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Can you tell me how you get rid of acne on your face?

Can you tell me how you get rid of acne on your face?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Need docs answers! what foods get rid of acne on your face?

Need docs answers! what foods get rid of acne on your face?

Not the answer: Ignore internet nonsense about "superfoods". Diet and acne are at best weakly linked; some dermatologists recommend going easy on dairy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something to add; all acne is manageable until it eventually self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on face ?

How to get rid of acne on face ?

Wide open: There are several types of acne. Your treatment needs to be individualized so i would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist to see what may be the best option given the type of acne. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

No!: Popping acne can lead to scarring so that is never recommended. I see from your age that you are an adult female with acne. I typically prescribe spironolactone for this variant of acne and it works to clear it nicely. Also, a medicated wash such as 4, 6 or 8% benzoyl peroxide can be found over the counter and is usually helpful. Careul about bleaching with this product! ...Read more

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Dock I want to ask how to get rid of acne on the face right how ? 5 years of my acne has not gone missing. Im from Indonesia

Dock I want to ask how to get rid of acne on the face right how ? 5 years of my acne has not gone missing.
Im from Indonesia

Need to examine: It is difficult to provide meaningful advice without examining you. You should consult this site for home remedies that are likely to be useful. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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What will get rid of acne on my face?

What will get rid of acne on my face?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of acne on my face without using any medication?

How can I naturally get rid of acne on my face without using any medication?

Difficult: Though hard, it is possible if your acne is mild. Decrease dairy and soy intake. Drink plenty of water. Cut down or eliminate suggary foods. You may also want to take a zinc supplement. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of acne on face and chest? I heard that going in the sun can help dry them up and it will make em go away is this true?

How do u get rid of acne on face and chest? I heard that going in the sun can help dry them up and it will make em go away is this true?

Spironolactone: Adult women with acne respond best to spironolactone. It will take 3 months to see what it will do. Dose varies from 25 to 200 mg daily, usually 100mg. Very safe. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. Tell dermatologist all meds & supplements. Sometimes causes minor breast tenderness or intermenstrual spotting. Can be used for years. Avoid taking potassium (kcl) pills. ...Read more

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Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Acne vulgaris: There are many treatments for acne, and some of these are lotions indeed. But a regular body lotion will not do anything for the problem in most cases. In fact, we often see patients who are using a moisturizer and they have acne! is a disease of excess oil so you should not use moisturizer if you can refrain from it. Bottom line? See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

Systemic Rx: Usually acne on the trunk will require a systemic medication in addition to perhaps a topical agent. Tetracycline 500 2x/day may do the trick. If it's really severe, a dermatologist visit is in order. ...Read more

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What are good household products can I use to get rid of acne on my face?

What are good household products can I use to get rid of acne on my face?

Scientific Rx: The ideas you read on the internet are at best wrong guesses and at worst cruel pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but can be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne on my face and back? I've visited a few dermatologists, and expensive "skin clinics" but nothing really seems to work.

How can I get rid of acne on my face and back? I've visited a few dermatologists, and expensive "skin clinics" but nothing really seems to work.

Acne control: The best solution to control acne is to have a good skin care regimen. Do not i repeat do not touch your face. Get pca products ; gentle exfoliant, acne gel and clearskin and use them every day. ...Read more

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Will hydro cortisone acetate treatment get rid of acne on my face?

Will hydro cortisone acetate treatment get rid of acne on my face?

No: Steroids do not improve acne. A low dose oral steroid can be helpful in selected people for hormonal acne in women, who can not tolerate or do not want to take birth control pills. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

Meds: Eyelid acne is tough to treat to the the proximity to the eyeball. Nevertheless it should be treated via meds that are gentle to the eyelid skin. Consulting a dermatologist helps. ...Read more

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how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

Various ways ...: Acne is a skin condition characterised by blocked pores (comedones / blackheads) which may become inflammed or infected (pustules / whiteheads). Treatments include facial wash (Benzoyl Peroxide), topical Retinoids or topical antibiotic (Erythromycin, Clindamycin). Infected pustular acne may be treated with oral antibiotic (Tetracycline, Doxycycline). Severe nodular cystic may require oral Retinoid ...Read more

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What else can I try, besides face products, to get rid of acne?

Professional help: There are several things to try including oral medications, topical medications and sometime oral hormonal therapy and accutane. You need evaluaation by your dermatologist and the proper program selected. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you wash your face too much to get rid of acne?

Could you tell me what happens if you wash your face too much to get rid of acne?

Probably nothing: Whoever told you that acne is caused by your face being dirty did you a serious disservice. It's stupid and not true. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails, get with your physician who has remedies that can cure acne regardless of severity. ...Read more

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What face wash to get rid of acne?

What face wash to get rid of acne?

None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more

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What is the best face wash to use to get rid of acne ?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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