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I used acne cream around my eyes and now there's stinging when I squint?

I used acne cream around my eyes and now there's stinging when I squint?

Don't do it: You should only use ophthalmic medication around the eyes for obvious reasons. Use artificial tears to wash out your eyes then go see your eye md to make sure everything's okay. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Strabismus (Definition)

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How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

Avoidance: When applying acne cream, avoid applying near/around the eyes, and applying sparingly. Most acne creams only require a pea-sized amount of product for a face application, which is applied by dabbing (on cheeks, chin, forehead, & nose) then rubbing in. If your symptoms occur or worsen despite proper application, stop using the product & see your physician as you may be having an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is oil on your face skin supposed to be stingy to EYES? Stings when oil gets in, eg. Squinting, crying. I put no chemical on skin. Use chem- free soap

Is oil on your face skin supposed to be stingy to EYES? Stings when oil gets in, eg. Squinting, crying. I put no chemical on skin. Use chem- free soap

Yes, it can.: Many skin surface secretions around the eyes & eyelids, such as oil & perspiration, may enter the eyes after crying, sweating, &rubbing. Also deposits from the environment that you live in May adhere to the periocular skin and may be introduced as above. Some of these may be more irritating than others, especially salty sweat. Washing face & eyelids with gentle soap & water & artif. Tears Help ...Read more

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Lately if I haven't washed face for a day and squint eyes, something on skin stings eyes. Happens in various cities. Became allergic to air pollutant?

Lately if I haven't washed face for a day and squint eyes, something on skin stings eyes. Happens in various cities. Became allergic to air pollutant?

Wow: First thing is how about washing face at least 3 times a day CLEAN FACE if itching gone bravo. If still persists needs wotk up. Use fresh aloe on face and or cocconut oil on face try antihistamine every p.m for one week ...Read more

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What should I look for in my eye cream or night cream to prevent aging, at 26 also I have acne.?

What should I look for in my eye cream or night cream to prevent aging, at 26 also I have acne.?

Cosmetics contain: Toxins many times. Look for natural ones, e.g., Klaire labs. See dermatologist for help w/skin. Don't smoke. Vitamin E capsules and/or directly on skin MAY be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I put stieva-a 0.1% cream on my pubic region as I had some acne down there. Next day it's burning and stings/peeling. Bad decision! :- (what to do?

I put stieva-a 0.1% cream on my pubic region as I had some acne down there. Next day it's burning and stings/peeling. Bad decision! :- (what to do?

Irritant dermatitis: Tretinoin cream can cause an irritant dermatitis. The irritation can be treated with a topical steroid cream. If over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream doesn't help in a few days, see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I put an acne cream that included Salicylic acid and some came into my eye by accident. I rinsed my eye with cold water. Should I do anything else?

I put an acne cream that included Salicylic acid and some came into my eye by accident. I rinsed my eye with cold water. Should I do anything else?

Irritants in eye: You did the right thing by washing thoroughly to dilute and wash out the cream. If you are not having redness, pain or excessive tearing, you are fine. Washing your hands after applying acne treatments helps. ...Read more

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I have a acne bump under my eye. I been using Neutrogena peroxide cream with no results and it's dark in color. I want to rid myself of it?

I have a acne bump under my eye. I been using Neutrogena peroxide cream with no results and it's dark in color. I want to rid myself of it?

Dermatologist: Would be the doctor to see for your problem, if not possible see your primary doctor, but don't squeeze or scratch it, best wishes ...Read more

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Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!

Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!

See a dermatologist: It is not unusual for anything you apply to inflamed skin to sting or burn, even topical steroids. However, this really should be examined to make sure it is acne. You might need a short course of an oral antibiotic to help cal this down ...Read more

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What is a good face mask for eye bags and acne and where can I get benzoyl peroxide cream?

What is a good face mask for eye bags and acne and where can I get benzoyl peroxide cream?

Benzoyl peroxide: It is available over the counter at any pharmacy. There may be many different brand names available and it may be available in different forms: Cream, ointment, wash ...Read more

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Got a large redbump center of eyelid-size of pupil in low light).When I squint my eye, bump feels like a bee sting. Lid stil swollen 2 days. Saw spidr.

Got a large redbump center of eyelid-size of pupil in low light).When I squint my eye, bump feels like a bee sting. Lid stil swollen 2 days. Saw spidr.

Stye: It sounds like a stye. Possibly a chalazion. Not anything dangerous and not because of a spider bite. Warm compresses, not just warm towel but use a potato in the microwave, wrap with wet towel. 20 minutes on. ...Read more

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I was given elomet cream to use around my eyes as I had an allergic reaxtion to the metal in my glasses. Can I use it on pimples as well?

