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Bumpy Skin On Face Not Acne
I have a very uneven, bumpy complexion on my face. I don't get 'regular' acne. I get cysts occasionally. But what should I do to have smooth skin?
I have a small patch of bumpy skin on my face. The bumps are not red, nor do they itch or hurt. Is this just dry skin? Or maybe acne?
Facial lesions: Bumps on the face could be multiple things. Acne will turn red eventually. Eczema (associated with dry skin) can result in bumps that may or may not itch. A fungal infection would gradually spread and may not itch. If the bumps have a small central pit it could be a benign infection called Molluscum that resolves over time. Using steroids like hydrocortisone will worsen a fungal infection. ...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
Different 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
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
Don't do it: If you feel an urge to cut or self-mutilate, please make an appointment with your physician, or if you cannot resist it, go to the emergency room. This won't help acne and I believe you realize this. If you feel self-loathing because of you acne, you are not alone. Any competent primary care physician can manage it. Pick up the phone and make a call on your own. ...Read more
Treatment: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure your eruption is treated properly. ...Read more
OTC and prescription: For treatment of acne, if over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is not helping, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of OTC benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. (Birth control pills can help women.) ...Read more
Rosacea: Since you're 41yo, you're presumably beyond your teenage years when acne is more typically. If so, then you might be suffering from rosacea. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/basics/definition/con-20014478 & http://www. Rosacea. Org/. Then go see your Family Doc & Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
What is the easiest way or medication method to successfully treat acne on body and face? Without drying out skin?
Serious Rx: If you have acne on your trunk, you're going to need both topical and systemic therapy. You're already on topical benzoyl peroxide and a macrolide. Evidently it is not working. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that needs to be managed even if you have to deal with dry skin. Options for you now include spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, and isotretinoin. ...Read more
What is the best cure to my face acne to make my skin clear again because ive tried different ways but they not work.
Hello, I have acne and black head in face I just got irritating on that.....so please give solution to that immediatly?
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
My husband has some acne on head, gb has given some medication but have not given result, acne have started to emerge again. Thanks?
I am having high quantity of acne on the face my skin looks dull as I have used many products to fight acne but no effect. What should I do?
Acne: See a dermatologist so he can determine whether you would benefit from the use of isoretinoin ...Read more