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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: With many blackheads, i'd start you on a retinoic acid derivative topically along with topical clindamycin. If this isn't fully successful, a systenic antibiotic that's right for you is the next step. Dermatologists have the big guns and can abolish any and all acne. You have a right to be acne-free in the 21st century if that is your wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help in getting rid of acne?

Can drinking water help in getting rid of acne?

No: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, often disfiguring disease. It can be managed effectively by scientific treatment. You do a disservice to yourself and those who care about you if you try to manage it solely with the folk remedies you'll find on the internet. ...Read more

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What's a good facewash that gets rid of forehead acne?

What's a good facewash that gets rid of forehead acne?

Oil free: I really like neutragena oil free acne wash with grapefruit. Wash with this two to three times a day, and avoid lotions in general. Follow up with a good benzoyl peroxide 10% lotions twice per day. ...Read more

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What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

There are many: There are many products that can help with acne. The ones that are non prescription (over the counter) usually contain benzoyl peroxide and sometimes a mild acid like gloycolic acid. Everything else is by prescription. ...Read more

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Can baking soda really get rid of acne?

Can baking soda really get rid of acne?

Of course not: There "pop" remedies are adjuncts-only. This is the 21st centeury. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a major liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you're old enough to phone your personal physician, not waste your time and endanger your long-term skin health. ...Read more

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What gets rid of past acne scars?

What gets rid of past acne scars?

Choice of ways: Acne scars are difficult to treat, but they can be improved. There are a number of options: chemical peel, laser, fillers, subcision. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is showering enough to get rid of back acne?

Is showering enough to get rid of back acne?

Probably not: Back acne is tough to treat. The skin is thicker, and it is hard for you reach your own back to apply medication. Depending on the severity, you may need topicals, lasers, antibiotics, hormones, etc. Find somebody with experience for this difficult problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is papaya soap can get rid of blemishes?

Is papaya soap can get rid of blemishes?

Get a real Rx: If you intend to treat acne, your first line of attack is something evidence based rather than a glitzy advertising-based "fruit-based" soap. Two weeks of intensive benzoyl peroxide rx. If this fails, please get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does a mixture of epsom salt, iodine, and boiling water actually help get rid of blackheads?

Does a mixture of epsom salt, iodine, and boiling water actually help get rid of blackheads?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Can drinking vitamin water get rid of acne if it contains vitamin b5?

Can drinking vitamin water  get rid of acne if it contains vitamin b5?

Unlikely: There are more effective, medically sound acne treatments. See your primary doctor or dermatologist for individualized treatment. ...Read more

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Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

No: Acne cannot be cured it can only be treated with the proper regimen of topical creams and possibly oral antibiotics, birth control pill, spironolactone or even Accutane if it is very severe. Please see your dermatologist and good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Acne meds: Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring. Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne. ...Read more

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Can drinking tea tree oil get rid of acne scars?

Can drinking tea tree oil get rid of acne scars?

No: It is a weak estrogen and has given men gynecomastia. It is the one topical remedy for active lesions of acne for people who belong to cults that allow only plant-based medicine. I would urge these people to wise up, especially if they're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health. They won't touch scars, which should never be allowed to develop nowadays. ...Read more

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What face wash to get rid of acne?

None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more

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Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read more

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Does dieting get rid of acne?

Does dieting get rid of acne?

Yeah, but: certainly changes in hormone levels change acne. The amount of weight loss needed to drastically lower hormones (and stop menstrual cycling for example) would be an unsafe amount of weight loss. acne at age 51 is a bit unusual and checking hormonal levels would often be advised. ...Read more

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Which astrigent will get rid of acne scars?

Which astrigent will get rid of acne scars?

None: As far as i know there are no astringents that will get rid of acne scars. Even laser treatments only minimize the appearance of acne scars.. The best treatment is prevention of the acne. Consult a dermatologist for the best treatment of ongoing acne. ...Read more

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Can by drinking a lot of water reduce acne and eczema ?

Can by drinking a lot of water reduce acne and eczema ?

No: That is too simple. Skin is the largest organ in the body and needs the same nourishment as the other organs. You need to check diet, particularly all the sugary stuff and get a supplement of gla (primrose oil) and epa (fish oil). ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

Cosmetics: Other than cosmetics, there's no way to get rid of acne instantly. There are many topical preparations (eg, Benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Evoclin, or even spot treatment with salicylic acid) which can help fairly rapidly as well as (in more severe cases) an oral form of Clindamycin (or Accutane) can be prescribed to help. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what might be most appropriate for you. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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