I was given elomet cream to use around my eyes as I had an allergic reaxtion to the metal in my glasses. Can I use it on pimples as well?

No: Elomet is a steroid cream and can help with allergic reactions or dry skin or other areas that are inflamed (like bug bites). Steroids can. Sometimes, make infections (viral or bacterial) worse. So, since acne is complicated by bacteria, don't use this. Steroid creams also delay wound healing, so don't use it on open sores or cuts. ...Read more

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I have some blotchy red rashes/pimples on my face (upper side of face near eyes). Face is very dry. I've been applying creams. Any natural remedies?

I have some blotchy red rashes/pimples on my face (upper side of face near eyes). Face is very dry. I've been applying creams. Any natural remedies?

? rosacea: I think you have rosacea, nickname-adult acne. First, avoid factors that cause a flare. Always wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen. Protect your face in cold weather with scarf/ski mask. Avoid touching your much. Wash with gentle cleanser (Dover, Cetaphil). Avoid skin products with alcohol. Some possible alternative medicines: chrysanthemum indicum, niacinamide, & azelaic acid creams. Good wishes! ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads from nose añd dark spots of upper cheek below eye area? Which cream or medicine I should use?

How to remove blackheads from nose añd dark spots of upper cheek below eye area? Which cream or medicine I should use?

See a dermatologist: Blackheads are not dirt. They are open comedones: plugged oil glands open to air which oxidizes the sebum in them. They can be mechanically expelled. Tretinoin and adapalene (retinoids) can be tricky to use but are very effective to reduce comedones. ...Read more

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I rubbed some pimple cream in my eyes by accident. How will I stop it stinging?

I rubbed some pimple cream in my eyes by accident. How will I stop it stinging?

Wash immediately: Dilute with eye wash. If symptoms persist see opthamologist for prescription eye drops. ...Read more

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Only 17 my skin looks really old I have dark eyes and acne an blackheads I used to have really clear skin: (and be called good looking now I get ugly?

Only 17 my skin looks really old I have dark eyes and acne an blackheads I used to have really clear skin: (and be called good looking now I get ugly?

Your: Are still your self. Acne is a common skin condition in the young. Topical medications like benzoyl perioxide or retinol or oral doxycycline and avoiding comedonic lotions may be helpful. See a dermatologist if no response ...Read more

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Used acanya for acne and got in my eye now have crows...How do I get rid of it please! Thanks?

Used acanya for acne and got in my eye now have crows...How do I get rid of it please! Thanks?

Please clarify: Please clarify what symptoms you got when you got the acanya in your eye. Generally it should not be used near the eyes, but if it gets in your eye will cause some irritation but it is not particularly toxic. ...Read more

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Has tones of acne which has been going on for 4 years now. My daughters used every spot cream, cleanser, been to the gp but nothing seems to work?

Has tones of acne which has been going on for 4 years now. My daughters used every spot cream, cleanser, been to the gp but nothing seems to work?

Acne: Acne is a chronic problem in adolescents - and in adults too - which is best treated consistently with topical benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics if needed. Work with your gp on a plan which you can work on, modifying as needed to help control flare-ups. A more complicated plan may not be necessary. ...Read more

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I just started using an exfoliating cream that contains AHA and BHA for my acne for a week now, is it okay to wax my facial hair as I usually do?

I just started using an exfoliating cream that contains AHA and BHA for my acne for a week now, is it okay to wax my facial hair as I usually do?

Yes: In general hydroxy acids do not cause an issue with facial wax. The wax is not a chemical that could interact with the AHA/BHAs. This is one reason why an aesthetician will ask if you use these products before a facial - so no interactions occur. However, your skin may be more sensitive now that you have been exfoliating it and so it may be more uncomfortable or cause redness/ rash. Aloe can help. ...Read more

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Ussualy I use acne products, cleanser, toner, etc. Now im pregnant. Can I still use it? And how bout BB cream for make up? Can I use it too? Thanks doc!

Ussualy I use acne products, cleanser, toner, etc. Now im pregnant. Can I still use it? And how bout BB cream for make up? Can I use it too? Thanks doc!

Most likely: Most topical acne preparations ar safe in pregnancy. to be safe, show your OB doctor the cleansers/acne meds to assure the ones you are using are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had a headache from my temples to the back of my neck for 4 days now, constantly having to squint, nausea & hard to keep my eyes to stay on one thing?

Had a headache from my temples to the back of my neck for 4 days now, constantly having to squint, nausea & hard to keep my eyes to stay on one thing?

