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Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Hygeine: Acne is tough! i recommend a good antibacterial soap with a drying agent (benzoyl peroxide) .Sunshine helps as does keeping your hands and hair off your face.Diet has not been proved to help but i still recommend avoidance of chocolate and fried/greasy foods. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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What to do if I have this "string" of zits on my right cheek next to my nose, theyany home remedies out there for zits?

What to do if I have this "string" of zits on my right cheek next to my nose, theyany home remedies out there for zits?

Acne: Acne is challenging and often needs customized treatment. Skin care starts with good skin care, avoiding excess fats and sugars in your diet, drinking 80 oz. Water and exercise. Wash face with a gentle cleanser, like dhc oil cleanser (amazing non-oily product). Use salicylic acid for white heads, benzoyl peroxide for blackheads (both low dose, 2-7 d/week), moisturizer, and retinoids from doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of zits on my forehead?

What are some home remedies to get rid of zits on my forehead?

Benzoyl peroxide: There is some improvment with benzoyl peroxide washes and topicals especially for inflammatory lesions. It is always better to see your dermatologist and get a skincare program designed for you. ...Read more

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What looks like a bunch of zits on the back, treatment and cause?

What looks like a bunch of zits on the back, treatment and cause?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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So my boyfriend has these really bad zits all over his chest, they've never been popped but remain and discomfort him. What's a remedy to heal them?

So my boyfriend has these really bad zits all over his chest, they've never been popped but remain and discomfort him. What's a remedy to heal them?

Serious Rx: I trust this is acne. When it's on the trunk, he'll need topical therapy such as benzoyl peroxide plus some systemic rx from his physician that's prescription-strength. He needs to get seen. ...Read more

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Does your face have to be 100% clear of zits before treatment from a co2 laser?

Does your face have to be 100% clear of zits before treatment from a co2 laser?

Recommended: I would highly recommend that your skin be under control before any type of ablative skin resurfacing treatment. If you're prone to breakouts, make sure you are on an antibiotic your doctor prescribes for you. Also, you should be on an antiviral to prevent cold sores. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to clear problem zits fast (over-night)?

Several OTC products: There are several otc products that will help with the appearance of an acne lesion overnight. These include antibiotic ointment, salicylic acid ointment, Hydrocortisone and benzoyl peroxide. The most important thin is not to squeeze the lesion, this typically will make it worse. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a zit i need to get rid of fast! any home remedies or suggestions in skin/acne treating products?

What do you suggest if I have a zit i need to get rid of fast! any home remedies or suggestions in skin/acne treating products?

Won't happen: There's no quick fix. Ask somebody who knows cosmetics about covering it up. If you have mild acne, you can probably keep small outbreaks like this under control with a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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I got acne on my forehead and i don't have the money to get laser treatment so is there home remedies that work?

I got acne on my forehead and i don't have the money to get laser treatment so is there home remedies that work?

Benzoyl peroxide: Laser treatment is for extreme cases. You owe it to yourself to start using topical benzyl peroxide as you can tolerate. If this hasn't cleared you in two weeks, find a free clinical where a sympathetic physician will give you an inexpensive script for something like tetracycline, which addded to the BP should be sufficient. ...Read more

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I'm a 13y/o girl with horrible acne! tried every home remedie and over-the-counter product. These pimples and zits are shattering my self asteem, help!

I'm a 13y/o girl with horrible acne! tried every home remedie and over-the-counter product. These pimples and zits are shattering my self asteem, help!

Family Practice: Acne can be harmful with your self esteem. But it can cause scaring if not properly treated. If otc medication is ineffective rx medication may be helpful. Your dr may prescribe an oral and topical antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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Acne home remedy?

Acne home remedy?

Sulfur granules: Fowler's acne formula calls for the use of flower of sulfur granules topically on skin. Can use with weak Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5 % for pimples and salicylic acid for papules. Acne is diabetes of the skin. Eat healthy, get good sleep, exercise, and reduce stress, especially stress over the appearance of skin. Acne may be a awake up call to make changes to enhance over all health. ...Read more

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Could there be a home remedy for acne that actually works?

Could there be a home remedy for acne that actually works?

No: None of the folk treatments will touch it. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter remedy that's got a chance. All acne can be managed nowadays -- this is the 21st century -- but the medicines are rightly only available by your physician's prescription. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remedy for acne?

Whats a good home remedy for acne?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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What is the best acne home remedy?

What is the best acne home remedy?

OTC Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter product that is recognized as effective for acne; a few folks have reported success with tea-tree oil. You'd do well to add some prescription rx in consultation with your physician; topical clindmycin is a good choice. Dermatologists have stronger stuff. This is the 21st century & you have a right to be acne-free if you wish. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for acne?

Please describe a good home remedy for acne?

Diets can help acne: The relationship between certain foods and the production of acne has not been scientifically established yet. However, a diet plan for acne would include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and a sufficient intake of clean water. Almost all fruits and vegetables contain a good deal of vital minerals and vitamins. These help in keeping the skin clear as they provide the body with the necessary nut. ...Read more