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How To Keep Your Face Clear Of Acne
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Manage it: Forget "quick fixes". 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 but nothing will make it vanish overnight. ...Read more
Treatment: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure your eruption is treated properly. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Stop neglecting it: Please forgive my frankness. All acne is manageable, and you must care for it until it self-cures. I was able to stop using Rx at age 50. Treating it is not pleasant or easy but can be done. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician. If you are offered isotretinoin, seriously consider it. ...Read more
Acne : Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be prescribed . See your dermatologist to evaluate the acne and prescribe the appropriate treatment . There are no quick fixes, however , the right treatment plan will get good results. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful. An acne "wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or 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. It can take 3 weeks to 3 months in order to see good improvements. ...Read more
I'm a teen with acne that is rather mild or less than mild but will i ever be able to have a clean and clear face?
In all likelihood : As I am sure you know and understand what you're currently experiencing is very normal and typically goes away with age. Having said that there are skincare regimens - both over-the-counter and medical grade that can help you to take control of your skin either now or in the future. These options as well as laser acne therapy are things that you could consider as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best cure to my face acne to make my skin clear again because ive tried different ways but they not work.
My acne is horrible face and back is where i get it the most. How can I clear it up. And is acne related to medical issues with in the body?
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