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I have been suffering from acne for years now. I am having a bad flare up, and my face is in pain! It hurts so bad! I need some relief! What do I do?
Acne: Need to see a doctor such as one of us or a dermatologist ...Read more
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
Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?
I am taking low dose Accutane , 10 mg per day for oiliness and mild acne on face . Will it provide relief from seborrhea ?
Can equate triple antibiotic+pain relief ointment help with my acne scab? It's a black scab on my chin and I want to know if the ointment will help.
Scar Prevention: In general, the best way to reduce scarring from acne is to prevent acne lesions from happening in the first place and to avoid sun exposure. Antibiotic ointment will probably not make much difference. Also, some antibiotic ointments can clog pores, depending on what the ingredients are. ...Read more
I have acne & perrenial white pimples in head & on face.Medication gives temporary relief.Doc says its harmone problem, testosterone. What to do?
Need prescriptions : Over the counter benzoyl peroxide v can be tried. Your doctor can prescribe topical retinoids derivatives. Topical or oral antibiotics are often effective. In your case your doctor may decide to prescribe Aldactone (spironolactone), a relatively safe oral medication, which should help if "hormonal problem". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?
Get serious: The neutrogena wash is salicylic acid 2% and this has maybe a 50% chance to clear you. The other stuff probably won't touch your acne and will just confuse you if you do get a response. Use the salicylic acid for two weeks -- as much as you can stand. If you're not clear by then, get with your physician. ...Read more
30, pcos, always having acne on face do I have sensitivity of target cells to androgens or other hormones ?Tried antibiotics, birth control, no relief.
Metformin: Glucophase/ metfomin will help......Get a more detailed answer ›
Needs medications: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Causes include hormonal changes, emotional stress, certain medications, skin rubbing, etc... Only medications can make it better "quickly". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Acne is not a hygiene problem, and isn't caused by being dirty or any other lifestyle issue. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. He/she will decide whether topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill, a topical retinoic acid derivative, and/or a systemic antibiotic is the right next step. ...Read more
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