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How Can I Treat Baby Acne
No treatment necc.: Usually, "baby acne" (which isn't actually acne) will go away on it's own, but in more-severe cases, treatment can be very effective. Visit your pediatrician to determine if it is what's commonly called "acne" and discuss if any treatments are needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby acne is a rash of small red bumps or pustules on a baby's cheeks, nose, and forehead. It often develops within the first few weeks after birth, and gradually goes away with age. Baby acne may look worse when a baby is fussing or crying. Many young babies also have tiny white bumps on the nose, which are known as milia, and ...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
Acne treatment: First of all, stop all nuts and peanust butter. Also no chocolate or other sugary foods. Over-the-counter surface medications like clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) can help, as well as washing with a soap like neutrogena acne wash. (no financial interest.) if these don't help see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean is re single most important approach to minimize clogging if pores and further aggravation of acne. However excessive cleansing can also be bad. Fruit acid peels may help but depend on the condition of your skin. Vitamin a derivatives may also be useful. There are few standardized regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more
Acne is Acne: Treating back acne is no different than treating acne on any other part of your body. The difficulty with back acne is being able to apply the topical medication to the entire affected area. Because most people have a hard time reaching their backs, many doctors are more likely to start a patient on an oral medication to treat back acne in order to get results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat: Local treatment is heat with hot towel or device. A dermatologist can shrink cysts if necessary with a cortisone shot. If you are cystic and over the counter acne medications do not work, a dermatologist can prescribe topical or oral medications to prevent and control your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read more
Ceramides&daily care: Much new research is indicating that many with eczema share the lack of ceramides in their skin. Consequently there is a new wave of moisturizers that contain ceramides to compensate. If you have not ever visited with your dermatologist or pediatrician about baby eczema, there are daily maintenance protocols that can be instituted which provide ongoing protection & prevention of eczema flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. All "home" / "pop" / "natural" remedies are adjuncts only. Depending on severity, it may be possible to clear you with a bit of topical clindamycin, or you may require Isotretinoin which isn't for the faint-hearted but works well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. You deserve to be acne-free not just for summer, but all the time. ...Read more
Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more
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