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Essential Oil For Cystic Acne
Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne? I have tried everything even cortizone shots. Nothing works.
Use the hard stuff: "essential oils" are for aromatherapy and and other stuff that's largely entertainment. For real cystic acne, your best move is to get with a real dermatologist and discuss accutane. It's not cheap, pleasant, or entirely risk-free, but for most folks it's well worth it. If you're female, also try to find out whether / why you might have extra androgens on board & if you can take the ocp. ...Read more
Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. There is often a genetic predisposition to cystic acne. Treatment usually requires systemic medication including oral isotretinoin, and should be started early, before ...Read more
Are essential oils effective at curing cystic acne and scarring? I have tried everything you can think of, even cortizone shots. Nothing works.
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
Can makeup labelled oil free, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic still cause cystic acne? Have a history of acne, afraid to put anything new on face.
Since turning 18 I have developed cystic acne on my chin. I'm now 20 and it still is effecting me? Dianette isn't helping either did the acne tablets
Need very strong Rx: Cystic acne that has not responded to the anti-androgen / estrogen medication that you have been taken will require medications that only a dermatologist can prescribe, and that will be unpleasant. I wish you luck. With acne this severe, your primary care physician may also want to evaluate you for some cause of hormonal disturbance / metabolic syndrome; aerobic fitness may be helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large pimple on neck, usually get one at a time. Is this just a large pimple or a form of cystic acne and how can I control it?
Cyst: Acne can present as large cyst like spots but usually in more general areas. Some cysts are sebaceous, caused by a plugged up oil gland. Some could be infected sweat gland. Sometimes infected with staph. Should get your doctor to see this to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC cleansers/Creams: Adult female acne is primarily hormonal. Start with over-the-counter acne regimen like proactiv line (benzyol peroxide) 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. Visit your dermatologist to individualize your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 23, almost 24 yrs old female I have broken out in cystic acne all over my back for the first time in my life. Is this puberty continuation?
How many breakouts do you get on accutane? Considering that I have 1 or 2 cystic acne and never had bad skin.
Accutane: About 80% of people who take Accutane (isotretinoin) for severe (cystic) acne will never need to have it again. However, your skin will still make oil which can still lead to pimples. It is not usually as severe as that which required accutane. Some people with really bad acne can actually worsen at first with accutane. Your dermatologist can discuss in detail what to expect. ...Read more
I have worsening cystic acne on chin. Itchy and dry. Afew have been around for weeks. On monodox. I have get 3-5 pimples on cheeks once a month. Help.?
Treatable.: Hi, Oral antibiotics for acne are hit or miss. Please try to prevent any emotional trauma if these pills don't bring you all the way to total satisfaction. I made a video that may help prevent the emotional impact of this common approach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYW3I6giJEg hope it helps, have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?
Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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