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When Will Acne Stop
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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'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
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?
I have had bad acne since i was 12 years old I am nearly 17 and still have acne when will it stop?
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
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
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
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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