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A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
The acne products im using work one week then make my skin dry and irritated the next. Is there a reason for this ?
Chronic use: Decrease frequency from every day to every other day or first apply moisturizer to decrease strength. You also may want to change product from one containing benzoyl peroxide to one containing sulfur which is less drying. Acne supplements containing zinc are helpful, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And which products are better for cystic acne all natural or benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid? I'm going in circles searching for the right one!
Gels or creams: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use EVERY day: The best product is one that you use every day. Be patient. If you start today, you're preventing pimples 2 months from now. Good products contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. You can find more info at: http://kidshealth.Org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne.Html#. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No quick fix: If it's a week before the prom, phone your physician. Chances are you'll get topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline plus 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day. Acne is manageable until it self-cures. Please think about long-term care for yourself, and ignore people who "don't think acne should be treated.". ...Read more
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