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Drugs Treat Acne Safe Teens
Several drug options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for older girls) and oral antibiotics are options also. These medications are all safe for teenagers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dermatologist: Prior to seeing a dermatologist, i would suggest starting with over-the-counter acne regimen. Get proactiv line (benzyol peroxide based) or cetaphil oil control foamy wash(salicylic acid). You can get effaclar cream by la-roche possay at a pharmacy and try it. Be sure to use a moisturize since use of these products will significantly dry your skin out. ...Read more
Possibly: Hello, What a great question! While some experiences do predict future health issues, in this case it's not necessarily going to predict future acne. The mom's hormones are working their way out of the baby's system, and in the future the baby will make her/his own when puberty comes. Take care. ...Read more
I have brown skin & in my teens. I really want to have good skin over summer break. Mild acne on my face &I want natural way for clear glowing face. ?
See below: You may consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than one treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
What is considered a healthy, typical age that teens start getting big breakouts and acne and such?
Why ask?: It can start as early as age eight, or the onset may be as late as the early adult years. If someone for whom you are responsible has acne, you need to know that it's treatable, and if ignored is likely to be a serious, chronic problem. It's not due to poor hygiene or bad lifestyle. Not to treat it in a timely way is likely to lead to a lifetime of regrets. ...Read more
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