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I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face.Medication gives temporary relief.Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?

I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face.Medication gives temporary relief.Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?

Need prescriptions : Over the counter benzoyl peroxide v can be tried. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids derivatives. Topical or oral antibiotics are often effective. In your case your doctor may decide to prescribe Aldactone (spironolactone), a relatively safe oral medication, which should help if "hormonal problem". ...Read more

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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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Hi, stayin in switzerland, having reccurent acne/pimples on face after marriage. Just not going only.What medicine to be taken? Name ria and age 30.

Hi, stayin in switzerland, having reccurent acne/pimples on face after marriage. Just not going only.What medicine to be taken? Name ria and age 30.

Spironolactone: Ria, your best bet would be an oral medication called spironolactone. It is perfect for adult female acne induced or worsened by stress and menstrual cycling as it slightly inhibits the hormonal fluctuations that lead to the adult variant of acne. A low dose such as 50 or 100 mg per day should be sufficient. You do not want to get pregnant or be breast-feeding while on this medication. ...Read more

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Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

It can: A diet rich in antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies can help with the healing process. Avoiding processed foods also helps. I have had good results with a chinese opical cream called schmoove too. (www.Franzcenter.Com). It helps improve many skin conditions. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

Will drinking more  water  help clear acne and red pimples on face?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sir, it's true that ejaculation due masturbation or sex is the cause for acne or pimples on face?

Sir, it's true that ejaculation due masturbation or sex is the cause  for acne or pimples on face?

No: It would be difficult to find a control group, but this is something that was made up to frighten young men. Enjoying your body won't make you pimply, short, stupid, hairy, smooth, an unfit husband / father, mentally ill, blind, or unspiritual. It prepares you for adult life. Why not think about that one special person in your future, instead of internet trash? Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is hormonal? Pcos? Menstrual history? Meds? Some birth control pills make acne better, some make it worse. The hormone on iud and the injection birth control make it worse. Your dr needs to know these different hormones. Typically spironolactone is best. Some people just need to change their birth control. ...Read more

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Does acne/alot of facial pimples go away after 18?

Does acne/alot of facial pimples go away after 18?

Depends: Some do, some don't . I can't predict. I don't have that magic ball on the wall. It is different for every person. Sometimes it will go away then mysteriously come back again for no unforeseen reason! sorry i can't give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Does acne and facial pimples go away after you are 18?

Does acne and facial pimples go away after you are 18?

Maybe: I needed to take systemic tetracycline until i was in my mid-40's. The important thing is that no youngster nowadays needs to have bad acne. There are a variety of approaches; i start with topical clindamycin, try a systemic antibiotic that the person can take if this fails. For the toughest cases, dermatologists have Accutane and lasers. Good luck -- and good health. ...Read more

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I was having a pimple on face with white head when i burst it its whit portion got into my skin would it become in pus ?

Yes, that's pus: You're almost grown up and your acne is now your responsibility to manage. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician and make an appointment. The pus itself does not spread the acne. ...Read more

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