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A 19-year-old female asked:

Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne and scarring? i have tried everything you can think of, even cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots. nothing works.

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Prob not : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne? I have tried everything even cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots. Nothing works.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Prob not : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 26, 2018

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