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Any Remedies Acne
None that work: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that eventually but unpredictably self-cures as the person ages. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. "pop" cures like lemon or sleeping with your face smeared with honey are cruel internet pranks. Tea tree oil is an estrogen -- it may help but can give guys breasts. ...Read more
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
Get serious: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative (the latter's often best of blackheads are abundant) haven't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne's a serious liability especially in the working world. The one home 'pop' remedy that may help is tea tree oil -- if you're a man, it may cause you to grow breasts. Your physician's your best friend. ...Read more
Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (seroyal) up to 150, 000 iu per day. But be careful, it is easy to get toxic and it is tetratogenic! zinc gluconate, (alot safer) 30mg /day x 2 month was shown to improve acne in 24/32 pts vrs. 8/34 in placebo. Nicotinamide gel (b vit) is helpful too. ...Read more
Is there any home remedies for acne we tried lemon it burned her to much so she took it of and we did the baking soda mask is there anything else?
11yo: In the question, 11yrs old should not be trying home remedies for acne or anything else. If acne is such a concern that you are trying these measures (and we all understand the nature and struggles with acne) , then please see your pediatrician for help. Some of the home remedies you may read about are actually dangerous and can do more harm than good. ...Read more
Maybe : If it isn't too bad you can buy a good cleanser and toner like neutrogena acne and moisturizer but don't forget the sunscreen . Just be sure you are using non-comedogenic make up that is oil free. Benzoyl peroxide is over the counter in several strengths. You can apply it for a couple of hours, wash it off then when tolerated try 4 hrs, then leave it on over night before washing it off. ...Read more
I already used toothpaste and it did not help me at all. Are there any home remedies to eliminate acne/pimple?
You need real Rx: All acne is manageable until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not worked after two weeks, get with your personal physician, who may add topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative or something more powerful. Acne is a serious personal and professional problem and you deserve something better than toothpaste. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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