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Can You Acne Quickly
Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more
Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical and Oral: There are topical washes (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and glycolic acid preparations) that are often quite helpful. There are also spray on / leave on salicylic and glycolic acid products that can help. Sometimes a combination of topical preparations and oral antibiotics can quiet down the back acne (backne). ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a young woman. A topical or systemic antibiotic, a retinoic acid derivative, or spironolactone (a little-known but often-effective treatment) may help, or the big guns -- isotretinoin. There's no quick fix. Be proactive. ...Read more
Can not clear up!: You can't stop it. Only control. You can try over the counter things but start logically and record the effects of each one you try. Each one you try should be at lest three months! when you feel you have not had benefit it is time to see pcp. Do the same but with his advice. There are quite a few choices. You have too much oil and thick surface skin in simple terms. Hormonal changes causing! ...Read more
Since you're: A female, i'm not sure how to answer. If you're male, there's no easy way except to think about the least erotic thing you can imagine, such as an income tax audit. If you're a female, you can often destroy the fragile male ego by a simple smile and a statement such as, "is that all you've got?" that's usually pretty devastating to most males. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage, no cure: No one today should have to suffer with acne -- life's hard enough without. Today, topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative is a good way to start; since i'm a man, i got pretty good control for 25 years on oral tetracycline. Dermatologists have the big guns (accutane, lasers). Good luck, and stay proactive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and phone your physician to ask about possible supplemental Rx such as a topical or systemic antibiotic, or (if you're a lady) a hormonal manipulation. Easy acne can be gone in 2 weeks but you need to be vigilant as it can't be cured but must be managed until it self-cured. If offered isotretinoin, give this rough medicine strong consideration. ...Read more
SImple means: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more
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