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Honey Helps Acne
Of course not: The very name should tell you this internet-hyped home remedy is silly stuff. The mainstay of acne therapy is topical benzoyl perixode; if junior is not clear by two weeks or has it on the trunk, get prescription-strength rx from a real doctor. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. If you are responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her effective treatment now. ...Read more
No: At best, these are adjuncts. Your mainstay of treatment is over-the-counter topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who may add a topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic or some other agent. All acne can be managed nowadays and you deserve the benefits of 21st-century treatment. ...Read more
I heard honey and saltwater works for acne and also coco butter helps remove acne scars. Is this really true?
No: The only non-prescription medicine that really helps acne is benzoyl peroxide. You owe it to yourself to get prescription treatment; all acne is manageable today with topical / oral meds, and a dermatologist can fill in, laser off, or abrade the scars to make them less conspicuous if that is your wish. ...Read more
Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get a real Rx: I'm really sorry it's reached the point that you're asking about removing scars with a remedy that probably won't work. If you'd been treated in a timely way with scientific medication, you wouldn't have scars. If benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, make your own appointment with a scientific physician. We can treat you effectively & rid you of a major personal and professional liability. ...Read more
You can try: Or vinegar or tea-tree oil or anything else. If you're responsible for a young person's physical and emotional health, you have a duty to provide something that works for a serious disease that's likely to disfigure the kid. It's not lifestyle or hygiene related. If benzoyl peroxide fails, get junior to a scientific physician. ...Read more
No: I have never heard of any evidence to prove that this is true. ...Read more
No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Acne scar treatment: I have no experience with niltan. It appears to be a product of an indian pharmaceutical company. In general, treatment for acne scars depends on the type & location of the scars as well as your skin type. For facial acne scars, common treatments include fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing, and sometimes subcision. I'd suggest seeing a dermatologist to help determine best treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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