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Does Lemon Juice Get Rid Of Pimples
No: I'm really sorry that you've ended up with acne scars, that you still have the disease at age 24, and that on the evidence you have never received effective treatment. Any "pop" remedy claiming to be a "detox" is a fraud. Physicians and scientists know better than to use these ourselves, and you owe it to yourself as a person and a mother to get easy, effective evidence-based acne Rx from your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course not: There "pop" remedies are adjuncts-only. This is the 21st centeury. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a major liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you're old enough to phone your personal physician, not waste your time and endanger your long-term skin health. ...Read more
Better treatments: Lime juice does contain acids that will have an impact on skin but it can be irritating. There are many other topical treatments that would be more effective and less irritating. Laser treatments are also quite helpful in the management of acne scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe? Not consisten: The acid in cide vinegar is called acetic acid. The strenght is not consistent nor is it routinely used in skin care products. Traditionally speaking, trichloroacetic acid (tca), which is related to acetic acid, is a more effective treatment at diminishing sun spots. ...Read more
Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go for real Rx: Use "pop" claims like sleeping with your face smeared with honey only as an adjunct. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you are a parent trying to manage your teenager's acne by "pop" remedies rather than getting him/her evidence-based prescription-strength medicine for this serious illness, you're making a bad mistake. ...Read more
Excess alcohol: No - its a myth. The best is do not get drunk. ...Read more
No: It is a weak estrogen and has given men gynecomastia. It is the one topical remedy for active lesions of acne for people who belong to cults that allow only plant-based medicine. I would urge these people to wise up, especially if they're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health. They won't touch scars, which should never be allowed to develop nowadays. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: I'm really sorry it's reached the point that you're asking about removing scars with a remedy that probably won't work. If you'd been treated in a timely way with scientific medication, you wouldn't have scars. If benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, make your own appointment with a scientific physician. We can treat you effectively & rid you of a major personal and professional liability. ...Read more
Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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