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Acne Free Treatment
I've had the same pimple on my face about an inch below my right eye for months. No acne treatment seems to effect it. What is it and what do I do?
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
For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?
Acne: do not wash your face with soap just use plain water as this will help in not plugging up your pores, you can also use benzamycin 5 % gel topically twice a day. ...Read more
Find an old bottle..: ...On the beach, rub it, and hope a genie comes out. In all seriousness, we are doctors, not magicians. A strong oral steroid like Prednisone can be used to temporarily clear your skin in a short period of time, but steroids are powerful drugs and should not be taken for cosmetic reasons unless absolutely necessary. A much wiser plan is to plan further ahead and get on a sensible longterm regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean: The best answer is to have a clean diet....More fresh fruits and vegetables, lean grass fed beef, non hormone chicken etc. Avoiding processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sodas, are all ways to improve skin. Sometimes it cannot be completely avoided if there is a strong family history. I also get great results with chinese medicine. ...Read more
Works for some: I see people who come to the doctor for acne. That means that the over the counter products have not worked for them. So, the people i see report that it doesn't work. But, keep in mind, that i don't see the ones where it does work. They have no reason to discuss it with me. ...Read more
No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers