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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does lemon sugar scrub help 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

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Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

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

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I heard honey and saltwater works for acne and also coco butter helps remove acne scars. Is this really true?

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

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Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

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 more

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Can applying lime juice n turmeric clears pimples and pimple marks?

Can applying lime juice n turmeric clears pimples and pimple marks?

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

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Can honey treat acne?

Can honey treat acne?

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

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Will lemon juice help my acne?

Will lemon juice help my acne?

No: Cruel Internet prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoids acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Is green tea helpful in healing acne and acne scars?

Snake oil alert: Its unlikely to be of any benefit for acne and almost certainly will have no effect on acne scarring. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

Will  tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

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

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Is the tea tree blemish gel helpful for acne scars?

Is the tea tree blemish gel helpful for acne scars?

No: Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and a scar is by definition the end product of inflammation. ...Read more

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Does niltan by dr.Reddy helps clean acne scars?

Does niltan by dr.Reddy helps clean acne scars?

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 more

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Is honey and lemon good for treating acne?

Logical not proven: Honey and lemon juice may both have antibiotic effectiveness that may diminish acne outbreaks and so it makes sense but I am not sure that its is truly effective in practice and may have other unforeseen complications. ...Read more

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Could lemon juice help with acne?

Could lemon juice help with acne?

No: This is a stupid internet joke. Get yourself some benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is non-lifestyle related and you need to manage it scientifically until it self-cures. ...Read more

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Is manuka honey beneficial for facial eczema?

Is manuka honey beneficial for facial eczema?

Unfortunately: It is such a wonderful help with wound care but not as helpful with facial eczema. Your doctor can get you started on medication as well as figure out a course of action. ...Read more

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Can body shop tea tree blemish gel help acne scars?

No: Seek a consultation with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. No matter what the employee at body shop tells you, tea trea oil will not remove your acne scars. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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