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Can sugar and water be an acne cream treatment?

Can sugar and water be an acne cream treatment?

This is serious: Acne is a serious, potentially-disfiguring, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease. You're free to try any of the hypws home remedies you want... But if you're an adult responsible for the physical and emotional health of a teenager, it's inexcusable to delay getting the effective rx that 21st century medicine can offer through a competent physician. ...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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Can you use acne treatment cream everyday?

Yes: For best results, all the acne creams (benzyl peroxide, retin-a, astringents. Antibiotics) should be used daily if tolerated. ...Read more

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I have redness on my face from my acne treatment cream my doctor prescribed me any help?

I have redness on my face from my acne treatment cream my doctor prescribed me any help?

Redness: Some acne medications such as retinoid creams, benzoyl peroxide, and others exfoliate and may dry and irritate the skin. Using less product and transitioning to every other day may help along with using a moisturizer . Contact your dermatologist for instructions. ...Read more

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I just bought clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne treatment cream. Wondering if you apply it just before you sleep or just after you wake up?

I just bought clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne treatment cream. Wondering if you apply it just before you sleep or just after you wake up?

Both: Use this or your preferred benzoyl peroxide preparation as you can tolerate it. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can a family doctor prescribe cream acne treatment? I'm breaking out more than usual and wont go away. Guessing its from stress.

Can a family doctor prescribe cream acne treatment? I'm breaking out more than usual and wont go away. Guessing its from stress.

Absolutely: Family medicine is a board certified specialty that includes training in dermatology assessment and management. Consider stress management with exercise and consider diet changes as there have been recent studies supporting a link to food choices and acne. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more

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Does tretinoin cream "for acne treatment " affect the menstrual period ?

Does tretinoin cream "for acne treatment " affect the menstrual period ?

No: Tretinoin cream can cause dryness and irritation and temporarily increase acne breakouts but should not affect your menstrual cycle. See your ob/gyn to have the irregular cycle evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne? Only capsules not creams?

Systemic Rx: Your question suggests to me that you have tried topical therapy and it failed. Most men clear on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them; the tough cases respond to drugs that only a dermatologist can write for. You may want to give topical rx a second try; clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, and a retinoic acid derivative may all help. ...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