While: This might be as simple as a migraine, it could be more serious. You should have an eye exam to make sure you don't have increased pressure in your skull, and likely imaging, either a CT or MRI. Seek out medical care. ...Read more

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I have battled acne for about 8 years now and nothing has helped me. I've tried BC & creams. What are so great ways to get rid of acne for good?

I have battled acne for about 8 years now and nothing has helped me. I've tried BC & creams. What are so great ways to get rid of acne for good?

You need: To see a dermatologist if over the counter products haven't helped. Derm can prescribe medications that you can't get OTC. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi. My name sukram and I use penderm+cream and I get a fairer skin but now my skin acne and pimples why?

Hi. My name sukram and I use penderm+cream and I get a fairer skin but now my skin acne and pimples why?

Stop: The cream might be clogging your pores. This is probably causing thr acne. I woukd probably stay away from the cream for a few weeks and see what happens. ...Read more

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Minocycline and azelaic acid cream worked but now acne is coming back. Do I take more?

Minocycline and azelaic acid cream worked but now acne is coming back. Do I take more?

No.: No dose of Minocycline in excess of 100mg two times per day is not needed. Examine your diet, use of makeup to seen if changes have occured. You doctor might switch you to erythromycine or generic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

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I am on adapalene cream for 3 months now and getting under skin cystic acne and my acne was light and was wondering how long will it take to work?

I am on adapalene cream for 3 months now and getting under skin cystic acne and my acne was light and was wondering how long will it take to work?

It will not work: Adapalene is not a treatment for cystic acne. Your may need and oral antibiotic or perhaps anti androgens if it is realated to hormones in a female. ...Read more

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On Nexplanon and now having really bad acne breakouts everywhere. What can be done to control the breakout? Anything OTC besides acne wash or creams?

On Nexplanon and now having really bad acne breakouts everywhere. What can be done to control the breakout? Anything OTC besides acne wash or creams?

OTC benzoyl peroxide: The implant is having androgenic (like male hormone) effects. You should have it removed. Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone, probably at 100mg daily is an anti androgen which is your best hope to clear your face. It is not a hormone, not expensive ($16 for 3 months), safe. Not to be used if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

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26 female, h'v been prescribed retin-a cream by dermtolgst 4some sort of acne on face, applied every night for 2weeks, bt now skin is extreme dry &stiff?

26 female, h'v been prescribed retin-a cream by dermtolgst 4some sort of acne on face, applied every night for 2weeks, bt now skin is extreme dry &stiff?

How to use Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) can be difficult to use. You may want to start using it gradually such as every other night. In case your doctor didn't tell you here are some instructions. Wash with a gentle soapless fragrance free cleanser. Dry your face and let it continue to dry for 30 more minute. Then apply a green pea size drop to the entire face. This will make it easier to use. ...Read more

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I have had acne now for 10 years. I have tried retin-a, salycilic wash, pills, and creams. Nothing works. What else can I do to get rid of it?

Phototherapy, Lasers: You should consult a good dermatologist and in resistant cases there are other therapies can be tried like
phototherapy
dermabraisons
cumadone extraction
laser therapy. ...Read more

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I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

I've had under skin blemishes for a few months and they aren't going away. How do I remove them from under the skin? I'm using acne scar cream now.

Many options: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Skin blemishes can be caused by many different things, including dry skin, irritated skin, and acne (just to name a few). It is very difficult to give you a good recommendation without a full history and physical. I suggest that you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have mild rosacea, put some acne cream on my nose and cheeks, now it is burning and very red, guess my skin is sensitive, what can I use to soothe?

I have mild rosacea, put some acne cream on my nose and cheeks, now it is burning and very red, guess my skin is sensitive, what can I use to soothe?

Cleanse: Start by cleansing your face with a mild soap and water. Then apply a basic lubricant such as lubriderm. Consult with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon before trying other treatments. ...Read more

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I am on Differin (adapalene) cream. 1% My acne was mild with congestion, spots etc. I have never had this bad skin ever as I have now using this. Should I quit??

I am on Differin (adapalene) cream. 1% My acne was mild with congestion, spots etc. I have never had this bad skin ever as I have now using this. Should I quit??

Differin (adapalene): It depends. Your acne my at first, get worse before it gets better. If you have been using differin (adapalene) for a month with no results, see a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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Hello, I've had crossed (squint) eyes since I was a child I'm now 29 and I was wondering if it's too late to get it fixed?

Hello, I've had crossed (squint) eyes since I was a child I'm now 29 and I was wondering if it's too late to get it fixed?

Crossed eyes.: You should consult with an ophthalmologist to see if you can still apply the techniques they’d use in younger patients to fix the issue. ...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


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