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What can I do to get rid of my adult acne?

What can I do to get rid of my adult acne?

Scientific Rx: Chronic disease at any age; doesn't matter. Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. If new, rule out cushing's, others. ...Read more

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 can I do to get rid of acne on my back?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my back?

BACK ACNE: Men and boys usually get "bacne" more often than girls and women. Stop eating nuts & peanut butter; stop chocolate; and cut down on dairy products. Use a wash like neutrogena acne wash twice daily; apply an acne cream or lotion like clearasil; and if it doesn't seem to help after a month or two, see a dermatologist. And be patient. Best luck! ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?

This is serious: You're going to need prescription-strength Rx. No 'pop' or over-the-counter medications will work adequately. Get with your personal physician. And it won't be easy, pleasant, or fast. But there are medications that will work, and in the 21st century, you owe it to yourself to be clear of this chronic but manageable, non-lifestyle-related disease. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

Meds: Eyelid acne is tough to treat to the the proximity to the eyeball. Nevertheless it should be treated via meds that are gentle to the eyelid skin. Consulting a dermatologist helps. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne?

What do I do to get rid of my acne?

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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What should I do to get rid of my acne?

What should I do to get rid of my acne?

Acne: Acne can be treated by prescription topical medications such as epiduo, acanya, ziana, and others. Oral prescription antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or Monodox are also helpful. See your local dermatologist for help with treatment of your acne. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne fast?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne and know what to do not to bring it back?

What do I do to get rid of my acne and know what to do not to bring it back?

Can't be done: Acne is a chronic disease that eventually remits. Stay proactive, use as little treatment as you need, and from time to time, taper and see what happens. I was able to stop my rx at about age 50. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne and boils?

What do I do to get rid of my acne and boils?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne and acne scars?

What do I do to get rid of my acne and acne scars?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne scars using home remedies?

What do I do to get rid of my acne scars using home remedies?

No good ones: There are not any home remedies for acne scars that are both safe and effective. Even for experts, acne scars are a challenge. Don't try to do this yourself - go see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Help how to get rid of my acne?

Help how to get rid of my acne?

Getting rid of acne: I tell my patients that the best one can hope for is acne control. True there are those with teenage acne that resolves in adulthood. There are also those who continue to get acne well into adulthood. Combination therapy aimed at reducing oil production, increasing skin cell turnover, reducing inflammation and controlling infection is best. Chemical peels, laser and light treatments also help. ...Read more

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Will my urin help get rid of my acne?

Unlikely: There are many other treatment options that are not so distasteful. Go to a doctor or dermatologist to learn about them. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my acne for good?

How do I get rid of my acne for good?

Adult Acne: 20-30% of adults have acne and never really get rid of it. Instead, you need to find a treatment regimen that will give you effective control over your acne. ...Read more

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What should I use to get rid of my acne?

What should I use to get rid of my acne?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get rid of my acne?

What's the fastest way to get rid of my acne?

See a dermatologist: Acne therapy is individualized. There are various different treatments. Expect 3 months or more for a satisfactory response.Sometimes light and laser treatments yield a faster (temporary) result, but expect to pay. ...Read more

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Why can't I get rid of my acne? What can I do?

Why can't I get rid of my acne? What can I do?

Manage it: There is no understanding why acne stays on in one person and not another. If topical benzoyl peroxide is not sufficient and topical retinoic acid has failed, prescription Rx is in order. There is no magic but it can be manager until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne within two weeks?

How can I get rid of my acne within two weeks?

Proactive: They seem to claim it can clear you up overnight! i've never seen that work with any acne treatments whatsoever. The reality is that you need to allow 2-3 months to see a 50-70% improvement in acne. ...Read more

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What home remedies to get rid of my acne and tan?

What home remedies to get rid of my acne and tan?

They don't work: The over-the-counter product that works best is benzoyl peroxide. None of the home remedies you'll find online (lemon juice, sleeping with your face smeared with honey) will work, and i suspect some of them are cruel pranks on folks with an already-cruel disease. And no rx of any kind words very fast. Please get with a scientific physician. He/she can help. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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