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Doctor insights on: Apple Cider Vinegar Acne

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How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

How effective does apple cider vinegar work on acne?

Not very: Use this only as an adjunct. Your best start is topical benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't working, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Is clindamycin can be mix with apple cider vinegar to treat acne?

Is clindamycin can be mix with apple cider vinegar to treat acne?

Yes, but...: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical Clindamycin is one of the best for moderate disease especially if only on the face, but you need to use benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative as well. "apple cider vinegar" is a "pop cure-all" possibly with some effectiveness. If someone is preventing you from seeing a scientific physician because they prefer "pop" stuff, i'm sorry. ...Read more

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What exactly does apple cider vinegar do for skin and acne? Does it exfoliate and reveal new layers?

What exactly does apple cider vinegar do for skin and acne? Does it exfoliate and reveal new layers?

Different theories: I don't know if anyone knows for sure as this hasn't been the subject of much if any research. According to http://hisacne.Com/acne-treatments/natural-acne-treatments-apple-cider-vinegar/, it removes oil thus unclogging pores & kills bacteria, while according to http://www.Skinacea.Com/acne/acne-treatment-acv.Html#.Uzxuhkrnrgq it restores the ph of the skin to normal acidity. See comment:. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar benefits, will it work on acne scars as well as help me lose weight?

Apple cider vinegar benefits, will it work on acne scars as well as help me lose weight?

Fad diet: Losing weight essentially comes down to limiting calorie intake and increasing calorie expenditure via exercise. I am not aware of apple cider vinegar specifically reducing acne scars other than to limit acne disease by decreasing calorie and oil intake. ...Read more

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I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working. Recently started using apple cider vinegar?

I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working.  Recently started using apple cider vinegar?

See a doctor: The rash could be from any number of things i would stop trying to treat yourself and see a doctor especially a dermatologist. It could be a " folliculitis which is treatable. ...Read more

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Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?

Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?

Encourage: Medical evaluation to determine why you are getting these and to insure you don't have boils. Don't put cart before the horse. Take care. ...Read more

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Too much apple cider vinegar harmful?

Too much apple cider vinegar harmful?

Probably not: If you believed all the health claims made for this stuff (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically. If the stuff doesn't make you sick to your stomach, it probably will not hurt you. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more