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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
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
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
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
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
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