Questions tagged [acne]

Questions pertaining to the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers.

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Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation?

Can band-aids prevent or reduce acne scar formation? It's known that keeping wounds covered is actually better for healing. Here are the reasons: It keeps our skin cells from drying out so that scabs ...
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Does Mirena IUD help with acne control too? Is it safe to take concurrently with Accutane?

If one to use the Mirena IUD contraceptive, will it help with acne control too? Or should I take something separate for that? I'm due to see my dermatologist in awhile about starting Accutane, but ...
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How does reducing the bacterial load enable your immune system to maintain a low enough level of remaining bacteria to avoid clinical symptoms?

Doesn't D.Tan's last para. Personal thoughts: Antibiotics most likely never completely eradicate a bacterial population, but by bringing down the bacterial load, you enable your immune system to ...
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If isotretinoin and oral antibiotics fail, how else can nodular acne be treated with FDA approval?

Assume that a patient has severe nodular acne all over the face and upper back. In order of medications attempted from earliest to latest, if: antibiotic creams (clindamycin and gentamicin) then ...
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Why bother prescribing oral antibiotics for acne, when C. acnes can't all be killed and will regrow?

After topical antibiotics and/or retinoid and/or benzoyl peroxide, dermatologists commonly prescribe oral antibiotics, but why? Presume that the patient dutifully consumes the full prescribed course ...
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Why are multiple courses of isotretinoin necessary to treat acne?

The following guidances don't detail why multiple courses are more efficacious? Aug 21 2019 PRODUCT MONOGRAPH on Accutane, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, p. 13 of 36. Effects of multiple courses of ...
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Doesn't the maximum cumulative dosage of isotretinoin contradict the efficacy of multiple courses?

Doesn't the dosing schedule for isotretinoin for treating acne vulgaris Isotretinoin therapy should be initiated at a dose of 0.5 mg/kg/d for 4 weeks and increased as tolerated until a cumulative ...
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Is there any alternative to Accutane for acne treatment?

I have had acne for 4 years straight and it has been getting worse and worse, ever since. I've tried every trick in the book: Tea tree oil Benzoyl Peroxide Retin A (0.025%; 0.05%; 0.1%) ...
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How deep into the skin do topical acne medications penetrate?

Given a topical gel that is a mixture of dapsone (6%), an antibiotic spironolactone (5%), an androgen blocker niacinamide (2%), a form of Vitamin B3 and skin brightener How deep into the skin do ...
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Does hair/beard length affect on skin oil production? [closed]

I like to know if someone shaves his beard or cuts his hair, will this reduce his skin oil production? And conversely will long hair/beard cause more skin oil? Totally, is there any relation between ...
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Why does acne get worse during the first two weeks of treatment with isotretinoin?

I've heard and read from multiple sources that acne gets worse during the first two weeks of treatment with isotretinoin, but I haven't been able to find an explanation as to why this happens. From ...
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Acne underneath skin [closed]

Introduction Okay, I've almost won my war. The battle, its almost won... However, I must still claim victory in my final battle. The battle against the little enemies, the ones that have fought with ...
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Does my face become oily due to pimples?

I have pimples on my face since last month. They are neither bleeding nor painful when I touch them, but my fingers get oily when I rub them softly. I'm not using any skin care soap or applying ...
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“There is a very strong correlation between consuming dairy products — such as milk — and acne, skin breakouts and aging.”

I read an article here that says: “There is a very strong correlation between consuming dairy products — such as milk — and acne, skin breakouts and aging.” The reason? Hormones, Bella says. ...
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Does eating manuka honey help prevent acne?

Does eating manuka honey help prevent acne? What I have found so far is unsubstantiated or in vitro. {1}: The Internet is filled with patient testimonials that Manuka honey works marvelously for ...
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Are topical acne medications even allowed under the eyelid?

Topical acne medications are supposed to be used all over the face. However, the skin under the eyelids is much thinner and weaker, which makes it completely different. I assume any medication should ...
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Is benzoyl peroxide as body wash less effective than creams?

For severe acne, wouldn't it be most effective to contact and subject the affected areas to Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) for as long as possible? If yes, then ought it not be applied as a cream? As a body ...
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Why doesn't the human body lower sebum production in patients with chronic acne?

Background Nodular acne is a condition where sebum plugs usually cause bumps on, and inflammation of, the skin, before the sebum emerges or can be extracted with a comedo extractor. Occasioanlly, this ...
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Can acne bacteria become resistant to Clindamycin?

