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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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 as well. Stress, uv exposure and picking with dirty hands can make the acne worse.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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