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What're some home remedies to get rid of acne and acne scars fast and effectively?

What're some home remedies to get rid of acne and acne scars fast and effectively?

Time: Scars can't be removed. They can be revised to look better, but once you have a scar you will always have a scar. For best way to revise a scar you should see a plastic surgeon. Fading takes time, but can speed it up with retin-a. ...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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What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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Which pills help keep mild acne away?

Which pills help keep mild acne away?

Suggest topical Rx: If your acne is mild, and confined to your face, you'd do better with a topical such as combination benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. ...Read more

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Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.

Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.

See below: Please consult this site for effective home remedies for Acne:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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How can I get rid of mild acne and acne scars quickly?

How can I get rid of mild acne and acne scars quickly?

Tretinoin cream: Visit your dermatologist for a prescription night-cream tretinoin. This is a very effective cream for mild acne (blackheads, whiteheads) and will help with scars as well. ...Read more

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What home remedies and recipes to help clear acne real fast actually work?

What home remedies and recipes to help clear acne real fast actually work?

None: Adult acne manifests from a number of different causes and is best managed and prevented using prescription strength topical acne preparations. Rather than over-the-counter options i would consider an evaluation with a reputable med spa or area dermatologist who can provide you with these types of solutions. ...Read more

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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Will erythromcyin gel 2% help my acne scars to fade?

Will erythromcyin gel 2% help my acne scars to fade?

Erythromycin: No, the topical antibiotic application is meant to treat active infection or prevent infection which inflames acne, it does not improve the appearance of existing acne scars. Depending on the type of scar you may have, you will need more aggressive treatments such as subcision, peels, microneedling, resurfacing etc. Pigmentation is yet another story and will need different treatment. ...Read more

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Will topical tretinoin long term stop acne and pimples for good. At say 0.1%. If used everyday at night, will it eliminate acne and pimples?

Will topical tretinoin long term stop acne and pimples for good. At say 0.1%. If used everyday at night, will it eliminate acne and pimples?

Acne: Depending on your condition, tretinoin may control it well but may not eliminate it, and chronic use can irritate thenskin, speak withnyour dermatologist about all your options. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up stubborn acne fast. Help!?

Are there some effective ways to clear up stubborn acne fast. Help!?

Doctor's visit now: It's time to partner. Hopefully you are already using topical benzoyl peroxide. Your physician will decide whether to add topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic, a topical retinoic acid, an oral contraceptive pill if you're a "she", or refer you to a dermatologist for the big guns. Usually you will be clear shortly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Not if it's only BP: If only active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, I wouldn't expect it to help scars. Best topicals for acne scars usually retinoids, like tretinoin, adapalene tazarotene. These products require a prescription. ...Read more

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Any quick cure for chest and body acne with flaky dry skin?

Any quick cure for chest and body acne with flaky dry skin?

No quick fix: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up until now. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate and make an appointment with your physician. The benzoyl peroxide will not clear you, and you will need prescription-strength rx added to it. Several weeks on antibiotics may get things under control, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin, rough but effective. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and acne scars fast?

Control acne: Good medical therapy is the main stay of acne, scarring is more complex...Options include peels, derm abrasion ( painful).. Laser skin resurfacing. ...Read more

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Stubborn, mild acne not responding to antibiotics or topical creams. Accutane seems too extreme for non-cystic acne. Help?!

Stubborn, mild acne not responding to antibiotics or topical creams. Accutane seems too extreme for non-cystic acne. Help?!

Keep at it.: There are three main parts to approaching acne...1) reduce the amount of bacteria on skin.. 2) keep pores open...3) reduce oil production. Antibiotics can be topical and/or oral. Other surface treatments aim to reduce bacteria and/or keep pores open. Keep experimenting and working with your doctor until you find the right mix. It can take a few weeks to see improvement even with right mix. ...Read more

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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

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How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

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

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