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What is a good fast way to clear acne all over your face?

What is a good fast way to clear acne all over your face?

I WISH....: I ahd an answer for you. Acne is hard to treat and there is no magic cure. Genearlly, keeping your skin less oily, treating bacteria, and many Rx medications can be tried before you hopefully find one that helps you the best. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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Docs can you explain, is there any way to clear acne fast?

Docs can you explain, is there any way to clear acne fast?

No magic: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. If it's a week until the prom and you've done nothing, get with your physician. I'd start you on topical benzoyl peroxide plus topical Clindamycin and have a serious talk with you about self-care long-term until your acne self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can clear embarrassing acne fast?

Can you please explain how i can clear embarrassing acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...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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Can you please explain how i can clear my acne fast?

Can you please explain how i can clear my acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Home / folk remedies are only adjuncts. See your physician now if speed's important (prom coming up, etc.) if benzoyl peroxide fails, start a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a retinoic acid derivative and/or a systemic antibiotic. Severe acne needs to be evaluated for isotretinoin. It's a non-lifestyle-related serious chronic disease that needs to be managed long-term. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...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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Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

No quick fix: Forget "natural" / "pop" remedies. The stuff that works -- topical benzoyl peroxide, topical / systemic vitamin A analogues, topical / systemic antibiotics -- are all nature's gifts. Acne isn't curable but if you work hard, using your physician as needed, you can keep on top of it until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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What are some fast and affective methods to remove acne and get clear healthy skin?

What are some fast and affective methods to remove acne and get clear healthy skin?

Scientific Rx: There are no quick fixes. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physican for prescription-strength medication. Acne isn't related to hygiene or lifestyle, and it will stay until it self-cures as you get older -- the time is unpredictable. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more