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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