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Acne Or Folliculitis
Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. If these regimes are not resulting in improvement after 4-8 weeks, consultation with a dermatologist may be in order. ...Read more
NEVER!!!!: First, neomycin is useless. It is a common sensitizer causing numerous allergic reactions. Clobetasol is a super potent steroid associated with risk of cataracts and glaucoma. It also may cause a peculiar rash called PERIORAL DERMATITIS which resembles severe acne. This product should never have been made, must NOT BE USED ON FACE, and is a terrible choice for acne. ...Read more
Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more
Herpes or pimples due to shaving and new lotion? Some pimples and itching/burning like razor burn.
Folliculitis: Razor burn is broadly defined as a skin irritation developing after shaving. It appears as a red rash, sometimes with swelling & itching. Frequent shaving, using a dull blade, shaving dry & sensitive skin are associated. If the inflammation of the hair follicle leads to infection, pustules or pimples might develop--folliculitis. Herpes simplex would not be expected but would look like blisters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne rosacea vs acne: Acne rosacea is not the same as acne because the former primarily effects the facial ski vessels whereas the latter effects the sebaceous glands. However acne rosacea is associated with overgrowth of the oil glands effecting the nose and is known as rhinophyma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more
Dilated Pore : A dilated pore is a condition in which a small skin tumor forms within a hair follicle. Dermatologists often call the resulting bump an open comedo, although a dilated pore does not have the exact same cause as acne blemishes from excess sebum. This skin problem is also frequently called a dilated pore of winer, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stubborn, mild acne not responding to antibiotics or topical creams. Accutane seems too extreme for non-cystic acne. Help?!
Keep at it.: There are three main parts to approaching acne...1) reduce the amount of bacteria on skin.. 2) keep pores open...3) reduce oil production. Antibiotics can be topical and/or oral. Other surface treatments aim to reduce bacteria and/or keep pores open. Keep experimenting and working with your doctor until you find the right mix. It can take a few weeks to see improvement even with right mix. ...Read more
Misdiagnosis: Herpes can always be mistaken for another cause. Sometimes the herpes rash can look different at varying stages of infection, hence giving it an uncharacteristic appearance. To be sure, a physician can utilize laboratory testing to confirm or refute the suspected diagnosis. ...Read more
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is often used in otc antifungal preparations. BP has been used for acne for years to kill bacteria and dry the skin to prevent future acne. Dermatologists are using antifungals more to treat common acne. If you use BP without benefit, i would try tea tree oil. Any substance can cause an allergy or sensitivity, so be cautious with first uses of both products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer