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Can I clear up my skin with vinegar?

Can I clear up my skin with vinegar?

Unsure: It depends what you mean by clear up...If you mean treat acne, then there are better choices. If you clarify your intention i can give you more detailed guidance. ...Read more

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How can I clear up my acne and blemishes?

How can I clear up my acne and blemishes?

Serious Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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What poducts can I use to clear up my skin?

What poducts can I use to clear up my skin?

Please clarify: Do you have acne, rosacea, other skin rashes? What is you skin type? We would need more information to provide a useful answer. ...Read more

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I wash my hair with head and shoulders once a week, by day three it itching. I don't have dandruff but my skin is very dry. Can I wash my hair with apple cider vinegar?

I wash my  hair with head and shoulders once  a week, by day three it itching. I don't have dandruff but my skin is very dry. Can I wash my hair with apple cider vinegar?

Itchy scalp: Itching of the scalp can have several causes. Dandruff is the most common cause and is believed to be caused by a yeast. Head & Shoulders contains zinc pyrithione, which is an anti-yeast medication. For some, this works well. When there is no redness or scale in the itchy areas, one can try a tar-based shampoo that contains MENTHOL. This works for most persons, but is not so easy to find. ...Read more

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Hi i recently used clean And clear face wash. It has benzoyl peroxide 10% and turned my face beat red and itchy anyway to sooth this?

Hi i recently used clean And clear face wash. It has benzoyl peroxide 10% and turned my face beat red and itchy anyway to sooth this?

Try cool compresses: and ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil). If the itchiness continues, you can try taking an antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenhydramine) or Claritin or Zyrtec or Allegra). If it blisters or continues to be red and itchy, please see your doctor or a dermatologist. Also, be cautious if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec; they can make you drowsy so you shouldn't drive while on them. ...Read more

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I cleansed eczema on my face with an alcohol wipe then applied betamathasone 0.05% to reddened areas. Just want my skin to clear up already. Bad idea?

I cleansed eczema on my face with an alcohol wipe then applied betamathasone 0.05% to reddened areas. Just want my skin to clear up already. Bad idea?

Moisturize!: If you have eczema, you must keep your skin moist. Anything that dries your skin will irritate it more (alcohol wipes are included here). Most dermatologists recommend inert emollients, such as vaseline. Strong steroids, such as betamethasone, need close monitoring and direction by a physician, particularly on the face where desonide is usually preferred. ...Read more

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How can I clear up my skin really fast!?

How can I clear up my skin really fast!?

Acne?: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I need a cleanser that isn't going to dry out my skin, but also clear up my pimples?

Acne cleanser: Kinerase skin ckeanser does a wonderful job on acne skin withour drying. ...Read more

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What can I use to clear my face up quickly? I believe I have folliculitis from shaving.

What can I use to clear my face up quickly? I believe I have folliculitis from shaving.

Wet shave: Look up wet shaving techniques. In addition to adding a little panache to your morning routine, you'll cut down on shaving irritation. Use a single blade, make multiple passes with good shaving lather, reapplied after each pass...You'll get a better shave with less irritation. Learning to shave with a straight razor has been a blast for me.... ...Read more

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Can the tannning bed really clear up my face and skin?

Can the tannning bed really clear up my face and skin?

No: Tanning is a trigger for acne and causes the cystic acne from the dermal layer to start. Once the acne is on the skin it will dry up with the help of acne products and prescriptions but it is important not to trigger it. Avoid stress, homone imbalance lack of sleep and tanning or sun damage. ...Read more

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Hi doctor can you please suggest a good ointment for my sensitive skin with white ads all over my face and aft removing I get my pours open. ?

Hi doctor can you please suggest a good ointment for my sensitive skin with white ads all over my face and aft removing I get my pours open. ?

Stop Dairy: Whitehead pimples are often caused by dairy consumption. Get rid of cheese, yogurt, ice cream, milk, cream, butter and any other product made or baked with milk and see what happens. ...Read more

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Hi!i woke up with red skin around my eyes, and I cannot easily open them. What can it be and what should i do?

Hi!i woke up with red skin around my eyes, and I cannot easily open them. What can it be and what should i do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests viral conjunctivitis. Wash your face and eyes with cool water and ascertain that your eyesight is not impaired. If your eyesight is impaired or the symptoms do not get better in two days, please consult a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I was told to treat my blemished skin with antioxidents does that mean apply something like a lemon to my skin?

No: Lemon would not remove your blemish if its as a result of hyperpigmentation. Assuming your blemish is not as a result of a dermatological infection or malignancy, your best bet is to use a cream or lotion that contains some hydroquinone. You should be able to get the 2% strength or lower over the counter from your pharmacist. Stronger formulations require a doctor's prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have bumps that come up on my hand and when squeezed they give out a white clear liquid, also I have severely itchy skin that is constant?

I have bumps that come up on my hand and when squeezed they give out a white clear liquid, also I have severely itchy skin that is constant?

Contact dermatitis?: Your symptoms resemble contact dermatitis. Have you been recently handling irritating objects, chemicals or cleaning agents? Perhaps it is something related to work, household chores or hobbies. You should see a clinician to identify the cause so that you can remedy it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I used dermovate cream since 2012 . Now my skin become sensitive when I stop this cream my face looks with red pimples and looks burned. So please help me how can i get good skin with out this cream help please?

I used dermovate cream since 2012 . Now my skin become sensitive when I stop this cream my face looks with red pimples and looks burned. So please help me how can i get good skin with out this cream help please?

Second opinion: I routinely recommend discontinuing ineffective treatment. If you are having trouble with discontinuing and have underlying skin issues that could benefit from another cream, then a trusted dermatologist should be able to help. If you need a referral, ask people you know for the name of a dermatologist who will spend the time to discuss and explain their diagnosis/treatment/outcome expected. ...Read more

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I have these tiny white bumps on back and shoulders. It doesn't clear up with acne medication.Does anyone know what this is and how can I clear it up?

I have these tiny white bumps on back and shoulders. It doesn't clear up with acne medication.Does anyone know what this is and how can I clear it up?

Milia or white heads: They may be "milia, " which are popularly known as "white heads" - small cysts which form within the walls of hair follicles. Formation of these may be promoted by the application of occlusive ointments or lotions to the skin. If these have not resolved with the use of over-the-counter acne medications, i would suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more