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Acne treatment: 15 to 20 weeksGet a more detailed answer ›
Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more
It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. But it can help: Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?
Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
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
Unknown.: Idiopathic means that we don't know why it happens. If we don't know why it happens then we cannot make any logical assumption as to how to cure it. Further information could be helpful. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? What kind of diet do you have? You drink alcohol ever? Is there anything that you eat that seems to make it worse? Do you have high cholesterol or high triglycerides? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could: Use as directed by your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Bacterial scrubs: Benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria, the underlying causal factor. Salicylic Acid unclogs pores which cause black heads/spots. Various companies have products with these ingredients. Additionally, glycolic acid and azeleic acid have been shown to renew and normalize skin. If this doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
How long will having blue light therapy take? I've had very little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy. I haven't been able to find much information on how long the actual procedure goes on. How muc
Blue light therapy: The process can extend over months.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the cause for a sudden onset of acne around the cheeks and jaw line? What can be done as a method of prevention and quick treatment?
Do you recommend scaraway scar diminishing serum for acne scars on face but only to fade the redness of it and not the actual scar. What about mederma?
Since my pregnancy/birth of my son in 2014 i have had sudden onset Acne, i have seen my GP but nothing should i ask for a referral to Endocrine?
Acne: Better that you see a Dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are a number of treatments out there from over the counter products to prescription topical and oral medications. Discuss these with a dermatologist and they will hopefully steer you in the right direction. ...Read more
Acne treatment: First of all, stop all nuts and peanust butter. Also no chocolate or other sugary foods. Over-the-counter surface medications like clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) can help, as well as washing with a soap like neutrogena acne wash. (no financial interest.) if these don't help see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more
Facial acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair . Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. The question is, "How can I manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that carries such a stigma that it can keep me from getting the job I want, until it remits on its own?" I was able to stop taking medication around age 50. There is no telling when your illness will remit. If your parents won't take you to the doctor, pick up the phone and make the call yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer