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Acne Treatment For Oily Skin
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
Accutane or spironlactone? Female, 23, stubborn acne. Took Accutane 8 years ago, oily skin and excessive menstruation controlled with progesterone.
My daughter, 20, has acne and blemish all over her body, specially on her back and face.She has oily skin too.What is the possible treatment for it?
Several: First, wash with soap and water. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid creams can help. Sometimes topical or oral antibiotics are used. Some people find moderate sun exposure to be helpful as long as they are not on a medicine that makes them overly sensitive to the sun. In severe cases, sometimes, Azelaic Acid or oral retinoids are used. Daily exercise with copious sweating followed by shower helps. ...Read more
Many factors: There are several causes for acne: 1.The skin turns over slower, causing pores to plug up, 2. Increased bacteria on the skin . 3. Increased hormones 4. Heredity. I would get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine your best treatment options. It is not caused by dirt or foods in most cases. I would try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide, one i like is panoxyl 10% bar soap in the meantime. ...Read more
21 male. Had acne since around 14. Got worse around 18. Mild/moderate now. Dad never had acne, mom never had much facial acne, gets some on her neck. Sensitive to oral and skin treatments. Should I grow out of my acne and oily skin?Is there a chance?
You MUST manage it: It sounds like your acne has been undertreated for 7 years. You're an adult now, and if you walk into a job interview with obvious acne, they'll see it as lack of basic self-care. "Sensitive" or not, treatment's an unpleasant necessity. It'll remit eventually (mine did at age 50) and until then you must manage it as an adult. Resume your benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. ...Read more
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