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How Can I Treat My Acne
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
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Acne scars: You cannot treat your acne scars naturally except by covering them up with makeup, which could make acne worse. It is much preferable to treat acne early with medical therapy to prevent acne scarring. Acne scarring with pits can be cosmetically improved by punch grafts and dermabrasion these are not inexpensive treatments. ...Read more
Good products: Using physician grade products that can help the skin turnover: Alpha hydroxy washes and lotions in the am, Retin-A at night and salicyclic acid to prevent the acne. Drink water and eat better as well. Make sure you use blue tooth technology so you don't have the phone or hats touching your skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Mix 2 tbls of oatmeal, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp of green tea, 1 tsp of lemom juice, and half tsp of cinnamon in a small microwave safe bowl. After a hot shower or steam bath , rub paste all over face and leave on for 2 hrs. Rinse with warm water, and apply all wet ingredients as a toner. Clearer skin within a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I treat my acne and the scars on my face? And also is there any medicine that can treat my obesity?
Yes: For the acne, seek the care of a dermatologist who can advise you on the best way to cleanse and treat your skin. As for obesity, the best medications are a daily dose of exercise and alterations to the timing and content of one's meals. If you don't feel like you know enough about either, seek professional advice from your pcp who can give you permission to see a nutritioninst and trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage it: It's not curable but can be controlled, and will remit on its own when you get old, though the exact age is unpredictable. Topical benzoyl peroxide of a strength you can tolerate; once a day is probably as good as more often. If this does not keep things at bay, your physician can add a stronger Rx. Acne is basically unrelated to diet, hygiene, touch, or anything else. Best wishes. ...Read more
Rx: When it is this severe, prescription medicine is the only thing that works. Your physician may consider starting with a combination of topical Clindamycin and either a retinoic acid derivative (likely) or benzoyl peroxide; it's likely it will be necessary to add a systemic antibiotic as tolerated. If the lesions are deep and cystic, dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more
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