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Acne Getting Worse
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
You can manage it: Don't look for explanations for why it flares -- it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene and only marginally to diet. You owe it to yourself to start treating it scientifically until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physiciain. Best wishes. ...Read more
Flare: During the first few weeks, it's likely to get worse before it gets better. Your dermatologist has probably explained this to you. The medicine is not for the faint-hearted but it is highly effective in getting a remission that will be good at least for months. ...Read more
Does your acne get worse when you start Accutane before it starts to get better? I'm very sad and my confidence is gone. My acne is worse 2 weeks in
Hi I have lots of acne in my face and back. When I am eating diary. Or drink fresh milk my acne get worse. May i know what treatment of my acne ?
My acne is getting worse each day!i have been using nutrogyna and it does not work.. What can I use to get a clear skin?
Scientific Rx: That stuff doesn't work. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for addtional prescription-strength rx. This may something as simple as the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for you, or a topical or systemic antibiotic or retinoic acid derivative. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 days of using 2% Salicylic acid wash on my face. Acne is getting worse. I heard that's normal while it cleans the pores then it will get better?
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