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How Do I Get Rid Of My Acne Fast
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
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
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide does not work, get with your physician. It is likely you'll get topical clindamycin, perhaps also with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If after another few weeks you are not clear, or have trunk acne now, a good next step for a man is tetracycline 500 2x/day. If not sufficient or cystic acne present, it's accutane. Good luck. ...Read more
No easy answers: I hope your acne is now under control. Removing the scars -- if that is your wish, and you have a choice -- can't be accomplished except by a specialist dermatologist, who can offer you several options. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place, and i wish you luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of acne fast I have to go away in a few days! And I've had the worst breakout I've had in my life! Is it a reaction to doxycycline?
No quick fix: If the prom is coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your physician now who may add a systemic antibiotic. Then get used to managing your acne long-term. It's not curable, it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene, and you're going to have to work hard to care for yourself until it remits on its own. ...Read more
No quick fix: Acne on your trunk will require systemic medication. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and make an appointment with your physician. An antibiotic may be enough, spironolacctone or the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if you're female, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Usually the best way to start is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you're in a huge hurry (say, if prom is coming up), resolve you'll manage your acne long-term and get with your personal physician. Ignore all "pop" advice and remedies. ...Read more
There is no fast way: Acne is a condition that usually affects teens , but it can last throughout life at times. It is a complicated problem. You should use products that are non-comudogenic--dont' cause acne. Some acne is surface and othertimes can be deeper under the skin, cystic. Oily products, or products that clog the skin can make matters worse. Seeia dermatologis to diagnose your specific problem i\. ...Read more
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