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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.

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.

Mixed: "Scalp acne" is sometimes caused by pityrosporum yeasts in contrast to facial acne. There are benzoyl peroxide shampoos in drug stores, and these fail, a good dandruff shampoo or a prescription ketoconazole shampoo would be worth a try. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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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?

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?

Get treated: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day for starters) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Life's tough enough without dealing with this as an adult. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for facial acne?

What is the best thing for facial acne?

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

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Having facial acne problem for months?

Having facial acne problem for months?

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

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What can cause facial acne?

What can cause facial acne?

Facial Acne: Are you just trying to learn about Acne at 49? that's great. Here is a link below to start your education on Acne

https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more

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What can I use for bad facial acne?

What can I use for bad facial acne?

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

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What can be done to stop getting facial acne?

What can be done to stop getting facial acne?

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

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What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

Less stress: When you get aged, there is decreased level of male hormone which make acne worse than well. Stress, uv exposure and picking with dirty hands can make the acne worse. ...Read more

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How do I remain confident if I have severe facial acne?

How do I remain confident if I have severe facial acne?

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

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How can I prevent facial acne?

How can I prevent facial acne?

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

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Are there any types of antibiotics prescribed for facial acne that could disrupt your period?

Are there any types of antibiotics prescribed for facial acne that could disrupt your period?

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

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Can you use facial acne cream on your back?

Can you use facial acne cream on your back?

Yes: However, acne that's troublesome on the back usually requires at least a topical antibiotic, and often a systemic antibiotic. A woman who can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill may be cleared by this, if you're a male, expect an antibiotic in your future. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do about severe facial acne breakouts?

What should I do about severe facial acne breakouts?

See doctor: Severe facial acne breakout can affect your body and soul. See the doctor before it leave a permanent scarring on your face and heart. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of facial acne quickly and naturally?

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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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.

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.

See below: Acne occur due to combination of sebum production and bacterial growth. You may consult this site for home treatment of acne.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
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

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How do I rid myself of facial acne?

How do I rid myself of facial acne?

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

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The Best way to get rid of facial acne?

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

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What do I do to get rid of facial acne?

What do I do to get rid of facial acne?

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

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Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

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

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: 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

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Will tee tree oil help clear up my facial acne?

Will tee tree oil help clear up my facial acne?

Not your best choice: It's a modest estrogen and if you're a man, you can grow breasts from it. Get yourself some topical benzoyl peroxide instead, as tolerated, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good facial acne prevention tips?

Please tell me what are some good facial acne prevention tips?

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

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Is back-acne caused by the same thing that causes facial acne?

Is back-acne caused by the same thing that causes facial acne?

Yes: Exactly the same thing. Because you can't "see" your back, it's easier to neglect cleaning it well, and the acne can appear to be worse. But it's the same thing from start to finish. Same treatment. Same skin care. ...Read more

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Could my facial acne be caused by my consumption of mayonnaise and yogurt?

Could my facial acne be caused by my consumption of mayonnaise and yogurt?

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

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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.

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

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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens?

Dermabrasion: Abrasion of the skin is helpful for removing marks and scars. It is not used more than it has — in my opinion — a greater risk of causing a scar than the well controlled laser treatments. Like fractionated fraxel treatments. ...Read more

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Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Acne: A gentle fragrance free non soap cleanser and moisturizer is good to maintain acne prone skin. Cereve is an example. ...Read more

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Does acne/alot of facial pimples go away after 18?

Does acne/alot of facial pimples go away after 18?

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

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Does acne and facial pimples go away after you are 18?

Does acne and facial pimples go away after you are 18?

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

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