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What to do about clearing up acne in a week?

What to do about clearing up acne in a week?

No quick fix: If the prom is coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your physician now who may add a systemic antibiotic. Then get used to managing your acne long-term. It's not curable, it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene, and you're going to have to work hard to care for yourself until it remits on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Is it true that acne clearing chemicals and products are dangerous?

Is it true that acne clearing chemicals and products are dangerous?

No: Life's a matter of weighing benefits and risks, and there's money to made by scaring people with quarter-truths about things they need. The acne treatments that actually work, from benzoyl peroxide to the vitamin a analogues and antibiotics, are well worth the (basically negligible) risks. If you're responsible for a young person's emotional & physical health, get them treated effectively. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take before i notice results with my acne clearing up?

Can you tell me how long it should take before i notice results with my acne clearing up?

Give it two weeks: It's usually clear enough after two weeks whether a particular treatment is going to work. All acne can be managed using today's scientific treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why isn't my epiduo clearing up my acne?

Why isn't my epiduo clearing up my acne?

Acne treatment: Acne treatment can be tricky and finding the right regimen can be difficult. It can take several weeks to a few months to see results from a treatment. If the appearance of acne hasn't improved after this time frame, your regimen should be reviewed and likely modified. ...Read more

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Please describe a good way of clearing acne and closing pores?

To vague: It is impossible to answer this question without seeing the kind of acne that your have and your skin type. You can cleanse with mild otc cleanser and use an otc benzoyl peroxide as a general program, but your need a dermatologist. Your cannot close pores since they are hair follciles. ...Read more

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What are some ways to clear bad skin without buying all those acne clearing products?

Varies: For some a.Change inbdiet- no sugar and limit simple carbs. Add zinc and possibly gugulipid. If this does not have e ough of an effect use a simple benzoyl peroxide wash. ...Read more

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Would using my medications more frequently than prescribed speed up the clearing of my acne?

Would using my medications more frequently than prescribed speed up the clearing of my acne?

Acne use meds often: You doctor has prescribed medications for you (i assume) to be given, used, applied at specific times. More does not make it better. More pills would be dangerous; more frequent applications of the topical medication might cause burning and peeling. Stick to your "doctor's orders.". ...Read more

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How long until i start seeing results with acutane? :) (moderate/mild acne) 1week in no clearing up yet :(

Usually 3 wks-6mos: It's usually will start working within 3 weeks as sebaceous gland activity is diminished but scars or cystic acne may take 6 months to resolve. Stop smoking and continue skin care regimens. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what is better for clearing acne on oily/spot prone skin?

Any suggestions on what is better for clearing acne on oily/spot prone skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use this as you can tolerate it for two weeks. If you're not clear, get with your personal physician. Alternatives are salicylic acid and retinoic acid derivatives. Many people don't clear completely with these over-the-counter meds, and need an added prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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What to do if i need help clearing acne caused by anti-rejection medication?

Variety of choices: The Cyclosporine family famously cause people to break out with acne. Your physician knows some options -- have you tried topical clindamycin? ...Read more

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What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?

What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?

Acne and Bacteria: A bacteria, known as propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. Clindamycin decreases the bacteria which is involved in acne. ...Read more

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My son is 6wks and has baby acne. How do I treat it? I've been washing it with mild soap for a week and its not clearing up

My son is 6wks and has baby acne. How do I treat it? I've been washing it with mild soap for a week and its not clearing up

No need to treat: any differently from what you are doing.It is a benign, self-resolving condition, caused by the hormones passed on from mom to baby. It usually peaks at 4-6 weeks and then resolves, as those hormone levels diminish in your baby.Regular acne treatments will not make it go away any faster and may be irritating to your baby's skin and make it worse.If it continues past 3 months, talk to his doctor. ...Read more

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I have acne problem as its clearing more and more are coming out and apart from using clean and clear & aveeno, (oatmeal) what else can be used?

I have acne problem as its clearing more and more are coming out and apart from using clean and clear & aveeno, (oatmeal) what else can be used?

Benzoyl peroxide 5: Acne is a very common skin disorder in teenagers and young adults. It is due to hormones and genetics. Benzoyl peroxide gels are over the counter, cheap, and work to kill p.Acnes and reduce the inflammation caused when hair follicles are ruptured. If this doesn't work, go see a dermatologist who can prescribe oral antibiotics and topical retinoids. The soap you are using is of lesser importance. ...Read more

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My acne was clearing up but I all of a sudden got 6 pimples I'm different places all at once. What are some reasons for this and how do I avoid them?

My acne was clearing up but I all of a sudden got 6 pimples I'm different places all at once. What are some reasons for this and how do I avoid them?

Not enough info: Any treatment for acne, Details about menst periods and any birth control. Any other meds or supplements. Acne is related to hormones, not foods. A dermatologist will help you if it affects your life. ...Read more

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Can hypoallergenic soap be clearing up my acne? Can any docs explain?

Can hypoallergenic soap be clearing up my acne? Can any docs explain?

No: It wouldn't clear it but the cleansing action may be aiding in unclogging pores and reducing sebum collections. Yu have to exfoliate as well ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more