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Acne Aid Soap
My skin is so oily. What can I use? And also how to treat acne? Is it okay to use mycin T3 (liothyronine) gel with acne aid soap?
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
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! ...Read more
Get Rx that works: If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide works well, you're fortunate. Otherwise, i start folks on topical clindamycin, perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative if there are numerous blackheads or benzoyl peroxide if not. Female patients may clear up if they can and want the oral contraceptive pill. For tougher cases systemic antibiotic as appropriate &/or dermatologist visit. ...Read more
ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap ...Read more