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Handling Acne Condition
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
My skin was itchy after sweat and the small acne will grow up after that. My skin turned to red after. Only powder can handle it . What is it?
Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with added topical clindamycin, is safe. You can't take oral tetracycline, period. I would be reluctant to use spironolactone even topically because of its hormonal effects. You'll also want to avoid retinoic acid derivatives even topically. Let your physician know. ...Read more
Serious= Cystic?: If by serious you mean cystic, or hard nodular inflammatory component to your acne, then you will need an exfoliating acne treatment. I would probably skip otc meds and go directly to a tazorac or retin a micro. These can be prescribed through a prime consult. Photos through prime will help us tailor therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Acne is a chronic, serious disease unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. Anyone telling you it is a behavioral or spiritual problem is not worth your time. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have it on your trunk, you'll need prescription-strength medication. Untreated, it is a grave personal and professional liability. Before you fail a job interview, get treated. ...Read more
Adult Acne long hair: Having long hair constantly touches your back and neck, as hair contain oil it can clog your pores. And using hair sprays, shampoos and other hair products can also effect the skin of neck and back. You need to stay away from gel, mousse and certain conditioners, or avoid these touching your neck and back there may be other factors too, you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male age 22. Mild to moderate acne, with very little family history of it. Is there a good chance I will outgrow the condition in my twenties?
I notice that I have a mild condition known as acne keloidalis nuchae how can I treat it before it gets worst?
Keloid: A dermatologist will often inject the keloids with corticosteroids to flatten the areas and relieve itch when present. At times the keloids may be removed surgically. A treatment plan involving antibacterials and topical retin a may help reduce the number of ingrown hairs that become trapped and lead to more keloids. ...Read more
No: Just as long as it isn't too hot, you don't need to be dealing with burns on top of acne. Warm/hot water will cause some dilation of skin pores making it a little easier to cleanse and remove debris. This may help reduce the number of new acne lesions. Washing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash often adds to the improvement. See your gp if you are having problems. ...Read more
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