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Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

No: Just as long as it isn't too hot, you don't need to be dealing with burns on top of acne. Warm/hot water will cause some dilation of skin pores making it a little easier to cleanse and remove debris. This may help reduce the number of new acne lesions. Washing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash often adds to the improvement. See your gp if you are having problems. ...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 hot water good for acne, like hot showers?

Is it true that hot water good for acne, like hot showers?

Hot Showers & Acne: The best is warm water, hot water does irritate your skin - it over dries it and may damage capillaries in your skin which make for reddish and overly sensitive skin - which in turn breaks out more easily. ...Read more

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Have slight acne break outs. 2many diff. Products could cause irritation right? Would it b better 2 just use 1 or 2 products plus hot water 4 washing?

Have slight acne break outs. 2many diff. Products could cause irritation right? Would it b better 2 just use 1 or 2 products plus hot water 4 washing?

Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Excessive dryness CAN result from multiple topical medications, so apply sparingly at first so your skin can adapt and you can monitor for hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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I have been breaking out with acne, I have tried a wash for my face, hot water applied to acne, ice. What should I do.

I have been breaking out with acne, I have tried a wash for my face, hot water applied to acne, ice. What should I do.

See a dermatologist: None of this is of any value for acne. You probably have ROSACEA. Hot water or ice are both likely to make it worse. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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Hello there doctor. Can hot water with lemon and honey cause acne or pimples?

Hello there doctor. Can hot water with lemon and honey cause acne or pimples?

Anything is possible: pimples are caused and perpetuated by a variety of factors - see your dermatologist who can take a good history and advise appropriately. It is unlikely but remotely possible that your lemon and honey contributed somewhat to a breakout if its not something you usually eat. ...Read more

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Does consuming hard water cause acne.?

Does consuming hard water cause acne.?

No: Life is difficult enough without people promoting this kind of superstition. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's always manged though often requiring prescription-strength treatment. Get with your physician if you need help. ...Read more

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How much water should a person suffering from acne should drink?

Acne and Water: It is recommended that persons drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. There is no special recommendation for persons with acne. However, if you are prone to acne, I advise cutting down or cutting out carbonated soft drinks and cut down on sugary juices. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard it's good if you drink lots of water for acne, why?

What to do if I heard it's good if you drink lots of water for acne, why?

Myth: This is the prescientific idea that you will "wash toxins out of your body" by your kidneys or through the back door. Being a kid with acne is difficult without having to put up with advice from ignorant people. Get a scientific rx -- your physician can clear you if you and those around you can get over the "natural is better" or "acne is your fault" mentality. ...Read more

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Can lemon water definetely work for acne?

Can lemon water definetely work for acne?

Of course not: The longer you delay getting effective treatment, the more sorry you -- or whoever you are responsible for -- will be. All acne can be managed scientifically. Don't waste your time / money / hope with phony internet fantasy. ...Read more

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Coconut water good for acne?

Coconut water good for acne?

Get real Rx: "pop" remedies are adjuncts-only. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. The coconut-water idea isn't as silly as sleeping with your face smeared with honey, but it's even less likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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How do sun and salt water affect acne?

How do sun and salt water affect acne?

Unpredictable: Both may make for a flare, or a partial remission. Acne is a chaotic system and is unpredictable. If you're affected, please start managing it. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your physician for something stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of water help clear my acne?

No: That's a foolish folk remedy basic on the subscientific notion that "water washes out poisons." this is 21st century and all acne is manageable. Benzoyl peroxide is the only otc remedy that works. I add topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. A systemic antibiotic, or the oral contraceptive pill if a woman can take it, can clear, dermatologists have strong rx. ...Read more

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What can I eat or drink to reduce my acne... Some say water is good for acne?

What can I eat or drink to reduce my acne... Some say water is good for acne?

Acne care: Good hydration is good for the skin. It takes more than that to prevent acne from getting worse. Here is a general guideline to take care or acne. Hope it helps: https://www. Evernote. Com/shard/s5/nl/432446/5c8209b5-de70-4b87-b1d9-c3476ca3be3d/ ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I drink nothing but water and a lot of it, will it help my acne?

No: The development of acne lesions is not related to water intake whether it is too little or too much. Heredity, hormones and stress are more likely culprits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why all of a sudden I have these painful acne bumps on my back? Is it possible that it's the water of my new state that is causing it?

Can you tell me why all of a sudden I have these painful acne bumps on my back? Is it possible that it's the water of my new state that is causing it?

...acne bump? ...: ...beside acne...you may have to consider sebaceous cyst as one of many other causes... which is a benign cyst and may be slow growing solitary or mixed with crowds of true acnes, but turns painful & fast growing when infected, require antibiotics or minor office surgery to remove the sack inside or it will come back...see your doctor... ...Read more

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What exactly does drinking water do for acne?

Nothing: This is a prescientic superstition. It's the kind of nonsense that keeps people from getting effective treatment. The idea that "natural is better" or "acne is your fault" does a terrible disservice to teens and young adults everywhere. Your physician is the one to help. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


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