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Kathie Lorraine Stirling, MD
(907) 456-3545
515 7th Ave Ste 130
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Dermatology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak

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Roger Thurmond, MD
(907) 456-8899
PO Box 71720
Fairbanks, AK
Education
Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190Univ Ok Hlth Sci Ctr, Dermatology; Univ Ok Hlth Sci Ctr, Flexible Or Transitional Year

Kathie Stirling, MD
(907) 456-3545
515 7th Ave Ste 130
Fairbanks, AK
Education
Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350Moffitt Hosp Univ Of Ca, Dermatology; Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr, Internal Medicine

Weiss, Jeffrey M DO - Valley Dermatology Center Incorporated
(907) 357-2800
851 E Westpoint Dr, #B10
Wasilla, AK
 
Mathew M Cannava
(907) 262-7546
247 N Fireweed St
Soldotna, AK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Roger Dean Thurmond, MD
(907) 456-8899
PO Box 71720
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kathie L. Stirling MD
(907) 456-3545
515 7th Avenue, Suite 130
Fairbanks, AK
 
Thurmond, Roger
(907) 456-8896
4001 GEIST RD STE 8
Fairbanks, AK
 
Dr.Michael Cusack
(907) 562-2275
110 West 38th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Michael Leary Cusack, MD
(907) 562-2275
3601 C St Ste 1350
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1965

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Acne Treatments - A Brief Users Guide For Parents, Teens And The Rest Of Us

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by Mark MacKay

Treating acne depends on the type and severity of your acne. Treatment also depends on how dry or oily your skin is, if you are male or female, if you are taking any medications, if you are pregnant or might be soon. These various factors affect your treatment options and can make any one size fits all acne treatment method ineffective.

Lucky their are numerous acne treatment options, so while you might not find one that works the first time, do not give up just try another. Do to the numerous acne treatments available today doctors can control most acne outbreaks; with greater success the earlier treatments are started. Hopping your acne will go away will not work, your local pharmacy is filled with many over the counter medications you can try, or visit your doctor who can prescribe more powerful treatments if needed.

The most popular way to treat mild to moderate acne is by using a topical treatment. These treatments can be in the form of a gel, cream, lotion or on a pad. They are applied to the surface of your skin, hence the name topical. The two main over the counter topic treatments are Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide. Prescription Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are also available in stronger doses if required. Doctors my also prescribe ointments containing sulfur, tetracycline, erythromycin or a retinoid. Many times you will need to use a combination of the above treatments for best results.

Salicylic acid and retinoids are used to treat the clogged hair follicles that are causing the acne lesions. They penetrate the pores and help the dead skin cells dissolve. Benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, tetracycline and erythromycin are antibacterial ointments used to treat the inflammation and kill the bacteria in the blocked follicles.

For people with moderate to server acne, in addition to topical treatments they my also require some type of oral medication to treat their acne. The three types of oral medications are antibiotics, hormones, and isotretinoins. All three require a prescription.

Tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, and doxycycline are the most common prescribed antibiotics. They work by being absorbed through the digestive system, then into the blood, and then into the hair follicles where they kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. This option would be used when topical antibiotic treatments were unsuccessful.

Hormones are an option available to treat teenage girls and women with acne. They are usually taken in the form of a birth control pill. They work by increasing the level of female hormones in the bloodstream. This helps reduce the production of androgen, which will then reduce the production of sebum.

For severe acne, isotretinoin is often used. It is a powerful drug that treats acne by stopping all of the changes in the skin that causes acne. It kills bacteria, reduces sebum production, and slows the growth of skin cells.

All of the above acne t...

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