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is sulfur soap good for acne?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sulfur and Acne: I've treated acne for years and have never recommended sulfur, but apparently, sulfur has been used for a long time for the treatment of mild skin conditions including acne. It supposedly works by as a mild peeling agent. There are other more mainstream peeling agents available. You may want to visit your local dermatologist/facial/plastic surgeon/esthetician. Good luck- let me know if you try it!

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What are some tips for how to treat back acne?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
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What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Ones that work: Being a teen is hard enough without acne, and a teen has a right to something that works better than slick-packaged benzoyl peroxide. I start teens on topical Clindamycin with or without retinoic acid, and move to stronger stuff, including a systemic antibiotic, if it fails. For the really hard cases, dermatologist have the big guns. Junior deserves the best. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does a pimple or ingrown hair cause infection?

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They can be : The pimple (acne?) or ingrown hair can get infected, but don't cause infection. Organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, or parasites cause infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Benzoyl peroxide is much more effective. Acne is not a hygiene problem. If the benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, please get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed nowadays.

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