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How Do You Get Rid Of Acne Forever
Forever is a long: Forever is a long time - so there is no getting rid of anything that is possible forever. Reducing the burden of acne can involve antibiotic creams, antibiotics (oral), retin a (tretinoin) creams and systemic rentin a are the usual regimens. Avoiding foods that trigger acne (if there are any for you) helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!
Not curable: Dr. Ferguson has given you good advice. You need to accept that acne is not a curable disease but will remit at some unknown time. I was able to stop using meds when i was 50. If you can't tolerate the meds you listed, perhaps a combination of a salicylic acid wash and a topical or systemic antibiotic chosen by your physician, or spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill will clear you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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 such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular care: Please consult this site for effective home care for acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Challenging: The back is a difficult area to treat acne. We have many oil glands in the v of the upper back, but the skin is thick especially for men and difficult to apply medication to without help. Decreeasing sweating and not wearing occlusive clothing helps. I frequently use a combination retinoid an Clindamycin topic product in addition. ...Read more
Rx: The oral contraceptive pill, if appropriate and acceptable, often clears acne. The over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is of limited effectiveness. I've gotten good results within a few weeks using topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many comedones. If there is not obvious improvement in two weeks consider a systemic antibiotic. ...Read more
Good luck: Unfortunately acne is not just a problem for teens.Some will experience it well into their 30's or beyond. If you are well into your twenties with active breakouts you may have lost the genetic lottery. Find a dermatologist you can work with and follow a skin regimen designed to control it.It stops when it decides to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time/creams: Most will fade on their own, may take months to do so, and sun will keep dark. If you are using a retinoid for your acne, that will also help to fade, as wil azaleic acid(another topical acne tx). Failing that, must use a bleahing cream, but that may make acne worse, and finally sometimes lasers, but their side effects are dark spots as well. Would coordinate with a dermatologist. ...Read more
How do you get rid of acne i tried a couple of things but acne always comes back then i get stressed and even more acne comes
As for other acne: Excess androgens in a woman, and extra cortisol in a man, can both produce acne. While you're being worked up and treated, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is often plenty. For hyperandrogen in women, eating sensibly, weight reduction and especially aerobic fitness are often very helpful. ...Read more
How do you get rid of acne that itches, leaves purple scars, and surprisingly gets worst day after day?
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get rid of acne scars? I have red marks all over from old acne and want a clear complexion.
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
How do you get rid of acne scars ? I have a couple on my chest but most of them are on my upper back and shoulders & i had since i was maybe 13 or 14
Manage the acne: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been. Nothing you do will change the scars, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat it with a filler, laser, or microsurgery. It's your call whether you want the repairs done. If you're not acne-free now, use benzoyl peroxide and if your trunk's still involved you'll need prescription Rx from your doctor, perhaps spironolactone. ...Read more
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics, or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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