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How Do I Get Rid Of My Oily Face
Rx meds: The over-the-counter stuff works poorly. Different people respond in different ways; i've had great success giving folks topical clindamycin, with or without a retinoic acid derivative -- cheap and effective. For harder cases, systemic antibiotics that you can take -- tetracycline kept me reasonably clear for 25 years. Dermatologists have lasers & accutane. You can be helped. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blemishes: You should visit a Dermatologist who will be able to guide you on the treatment options for your facial blemishes. One can use a combination of sunblocks,cosmetic or RX strength creams, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other therapeutic options to help improve your skin condition. ...Read more
Acne: Treatment of acne includes several topical and systemic therapies and is guided by various clinical features, such as the type and severity of acne. Your doctor can best determine how to treat your acne. Exclusively comedonal acne (whiteheads or blackheads) may be treated with topical retinoids alone. It should be assured that acne is not a sign of an underlying hormonal disease before treatment. ...Read more
Acne: Acne happens for many reasons--some unknown. There are so many great treatment options for acne. Many people are helped by otc (drug store) products. Your doctor will know of a good prescription treatment that will likely be faster and more effective than the otc things. She/he needs to see it to help you as quickly as possible. ...Read more
The same way...: ...You get rid of facial acne - by seeing a dermatologist and getting proper treatment. Backs are a special case - the skin is thicker, and usually covered with clothing, and there is more oil and perspiration. That's why you should seek the help of a professional if it's not responding to common otc remedies. ...Read more
Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Benzoyl Peroxide: I would start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash like panoxyl. Be aware that benzoyl peroxide can be irritating to the skin and it can bleach dark clothing. You need to rinse it off very well in the shower. This would be a good start. You can also try otc salicylic acid products. If it doesn't work after 1 month, i would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more
Folliculitis: They might be "folliculitis" from shaving or hair removal in general. That means irritation of the hair follicles. Bacteria make their way into the skin openings around the follicles and cause tiny little pimples. Be sure to change your razor blade frequently, and use soap or another shaving cream so the skin doesn't get irritated from shaving. ...Read more
Topical treatment: Start with hydrogen peroxide (propa ph) and go from there.Acne is a tough disease and needs a multiple approach-keep your hair off, don't put your hands on the area, keep it very clean with anti-bacterial soap and if this is not enough-see a dr.We have rx meds to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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