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Does toothpaste actually help clear pimples?

Does toothpaste actually help clear pimples?

Do not recommend: Toothpastes have many ingredients that can actually cause new skin problem that one already has - blackheads, or pimples. Burning the skin with toothpaste is often a complication. ...Read more

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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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Does toothpaste help clear up acne ?

Does toothpaste help clear up acne ?

No: There are many preparations such as benzoyl peroxide that can be purchased at the drug store that help with acne. There are also prescription medications for acne. Toothpaste does not help. ...Read more

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Does lemon juice help to clear up acne?

Does lemon juice help to clear up acne?

No: The acid in lemon juicecdoes not clear acne and as with other home remedies such as toothpaste tougher burn skin and leave discoloration. The best home remedy is either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid over the counter medicines. Changes in diet and oral zinc are also helpful. For cysts over the counter devices such as claro can shrink cysts with heat. ...Read more

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Does toothpaste actually work to treat acne?

Does toothpaste actually work to treat acne?

No: Use something specifically for the acne! if toothpaste does help, a dermatologist would be the best person to tell you. ...Read more

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Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Not for scars: Tetracycline can control the development of acne and help in healing the ones there, but it does not do any thing for the scars/marks of acne. ...Read more

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Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

No: There is no evidence that peppermint soap will clear your skin. If you like the smell that's the only reason to use it. ...Read more

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What does salicylic acid do for the skin, its for blackheads but would it help clear pimples?

What does salicylic acid do for the skin, its for blackheads but would it help clear pimples?

Yes: Topical salicylic acid in a wash or even used with a facial chemical peel by an aesthetician is a wonderful adjunct to your other topical medication regimen to help control acne pimples. ...Read more

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Can applying lime juice n turmeric clears pimples and pimple marks?

Can applying lime juice n turmeric clears pimples and pimple marks?

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

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Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch: & OUCH !! Alcohol and then shaving - that could sting. No that won't prevent acne. Yes, that might hurt. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste actually work on acne?

Can toothpaste actually work on acne?

No it can not: Toothpaste as name states is for teeth, get the proper acne meds to treat acne-;). ...Read more

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Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

Does baking soda help clear  up gential herpes?

No: Outbreaks of genital herpes are treated with antiviral agents, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. The duration of therapy is usually 7-10 days. These medications are also used for long-term suppressive therapy. Baking soda should have no effect on the lesions or duration of the episode. Sometimes women with painful urination resulting from the lesions may benefit from a sitz bath. ...Read more

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How to remove acne and clear face spots n pours??

How to remove acne and clear face spots n pours??

Face: there are many OTC treatments but see a dermatologist as well ...Read more

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Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

No: At best, these are adjuncts. Your mainstay of treatment is over-the-counter topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who may add a topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic or some other agent. All acne can be managed nowadays and you deserve the benefits of 21st-century treatment. ...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