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I had acne spots.. How can i treat it?

I had acne spots.. How can i treat it?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What is the best thing for acne/spots?

What is the best thing for acne/spots?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get my acne/spots to clear up?

How do I get my acne/spots to clear up?

Scientific Rx: The red spots left behind by lesions must clear on their own, but you can manage the active disease with help. If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, or if you have acne on your trunk, get with your personal physician. We can manage acne now, though it's chronic and remits only with time. It's non-lifestyle-related and not your fault. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dark acne spots?

What's a good way to cure dark acne spots?

Fade : Fading creams, glycolic washes and creams and retinoid creams are effective for dark age spots when prescribed in physician strength ...Read more

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What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

See a dermatologist: You may have 1 in your clinic. First control the acne. Tretinoin gel helps acne and reduces post-inflammatory pigmentation. You may need much more. ...Read more

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What can be done to control acne and acne spots?

What can be done to control acne and acne spots?

Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. ...Read more

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Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Terrible idea: This is a glucocorticoid and will give the bacteria that cause acne a growth advantage. This is one of the worst things you can do for acne. This is serious business, not something for home remedies using prescription-strength medications. Please get with a competent physician for guidance. ...Read more

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Could using moisturiser spread acne/spots?

Could using moisturiser spread acne/spots?

Moisturizer: A non comedogenic moisturizer will not typically make acne worse. Increased sebum (oil), bacteria, and blocked pores are the causes . See a dermatologist for an acne treatment plan. ...Read more

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How are acne spots produced and how can I prevent them?

How are acne spots produced and how can I prevent them?

Scars: Acne marks result from the scars each pimple creates. The best way to avoid the marks is to control the acne with antibiotics, retinoids, and hygiene. It is important to use sunscreen to avoid hyperpigmentation of the scars. ...Read more

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Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Benzoyl peroxide: This or retinoic acid are the mainstay of acne treatment. If they do not clear you, as happens maybe 50% of the time, your physician can add something that will. ...Read more

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I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint)

I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint)

Acne spots: I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint) ANS: consult with a Dermatologist is my advice who specializes in Acne. Best use of money IMHO. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne spots?

How to get rid of acne spots?

Depends on type: If it is pigmented scar you may use hydroquinone a popular skin lightner.Other creams used are cortisone creams to reduce inflammation.Over the counter kojik acid, arbutin(bearberry extract)vitamin c but if there are atrophic acne scars with indentations than either laser therapy or fillers done by dermatologists will help.Lsers are preferable and long lasting, while fillers needs to be redone often. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my acne spots ?

How do I get rid of my acne spots ?

Benzoyl Peroxide: I would start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash like panoxyl. Be aware that benzoyl peroxide can be irritating to the skin and it can bleach dark clothing. You need to rinse it off very well in the shower. This would be a good start. You can also try otc salicylic acid products. If it doesn't work after 1 month, i would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dark acne spots ?

Many options: Using topical bleaching creams, retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid can help. Also important to avoid sun exposure which would intensify the dark spots. If topicals don't work, then turn to your doctor to get a procedure such as lasers (noninvasive lasers work best on pigment with less side-effects), ipl, chemical peel, glycolic or salicylic acid peel, microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take oxy 10 for acne / spots?

Is it a good idea to take oxy 10 for acne / spots?

Sometimes: Benzoxy peroxide is effective for decreasing inflammatory papules and comedones. It is frequently used in combination with other agents clinically. It can be drying and bleaches clothing and hair if not dry on the skin. ...Read more

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What can be done about acne spots and scars overnight?

What can be done about acne spots and scars overnight?

Cosmetics or Wand: It is not possible to get rid of these overnight due to the inflammatory process. You would need a magic wand. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use panoxyl cream to reduce post acne spots?

Please tell me, could I use panoxyl cream to reduce post acne spots?

You can use it: to treat acne and reduce production of new acne spots, but it doesn't treat the spots left once the acne cyst is clear. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for acnes, spots and pimples?

What is a good treatment for acnes, spots and pimples?

Pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for oily skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/146axow. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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