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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

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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Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins for acne ?

Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins for acne ?

Not the answer: Eat sensibly, take natural rather than synthetic vitamins if you are able, and manage your acne scientifically. 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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Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins and treatments for acne ?

Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins and treatments for acne ?

Serious Rx: Forget vitamins and eat sensibly, but diet's not the key. Try topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

Consider a better: approach, HFLC, often far more effective. Study: DietDoctor.com. Conversely, LFHC foods are associated with ?ed incidence of acneform sebacious gland infections & lesions. While Accutane & benzoyl peroxide (in many formulations), tends to calm lesions, for many replacing LFHC foods with HFLC foods ends up far more effective. No evidence the vitamins your taking are effective. Do your own trial. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that taking a good multi-vitamin can help cure acne?

No, but...: I'm among a minority of physicians who believe it's wise for everyone to take a cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement daily, because of the way our world is. You'll also do well to get with a scientific physician; acne can be treated effectively, usually at little cost, and the medicines (vitamin a analogues, antibiotics) are mother nature's gifts. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good skin vitamins for men with acne and acne marks?

Get real Rx: This physician thinks a cheap daily vitamin-and-mineral supplement is a good idea for overall health, especially nowadays. However, acne isn't a nutritional, lifestyle, or hygiene-related disease. It's chronic, serious, and worthy of being cared for by a scientific physician. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d good for treating acne?

Is vitamin d good for treating acne?

Sunshine: Vit d the sunshine vitamin can help in some cases. Sunshine may be another option. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

No: Acne is partially caused by the over production of oils. Adding more oil to your skin will only make the situation worse. There needs to be an appropriate oil balance on the skin otherwise more acne will be produced. ...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