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Can you please advise me for the best face cream/gel to remove acne?

Can you please advise me for the best face cream/gel to remove acne?

Serious Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide (with clindamycin if available) hasn't resulted in a clear improvement in two weeks, or fails to clear you in a month, get with your personal physician for perscription Rx. Most of the "fancy" stuff that's over-the-counter is worthless / overpriced. Acne's not from poor hygiene, diet, or anything you're doing. ...Read more

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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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What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help muc?

I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help muc?

Acne upper lip: Person of unknown age and gender notes: I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help much? ANS: Suspect it is just plain acne and you will grow out of it. Show to you Dr and ask about their opinion. Or go to see Dermatologist. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Best face cream for oily skin & pimples?

Best face cream for  oily skin & pimples?

Best: You could use benzoyl peroxide and oc 8 to stop oily skin pimples but you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Im 22 had acne for 8 years now its trying to go away just wont clear all the way up in your opinion what face wash or cream has the best results?

Im 22 had acne for 8 years now its trying to go away just wont clear all the way up in your opinion what face wash or cream has the best results?

Get real Rx: If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide has not worked for you, then you need to get with your physician for some prescription-strength treatment -- a topical vitamin a analogue, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic, or maybe something stronger. If the physician who prescribed your several rx's for nerves cannot help you, please get a consult. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have very rough skin and some acne, my age is 27 and i stay in india, my skin look like old men can you suggest best face wash and cream?

Where? Why? When?: There are several more questions that need to be asked and answered prior to providing a definitive answer. Rough skin is generally due to hyperkeratosis and this can generally be treated with exfoliation. Retin- a is an excellent product as well to control oily skin. However first determine the cause and then definitive recommendations can be made. Start with your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best face skin lightning cream that will get rid of post acne marks?

What's the best face skin lightning cream that will get rid of post acne marks?

Dermatologist: The face-lightening creams aren't much help. Nobody can reverse a scar, but our 21st-century dermatologists have several different options to make the scars less visible -- a couple of hollywood stars have recently had their disappear, while others actually choose to keep them to give their faces character. You should know you have many choices here; you decide what's right. ...Read more

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I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

Acne scar: Unfortunately there's no magic cream to completely and consistently remove acne scars. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with the acne scaring. Usually they offer free consultations (the laser treatments aren't covered by insurance, however), and they can tell you if you're acne spot would be helped by laser. ...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