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Adult Acne Chin
I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
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If 50mg spironolactone improved adult acne somewhat, would a dosage increase help further? I'm still battling acne on jawline and chin. Depressing!
Spironolactone acne: Spironolactone is a good medication for hormonal acne, which is usually the kind that women past age 35 get. Hormonal acne is more likely to be on the lower face and jawline. Increasing the dose may be helpful. Also, talk to your dermatologist about adding some topicals that may help and avoid dairy products and high sugar carbs which can make acne worse, as can heavy moisturizers. ...Read more
Does Accutane generally help hormonal adult acne along the jawline and chin or is it more effective for adolescent acne?
Can help : Accutane primarily works on acne by reducing the size of the oil glands. It also thins the top layer of the skin known as the stratum corneum. It also also alter the overreactive immune response to clogged oil glands. It does have a number of potential side effects, so oral antibiotics or birth control pills are tried first in most cases. ...Read more
Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: I am going to assume from what you have shared that neither topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide, nor a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day has given you satisfactory results. It's time for you to consider accutane, which is unpleasant and has some risks but which should clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Treatment: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure your eruption is treated properly. ...Read more
Its has been more than 10 years that im having acne all over my head, i tried to many medicins without success, any suggetion?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
I have minor acne on my cheeks and chin. I have prescribed medication for it, but is there anything else I could be doing to help?
Tips: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has some acne on head, gb has given some medication but have not given result, acne have started to emerge again. Thanks?
Why my acnes only come out around the cheek n chin? And there are none in the t-zone. Is it because of hormonal changes or anything else?
I mastubrate daily every night. And I have acne in may face, little bit on my head and back. It is been 4 years since I have acne pimpls.What do I do.?
Probably not: These symptoms can only be adequately worked up by your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, perhaps orders some tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
Many causes: Affecting the sebaceous glands that may be associated with the sebaceous glands of the chin skin and associated hair follicles. Acne disease has many causes ranging from diet sensitive, to stress related, and hormone responsive. It amy take to determine the best medication and skin care regimen for your particular problem so be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp Acne: You are probably referring to so called: scalp acne. Doxycycline has been used with some success only. It happens usualy in males and might resolve after age 40 spontaneously. It could be frustrating especially with males losing hair and acne lesions easily visible. Treatment need few months for effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more
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