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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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My dad had pimples untill he got married, I am 16 and i too am sufering from acne? I want to ask u when will these acnes stop in my case?

My dad had pimples untill he got married, I am 16 and i too am sufering  from acne? I want to ask u when will these acnes stop in my case?

No predicting: I was able to stop taking medication for my acne when i was 50. If as you seem to report you are on Clindamycin monotherapy for acne, you're making a mistake and should add topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative. If it's not sufficient (and i see you already have scarring), consider isotretinoin. It's not for the faint-hearted but it might be the best thing for you. ...Read more

Dr. Brandon Maples Dr. Maples
Pharmacology
14 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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I have been taking isotreitoine (accutane) for about 7 years. Starting the treatment but leaving it when acne stops. What is the main problem of that?

I have been taking isotreitoine (accutane) for about 7 years. Starting the treatment but leaving it when acne stops. What is the main problem of that?

Return of acne: The biggest problem would just be that the acne would probably return eventually. Once you get it clear, you might try switching to something else, like a topical cream/gel/face wash, etc. To see if that keeps it away. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?

I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?

Be an adult now: You acne will subside when you start managing it scientifically, like an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, pick up the phone and call your personal physician. You've survived most of adolescence and have earned the right -- and the responsibility for self-care that's been denied you to now. Mood swings will continue; they're part of life, just manage your behavior ...Read more

Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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21, male. Face reacts to every topical/moisturizer besides zinc and basic face wash.. When should my acne finally stop being stubborn and clear up?

21, male. Face reacts to every topical/moisturizer besides zinc and basic face wash.. When should my acne finally stop being stubborn and clear up?

Unknown: Although many people's acne improves after adolescence, in some cases people will have acne for their whole life. It is hard to know if you will "outgrow" acne, however continue good hygiene by washing your face with mild soap daily, and consider using benzoyl peroxide daily. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have had bad acne since i was 12 years old I am nearly 17 and still have acne when will it stop?

I have had bad acne since i was 12 years old I am nearly 17 and still have acne when will it stop?

Get it treated: All acne is manageable by any competent primary care physician. You're now old enough to make your own appointment, and if you're not satisfied, to get another physician of your choice. I'm sorry you weren't treated effectively already and i wish you luck. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Berger Dr. Berger
Dermatology
37 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What should I do to stop acne?

What should I do to stop acne?

Cannot: Can only control it until you outgrow. If otc acne washes and creams not helpfull, then would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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How to stop acne from spreading?

How to stop acne from spreading?

Acne spread: This you cannot do. But keeping your skin clean would be a good start ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can you slow down/stop acne?

How can you slow down/stop acne?

Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could a acne pill stop your growth?

Yes: Isotretinoin is believed to be capable of stopping the growth of long bones if the patient has not achieved his/her full height. This is something to consider in prescribing it. Most acne can be managed either with topical benzoyl peroxide alone, or if more severe or on the trunk, adding a second rx such as systemic tetracycline or any of several others that won't stop growth. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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How can i stop my acne from spreading?

How can i stop my acne from spreading?

The main: action is compulsive CLEANLINESS! Keep your skin Clean! OIL FREE and ask your PCP (or Dermatologist) for a "program" of prevention! The severity and DURATION of acne susceptibility CAN BE CONTROLLED in MOST people! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's a good way to actually stop acne?

What's a good way to actually stop acne?

You can't: Only extreme measures to suppress sex hormone production will work. However, all acne is treatable nowadays, quite easily. If you are the parent of a teen, you have a duty to make this available. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can I stop acne from ruining my life?

How can I stop acne from ruining my life?

Definitive treatment: All acne is manageable today if you can the person / family to overcome resistance to medical treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide and the common remedies a physician can prescribe have failed, you should consider a course of isotretinoin. It's not for the faint-hearted but most people are very glad after doing it. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
Family Medicine
62 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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Which color bottle of mona vie stops acne?

None: 1. Sqeese the acne lesion as soon as you yellow pus in it. 2. Wash your face with medicated soap twice daily. 3 apply clindamycine 1% solution to each lesion after washing. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can you stop getting acne from shaving?

How can you stop getting acne from shaving?

Is it acne?: There's a folliculitis syndrome that affects the beard, especially a teen's new beard, that is easily mistaken for acne. If you really have acne, just get decent medical treatment (benzoyl peroxide and if needed a physician's rx) and you can shave fine. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What can be done to stop getting facial acne?

What can be done to stop getting facial acne?

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not dangerous chemicals liike benzoyl peroxide), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to stop acne once and for all?

Finishing off Acne: Acne is one of those tough problems. You find something that works and then 6 months or year later it comes back. Sometimes teenagers will 'grow out' of it, but some people are plagued until middle age or older. There is no sure way to get rid of it once and for all. There is a lot of research going on in the area of pdt (photo-dynamic therapy) for long term improvement, the future will tell. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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What can I do to stop terrible acne break outs?

What can I do to stop terrible acne break outs?

Spironolactone: Adult women with acne usually need antiandrogen therapy to suppress it. It is important to consider any meds including any birth control or hormone. Do you have normal menst periods? If spironolactone fails after 4 months, Isotretinoin (formerly accutane) will rescue you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What to do when you have acne that just wont stop?

What to do when you have acne that just wont stop?

21st century Rx: Today we are curing most cancers and we can handle acne. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can you stop acne from coming before it does ?

Maintenance: If only your face tends to be involved, and you are now clear, topical benzoyl peroxide daily is usually enough. ...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
1,665 doctors shared insights

Facial Pimples (Definition)

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