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Cleansing Skin Cream Medication
I need a medication name for few or mild acne like a cream or something by the way my skin is sensitive and oily..
Meds for mild acne: A good place to start with mild acne is to use a benzoyl peroxide wash, the lowest strength available over the counter. If a person has sensitive skin, the wash should be used only twice a week initially and gradually increased to every day. Benzoyl peroxide helps treat the acne and decrease facial oiliness. ...Read more
I'm 23 and I still get severe pimples. Is there a natural way to treat my skin to avoid this mess? I want to avoid medications and salves/creams.
Acne: Natural treatments don't have much value, although there are many folks who'd like you to believe in their salves, creams, lotions, and potions. Unfortunately, your desire to avoid medications and other creams and salves kinds of limits options. Practice good skin hygiene, don't overdo cleansing or washing, and maybe reconsider your "natural" choices. ...Read more
What should I do? I have a somewhat bad case of acne. I have had thing for years and years now. I have tried everything from Proactiv so medication and creams. Nothing seems to be working. I would like to have clear skin. Because it brings my self confid
Stevens Johnson: Syndrome is indeed mostly from oral and injectable drugs rather than topical creams or medicines. Sulfa medications as well as other antibiotics and anti epileptic drugs have been implicated. It is a very rare disease but serious if occurs. Any concerns, see a doc immediately. ...Read more
Stieva-a forte cream 0.1% using a pea size amount on freshly cleansed skin before bed. How often to use/what benefits? Clearer skin etc?
Wait 1/2 hour.: Stieva-a is a brand of tretinoin, most commonly known as Retin-A in this country. It is officially indicated for acne, but is often used to decrease fine wrinkles and other signs of aging. You should wait 1/2 hour after washing your face to apply it, to avoid excessive drying and peeling. Benefits will often depend on your expectations. ...Read more
What can I use for skin pigmentation because of acne? I need fast acting drug, cream or serum please
No fast solutions: If acne is gone, one's primary care doctor can help or refer to a dermatologist, who can examine the dark spots or old scars to see what can be done. Techniques include chemical peels to smooth out defects. Different dermatologists may use different methods. It is fine to get opinions from 2 dermatologists. Treatments sometimes create new discoloration. Some use kojic acid creams to lighten skin. ...Read more
After cleansing, dead oily skin sorta rubbed off, it was sticky, didn't come off easy. Looked kind like that thick tretinoin cream mixed with skin.?
I have an intense itch on arms and neck (worse at night. Have had all sorts of treatment, scabes, skin scraping (pathology), creams, medication. What now? Thax
Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as a tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. Nerve entrapment such as a neck injury often causes such a condition. Get an MRI of neck. ...Read more
I am experiencing pimples, skin sores and abdominal skin redness. Recently broke out bad I have a hard time not picking at them. Sores on all of face neck chest. Drs think I'm on drugs to embarrassed togo back. Creams to help heal faster got towork?
Sores: Need more information to help and pictures ...Read more
Yes: This question is very vague, but there are now many topical medications that are applied to the skin, get absorbed into the area, and work well without hardly any of the medicine being absorbed systemically. If you are just looking for a moisturizer, use ones that are water based for a non-sticky feeling. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Not really, the skin lighteners are usually the hydroquiones and many botanticals that end in the word berry and kojic acid. The best defense is spf moisturizer every day and go see your dermatologist for other options like lasers, chemical peels and other devices. ...Read more
Very Little or Lots: The devil is in the details or in this case, the ingredients. Many anti-aging creams are merely snake oil as they will only moisturize skin, giving it a temporary look of improvement. True anti-aging creams have medically active ingredients and usually higher concentrations that can be purchased in a drug or department store and often need to be obtained from a prescribing or dispensing physician. ...Read more
Fair Skin: There are no miracle creams that will immediately lighten skin. For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Avoid mid-day sun. A med like hydroquinone may take months to work & it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause discoloring of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also the cause of the discoloration. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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LIGHTENING SKIN: Hydroquinone (4%) is a chemical that can lighten skin color. Most of the ones that work are prescription products and are quite expensive. You can try an over-the-counter one called ambi. This might help and it's not pricey like the others. But it's only 2% hydroquinone. ...Read more
Soft skin: The key to soft skin is hydration. An easy trick that is not only the best moisturizer but also the least expensive is vasaline hydrotherapy. While your skin is soaking wet (after shower/bath) rub petroleum jelly into the wet skin for 30 sec then towel dry. Although this sounds disgusting and gross, if done correctly, you won't believe how nice your skin will feel. ...Read more
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What cream should I use to lighten up the color of my skin is there any brand you would recommend?
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is the active ingredient in most creams that are effective in lightening skin. There are numerous otc products, but most are of limited efficacy. Prescription hydroquinone creams work better. The highest safe strength is 4% - above that, paradoxical skin *darkening* has been reported. Insurance won't cover lightening creams because they are not considered "medically necessary.". ...Read more
Instead of using skin cream for healthier skin, I want to use food. What is a good diet for this goal?
Skin health: Diet matters. Eat balanced, mostly unrefined, unprocessed foods. For protein, egg whites, quinoa, soy, white fish, very lean poultry breast or sirloin. Eat no more than 4 oz of any meat /day. NO animal=NO saturated fats. Only polyunsaturated fats, plant oils. NO refined, processed carbs. Only whole fruits, veggies, whole grains -- mostly oatmeal and brans. Load w antioxidants=fruit-veg. Eat nuts. ...Read more
My skin is dry, I feel it most of the time, its annoying, I don't want to use creams and moischerizes anymore,?
See a Dermatologist:
There may be a MEDICAL reason for the excessive dryness (for example low thyroid function) Get it checkd out!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more