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How To Heal Acne With Borax
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, or if you have acne on your trunk or it's severe on your face, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-curable (until it remits on its own), non-lifestyle-related disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. It can always be managed but only with today's medications. ...Read more
Simple treatment: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Leave them alone: Simple avoidance of further picking will allow excoriations to do what they are trying to do: heal. Although I will admit that stopping the practice is not easy. I tell patients to apply plain vaseline when you feel the urge to pick. That way you are still doing something, just not something traumatic to the skin. ...Read more
Forget it: Please forgive my frankness. Shower water won't help, or not much. Today all acne is fairly easy to treat effectively by scientific medicine, and anyone who's being prevented from getting the benefits is being done a grave disservice. If benzoyl peroxide fails after 2 weeks, get with your physician and find which of many choices is right for you. ...Read more
I have acne on my cheecks and im 20. im using benzoylproxide on my acne every night. But it just can heal the acne not stopping them?
Acne: Deeper acne that is not opening spontaneously with gentle skin care at home will likely need medical extraction by an experienced acne care specialist. The sooner the impaction of the sebaceous gland is relieved, the faster the inflammation will be relieved and skin will heal. PB will just dry your skin, it will not heal active nodulocystic acne. ...Read more
But if you wait long enough and have faith it might clear up and then you can give thanks to God for the result. And even if you treat it medically you can always give God the credit for creating the medicine and the dermatologist. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: This is common moisturizing cream. Hit your acne hard with 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day, and if are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. All acne can be managed nowadays until it self-cures, and untreated it is a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more
You decide: However, one of the ancient greek philosophers wrote, "you don't pray to god that your nose stop running. You blow it." many people thing that physicians are god's agents in doing good for others, and it pleases him that science discovers his wonders. All acne's treatable nowadays and I hope that some religious scruple isn't stopping you from using an effective scientific rx. ...Read more
Sea buckthorn: Sea buckthorn berries or seed oil can be used topically on the skin for sunscreen; for treating radiation damage from x-rays and sunburns; healing wounds like bedsores, burns, and cuts; for acne, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, skin ulcers, postpartum pigmentation, etc. It contains fruit acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, and fatty oils. I could find no actual research data for acne, though. ...Read more
Let's get real: The stuff that works the best -- antibiotics and vitamin a derivatives -- are mother nature's gifts. The stuff that doesn'twork (painting your face with magic honey, squeezing lemons on pimples) are unworthy of anyone in the 21st century. Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a grave disservice. Take charge and and get effective rx from your physician. ...Read more
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I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks?
I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and I like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.
Acne scars are difficult a deep chemical peel can cost from 600 to 1000 depending on location. Resurfacing lasers can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and require about a week of downtime and several weeks of red appearing cheeks.
I would suggest a good board certified dermatologist who performs these type of procedures above a non medical " medi spa" ...Read more
Don't Touch: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Unfortunately: Unfortunately there is not a easy quick way. ...Read more
Acne scar: It may be a scar which won't resolve ...Read more
Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://www. Pangeaorganics. Com/buffalo. ...Read more
War on acne! Ruled out environment and diet, working on stress. How can I heal my skin from the inside out?
All is fair in...: ... Love and war. Somebody has done you a terrible disservice. It is not a diet, stress, environment, or emotionally-based disease. There is nothing "spiritual" about believing untruths. If you really want to be rid of your acne -- a chronic, serious, primarily genetic disease -- you'll get evidence-based treatment in cooperation with a competent, reality-focused physician. ...Read more
Folliculitis causes me a lot of acne that when popped used to heal quick 2day. Now they don't heal. I am not diabetic. When I shower they turn white?
Mild will fail: The red marks after acne lesions subside aren't treatable and you'll need to let them face on their own. Instead, focus on whatever it takes to keep your disease under control -- and if it's leaving red marks that stay around, you'll need strong stuff. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't clearing you in 2 weeks, you'll need prescription-strength from your physician. ...Read more