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Acne And Sun Exposure
Acne: There are many steps and treatments available to treat acne. If topicals aren't working then orals need to be added. Sometimes it's hormonal and there are treatments available for that. See your dermatologist and if you are not clearing then find another dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
What to do if I have a break out from being exposed to the sun while using acne medications/creams?
Acne out break: We cant give medical advice to a young minor. We don't know your age, gender, medical condition, skin type, extent of acne, type of acne, what medications are being used, etc. Its not magic, its medicine. We can only provide a meaningful response when you provide meaningful information. ...Read more
What should I do? I have a somewhat bad case of acne. I have had thing for years and years now. I have tried everything from Proactiv so medication and creams. Nothing seems to be working. I would like to have clear skin . Because it brings my self confid
Have you heard anything positive about the oil cleansing method for acne? I am 25 and have tried almost every acne medication and nothing works!
Hi, I am 17 years old and I have problems with acne and oil skin, I have tried diferent medications both natural and chemical, but
result was redness?
my problem is acne it's mainly on my chin and my forehead. my skin is very sensitive, I tried medications that worked on other people but did not work on mine. nothing worked for me yet, I'm looking for a PERMEANT medication. and i would also pref
I am a 21 year old girl & am having face acnes since the last 4 years. I have tried medications, face gels, treatments etc but they haven't gone. Advice?
I have acne on my butt which has been there for a few years now.Have tried many medications, nothing seems to work.I have scarring & hyperpigmentation?
See dermatologist/FP: If you have already seen your family doctor, please see a dermatologist. There may be other treatments. I would enjoy the challenge of treating you if you were in my area. Often acne medicines need to be taken for prolonged periods of time. An antibacterial soap is also a good idea. Lotions and gels can help too with a prescription. Good luck and happy healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My acne seems to be getting worse when I use very strong medication for the pimples. I tried using tea tree oil but it just made it worse. I need help.
OK: Have a talk with your doc about what acne is. By putting an oil on yr skin you are just blocking the oil glands on yr skin so I would expect it to indeed get worse. There are OTC preps with benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) which can help a lot. There are other meds by scrip. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com ...Read more
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