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How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. If these regimes are not resulting in improvement after 4-8 weeks, consultation with a dermatologist may be in order. ...Read more

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What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

See dermatologist: There is a wide range of treatments. If it is that severe, oral antibiotic or Accutane might be indicated in addition to topical medications. Sounds like a dermatology consult might me in order. ...Read more

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Will impetigo cream treat acne scars?

Will impetigo cream treat acne scars?

Not acne scars: I'm sorry your disease led to scarring. This can be prevented with modern Rx. The scars can be managed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Bad idea: Nothing you can do at home will help with the scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency you can tolerate is your best rx; if you're not clear of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you ended with acne scars because your parents are 'natural healing' buffs, you have my sympathy. Take charge and demand effective treatment. ...Read more

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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more

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Hydrocortisone to treat acne?

Hydrocortisone to treat acne?

Very bad idea: It will make the inflammation fade briefly by causing your neutrophils to stop fighting the bacteria that cause it. It will promote the same hormonal processes that cause acne to flare at puberty. Acne is serious. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks or you have acne on your trunk, get with a competent physician and get prescription-strength rx -- this will actually work. ...Read more

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How to treat face sebderm?

How to treat face sebderm?

See below: many options all include: application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids ...Read more

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read more

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How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...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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Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Terrible idea: This is a glucocorticoid and will give the bacteria that cause acne a growth advantage. This is one of the worst things you can do for acne. This is serious business, not something for home remedies using prescription-strength medications. Please get with a competent physician for guidance. ...Read more

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Hi, i m harini, i hav applied the garlic paste on my forehead to treat acne which has lead to a burn.Can u please prescribe me sme ointment to prevent mark?

Prescriptions: The doctors who are answering questions on this website are all board certified in the states & presumably practice here, too. It's doubtful that (m)any will retain licensing in a foreign country such as india where you reside & are willing to prescribe you something w/o examination. You need to see your local physician. Most of us don't keep track of what's available overseas either. Go c ur doc. ...Read more

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Is forehead acne usually particularly hard to treat?

Is forehead acne usually particularly hard to treat?

No: In my experience, forehead acne is not particularly difficult to treat. These are mostly comedonal (blackhead and whiteheads) and respond well to comedolytic medicines (open pores) such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. Chemical peels can often speed up the resolution of forehead acne. You should see a dermatologist to see what treatment is best in you. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne on the forehead and inner cheeks?

How can I effectively treat acne on the forehead and inner cheeks?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. Consult a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne on my forehead?

How can I treat acne on my forehead?

Topical Rx: A salicylic acid wash may be sufficient, with or without topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I have persistent acne on my forehead. How should I treat it?

I have persistent acne on my forehead. How should I treat it?

Hair care product: Likely, hair care products, a hatband or your bangs themselves irritated the skin, trapped oil and dirt and caused a localized acne flare. Washing with a hypoallergenic cleanser, applying benzoyl peroxide, and keeping your forehead unobstructed may help. ...Read more

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Oily forehead which turns extremely flaky & dry when I apply liquid foundation even when priming. How to treat combination area of face? Prone to acne

Oily forehead which turns extremely flaky & dry when I apply liquid foundation even when priming. How to treat combination area of face? Prone to acne

Moisturize: Combination of Acne & oily skin can be challenging to treat. Most topical acne medications can cause dryness & irritation; use of daily moisturizing lotion is a necessity even w/ oily skin. Recommend wash face w/ mild (sensitive skin) soap followed by an oil and alcohol-free lotion twice daily. May also try using Retin-A every other day on the forehead area. Discuss w/ doctor if problems continues ...Read more

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How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne on my forehead, and it's spreading to my cheeks and on my eyes ? Is that even possible to be on the eyes ? How can I treat this

I have really bad acne on my forehead, and it's spreading to my cheeks and on my eyes ? Is that even possible to be on the eyes ? How can I treat this

Basic Rx: "Bad" acne is going to require prescription-strength Rx, at least to start. Begin with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or salicylic acid and make your doctor appointment. Ignore all "pop" advice and "tips". Acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene and there's no clear relationship to diet. It is not curable but eventually remits on its own for reasons no one understands. ...Read more

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I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

Get treated: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day for starters) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Life's tough enough without dealing with this as an adult. ...Read more

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Hi, I have eczema& pCOS and suffer with acne and black dermatitis patches on my forehead moving into my hairline& it Is receeding. How can I treat it?

Hi, I have eczema& pCOS and suffer with acne and black dermatitis patches on my forehead moving into my hairline& it Is receeding. How can I treat it?

PCOS: You'll need to have an evaluation and discussion of treatment options with a gynecologist who has experience and interest in treating PCOS. Alternatively, an endocrinologist and dermatologist can be good choices. There are several options for treatment but depend on more details of your history, an exam and likely some lab testing and possibly even some imaging. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more

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How to treat head acne on a grown man?

Scalp Acne: You are probably referring to so called: scalp acne. Doxycycline has been used with some success only. It happens usualy in males and might resolve after age 40 spontaneously. It could be frustrating especially with males losing hair and acne lesions easily visible. Treatment need few months for effect. ...Read more

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I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning

I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning

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

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How can i treat acne scars and marks. The acne becomes black over time if i dont poke it out. When i poke it out it comes out like a black head.

How can i treat acne scars and marks. The acne becomes black over time if i dont poke it out. When i poke it out it comes out like a black head.

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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Seldom have pimple/cystic acne. ONE cystic appeared 1mnth ago, no longer red but big bump remain & it won't come to a head. How do I treat it?

Seldom have pimple/cystic acne. ONE cystic appeared 1mnth ago, no longer red but big bump remain & it won't come to a head. How do I treat it?

Let it be: Leaving it alone is the best option. You may try warm fomentation. Do not try to pop it as that will only lead to a scar. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear my acne/forehead?

Are there some effective ways to clear my acne/forehead?

Clear : A dermatologist will be able to treat acne prone skin with a combination of topical antibacterials and topical retinoids. At times oral antibiotics or oral vitamin a (accutane ) may be recommended. ...Read more

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I have some acnes on eyebrow, forehead and cheeks.They are a bit hurt when i touch, what should I do ?

I have some acnes on eyebrow, forehead and cheeks.They are a bit hurt when i touch, what should I do ?

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