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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

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 to know if I have herpes or vaginal acne?

How to know if I have herpes or vaginal acne?

Get seen: If you have any reason to think you have a herpes outbreak, this is something your personal physician must know to manage any future pregnancies safely. Make a phone call now. ...Read more

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Vaginal acne on inner lips area. What to do?

Vaginal acne on inner lips area. What to do?

Vaginal acne: Vaginal acne is a skin problem that is typically caused by a change in your hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Although a fairly common condition among women, vaginal acne can be irritating, embarrassing and uncomfortable. Treatment can be with benzoyl peroxide, or mild topical tretinoin and or oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or doryx, see your local dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent and treat vaginal acne/boils?

What can you do to prevent and treat vaginal acne/boils?

See you have: Abscesses listed under conditions. If you have multiple abscesses - this is not a job for home remedies. This warrants medical evaluation and a specific treatment plan based on findings. ...Read more

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Pimples on mucous skin area of vaginal lips (inner) resembles acne. have been tested for stds and negative for everything, had them for months?

Pimples on mucous skin area of vaginal lips (inner) resembles acne. have been tested for stds and negative for everything,  had them for months?

Folliculitis: Sometimes shaving can lead to blockage of follicles around the labia and can lead to localized inflammation. It usually resolves with time. If it happens on a recurrent basis, avoid shaving. Rarely there are dermatologic conditions that can present as recurrent localized infections. ...Read more

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Saw ob yest he did vaginal exam-didnt discuss acne cysts-seeing here a doctor says i may have cancer of the adrenal cortex. Still a possible diagnose?

Saw ob yest he did vaginal exam-didnt discuss acne cysts-seeing here a doctor says i may have cancer of the adrenal cortex. Still a possible diagnose?

See an Endocrinologi: It is not difficult to make a diagnosis of adrenal cancer if you have sign and symptoms of this condition. All it takes is a ct scan of the abdomen which can/should be done if there is definite suspicion based on steroid excess(cushing;s syndrome like features). But you should first go see an internist or an endocrinologist to help you address this issue. ...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