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I am having acne on my face?

I am having acne on my face?

Normal: Acne is a normal process that all teens experience. Best first step is develop good facial cleaning habits daily. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me how to cure acne on my face?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to control acne on my face?

What is the best way to control acne on my face?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic hyopallergenic and fragrance free moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face kindly tell me the suggestion to remove?

I have acne on my face kindly tell me the suggestion to remove?

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to be confident with so much acne on my face?

What do you suggest to be confident with so much acne on my face?

Get treated: Please forgive my frankness. If you have visible acne, it's a sign that for whatever reason you are not getting decent health care for a chronic, serious disease. It's cheap and cruel to tell you, "just smile and be yourself." your acne may look worse to you than to others, but this is the 21st century and any primary care physician can clear up all but the worst acne. It's your right. ...Read more

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Iam female 37years still acne on my face appears what is the proplem?

Iam female 37years still acne on my face appears what is the proplem?

It could be genetics: Hormonal. Stress related, environmental etc . You'll find useful tips below. http://www.livestrong.com/article/81634-persistent-acne/. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad acne on my face do anybody have any suggestion what I should do?

What to do if I have bad acne on my face do anybody have any suggestion what I should do?

Scientific Rx: If your acne is "bad" it will not respond adequately to over-the-counter meds though you should start using topical benzoyl peroxide now as you are able to tolerate. Get with your physician who will add some prescription-strength Rx. If you are offered isotretinoin, be brave and go for it despite all the scare stuff online. Pop / "natural" / lifestyle remedies won't work. Acne is manageable. ...Read more

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I'm 24 years old, and i still have acne on my face. Why, and what can I do to make it go away?

I'm 24 years old, and i still have acne on my face. Why, and what can I do to make it go away?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...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