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Acne And Sun Exposure
I tried almost all the home remedies, i've tried pills, and some acne washes.. Any other ideas i could use for acne?
Skin dry,dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects,any suggestions for skin dark?
Using creams like acnederm resolveplus and doxydar and nephron tabs (doxycycline hyclate). Any advice about using these acne meds to cure pimples?
Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne? I have tried everything even cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots. Nothing works.
Use the hard stuff: "essential oils" are for aromatherapy and and other stuff that's largely entertainment. For real cystic acne, your best move is to get with a real dermatologist and discuss accutane. It's not cheap, pleasant, or entirely risk-free, but for most folks it's well worth it. If you're female, also try to find out whether / why you might have extra androgens on board & if you can take the ocp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed Clindamycin ph. 1% lotion & Tretinoin .025% for acne but appears to be getting worse. Do generic brands work? Acne only on forehead & chin
I have mild inflamed acne and redness oily skin I used BP, Retinoids, erythromycin, H202, salycilic acid and nothing works at all please advise me?
Irritated acne: You may be overdoing it. Consider using a gentle cleanser twice daily then a gentler topical- May need to see a Derm ...Read more
I have acne marks(not scars) that aren't going away. Have'em since 4 years. Nothing (chemical peels, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, sunscreen) works?
Acne Scars: Ice pick and scallop (scooped out) type facial acne scars are permanent. Treatment modalities include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine what would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 18 with acne scars & brown complexion
please prescribe generic medicines and creams for spotless and fair skin?
Benzoyl peroxide : Bpo is a good place to start--there are many good over the counter preparations that you can leave on overnight and it will control mild acne. If you have moderate to severe acne, you are probably better off seeing a dermatologist and getting on more potent, prescription medication. The "scarring" you have noticed may be post inflammatory pigment, which will fade over time. ...Read more
Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne and scarring? I have tried everything you can think of, even cortizone (hydrocortisone) shots. Nothing works.
Prob not :
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/
for research ...Read more
Got intolerant skin with rash-like, scaring, acne. (it's usually not cistic) benzoyel, salycilic, face washes, differin, (adapalene) clindoxyl = not helpful?Me=girl
I have adult acne. My skin can tolerate tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and topical erythromycin. Which combo is most effective bearing in mind that combining benzoyl and erythromycin stopped working?
I have lichen planus for 5 months dr. Meds are no help. All over skin only, are tanning beds useful for itchiy skin in moderation. Uvb didn't help.
No cure: There is no cure, just maintenance for lichen planus. Several dentists work with particular pharmacies to have a custom rinse made up for helping with the problem. Sometimes some meds may have to be administered in severe cases. I would consult your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best non prescription retin a (tretinoin) cream i can buy online for cheap for wrinkles and acne. ive tried some but non work?
For wrinkles...: Before a one spends money on creams, vitamins, or supplements to try to look better, she should see his regular doctor to be sure she is in good health. If she is indeed in great health, then her wrinkles are due to age, sun damage, smoking, or genetics; which means over-the-counter creams will not make a difference. If she has an illness, then getting healthy may improve her appearance. ...Read more
I have acne and blackheads everywhere on my body and I've tried creams and most acne treatments and they don't work. Is there an OTC pill I could take?
No OTC pill: I am going to assume that you have moderate to severe acne on the face and body and will assume you have used as directed topical treatments for at least 6-8 weeks at a time. If that is the case you will need to see a dermatiologist to consider oral medications starting with possibly oral antibiotics in combination with topical adapalene or tretinoin or consider oral isotretinoin treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Come up with plan: Unfortunately for some, acne is not just a transitional problem of the teen years.Some will face recurrent issues until their 40's. Work out a plan with your doc or a dermatologist and plan to keep it in effect for as long as needed.If your skin is one of the persistent group, there is no simple cure that will stop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?
PUPPP: You may have puppp - pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, a benign but itchy problem that resolves at delivery. But there are many causes of itchy rashes. If miserable see your primary care provider, midwife, OB or dermatologist. A picture is worth a 1000 words. They may know it & what is best to do when they see it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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