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How do I use goldenseal for my acnes?

How do I use goldenseal for my acnes?

Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more

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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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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How can I fix my acne?

How can I fix my acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective do-it-yourself treatments. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works better for you.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How can I cure my acne?

How can I cure my acne?

See a dermatologist: There are a number of treatments out there from over the counter products to prescription topical and oral medications. Discuss these with a dermatologist and they will hopefully steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How can I treat my acne?

How can I treat my acne?

Acne treatment: First of all, stop all nuts and peanust butter. Also no chocolate or other sugary foods. Over-the-counter surface medications like clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) can help, as well as washing with a soap like neutrogena acne wash. (no financial interest.) if these don't help see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can acne be treated?

How can acne be treated?

Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more

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There is acnes on my face?

There is acnes on my face?

Facial acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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When does acne usually go?

When does acne usually go?

Wrong question: Forgive my frankness. The question is, "How can I manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that carries such a stigma that it can keep me from getting the job I want, until it remits on its own? " I was able to stop taking medication around age 50. There is no telling when your illness will remit. If your parents won't take you to the doctor, pick up the phone and make the call yourself. ...Read more

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Does clarvis work for acne?

Does clarvis work for acne?

Claravis: What is claravis (isotretinoin)?
Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin a. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly.
Isotretinoin is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I best treat my acne?

How can I best treat my acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can chocolate cause you acne?

Can chocolate cause you acne?

Yes: Many foods can exacerbate acne. For many, but not everyone, chocolate is a major cause. ...Read more

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Are vegetables good for acne?

Are vegetables good for acne?

Probably worthless: Telling people that particular foods are "good for" or "bad for" this-or-that is mostly pop folklore or junk science (a few exceptions). This is the 21st century and you deserve to have your acne treated effectively -- and any physician knows how. Being a young adult is tough enough without acne, and being offered a folk-pop cure for a serious problem like your complexion does you a disservice. ...Read more

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Wats the best way to cure acne?

Wats the best way to cure acne?

You don't: You find a doc you can work with who helps you design a skin care routine that helps. This often includes a variety of meds, creams, etc that can change over time. You plan to fight acne for the long term, since some have it well into their 30's and beyond ...Read more

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What should I do for body acne?

What should I do for body acne?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx. This is your physician's domain. If you're offered, say, tetracycline 500 2x/day, plus a topical agent, it'll probably do the trick. For the tough cases, Isotretinoin usually works. ...Read more

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How can I remove marks from acne?

How can I remove marks from acne?

Dermatology consult: They will be able to help with either depigmentation medicine or Lase statement. And will also help with future Acne treatment/Prevention ...Read more

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Which product works best for acne?

Which product works best for acne?

None of them: None of the over-the-counter acne treatments does much good. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid-based compound. If I do not get a good result in two weeks, I add a systemic antibiotic appropriate to the person. Dermatologists are allowed to use the big guns. Nobody nowadays needs to have bad acne -- life's hard enough without it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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How is mild acne typically treated?

How is mild acne typically treated?

Start with: Good at-home skin care. Wash twice a day. Use benzoyl peroxide cream on active spots. See a dermatologist and consider Retin-A cream. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat acne?

What is the best way to treat acne?

No one best way: There is no one best way - it depends on acne type, age of pt, underlying skin type, location of the acne - so many different things. The vast majority of patients can be treated with topical treatment, usually a combination of retinoids and additional things like benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotics. Appropriate skin care is also essential. Best to talk about options with doc or dermatologist ...Read more

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My acne bursts how should I cure it?

My acne bursts how should I cure it?

Serious Rx: Get with your physician. You have bad acne and this is a serious chronic disease. Ignore all "pop" advice. It is not lifestyle related and you must manage it medically until it self cures. ...Read more

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Is acneprill a good acne medicine??

Is acneprill a good acne medicine??

Dandelion roots: This is a weird concoction of a bunch of herbals and vitamins and obviously a huge marketing campaign. It's your time and money. I'd urge you to get with your personal physician if you're not clear after two weeks with benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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I have acne, what should I wash with?

I have acne, what should I wash with?

Salicylic acid: Start with salicyclic acid wash (typically around 2%) twice daily. If your skin can tolerate the dryness, you can add a benzoyl peroxide (bpo) wash in your routine. Use less than 3% bpo on face, and up to 10% bpo on chest and back. If you are on prescription drying creams, these may be too strong. In which case, use cetaphil wash to counteract the dryness. ...Read more

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What can I do about my acne problems?

Several options: There are several acne treatments available such as over-the-counter products, prescription creams and oral medications and laser and light based treatments. The type of treatment you need depends on the severity of your acne. If you have tried otc products and they have not worked or your acne is more severe and is leaving scarring, you should consult a dermatologist for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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How do I remove acne marks naturally?

How do I remove acne marks naturally?

Can't be done: They fade with time, though it often takes several months. It's more important that you avoid getting new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can help with prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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Really bad acne all over, what to do?

Really bad acne all over, what to do?

Scientific Rx: Severe acne, or any acne on the trunk, usually requires systemic treatment (pills) plus topical treatment. Get with your personal physician. If you're female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you. Otherwise, if topical benzoyl peroxide and a course of systemic antibiotic fails, consider isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I clear up my acne in 2 days?

How can I clear up my acne in 2 days?

You can't: But today's scientific remedies start in about a week. I recommend topical benzoyl peroxide, plus topical Clindamycin perhaps with retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. The latter two must be prescribed, and your phyisician has stronger stuff if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can chocolate really help fight acne?

No: I was surprised, too; it does not seem to affect it one way or the other. All acne can be managed today by scientific medicine. If you are responsible for a teen with this chronic, disfiguring and potentially mutilating disease, please don't hesitate to get junior treated effectively by a competent physician. ...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