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Herbal Cures For Acne
No: Needs antbiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Obagi, Dermesse: Depending on depth of scars, the Obagi & Dermesse (generic Obagi) skin rejuvenation program does an excellent job of treating fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and some scarring, depending on depth. Laser, and some chemical peels also help. Talk about your choices with a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or PC doc with an interest in cosmetic dermatology. Other programs exist.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Anyone who tells you otherwise is playing you for a fool. Cystic acne usually requires treatment with isotretinoin. This is not pleasant, risk-free, or cheap, but it gets the job done. If someone for whom you are responsible has cystic acne, you have a duty to get them treated effectively -- ur failure to do this is likely to lead to permanent scarring and permanent resentment. Do the right thing. ...Read more
What are some herbal/ medicinal plant uses for acne. I have a few pumps on my nose and would like to get rid of them?
See derm: You should really see dermatologist for the correct therapy. ...Read more
Will herbal supplements lower the effectiveness of birth control? I am on this herbal supplement called bell product #60 for skin disorders for my acne and I am starting birth control this weekend. Just wondering if i can continue taking the herbal supple
Many : Many of the studies looking at herb-drug interactions are preliminary if available at all. I could not find any information about whether the herbs found in your supplement will effect the efficacy of your birth control. You should give your doctor a call to discuss your concerns. The safest thing to do would be to stop using the supplement. Good news, though. Birth control pills are often a very effective treatment for acne - so your skin may improve on the birth control pills even without the supplement. If after taking the birth control pills for a few months, you are still not satisfied with your skin, talk to your doctor about prescription acne treatments. These have been studied rigorously and their safety profiles and interaction profiles are well known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise on my question I have sent regarding the best antibiotic for face acne on jawline and neck. Minimum tablet to take, that I can carry on using the herbal supplement acnease.
No: You have to be very careful about taking herbal- as sometimes you don't really know what is the ingredient. Anemia of chronic disease- is a type of anemia where is caused/related to chronic diseases that you have- for example- kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease etc. Growth factor like erythropietin/epogen can be used in anemia of chronic disease. Importantly to manage the chronic disease. ...Read more
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