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Can Lanolin Make Rosacea Worse
Not known to : I find no evidence that zinc has been found to worsen acne. Excess zinc can impair immune function (which could indirectly affect acne), lower copper levels, reduce iron function and lower HDL but I have not found a single report that it worsens acne. Research does show that in moderation it often helps acne. See http://www.Drbaileyskincare.Com/blog/zinc-treatment-for-acne/. ...Read more
Better, but marginal: Simply exposing oneself to light should make acne better, however, due to the long time necessary to see a result makes this a poor method, especially with the risks of increased sun exposure (skin cancers, premature aging etc.) topical medications, oral medications, as well as special light therapy done by a dermatologist are all proven to work for acne with much better safety profiles. ...Read more
Sunlight and acne: Actually, sunlight helps acne! several laser treatments for acne are based on this principle. Visible light (not uv or infrared) acts on by products of the bacteria to generate a singlet oxygen molecule. This molecule is the toxic to the bacteria and will kill it. The only problem is with sunlight you get damaging uv light at the same time. The amount of exposure needed can cause skin damage. ...Read more
Can using certain products make angular cheilitis worse or redder? Have been using blister and vaseline and it seems worse
Angular cheilitis : Is an inflammatory skin condition affecting the corners or the mouth angles. It can be a fungal, bacterial or viral infection. The condition is also often associated with vitamin B12 deficiency or ill-fitting dentures. A cream (antibacterial or fungal) and elimination of the trigger is a common treatment. Olive oil is also recommended. ...Read more
Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse .. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse ?Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil !
Occlusion is bad: Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. ...Read more
Skin reacts to ever moisturizer or natural product I put on it to moisturize. prescription steroid cream to toughen skin. Scared it will make acne worse. Ideas?
Sensitive skin: try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. Also there hypoallergenic products that might also help ...Read more
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