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What to do if I am 17 I have acne and dry skin?

What to do if I am 17 I have acne and dry skin?

Manage the acne: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. It is not pleasant, especially if your skin tends to be dry already, but it is the mainstay of most treatment regimens short of isotretinoin. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


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I have dry skin on face causing acne, any suggestions?

I have dry skin on face causing acne, any suggestions?

Dry: Non soap cleansers to wash and fragrance free moisturizers daily will help dry skin. Acne is not a result of dry skin but rather hormonally controlled increase in oil production with blocked pores and bacterial production. See a dermatologist for treatment options and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I find a good routine for cleaning my face? I have acne but i think I have dry skin.

How do I find a good routine for cleaning my face? I have acne but i think I have dry skin.

Gentle cleanser: Acne does not resolve with washing your face a million times a day; however, you should clean it twice a day with a gentle cleanser, like cetaphil, if you have dry skin. ...Read more

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What is the best acne wash for dry skin?

What is the best acne wash for dry skin?

Acne wash : There are many different brands-they include cetaphil, cerave, oilattum, dove.And ultra gentle cleanser by neutrogena. If you ask you dermatologist , he or she may give you samples so you can try some of them. ...Read more

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I got acne, will aquaphor be good for my dry skin?

Acne: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer but i would not recommend it for the face as it will clog the pores. Use a moisturizing lotion instead on the dry areas. ...Read more

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What is a good face wash to use for acne and dry skin?

What is a good face wash to use for acne and dry skin?

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 hyopallergenic and fragrance free moisturizer. ...Read more

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What facial products could help with dry skin from acne?

What facial products could help with dry skin from acne?

Oil free moisturizer: Use oil free products that will moisturize and remember to drink more water since you may be dehydrated at the end of summer. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I do for my acne prone dry skin?

Please tell me what should I do for my acne prone dry skin?

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

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Is it normal to have dry skin after taking acne medication?

Is it normal to have dry skin after taking acne medication?

Yes: Accutane, the powerful medicine that dermatologists can prescribe, always produces dry skin that may also itch, burn, and/or be sun-sensitive. Even topical retinoic acid compounds can do the same. Your physician may be able to help you manage these. Good luck with your treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if ibefore going to bed to moisturise my face?

What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if ibefore going to bed to moisturise my face?

There are many: treatments for acne patients with dry skin, but you need to see a dermatologist and many moisturizers can cause break outs so look for topicals with nicotinamide ...Read more

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I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

Dermatology: Sorry, but you need the advice and management of a true professional.Please seek a consultation with a board certified dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

Creams, not gels: The treatment would depend on the severity of the acne. Gels are more drying than creams, and more likely to cause irritation. The otc benzoyl peroxide preps tend to have alcohol, and can irritate. A prescription, water based benzoyl peroxide would be less drying. Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion, or Azelex cream can calm the pimples, with minimal drying. An oral antibiotic may also be necessary. ...Read more

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What would a dermatologist put me on if I have extremly mild acne and dry skin?

What would a dermatologist  put me on if I have extremly mild acne and dry skin?

Benzoyl Peroxide: Proactive or clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) is very effective to treat mild to moderate acne. If dryness is worsened, then apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?

See a dermatologist: Bio oil is not what you need. There are various kinds of acne with different approaches to therapy. You may do best with oral spironolone. ...Read more

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Hello, I have dry skin with mild acne on it and I also have some scars, can anyone help me out with this?

Hello, I have dry skin with mild acne on it and I also have some scars, can anyone help me out with this?

Seek dermatologist: It sounds like you would benefit from a prescription regimen such as Accutane in combination with a skin care regimen but you should first be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?

7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?

Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. ...Read more

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These random scars appeared on the right side ofmy face today. I've never had acne or anything. Just dry skin. What are possible causes?

These random scars appeared on  the right side ofmy face today. I've never had acne or anything. Just dry skin. What are possible causes?

It's a mystery.: scars can only happen after trauma, injury, or infection. If none of these happened, I don't know how you get it. Dry skin would not cause "scar". ...Read more

Dr. Erin Robertson
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Urgent Care (Definition)

Urgent care is delivered in an ambulatory setting. Patients arrive without appointments, first come, first served (except in cases of emergency) care that is rendered is often to treat minor traumatic injuries (ankle sprain, broken finger), lacerations, minor illnesses - sore throat, cough, uti. Not a primary care setting - patients are referred back ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wound Care (Definition)

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more