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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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Hi . I am a teenager boy who has a combination skin . I suffer acne reddish skin on my forehead . I have tried dermedex acne cream but it did not work?

Hi . I am a teenager boy who has a combination skin . I suffer acne reddish skin on my forehead . I have tried dermedex acne cream but it did not work?

Real Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has a host of other medications, starting with a topical retinoic acid derivative and/or topical clindamycin. If it's on your trunk, you're likely to need a systemic antibiotic. For really rough cases, Accutane is worth considering. Being a teen is hard enough without the acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

Acne scar: Unfortunately there's no magic cream to completely and consistently remove acne scars. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with the acne scaring. Usually they offer free consultations (the laser treatments aren't covered by insurance, however), and they can tell you if you're acne spot would be helped by laser. ...Read more

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What is the best acne cream for oily skin?

What is the best acne cream for oily skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: No need for a pricey or gimmicky product. Choose a strength you can tolerate and apply as you can tolerate / as directed. If this hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something else to this regimen, and keep experimenting until you're better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the Best acne cream out there?

What's the Best acne cream out there?

Whatever you need: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. No need for anything fancy. If you're not clear in two weeks, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be free of this stuff. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best acne cream to buy over the counter?

Can you tell me about the best acne cream to buy over the counter?

Benzoyl peroxide: It is your best friend. Use as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, you will need prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What is the best acne scar removing cream?

What is the best acne scar removing cream?

Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment or cream for adult acne?

Rosacea: If what you have is rosacea, there are no great over the counter treatments. One can try benzoyl peroxide, water based. ... ...Read more

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What is the best option for acne keratosis, cream or freezing?

What is the best option for acne keratosis, cream or freezing?

Actinic keratosis: These are precancers on sun-damaged skin. You have a variety of options and can decide with your physician. It's a personal preference. ...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