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How To Treat Head Acne On A Grown Man
Scalp Acne: You are probably referring to so called: scalp acne. Doxycycline has been used with some success only. It happens usualy in males and might resolve after age 40 spontaneously. It could be frustrating especially with males losing hair and acne lesions easily visible. Treatment need few months for effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Retinoic acid: If there are a lot of blackheads, topical benzoyl peroxide is unlikely clear you, but a retinoic acid derivative topically may do the trick. Your physician should be in charge of this. If this is not sufficient, adding a topical or systemic antibiotic may work. For more serious disease, a dermatology consult is in order. Home remedies are adjuncts only. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dear sir , I have some acne on my head actually under my hairs, which type of medicine is the best for treat it?
I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Many options: It might be best to see your doctor to determine the type - and severity - of acne you have. This will help determine treatment which usually consists of a benzoyl peroxide product, retin A (tretinoin) product, and oral or topical antibacterial treatment. Also, sometimes oral contraceptive pills are used to control acne. ...Read more
Seldom have pimple/cystic acne. ONE cystic appeared 1mnth ago, no longer red but big bump remain & it won't come to a head. How do I treat it?
Let it be: Leaving it alone is the best option. You may try warm fomentation. Do not try to pop it as that will only lead to a scar. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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