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Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne skin care question.  Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Both products help: Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...Read more

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Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Possibly: Most patients tolerate the topical benzoyl peroxide in proactiv. However, some may experience irritation and dryness from the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can cetaphil antibacterial soap work for acne?

Can cetaphil antibacterial soap work for acne?

Get a real Rx: This is unlikely to touch the deep-living bacteria that are part of the cause of acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your personal physician. We can manage all acne scientifically, and it's your right to have the benefits. ...Read more

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What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads ?

Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads ?

Acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammatory (red) pimples and comedones (black heads and white heads). The product is drying and should be used sparingly. Caution with sun exposure. See a dermatologist for a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Acne but not scars: Asepxia soaps state on the label “remover of oil and impurities”. It has both exfolliant and astringent qualities. Although this may help with acne, no soap will remove acne scars. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Is oatmeal soap suitable for oily face? Which is effective oatmeal soap, acne soap or cetaphil for oily face?

Hi doctors. Is oatmeal soap suitable for oily face? Which is effective oatmeal soap, acne soap or cetaphil for oily face?

YMMV.: Between the many recommended cleansers, your individual response is what determines which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Does kojic soap can cure acne dark spots and tretinoin cream 0.05?

Does kojic soap can cure acne dark spots and tretinoin cream 0.05?

It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read more

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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...Read more

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Whats better for acne, sulfur cream or benzoyl peroxide cream?

Whats better for acne, sulfur cream or benzoyl peroxide cream?

ACNE: Benzoyl peroxide cream works better and is recommended by dermatologist as first line of treatment for acne. ...Read more

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Best face cream for oily skin & pimples?

Best: You could use benzoyl peroxide and oc 8 to stop oily skin pimples but you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Neutrogena naturals acne cream cleanser, does it work well?

Neutrogena naturals acne cream cleanser, does it work well?

Possible: It can be helpful, but you must remember that everyone's skin reacts differently to different creams and lotions. Therefore, what may work for one may not necessarily work as well for the next person. However, if you have used it in the past and it has worked before it may be a good place to start. Then if not you can consult your physician for prescription medications/lotions. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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What does oxy acne lotion help on?

Acne: And sometimes other things. This is benzoyl peroxide at a reasonable price. There are many products with this content. "pro-activ" is a heavily promoted one with a high price tag. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Managed Care (Definition)

Managed care is a system of health care management that is intended to reduce inappropriate and/or unnecessary health care expenditures by aligning economic incentives for both practitioners and patients so that both understand their options and select care that provides optimal value. "value" is a relationship of perceived and objectively measured ...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