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Clearing Acne Overnight
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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