medications both topical and oral such as as Metrogel and Oracea are commonly prescribed as well. Other treatments such as Botox or ala/photodynamic therapy have also been used but are controversial and not fda approved. ...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