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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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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 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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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

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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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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 jergens mild soap help clear up acne ?

Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne ?

Soap: Jergens soap, and many soaps for that matter, can help keep the skin clean, and may help clear up acne as well. But, Jergens soap is not a cure all for acne however. Acne can be tough to treat and a good soap is often just one step in a multi-factorial approach to the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

Will drinking more  water  help clear acne and red pimples on face?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do prenatals help clear up acne?

Do prenatals help clear up acne?

No: Vitamins , in general , do not help acne but are a healthy way to supplement your diet for other beneficial effects. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of water help clear my acne?

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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Can drinking water help keep you skin clear?

Yes: Water can plump the skin, and make you look younger. It can hydrate the skin, improve your healing rate, improve your circulation to the skin, and decrease creases and folds. ...Read more

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Does water clear skin ? To give people clear complexion and or open pores.

Does water  clear skin ?  To give people clear complexion and or open pores.

No: Water alone will not clear your skin. If you have acne you can trying over the counter benzoyl peroxide product.If you do not see any improvement after a few weeks or it is to irritating, then she a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol helps clear up acne ?

Does rubbing alcohol helps clear up acne ?

I would avoid this: As rubbing alcohol is more like going to irritate your skin in the long run. Many astringents may use much less concentrated alcohol but still can be quite drying. While it does serve an antimicrobial purpose, look elsewhere for options. ...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 does benzoyl peroxide work to clear up acne?

Kills bacteria: Benzoyl peroxide creates oxygen when in contact with skin. The bacteria causing acne cannot live in the presence of oxygen so actually dies. It also assists in removing dead cells that cause the pores to get plugged which also leads to acne formation. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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