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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
Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?
Requires Rx: No one should have to experience this. For deep cystic acne, only a dermatologist can prescribe the retinoic acid family medicines that are required. Even in our sadly-dysfunctional health care system, you deserve access to this. For milder cases, I use topical Clindamycin and/or systemic Erythromycin or tetracycline (the last contraindicated in pregnancy.). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I suffer from severe itchycheek acne with pimples, black heads and sometimes cystic acne. I have tried salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinol A.
See a dermatologist: Your acne is a function of hormones. Certain birth control can make it better, other birth control can make it worse. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? You will probably do well with oral spironolactone and topical tretinoin. This usually works in 3 months, then is continued. If it fails, oral isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more
Can lifting weights heighten androgens or testosterone levels and cause/worse acne or oily skin? Ive been told weight lifting worsens acne.
Murad: Unfortunately, there have been numerous posts in murad forum with murad side effects. Murad may cause common unpleasant side effects of acne products: dandruff, rash, dryness, skin irritation and itching, headaches, increased sunburn susceptibility, nail abnormalities, nausea, diarrhea, and others. ...Read more
Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..
Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...Read more
Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum cortisol, your best stress hormone, has a slight tendency to worsen acne. Instead of trying a pseudoscientific "stress-reliever" protocol, you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment for your acne. Being a young adult is stressful enough! ...Read more
Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?
See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more
I have oily skin, acne, weight loss, anger fits, dizziness, palpitations, reynaud's syndrome, extreme anxiety, what can it be?
I'm 20 years old.My skin is sensitive & oily.I've acne.Acne & acne sport full of my face.I also have allergy.what can I remove acne & acne sport?
See a dermatologist: cannot be managed online, you need to see a dermatologist, or see your primary doctor first, good luck ...Read more
Accutane: Accutane rarely fails for cystic acne. Normally 50% of people are cured taking 1mg/kg for 20 weeks. 50% of people need a second course at double the dose. A very few people need higher doses and more prolonged therapy. Weekly blood tests are need to monitor for adverse effects at these higher doses. See a dermatologist experienced in administering higher doses of accutane. ...Read more
Diet, hormones: Increasing your magnesium intake, B complex vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids would help your whole nervous system work better. You are well into the post menopausal age range. Loss of estradiol and progesterone contributes greatly to all the symptoms that you list and more. Try to find a doctor that does bioidenticle hormone replacement therapy if improving your after 4-6 weeks does not help you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer