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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
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
So my boyfriend has these really bad zits all over his chest, they've never been popped but remain and discomfort him. What's a remedy to heal them?
Can eating a 1/2 avacado daily cause greesy face +zits ? Im on claravis/ isotreitnion. Last month of treatment. And been having greesy skin nd zits ?
I have red spots like zits all over body. I went in rive in sacramento, ca. Then pow the next day or two spot., what is this and treatment?
I have two small red zits on my face that haven't gone away for weeks. Even with prescription spot treatment (clindamycin). What could they be besides zits?
OCP's or aldactone (spironolactone): Topical creams like retinoic acid are great. Also, washing your face with acne-fighting face washes 2-3 times per day. As a gynecologist, for women, i find that oral contraceptive pills with and without Aldactone (spironolactone) are very effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer