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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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Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Various: See a dermatologist. Best treatment to be determined by exam. Response to treatment and tolerance of treatment are then evaluated, with adjustment if needed. Begin with precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

Acne Rosacea Tx: Fortunately there are quite a few options now available. Topical creams such as Metrogel and MetroCream and finacea to name a few. Obagi which is medial grade skin care has a wonderful line with products under the rosaclear name. Laser helps a great deal with the broken blood vessels or telangiectasias that make the face so red in the cheek, chin and nose area. ...Read more

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What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

Scalp Psoriasis: No one knows the cause of psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis occurs mainly in women. There is no cure, as yet, for this baffling skin ailment. There are several shampoos that can help, not cure, your condition. Shampoos with tar, daily, have been known to help. Treatment options would be: see a dermatologist! he or she can give you the proper management options. ...Read more

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What are the different types of blemish treatments?

What are the different types of blemish treatments?

Topicals & medicine: Blemishes can be treated with laser skin care, prescription topical creams and gels, pills, and over the counter salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide. Many over the counter rememdies do not work because the general population is resistent to them since they have been around 40 plus years review this with your doctor to get started on a program that is correct for your type of acne. ...Read more

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Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

ACNE RX: It depends on type of acne, inflammatory or non-inflammatory.Dermatologist recommend the combination of retin a (tretinoin) and perzagel or benzoyl peroxide 5 or 10 percent with antibiotic orally. Severe cases needs Accutane rx only the dermatologist can do. ...Read more

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What are the types of treatment for osteoarthritis?

What are the types of treatment for osteoarthritis?

OA treatment: There are 4 basic treatments. Medication ( both prescription and otc). Physical therapy + weight loss. Injections and surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne and how to treat acne with natural remedies?

What are the causes of acne and how to treat acne with natural remedies?

Scientific Rx: Acne's not lifestyle or hygiene related. The remedies that a scientific physician uses (and they work) are based either on vitamin a analogues or nature's gift -- antibiotics. Please get with your physician. ...Read more

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What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

Can't 'cure' scars : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Check: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/ for unbiased information and don't waste $$ ...Read more

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Which type of laser treatment for medium acne scars is the very best?

Which type of laser treatment for medium acne scars is the very best?

Carbon Dioxide laser: A co2 laser is most effective (with regards to lasers) to address moderate acne scars. The treatment can be done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is experienced in lasers. ...Read more

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What are the different types of acne lesions?

What are the different types of acne lesions?

Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

No: Adults with true acne use the same treatments as teens use. (rosacea in adults can be confused with acne, but has different treatment). For true acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. Doctors can add antibiotic gels. If more help is needed, retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives & oral antibiotics are options. ...Read more

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What are the different types of treatments for diabetes?

What are the  different types of treatments for diabetes?

Insulin and oral med: There are different types of treatment based on the type of diabetes. Type 1 is treated with insulin. Type 2 is generally treated with oral medications at the onset. However, as the disease progresses it may require treatment with a combination of medications including injectable medications. Insulin may also be used in combination with pills or by itself for type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatment of chronic hives?

What are the causes and treatment of chronic hives?

Causes rarely known: We rarely find the cause for hives that last longer than 4 weeks. Individual hives last less than 24 hours and don't leave any scars are usually benign (not due to some bad disease), even if they are very itchy and make you miserable. Initial treatment is with high doses of antihistamines. If unsuccessful, there are protocols as to how to proceed. See a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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What is the best type of laser treatment for acne scars?

What is the best type of laser treatment for acne scars?

Fractional laser: Fraxel and fractional co2 are the best choices. Fractional co2 is the more intense resurfacing laser. I would only recommend it for lighter skin. You do one or two sessions and there is about a week to a week and a half downtime with each session. Results are really good, but some people do not have the option of taking this much time off. Fraxel is less downtime but more sessions. ...Read more

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What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation?

What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the gold standard for hyperpigmentation treatment. Make sure you are using sun protection everday. ...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