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Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

Will drinking more  water  help clear acne and red pimples on face?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Acne on both cheeks and chin very red how to i clear the redness?And how to tame the acne?

Acne on both cheeks and chin very red how to i clear the redness?And how to tame the acne?

Managing acne: Acne is something which, if treated properly, can ben managed to minimize its impact. Most people grow out of the problem, rather than "get cured." start with a gentle cleanser (i.e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, check with your doctor or dermatologist to step up the treatment. ...Read more

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I popped so many pimple on my foehead year ago, the redness is still there but if i stop popping them, will my acne clear up?

I popped so many pimple on my foehead year ago, the redness is still there but if i stop popping them, will my acne clear up?

Dermatological consult: Please consult your deramtologist that can advise you about your skin condition and how best can it improve it ...Read more

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Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

See a dermatologist: Your acne is hormonal. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? Birth control? Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone at 100mg a day is probably where you should be. If not responding after a few months, isotretinoin orally for 20 weeks will rescue you. No acne pills should be used if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I am now clear and have no acne but there are lots of red marks on my face what should I apply on them ?

I am now clear and have no acne but there are lots of red marks on my face what should I apply on them ?

Leave them alone: They are new blood vessels growing in to heal where the skin was damaged. Glad your acne is gone; keep up whatever has helped you get rid of it. ...Read more

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Does light therapy(mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne? Thank you

Does light therapy(mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne?
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Sucker bait: Colored light therapy is decades old. There's just enough scientific jargon that the practitioner can use to make people believe that this fun-therapy might work. It's an amusing placebo. If you can take and want the oral contraceptive pill, it's likely to clear you; otherwise, start with topical benzoyl peroxide with Clindamycin or something similar your doctor can rx. You deserve to be acne-free. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more