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Does Sugar And Water Get Rid Of Acne
To get rid of acne redness, do I use ice wrapped in paper towel or paper towel dipped in warm water?
What is the best way to get rid of acne scars? I drink 10 glasses of water a day, I use aloe very every time I bathe, and I've tried almost everything
Gained 2-3 lbs after stopping spironolactone for acne. Could this be water weight? What can I do to get rid of this? Already drinking 90 oz of water.
Used to have acne, still abit now but mainly clogged pores no products get rid of it. If I start drinking water n cutting out coffee etc will it help?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
How do you get rid of large red pimples on cheek? I've heard of the salt water and cotton ball trick. What do you suggest?
See a dermatologist: Forget the water (any kind) & cotton ball. A skin dr will help you with 1 or more prescriptions. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Usually the best way to start is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you're in a huge hurry (say, if prom is coming up), resolve you'll manage your acne long-term and get with your personal physician. Ignore all "pop" advice and remedies. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: You deserve treatment. This is the 21st century and you've earned effective rx. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, I add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: You need one way to get rid of acne effectively. Your resource is your primary care physician. If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared your acne, phone and make an appointment. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease for which you deserve effective treatment -- it's available. "pop" remedies (lemons, honey, beer) are adjuncts only. Do what you need to. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends Upon Grade:
There are many treatment strategies for acne depending upon the region, extent, and lesion type (comedone, papule, pustule, cyst). For limited facial acne that is not inflammatory, over-the-counter salicylic pads (stridex) will be useful.
For inflammatory acne involving the face, chest, and back, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist for systemic medications including an antibiotic. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide does not work, get with your physician. It is likely you'll get topical clindamycin, perhaps also with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If after another few weeks you are not clear, or have trunk acne now, a good next step for a man is tetracycline 500 2x/day. If not sufficient or cystic acne present, it's accutane. Good luck. ...Read more
Many options: Acne is not a disease but a response to hormaones of the pilosebaceous apparatus. It has many expressions from the mildest comedones to the most severe cystic acne. Treatment depends on the age of the patient and the severity of the acne. Some mild acne needs only topical agents and the more severe acne may require signifigant oral medications, hormonal therapy or lasers. ...Read more
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Forever is a long: Forever is a long time - so there is no getting rid of anything that is possible forever. Reducing the burden of acne can involve antibiotic creams, antibiotics (oral), retin a (tretinoin) creams and systemic rentin a are the usual regimens. Avoiding foods that trigger acne (if there are any for you) helps. ...Read more
Forget "natural": Forgive me... All acne's manageable, but despite testimonials about a disease that comes and goes, "natural" remedies don't work, and some are ludicrous (sleeping with your face soaked in honey...) your personal physician can clear you up using scientific medicine. This is the 21st century and it's your right -- your taxes fund the research that's made us the healthiest people who've ever lived. ...Read more