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How do I treat acne?

How do I treat acne?

MANY options!: Acne can be treated by a variety of different methods. One is by applying topical creams with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid active ingredients that dry up the skin and temporarily relieve visible acne. However, the problem is below the skin and so many chose antibiotics. They kill the bacteria that causes acne and again temporarily relieve symptoms. Accutane is the most effective long term. ...Read more

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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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How can i treat acne?

How can i treat acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or 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 like tetracycline can be used. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne?

How can I treat acne?

Dermatologist: Igor: appropriate evaluation of acne leads to optimal treatment. Sever acne can lead to scarring, among other sequelae, and it is therefore important for you to see a dermatologist to give you an optimal treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Best way to treat acne?

Best way to treat acne?

Acne: Several treatment available for acne. Mild to moderate noninflammatory acne responds well to topical rx. If you cross to inflammatory acne i would recommend oral rx. Antiboitics-doxycycline would be a good choice. Other modalities include hormonal rx, blue light/red light, peels and microderm. ...Read more

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Best way to treat acne?

Best way to treat acne?

Scientifically: For a young lady, the oral contraceptive pill can clear it if you can & want to take it. Benzoyl peroxide is first medicine to try, if not successful physician can add a retinoic acid derivative and/or a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If not clear in a few weeks, a systemic antibiotic right for you. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat acne?

What's the best way to treat acne?

Rx: This is the 21st century & you deserve what works. I start with topical Clindamycin with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many comedones, benzoyl peroxide if not. The birth control pill if usable stops acne in many women. If more is needed, add a systemic antibiotic such as Doxycycline or erythromycin. Dermatologists have the big guns required for deep cystic acne. ...Read more

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What is he best way to treat acne?

What is he best way to treat acne?

See a dermatologist: There are a number of treatments out there from over the counter products to prescription topical and oral medications. Discuss these with a dermatologist and they will hopefully steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat acne?

What is the best way to treat acne?

No one best way: There is no one best way - it depends on acne type, age of pt, underlying skin type, location of the acne - so many different things. The vast majority of patients can be treated with topical treatment, usually a combination of retinoids and additional things like benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotics. Appropriate skin care is also essential. Best to talk about options with doc or dermatologist ...Read more

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Clinmyskin can be used to treat acne?

Clindamycin: Topical Clindamycin is a good treatment for not-very-severe acne, especially if confined to the face, but never use an antibiotic as your only acne treatment. Use topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative as well. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...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