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Acne home remedy?

Acne home remedy?

Sulfur granules: Fowler's acne formula calls for the use of flower of sulfur granules topically on skin. Can use with weak Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5 % for pimples and salicylic acid for papules. Acne is diabetes of the skin. Eat healthy, get good sleep, exercise, and reduce stress, especially stress over the appearance of skin. Acne may be a awake up call to make changes to enhance over all health. ...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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What is the best acne home remedy?

What is the best acne home remedy?

OTC Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter product that is recognized as effective for acne; a few folks have reported success with tea-tree oil. You'd do well to add some prescription rx in consultation with your physician; topical clindmycin is a good choice. Dermatologists have stronger stuff. This is the 21st century & you have a right to be acne-free if you wish. ...Read more

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Whats the most effective acne home remedy?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best over-the-counter product. "pop" remedies like squeezing a lemon onto the pimple or smearing yourself with honey won't work and are unworthy of someone living in the 21st century. All acne is manageable by scientific medicine. If you are responsible for a young person with acne, and you fail to get them the scientific rx a physician can offer, it'll be a lifetime of regrets. ...Read more

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At 16 how do I get rid of acne home remedy?

At 16 how do I get rid of acne home remedy?

Get a real Rx: You deserve 21st centjry treatment. Being 16 years old is hard enough. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which acne home remedies are considered effective?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best over-the-counter rx. The "pop" remedies (squeezing lemon, sleeping with your body plastered with honey) are unworthy of anyone living in the 21st century. Scientific medicine can clear all acne. If someone for whom you are responsible has acne, get them treated now, or it will be the source of a lifetime of regret. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are best acne home remedies?

I'm curious as to what are best acne home remedies?

Benzoyl peroxide: The "pop" remedies (sleeping with your face smeared with honey, using lemons / vinegar) will disappoint you. Tea tree oil is a moderate estrogen and can give a man breasts. Get some real rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, be a grown-up and phone your personal physician. Acne can be managed until it self-cures. ...Read more

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What are good hormonal acne home remedies?

What are good hormonal acne home remedies?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your mainstay over-the-counter remedy. You'd be wise to use it when you expect or have a flare. If you must use a "pop"/"holistic" treatment, try cider vinegar. Tea tree oil is a moderately strong estrogen and can make acne regress; some men have grown breasts using it. Lemons, honey etc. Will disappoint you. ...Read more

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Need ways to get rid of acne home remedies especially?

Need ways to get rid of acne home remedies especially?

Why not real Rx?: Even in today's insane health-care system, you can get something that works. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone here tell me please how to get rid of acne home remedies and creams preferred?

Can someone here tell me please how to get rid of acne home remedies and creams preferred?

Why not a real Rx?: You can get something that actually works even in our crazy healthcare sytem. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat or cure body acne with home remedies?

How to treat or cure body acne with home remedies?

Back Acne Remedies: First home remedy for back acne blend grounded groundnut oil with an equal quantity of freshly squeezed lime juice and rub on the affected areas. Allow for approximately 15 minutes before cleansing with water. Second home remedy for back acne rub fresh lime juice blended with a glass of boiled whole milk. Use this as a facial wash for back acne or pimples. This remedy has been used for ages. ...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