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What is causing my acne breakout?

What is causing my acne breakout?

See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...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 works against this acne and the scars?

What works against this acne and the scars?

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. Scars require a derm consult. Good luck. ...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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What is the best product for getting rid of acne and acne scars?

What is the best product for getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Accurate RX: Is probably the single most effective treatment to minimize acne scarring and prevent future outbreaks but it is not without risks and does require superb union by a physician. Discuss your candidacy for this protocol with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

What is in penicillin that prevents acne?

ACNE: Penicillin does not prevent Acne. It may treat active secondary infection by bacteria but it is not a first line antibiotic treatment for typical Acne. ...Read more

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How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

Peels: Salicylic acid is kerarolyic. It peels the top layer of skin and loosens blackheads and whiteheads before they have a chance to form into inflammatory lesion such as pimples or cysts. ...Read more

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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

hormones: Whether you are a male or female, acne usually begins in puberty secondary to hormonal changes in the body. (newborns can get acne from maternal hormones that pass through the placenta). The hormones cause an increase in oil production which traps bacteria and gives rise to acne. Foods also high in glycemic content (sugar) can increase acne. Avoid such foods in your diet. ...Read more

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What is acne..

What is acne..

Blocked follicles: Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells. It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 ...Read more

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Does exfoliating help get rid of acne? What exactly does that involve?

Does exfoliating help get rid of acne? What exactly does that involve?

Easier Rx: If you have to ask this, you're not taking advantage of mainstream treatment that will work more reliably. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you were severely affected and are offered isotretinoin, consider doing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. in teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

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 acne cleanser out there?

What is the best acne cleanser out there?

Try salicylic acid: Washes with this compound help mild acne confined to the face. Unless your disease is mild, it will not clear you. Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide, and if you are not clear in two weeks, a phone call to your physician for additional rx is in order. ...Read more

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What is the most effective thing to take away acne scars without causing breakouts?

What is the most effective thing to take away acne scars without causing breakouts?

Scientific Rx: You need to manage your acne like a 21st century adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't sufficient, get with your personal physician. Red marks after acne are healing and can't be changed. Too much or too little pigment is best left to resolve on your own -- hydroquinone bleaches can disfigure you. The scars must be managed by a specialist with laser, filler, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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What is more effective tretinoin or alszeic acid ? When fighting acne and pimples

What is more effective tretinoin or alszeic acid ? When fighting acne and pimples

Varies: Different people will respond differently. If you have a lot of comedones, tretinoin may be the better medicine for starters. I see you are already receiving several different treatments. Your physician may try you on a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day or refer you for consideration as an Isotretinoin patient. Acne is non-lifestyle-related, serious & treatable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best to stop too oily face. (Stop production sebum) beside accutane?

What is the best to stop too oily face. (Stop production sebum) beside accutane?

Oily skin: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What works against terrible body acne?

What works against terrible body acne?

Severe acne: Acne on the trunk that you describe as "terrible" is probably deep cystic acne. You have a right to treatment with isotretinoin. Nothing else will work. If you are a female, be sure to get worked up for an underlying hormonal problem. The medication is powerful and not altogether pleasant, but if the diagnosis is correct you will get a good result. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

Tetracyclines: Don't use any antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. You need to have a physician's help with this. If a combination of a systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, there are stronger rx's that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more