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by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Wondering
Replies: 1
Views: 2428

Re: Wondering

Hello, Thanks for your question. Rosacea and acne are thought to be completely different conditions. Rosacea causes facial redness, often flushing and sometimes acne-like spots. The flushing can last over an hour and is brought on by exercise, temperature change, alcohol, hot drinks and spicy food. ...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Re: British Skin Foundation - Acne

Hello, Thanks for your question. Yes most people grow out of acne, particularly in men who tend to find acne settles in their twenties. Women may find that acne goes on longer- about one in eight women aged 25 still have acne and one in twenty women ages 40 still have acne. Acne can continue into la...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Non organic form of Acne
Replies: 0
Views: 978

Re: Non organic form of Acne

Hello, Thank you very much for your question. I'm very sorry indeed to hear about your problem. Acne can be extremely distressing and hugely affect confidence. Dermatologists recognise this. Nevertheless it is usually highly treatable and it does sound as if you should see a dermatologist if you hav...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Acne
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Acne

Hello, Thanks for your question. I'm sorry to hear about your trouble. I would strongly suggest that you see a Dermatologist or GP with experience in Dermatology. From your description I wonder if you have cysts or perhaps nodulocystic acne which will probably do well with tablet treatments, perhaps...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Acne and rosacea
Replies: 1
Views: 1337

Re: Acne and rosacea

Hello, Is does sound as if you would benefit from seeing a dermatologist or GP with experience in Dermatology. I strongly suspect that rather than having acne and rosacea you just have rosacea causing spots (papulopustular rosacea). This can look rater like acne. This type of rosacea responds well t...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Benzoyl peroxide
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: Benzoyl peroxide

Hello, Benzoyl peroxide is often a very effective treatment for acne. It gets rid of the bug that causes acne within a few days and often works very well. It is safe and and available in the pharmacy. The two main problems with it are skin irritation which can occur after a few days, and bleaching o...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: acne
Replies: 1
Views: 1479

Re: acne

Thanks for your question. There are many treatments available for acne including creams, gels and tablet treatments. Perhaps try over-the-counter of off-the shelf topical treatments such as those containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, or perhaps nicotinamide. Wash with a non-oily water based...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: Moisturiser
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Moisturiser

Hello,

We're not allowed to recommend specific brands I'm afraid, but look for an water-based, acne friendly, non-comedogenic moisturiser.

Best wishes

Dr Ed Seaton
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: What causes acne?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: What causes acne?

Hello, Thanks for your question. There are whole textbooks dealing with this (!) but to summarise... Diet is not usually the cause of acne, unless it is very unhealthy. Stress can make it worse as can use of oils or clogging moisturising creams. But the main cause is probably your genes- just the wa...
by Dr Ed Seaton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Acne
Topic: acne
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: acne

Hello, Thanks for your question which is short, but has a complicated answer! There is a whole host of treatments available for acne including creams, gels and tablet treatments. Perhaps try over-the-counter of off-the shelf topical treatments such as those containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic a...
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