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For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?

For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?

Myth: Coconut oil is not very therapeutic in and of itself. In fact , I would not apply it to Acne prone skin as it can be occlusive and may worse Acne ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Can juice cleansing help me get started on a more healthy lifestyle?

Can juice cleansing help me get started on a more healthy lifestyle?

Yes if done right.: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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I have really bad cystic acne trying a lot of products and also changing my diet a friend told me to try ichthammol ointment for cystic acne should i?

I have really bad cystic acne trying a lot of products and also changing my diet a friend told me to try ichthammol ointment for cystic acne should i?

ACCUTANE?: For severe acne, Accutane is usually the treatment of choice but should be administered and monitored by a physician. Occasion al cysts will benefit from drainage. ...Read more

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Can a good diet really help prevent acne?

No: I was surprised too, but the controlled studies all seem to agree over the past decades. All acne's treatable nowadays by scientific methods. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good skin vitamins for men with acne and acne marks?

Could you tell me what are good skin vitamins for men with acne and acne marks?

Thatis not helpful: Taking extra vitamins and supplements have not been shown to treat acne scars or blemishes. See your medspa doctor for a laser skin care plan to helpo you with blemishes and scars. She will show you skin care products that will also improve you skin. These creams and serums will have antioxidants in them as well as retin a (tretinoin) which is vitamin a. ...Read more

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Does exercising (gym, yoga etc.) help avoid remission of adult acne? Has milk to do with acne, i've read it contains oxytocin? I am allergic to milk.

Does exercising (gym, yoga etc.) help avoid remission of adult acne? Has milk to do with acne, i've read it contains oxytocin? I am allergic to milk.

Wrong approach: Ignore everything you read online about acne. With your hair loss, you may want to get with your physician about a hormonal problem. Otherwise, there's no figuring out why some folks have acne into later life. I was able to stop using Rx when I was around 50. Kee it under control with topical benzoyl peroxide or more if is needed -- your physician can help. Best wishes and keep exercising. ...Read more

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I have rosacea...What is a good diet to control rosacea from spreading?

I have rosacea...What is a good diet to control rosacea from spreading?

Bland food: Rosacea is tough to control. You have to avoid all triggers: extreme cold or extreme heat, any yeast-type drinks like wine or beer, extremely spicy foods. Basically avoid anything that will make your face flush. It's the flushing that leads to chronic blood vessel formation. I have rosacea myself so i know firsthand. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b complex cause acne? What about fish oil? I wanna take a supplement to make me gain weight but i don't want acne risk if ever? Help?

Can vitamin b complex cause acne? What about fish oil? I wanna take a supplement to make me gain weight but i don't want acne risk if ever? Help?

Supplements and Acne: Hi, neither b complex or fish oil will cause acne. In fact, both of those can actually be beneficial to those suffering from certain types of acne. Having said that, neither of those will lead to weight gain either. Gaining good weight is a result of healthy eating of appropriate nutrients including proteins and "good" fats as well as an appropriate exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Is there any cream that can get rid of acne scars (other than cortisone and benzoyl peroxide, it didn't help) i m desperate! :(?

Is there any cream that can get rid of acne scars (other than cortisone and benzoyl peroxide, it didn't help) i m desperate! :(?

Mederma: Its over the counter made of onion extract and you can use it very regularly to help limit even old scars. ...Read more

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My face is breaking out and i really need help. Is there a good cleanser for acne or natural ways to get rid of acne?

My face is breaking out and i really need help. Is there a good cleanser for acne or natural ways to get rid of acne?

Forgive my frankness: You "really need help" but you're only willing to use a cleanser or "natural" remedies? They'll disappoint you. Are you from a family that has forbidden you to use prescription-strength rx because of their superstitions? You have my sympathy, but you need to take the initiative ; phone your family physician unless topical benzyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash clears you in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have stubborn acne blemishes on my face. I wanna start using a cream containin 6% glycolic acid. Will it help? What are the chances of an allergy?

I have stubborn acne blemishes on my face. I  wanna start using a cream containin 6% glycolic acid. Will it help? What are the chances of an allergy?

Scientific Rx: I appreciate your frustration. If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, you are unlikely to get a good result with glycolic acid alone. Your personal physician's prescription-strength rx can clear you but you'll need to work with him/her over the long haul until your disease remits. Do what you need to and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it okay for 18yo teenager to have dermapen for acne scars? thank you :)

Is it okay for 18yo teenager to have dermapen for acne scars? thank you :)

No: This is an unproven device that sounds dangerous and shouldn't work. I understand the makers are in serious trouble with the FDA which usually looks the other way for minor health frauds. I am sorry your acne was not managed as it should have been, but get with a competent physician who can offer you something effective ...Read more

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Hi, I am a teen and currently suffering from acne, will suplementing with Creatine cause my acne to worsen or affect it in a negative way? Thanks

Hi, I am a teen and currently suffering from acne, will suplementing with Creatine cause my acne to worsen or affect it in a negative way? Thanks

Creatine: I would advise you not to use it. It will not affect your acne, has no proven benefit and may have some issues. If you are trying to build your muscles, eat a healthy diet, exercise if you have no health issues. You body can make all the creatine it needs. Best to avoid, can also interfere with your blood work and some reports of various issues. ...Read more

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I am 19 yrs old vegetarian girl. My skin complextion is fair but its not glowing. Pls suggest me some diet plans or home made remedies to get glow.

I am 19 yrs old vegetarian girl. My skin complextion is fair but its not glowing. Pls suggest me some diet plans or home made remedies to get glow.

You are not...: ...A fluorescent light. Your skin might look healthy, but it doesn't glow. To keep your skin as healthy looking as possible, make sure you are eating the best diet possible. You can eat a full range of nutrients without meat. Eat lots of fruit, many different colored vegetables, and whole grains. Exercise regularly. These will help you have the best skin you can have. ...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