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Best Cream For Acne
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Pls suggest any Best day cream for acne prone skin that reduce marks as well as pores that is available in india?
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Non-comedogenic: The issue with cream cleansers is their tendency to clog the pores which then makes the acne worse! many creams are meant to moisturize the skin of people without acne. Non-comedogenic cleansesrs or acceptalble. Read the label carefully and only use non-comedogenic cream cleansers. ...Read more
What is the best cream or gel for acne .My skin is sensitive, oily and prone to pimples please suggest me best cream which doesn't have side effects ?
If typical acne...: Otc benzoyl peroxide is a good treatment for mild acne. It kills p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: It is your best friend. Use as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, you will need prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: No need for a pricey or gimmicky product. Choose a strength you can tolerate and apply as you can tolerate / as directed. If this hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something else to this regimen, and keep experimenting until you're better. Best wishes. ...Read more
Rx: I'm aggressive and start with topical clindamycin, adding a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, and offering over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide if it's not. Even in our loony health care system this should be cheap. For tougher cases, don't hesitate if you're offered a systemic antibiotic, and dermatologists have even bigger guns. Glad you're proactive, good luck. ...Read more
Multiple choices.: Suggest you get a non-comedogenic product from a quality company like neutrogena or cetaphil. No need to spend a lot of money. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have tried every almost anabiotic for acne, & I was recently trying "the blue light" it did nothing. What topical cream it's best for adult acne..?
Serious Rx: You're 24 years old and have acne scarring. At your age, this is a very serious personal and professional liability. I'm also disturbed that you seem to be using only an antibiotic without also using topical benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid and/or salicylic acid. Antibiotics alone don't work well. COnsider oral contraceptive pill, sprionolacone, or isotretinoin -- consider the latter seriously. ...Read more
What is the absolute best non RX cream for keeping acne at bay? Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, or something else?
Systemic Rx: Your question suggests to me that you have tried topical therapy and it failed. Most men clear on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them; the tough cases respond to drugs that only a dermatologist can write for. You may want to give topical rx a second try; clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, and a retinoic acid derivative may all help. ...Read more
Actinic keratosis: These are precancers on sun-damaged skin. You have a variety of options and can decide with your physician. It's a personal preference. ...Read more