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Ultimate method to get rid of chest acne and backne and stretch marks?

Ultimate method to get rid of chest acne and backne and stretch marks?

Hit it hard: Acne on the trunk won't respond fully to topicals though they may help. Your physician will decide whether to start with a systemic antibiotic or refer you for isotretinoin. It should be manageable. Stretch marks need a dermatologist and might be helped some. ...Read more

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Does rosehip oil reduce the appearance of post acne marks as well stretch marks?

Does rosehip oil reduce the appearance of post acne marks as well stretch marks?

Rosehip: Please go online and look up Epiduo.

You will think it best for your care but your doctor will need to prescribe it.

The article online says it will cost no more than $25 for 3 months. Not bad! ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old female, I have acne and white stretch marks on my butt since I was a teenager. What is some of the ways that I can eliminate that?

I am a 22 year old female, I have acne and white stretch marks on my butt since I was a teenager. What is some of the ways that I can eliminate that?

Stretch marks: I am not aware of a way to eliminate the stretch marks is plastic surgery. If related to weight gain then you must also lose weight. I recommend DASH eating plan. Happy to do 2nd opinion to get you on track. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that I would like to get rid of?

How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that I would like to get rid of?

Scientific Rx: No topical agent is strong enough to control acne on the trunk. Keep using topical benzoyl peroxide and get with your personal physician as well for prescription-strength rx. You may be a candidate for a low-progesterone oral contraceptive pill which may clear you. ...Read more

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How do get rid of dark spots on boobs and why do I have them if I've never had acne or stretch marks?

How do get rid of dark spots on boobs and why do I have them if I've never had acne or stretch marks?

Not sure: I am not sure what "dark spots" you refer to. Some women may have darker spots especially on the areolae (areas around the nipples) that normally tend to be darker than the rest of the breasts. Those dark spots are just extra pigment collections and there is nothing to do about that. If you have dark spots that are bothersome, changing in shape or color, they ought to be checked by physician. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

May be endocrine: Your symptoms are certainly suggestive of a possible endocrine diagnosis even if not cushings. Polycystic ovary syndrome, pcos, could also cause those symptoms. Start with your primary who may be comfortable doing all the evaluation and treatment for pcos and may send you for consult if labs are more suggestive of cushings. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

What's the best way to treat mild back acne? I also hav derma oil which gets rid of scars stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Is that okay to use?

Usually need Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, and/or salicylic acid, plus a systemic antibiotic for at least a few weeks which you'll need to get from your physician. You are free to use your derma-oil but if you actually believe it will "get rid of" scars and pigmentation, you'll be disappointed. The world's full of misleading ads. ...Read more

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19 years old PCOS w/ acne prone, skin/some symptoms improved greatly from taking Yaz birth control. However, my breasts went from a 34B to a 34D in 3 months. They sag/ covered in stretch marks. I want my old breasts back...? Better BC/PCOS options?

19 years old PCOS w/ acne prone, skin/some symptoms improved greatly from taking Yaz birth control. However, my breasts went from a 34B to a 34D in 3 months. They sag/ covered in stretch marks. I want my old breasts back...? Better BC/PCOS options?

PCOS: There are other treatments for PCOS and a thorough evaluation could tailor the treatment for you. Many women need birth control pills to normalize hormone levels. Lower estrogen levels and weight loss could shrink the breasts but the stretch marks are usually permanent. ...Read more

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How can you remove solid blackheads?

How can you remove solid blackheads?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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How could I best remove blackheads off my face?

How could I best remove blackheads off my face?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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How could I best remove blackheads and big pores?

How could I best remove blackheads and big pores?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, procedure to v pore size). ...Read more

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How to remove spots or blackheads once they've appeared?

How to remove spots or blackheads once they've appeared?

Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter. ...Read more

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Plz tell me how to use baking soda to remove blackheads?

Not likely to work: I think this is an "old wives tale", (that is, a home remedy) and it is unlikely to work, Some medicated soaps help. See a Dermatologist for medications/home treatment/prevention program!!! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Noxzema anti blemish pads remove blackheads as well?

Noxzema products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can glue (like elmer's glue) actually help remove blackheads? Is it safe?

Can glue (like elmer's glue) actually help remove blackheads? Is it safe?

No: Elmer's glue, or any similar glue, is not able to get a good grip on comedones inside skin pores and pull them out when one peels off the dried layer of glue. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have my dermatologist remove my blackheads?

Yes,: This can be done with a comedone extractor without harming your skin. ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads. Under. Arm?

How to remove blackheads. Under. Arm?

Vaporized with Laser: I like to use a focused co2/erbium laser to destroy the blackhead and the follicle, so that the blackheads do not fill up again. ...Read more

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How can I remove blackheads from my cheeks and nose?

How can I remove blackheads from my cheeks and nose?

Facial acne: Best way to take care of blackheads, is to use moist heat comma and cutaneous astringent Solutions. If this is not satisfactory in less than a week, then it's off to the dermatologist for consultation and definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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How can remove blackheads on lip?

How can remove blackheads on lip?

Blackheads: You shouldn't have any blackheads actually "on" your lips. You could have some at the margin between your face and your lips. You could use a face mask treatment designed to extract blackheads or you could see a dermatologist or aesthetics doctor if this is an ongoing significant problem. ...Read more