Clindamycinum is an antibiotic used to treat skin and vaginal infections. Can people use Clindamycinum for more than 60 days or will the bacteria become resistant to it?
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Can using moisturiser make acne worse? [closed]

Over the last few weeks, I've started breaking out with medium-to-severe acne, and in an attempt to clear it up in the short-term I've been using the T-Zone Skin Clearing Face Moisturiser. However, I'...
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What is the most effective thing that has worked for you in getting rid of acne (any kind)? [closed]

This seems like the oldest problem that mankind has ever faced since the dawn of our beauty-driven world. I'd like to hear practical tips, products, or treatments that has worked for you, best if ...
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What are some ways to stop and prevent acne?

I sleep on my back and have acne there. What can I do to keep the acne from getting worse and prevent future acne from developing? (I'm not sure if sleeping position matters.)
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Electromagnetic Light and Radio Pulses in Combination against Skin Conditions

Reading up on recent developments in the treatments for Hidradenitis suppurativa I came across a brand new option. Τhat option, if true, would by absolutely sensational on several fronts: The so ...
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What causes acne, and how do I get rid of it?

I'm a 21 year-old male. I've had mild acne since my early teens, and currently it translates to a few raised red spots on my face and many more on my back and shoulders in an average week. The more ...
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How to get rid of acne marks and scars? [duplicate]

I have had acne for 2 years now. I used to have acne everywhere on my face and even on my spine. Recently I stopped eating junk food and chocolate, small breakouts that come and go from time to time. ...
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Is my diet affecting my skin? [closed]

So I am at my wits end with acne. I've got rid of all of the spots (like the physical spots that most people would want to pop) with the help of Lymecycline (a skin antibiotic) that the doctor gave me ...
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Any physical benefits to acne? Does the oil keep skin from wrinkling & sagging in the future? Can it prevent razor-burn & dandruff now?

I have cystic acne... and I'm 29. It's not all that fun. I'm trying to be optimistic since no matter what I do I can't get rid of it. So... Are there any benefits to having acne? (I'm reaching for ...
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Does aloe vera fade acne scars?

Can aloe vera gel make scars from acne fade? If so, how is it used for this purpose?
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Non-surgical ways of removing ichor

I have a pretty nasty form of acne, and some of the abscesses are so deep it takes weeks for them to even become removable, though for the whole time they cause pain and/or discomfort. What I am ...
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Fading acne-hyperpigmentation

So I've been on diffren (adapalene gel) and it's really helped with my stubborn acne. However, I now have acne hyperpigmentation (the red spots on my skin). I've been trying to find an over the ...
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Laser treatment & beard

Will my beard grow if I do a laser treatment for acne scar ? If no, which solutions should I consider if I want to have a beard and no acne scar?
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Body acne (extreme condition) [closed]

After swelling goes away dark spots take place of them. my complete back is covered with dark spots . Urgent help required.
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Pimples: Causes and Cures?

I am thirteen years old and have quite a few pimples. I have a couple of questions: 1. What causes them? 2. When I pop them(I try not too) they ooze out sticky fluid. What is it? 3. How can I stop ...
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How long can you take tetracycline in the treatment of acne?

I received a prescription on unidox solutab against staphylococcus. I've been taking this drug for 4 months and everything looked fine, acne disappeared 3 months ago. Now akne started to appear again ...
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Is frequent steaming of the face (like in a sauna) an effective way to open up skin pores and detox? Hydrogen Peroxide prevent acne?

For those who suffer from acne -- is frequent exposure to steam an effective way to keep the skin clean? My understanding is heat opens up the skin-pores, and the skin pores are better able to detox,...
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When do you stop Minocycline/Spirnolactone prior to start of Accutane?

I will be meeting with my Dermatologist to start on Accutane Sept. 16. She is on vacation now so I cannot contact her, but she mentioned that before I start Acutane that I need to stop taking my ...
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How do I deal with acne on my back? [closed]

I have a lot of acne on my back and some always burst and bleed. I find blood on the back of my shirt almost every day.
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Why cannot the body all by itself defeat and eliminate acne?

This Reddit post answers the question 'Why can't the immune system fight off the bacteria that causes acne?'. So instead, I ask a more general one as entitled above. I am conjecturing that the body ...
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How can I prevent a “pimple hole” from scarring?

I had a whitehead building on my nose for weeks, and I decided enough was enough and squeezed it out. It didn't pop, it just kind of came out. But it left a hole, like an actual open hole, about a ...
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100% Witch Hazel or 86% for face?

I used 100% and I ran out. I just now went to Walmart and bought some and saw later it was 86% Witch Hazel with 14% alcohol, not the 100% like I had. The 100% bottle also said it contained 14% alcohol ...
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Is petroleum jelly comedogenic?

I have done some research on this topic and there appears to be conflicting viewpoints. Some petroleum jelly products in stores state that it is non-comedogenic (it does not cause acne), while some ...