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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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What is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

What is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, you will need to add prescription-strength rx from your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or treatment for acne or pimples?

What is the best medicine or treatment for acne or pimples?

Rx: Benzoyl peroxide over the counter is cheap and works pretty well; i add topical clindmycin next because it's cheap and usually works great. If there's a lot of blackheads, the more pricey retinoic acid derivatives can come 3rd; failing this, a systemic antibiotic or even a dermatologist's big guns. The oral contraceptive pill can end acne in a woman who can and wants to take it. ...Read more

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My cheeks are covered with acne , pimples (dents) and I had them for ages , I dont have gp . I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

My cheeks are covered with acne , pimples (dents) and I had them for ages , I dont have gp . I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for itchy facial pimples? I just started having it when i was 21 until now that I am 23

What is the best home remedy for itchy facial pimples? I just started having it when i was 21 until now that I am 23

See a dermatologist: No vitamin or zinc will help your face. There are effective treatments. You may start with benzoyl peroxide- get a generic, not proactiv (expensive!). It may be drying and it can bleach colors out of fabrics: be careful. Acne is not your fault. It is related to genetics, hormones, and sometimes meds. ...Read more

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I'd like to know, what is the best way to get ride of the facial pimples or on your back? Thanks

I'd like to know, what is the best way to get ride of the facial pimples or on your back? Thanks

Wash: With benzoyl peroxide was at least 5% one daily. This is a good otc start. If it doesn't start to help in 2-3 weeks see your doctor. They can rx other medication. ...Read more

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I am 18 and i ve a lot on acne and pimples on my face. Is laser treatment good for me? I mean if I do it , they will never come again?

I am 18 and i ve a lot on acne and pimples on my face. Is laser treatment good for me? I mean if I do it , they will never come again?

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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Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

Laser for acne scars: The active acne should be controlled prior to laser treatment for acne scars to minimize risk of infection. ...Read more

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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