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David A Spott, MD
(301) 868-7077
9131 Piscataway Rd
Clinton, MD
Business
David A Spott MD
Specialties
Dermatology

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Same Day STD Testing
(301) 861-2182
12070 Old Line Ctr, Ste 201
Waldorf, MD
 
Same Day STD Testing
(301) 861-2184
11350 Pembrooke Sq, Ste 130
Waldorf, MD
 
Arpana A Shah, MD
(301) 884-0278
37767 Market Dr Unit 2
Charlotte Hall, MD
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Barry Grabowski, MD
(202) 659-2223
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Washington Hosp Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Susan Schaner
(301) 932-5838
7 Post Office Rd
Waldorf, MD
Specialty
Dermatology

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(301) 861-2183
3500 Old Washington Rd, Ste 104
Waldorf, MD
 
Robert Steven Berger, MD
(301) 843-1600
11355 Pembrooke Sq Ste 108A
Waldorf, MD
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1980

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Arpana Shah
(301) 884-7322
37767 Market Dr
Charlotte Hall, MD
Specialty
Dermatology

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Dr.Robyn James
(301) 292-6010
11701 Livingston Rd # 302
Fort Washington, MD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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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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