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How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options . . .: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Varies: I try to tailor treatments to the individual. Benzoyl peroxide wash or creams help if you can tolerate them. In the office, i will almost always use a topical retinoid as it prevents the early plugging of the pilosebaceous ostia which leads to visible ace bumps. Some cases require oral antibiotics or even isotretinoin. There is evidence that hormones in dairy can play a role - avoiding dairy can h. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How to treat dandruff naturally?

How to treat dandruff naturally?

Good question: Dandruff is called by malessi furfur, a yeast. This can be treated with antidandruff shampoos and antiyeast medications. ...Read more

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How to treat acnes?

How to treat acnes?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/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. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How do you treat acne scars naturally?

How do you treat acne scars naturally?

Cannot: some type or cream such as a presription retinoid or even better is a fractionated laser procedure. The laser will help but not eliminate the scars. ...Read more

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How to treat acne overnughy?

How to treat acne overnughy?

You can start: You're not going to make your acne disappear overnight even in this era of quick-fixes. If you have only a week before the prom, get with your personal physician and perhaps a combination of a topical agent (i prefer benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (topical or systemic) may make you look better. You're big enough to be caring for yourself long-term, day by day. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

Acne tx: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen. Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more

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How can I treat back acne naturally?

How can I treat back acne naturally?

Good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean is re single most important approach to minimize clogging if pores and further aggravation of acne. However excessive cleansing can also be bad. Fruit acid peels may help but depend on the condition of your skin. Vitamin a derivatives may also be useful. There are few standardized regimens. ...Read more

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Ms, how to naturally treat it?

Ms,  how to naturally treat it?

Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, you can move up to using benzoyl peroxide and another agent such as salicylic acid. Beyond these, you may want to see a doctor who specializes in the care of acne. There are many excellent prescription options available. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples naturally?

Forgive my frankness: You're a twelve year old male. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease that needs to be managed scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician and ask about an appointment for prescription-strength rx. 'natural remedies' work poorly for acne and almost all other serious illnesses ; the sooner you discard superstition, the better. ...Read more

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How to treat hyperpigmentation?

How to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical bleaching: Usually hyperpigmentation is treated with topical bleaching agents. The most effective has been a combination of tretinoin, hydroqinone and a topical steroid. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation to see if this is appropriatef for you. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne quickly?

How can I effectively treat acne quickly?

Acne: There is no "quick fix" for acne. Depending on the type of pimples you have, your doctor can recommend a treatment--possibly topical and/or pills that should help within a few months. It just takes time.... ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more