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How To Treat Facial Acne With Potash
What is the best shampoo to treat scalp acne? I am looking for something containing benzoyle peroxide b/c that has helped my facial acne.
I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?
Acne: Facial acne can be mild or become severe. If the acne is significant it is a good idea to see a dermatologist early on who can teach you about acne and how to prevent it. Meanwhile, avoid irritating the skin and do not scrub your face. Eat a healthy diet and avoid "junk" foods especially sugar, candy, cake and avoid most fats except extra virgin olive oil. Do not pick at the acne "zits". ...Read more
Acne: Keep skin clean and avoid transfats and oily foods. Please see your doc or a dermatologist for more specific advice. Keep a strong spirit and positive and respectful attitude toward self and others as this condition fades. Avoid skin products that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is over the counter and in recent studies for some people can work by itself. Give it some time before giving up on it but if your acne is really bad you will probably need to see the dr for a prescription for retinoids as they work best together and would be the next step. ...Read more
Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not dangerous chemicals liike benzoyl peroxide), 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
Do what you have to: All the talk about "feeling good about yourself" is not helpful when you have a serious, obvious, chronic disease that's not being treated as it should be. Phone your physician now; all acne can be managed until it self-cures. If a parent's superstition is preventing you from getting treated, make the phone call anyway -- to be brave / confident, act brave. Take charge and good luck. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, recurrent, serious disease that eventually self-cures. Until then, if you think you are prone to an outbreak, use a salicylic-acid based wash or topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Ignore "pop" ideas and advice. ...Read more
Seek the cause: If your acne has flared and your periods then become disrupted, it is much more likely that there is a problem with your hormonal milieu and you are producing extra androgens. Antibiotics must never be used as sole therapy for acne; be sure you use a second treatment such as topical benzoyl peroxide. Your physician or gynecologist knows how to continue your workup and treatment options. ...Read more
Good hygiene: Clean your face with a good cleanser that does not contain soap. Simple remedies such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are commonly used and quite effective if done on a regular basis. Further assistance from a dermatologist or a cosmetic specialist can be helpful. There are other remedies available such as ipl, chemical peels, and accutane. ...Read more
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
What's the cause of reoccuring facial acne? Had it for about a month. Eating very well & I always use facial products in the mornings and evenings.
Acne occur due to combination of sebum production and bacterial growth. You may consult this site for home treatment of acne.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Manage it: 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. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...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
OTCs help some: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat... Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more
Real Rx: Get yourself some cheap drugstore topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-realted, and only minimally diet-responsive disease. It's serious and can't be cured until it remits on its own. Manage your care aggressively. ...Read more
It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used.
You can try the following;
dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin.
Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more
No: No, the medical evidence does not point to mayonnaise and yogurt causing acne, specifically. It is good, however to incorporate the "superfoods" into your diet, to reduce overall inflammation. I am overall not very happy with some wacky things Dr Oz is saying these days, but this post is spot on for Superfoodshttp://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/dr-ozs-10-favorite-superfoods ...Read more
What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T. C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.
Prescription Rx: Acne on the trunk usually doesn't clear with any topical medication. You characterize it as severe, and your personal physician may either try a systemic antibiotic plus perhaps a topical retinoic acid derivative, or refer you for Isotretinoin treatment. The latter is not for the faint-hearted but is remarkably effective. ...Read more
Depends: Some do, some don't. I can't predict. I don't have that magic ball on the wall. It is different for every person. Sometimes it will go away then mysteriously come back again for no unforeseen reason! Sorry I can't give you a better answer. ...Read more
Maybe: I needed to take systemic tetracycline until I was in my mid-40's. The important thing is that no youngster nowadays needs to have bad acne. There are a variety of approaches; I start with topical clindamycin, try a systemic antibiotic that the person can take if this fails. For the toughest cases, dermatologists have Accutane and lasers. Good luck -- and good health. ...Read more