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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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My acne has spread to everywhere on my body- is this some sort of condition or disorder?

My acne has spread to everywhere on my body- is this some sort of condition or disorder?

Get seen: Acne spreading later in life should be seen by a general physician and perhaps a dermatologist. There may be an underlying cause -- or it may not in fact be common acne. Best wishes and i hope things turn out well. ...Read more

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Please help I've suffered with very bad acne since i was 14 yaas old and I am now in my late 40s it has spread to every part of my body my face is badl?

Please help I've suffered with very bad acne since i was 14 yaas old and I am now in my late 40s it has spread to every part of my body my face is badl?

Acne: Looks like you have severe acne there are options which includes long-term antibiotics and isotretinoin. Seek help from a dermatologist who is licensed to prescribe Isotretinoin .Not all dermatologists are licensed. ...Read more

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Why i get big acne again ANA again one gone another comes anywhere on the body what shuold i do?

Why i get big acne again ANA again one gone another comes anywhere on the body what shuold i do?

Acne: Acne has a number of causes: diet, stress, hormonal and genetics. Typical treatment includes oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and prescription topicals like epiduo, ziana, acanya or retin a. If this therapy is not effective, the next step is accutane. See your local dermatologists for acne treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any prescribed acne body soaps or washes available if so what are they called.. like is there one called acnex soap.. I need specific names

Are there any prescribed acne body soaps or washes available if so what are they called.. like is there one called acnex soap.. I need specific names

There are: OTC there are several skin cleansers containing salycilic acid and a few with benzoyl peroxide. Get the generics because they are the same for less money. If you have significant acne they will be of little use and you should see a dermatologist. Most adult women with acne respond best to oral spironolactone and to little else. It is safe and cheap. ...Read more

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I have some acne spread around my body on my back, chest and face I have it mild. I need help to get rid of it. What to do?

I have some acne spread around my body on my back, chest and face I have it mild. I need help to get rid of it. What to do?

Need to get seen: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to topical treatments alone. Your physician may try topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline, or (if you're a she) the oral contraceptive pill may clear you, or any of a number of other regimens may work. Acne's always manageable, and eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Rapid onset blisters weeping yellowish fluid, feel irritated, not acne. What is it/How treated? Will it spread if I wash face or to body if contacted

Rapid onset blisters weeping yellowish fluid, feel irritated, not acne.  What is it/How treated? Will it spread if I wash face or to body if contacted

Sounds like: you may have herpes zoster ("Shingles") Cannot answer your question without a definitive (definite) diagnosis. See your PCP ASAP (Primary Care Provider) for aDiagnosis!!! Shingles is treatable as are other formes of "blisters") Hope the helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

Could be: Molluscum is a viral based self limiting soft wart. It can be spread by contact. In younger children we often just observe it as it will usually resolve on it's own. Get a second opinion and see if there is a treatment option that meets your needs. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/molluscum_contagiosum/page6_em.htm ...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