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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
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
Is it better to moisturize first then apply acne treatment cream or apply the acne treatment first then moisturize?
I just bought clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) acne treatment cream. Wondering if you apply it just before you sleep or just after you wake up?
Can a family doctor prescribe cream acne treatment? I'm breaking out more than usual and wont go away. Guessing its from stress.
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
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
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