Doctor insights on:
Homeopathy Or Allopathy For Acne
I have tried various modern allopathy medicines and even homeopathy medicines but the acne doesn't seem to go, rather it's spreading everywhere on my ?
Yes, it can: This won't be popular with some of my healthtap colleagues, but there are over 250 homeopathic remedies which can help acne. In homeopathy, acne is much more than skin deep -- involving the whole being. Finding the most effective remedy for you requires a thorough casetaking with a professional homeopath because it's a chronic, complex condition. Healing should be gradual but clear over time. ...Read more
Complicated: First, please know that acne is a systemic problem, not limited to skin -- and requires working with a homeopath who takes your complete case into consideration before prescribing a remedy. There will also be a course of healing, in which your acne may temporarily worsen. This is because your healing system may use skin as a way to discharge previously suppressed imbalance. It can work, though! ...Read more
"Seven 7 Cream": A product called "7 cream" contains calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, coconut, avocado, neem and manuka oils. It can help areas of skin that are damaged, inflamed, or healing. It's not a homeopathic remedy because it isn't individualized to you. But it has no parabens, is safe topically, and some of my patients have liked it. http://7cream.ca/ also available on amazon.Com. ...Read more
Need right remedy: Calcarea sulphurica works very well for your acne, if it's the indicated remedy for you. There are over 250 remedies known to help with acne! a well-trained homeopath will consider your whole being -- not just your acne. Acne is only 1 sign of the disturbance in your healing system. The right remedy addresses this disturbance which is the source of the problem you're experiencing (acne & more). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?
Yes acne, ? scars: Homeopathy can work remarkably well for curing acne. As for the "little holes, " that is scar tissue; depending on the type of scarring homeopathy might help but may not help all acne scars; but it's worth a try. There are many other options as well: http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/clearing-embarrassing-acne-scars. ...Read more
Could homeopathy be useful and make the hair on a 20 years old girl face go away even after 12 useless sessions of diiode laser? Ps: I have acne too!
What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp? Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or ayurveda?
It depends: This depends on whether you've already been through allopathic evaluation and treatments for these pimples, what your doctors have advised, and what you're wanting to do now. You may have an extension of facial acne, which dermatologists treat. Homeopathy can also help if your case is taken by an experienced homeopath who works with you on a deep level. This is required for all chronic cases. ...Read more
I used a homeopathic medicine 'Thuja' after that I have so many pimple one after one, because of these pimples I have spots on my skin like atrophic?
Consult homeopath: Thuja is a good homeopathic medicine for a variety of skin problems including acne. It can help our bodies detox and skin eruptions can be a way we detoxify. Over time these spots may heal, but this may also be a sign Thuja has acted as well as it can and now it is time for a different remedy to help these spots to heal. I advise you consult with a good homeopath, and, fortunately, India has many! ...Read more
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
Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Manage" not "Cure": Acne is something which, if treated properly, can ben managed to minimize its impact. Most people grow out of the problem, rather than "get cured." start with a gentle cleanser (i.e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, check with your doctor or dermatologist to step up the treatment. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Expect it: Most teens will get some acne. It's unrelated to hygiene, touching, lifestyle, diet, sexuality, or much else. It can be managed but not cured until it goes away on its own. I was able to stop using medicine when I was 50. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
MANY options!: Acne can be treated by a variety of different methods. One is by applying topical creams with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid active ingredients that dry up the skin and temporarily relieve visible acne. However, the problem is below the skin and so many chose antibiotics. They kill the bacteria that causes acne and again temporarily relieve symptoms. Accutane is the most effective long term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scientific Rx: Start with benzoyl peroxide; if this isn't enough visit your physician, first line is topical retinoic derivatives &/or a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If still not sufficient, the right systemic antibiotic for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. Dermatologist visit if still not clear. Good luck. All acne is manageable today. ...Read more
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer