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Hoping you can tell me, is detox diet effective to get rid or reduce acne?

Hoping you can tell me, is detox diet effective to get rid or reduce acne?

Of course not: No fad diet will have much effect. Generally, you'll do well to avoid anybody who's telling you about "detoxification" or "removing poisons"; if you're scientifically literate you'll recognize these are all hucksters. Why not do yourself a favor and get with your physician; all acne's fairly easy to manage nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Does detox tea help get rid of acne?

Does detox tea help get rid of acne?

No: I'm really sorry that you've ended up with acne scars, that you still have the disease at age 24, and that on the evidence you have never received effective treatment. Any "pop" remedy claiming to be a "detox" is a fraud. Physicians and scientists know better than to use these ourselves, and you owe it to yourself as a person and a mother to get easy, effective evidence-based acne Rx from your Dr. ...Read more

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Tell me if detoxing your liver prevent acne outbreaks?

Tell me if detoxing your liver prevent acne outbreaks?

No: There's no evidence that it can. In fact, there's very little evidence that it's possible to "detoxify" your liver. ...Read more

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Day 7 of Zenatane and no difference. When will I see a difference? I hate my terrible back acne... I get so upset!

Day 7 of Zenatane and no difference. When will I see a difference? I hate my terrible back acne... I get so upset!

Stick with it: You fail to mention the dose. Isotretinoin is not easy to take, but is very effective. Sometimes I see improvement in 1 month, but usually it takes 3-4 months to begin an obvious clearing. You are just starting!!!! The usual course is 150 days, sometimes more, typically at 80mg a day. Avoid any Vitamin pills containing Vit A. Take this med with food, preferably a fatty meal. Make absolutely sure ...Read more

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Oily acne prone skin throughout the day, what to do?

Oily acne prone skin throughout the day, what to do?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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I wash my face several times a day. Why do I still get acne?

I wash my face several times a day. Why do I still get acne?

Acne and Washing: Acne is not due to lack of washing. It is due to hormone changes that are affected by many things: if you are a girl/woman, it often gets worse before the menstrual period. Cettain foods tend to aggravate acne: nuts, peanut butter, chocolate; dairy products (cheese, milk) in excess, and sugary foods. While washing is beneficial, it cannot rid your face of the blemishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Yes: The main thing is to use your treatment regularly so you will reach a point where you have no breakouts. You have to keep your treatment up so your skin will stay clear. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more