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Is Forehead Acne Usually Particularly Hard To Treat
No: In my experience, forehead acne is not particularly difficult to treat. These are mostly comedonal (blackhead and whiteheads) and respond well to comedolytic medicines (open pores) such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. Chemical peels can often speed up the resolution of forehead acne. You should see a dermatologist to see what treatment is best in you. ...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
Hair care product: Likely, hair care products, a hatband or your bangs themselves irritated the skin, trapped oil and dirt and caused a localized acne flare. Washing with a hypoallergenic cleanser, applying benzoyl peroxide, and keeping your forehead unobstructed may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I have really bad acne on my forehead, and it's spreading to my cheeks and on my eyes ? Is that even possible to be on the eyes ? How can I treat this
Basic Rx: "Bad" acne is going to require prescription-strength Rx, at least to start. Begin with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid or salicylic acid and make your doctor appointment. Ignore all "pop" advice and "tips". Acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene and there's no clear relationship to diet. It is not curable but eventually remits on its own for reasons no one understands. ...Read more
I have acne-like bumps on my forehead and they won't seem to go away no matter what I do! They are tiny and not red and hard to pop?
Oily forehead which turns extremely flaky & dry when I apply liquid foundation even when priming. How to treat combination area of face? Prone to acne
Moisturize: Combination of Acne & oily skin can be challenging to treat. Most topical acne medications can cause dryness & irritation; use of daily moisturizing lotion is a necessity even w/ oily skin. Recommend wash face w/ mild (sensitive skin) soap followed by an oil and alcohol-free lotion twice daily. May also try using Retin-A every other day on the forehead area. Discuss w/ doctor if problems continues ...Read more
Hi, i m harini, i hav applied the garlic paste on my forehead to treat acne which has lead to a burn.Can u please prescribe me sme ointment to prevent mark?
Prescriptions: The doctors who are answering questions on this website are all board certified in the states & presumably practice here, too. It's doubtful that (m)any will retain licensing in a foreign country such as india where you reside & are willing to prescribe you something w/o examination. You need to see your local physician. Most of us don't keep track of what's available overseas either. Go c ur doc. ...Read more