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please tell me what is good to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Home / folk / pop remedies are only adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not worked after two weeks, get with your personal physician. Topical or systemic antibiotics, a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill for a female, or something more intense like spironolactone or Isotretinoin are all considerations.

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How do I prevent acne?

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Some thoughts: Acne is genetic and more prone to occur during hormone changes. That is unavoidable. You should start using some essential skincare products and devices such as the clarisonic pro, face washes and toners with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and maybe some chemical peels to help unplug pores. Recommend diet high in healthy fats and proteins, organic, avoid all sugars except frui.
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Whats an easy way to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Acne: There is no easy way. One must live a healthy life style, a nutritious diet without much junk food, and avoid irritating the skin. If an acne problem develops, it is a good idea to see a dermatologist to give you a treatment plan to minimize the effect of the acne.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

My acne is gone now im left with brown marks what can I do to get rid of them ?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Need peeling?: You have postinflammatory change in color of the skin. Consider to have a mild or lite facial peeling. Ask your dermatologist how he feels about it and when its the best time after the treatment for acne.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of acne and scaring?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Time...: For starters go and see a good dermatologist; he/she will put you on a good skin regimen(i like tea tree scrubs and oatmeal soaps for starters) and you'll need to know what type of skin you actually have. Then all you have to do is wait; which may be the hardest part. If you have already scarred this may be more problematic; but there are certain medicines and treatments to address this too :).
A 39-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are some good ways to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic, incurable disease that eventually remits on its own. Until then, you must manage it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx.

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