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How To Stop Zits
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Hormones: Acne affects over 80% of the population and its causes are multifactorial. Some only have acne duing puberty while others only get it during adulthood or during pregnancy or after menopause. Some may even have it thru out most of their life. Hormones are a major factor. Those who get it during hormonal surges of puberty can stop getting acne once their hormones normalize in adulthood. ...Read more
Do face masks actually work? I get a huge under-the-skin zit every time I use one. Should I stop all together, or will it overtime help my skin?
STOP: I would recommend stop it for now, or try a different product. They should not create irritation ...Read more
Does chocolate and junk food cause acne and zits or this a myth? Some say it does some it does not? If so should I stop eating chocolate
Manage your acne: Forget about trying to connect diet and acne. Your photo suggests you're a fitness buff; eat sensibly to promote this side of your health. I see that you are on retin-A and that you have not gotten full clearing. Don't hesitate to get with your physician who can add something prescription-strength -- perhaps a month on a tetracycline, or if neede something even stronger. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fruits & veggies: There is probably not one specific food that you can eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads, and whiteheads. If there were such a food, there would be lots more people with blemish free skin. In general, your skin will be healthier if you eat a well balanced diet including lots of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of pure water. There are a number of medical treatments available for acne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a scabby growth on side of my chin. Been there for approx 2 months. Thought it was a zit, obv isn't. Cuts open shaving, washing face etc?
Sounds like you are: not sure what this is since you described it as a "zit thing."This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Butt acne: There are several factors which results butt acne: use of bad soaps or detergents can cause acne certain perfumes and scents can cause allergy which may run up to the butt, excessive sweating due to tight fitting clothes treatment: minocycline, doxycycline, application of alcohol in the area and then apply Benzagel in the affected area with a tissue. Then rinse it of with water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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