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Is Prescription Acne Medicine Better Than Proactiv
Almost certainly!: Unfortunately, most doctors feel that proactive is not particularly helpful for managing acne, despite their very impressive commercials! See a board-certified dermatologist with experience in managing acne for the best results. ...Read more
My sister has very sensitive skin&gets acne. Shes15 and needs an acne cleanser or regimen for sens. Skin. What is best for her? Dr prescription and she broke out
See a dermatologist: There are various ways to help her. A skin specialist can help her find the best combination of prescription and otc products. ...Read more
Is there a way to buy acne medicine in france without a prescription and bring it to us in larger bottles than tsa allows?
No: They need prescriptions. If you have a prescription you can bring larger bottles on a plane. ...Read more
I have acne all over my bogs and black heads. I want medicine I can take that I don't need a prescription for. I want it to work fast and efficient.?
See your doctor: The acne didn't just start over night so neither will it go away as quickly. Consult your doctor there are still a bunch of things that you can try over the counter that would help. Nothing will take care of it fast. You have to be patient, wash your face twice a day. Keep your hands away from your face. Eat a well balanced diet. ...Read more
What hormone (s) cause acne in males? Please indicate what prescription drugs help, since no topical medications have worked these last 4 years.
Many options.: There are many prescription options for acne - too many to summarize here in 400 characters. A dermatologist will evaluate you and determine which ones will work best in your particular situation. That's why they require a prescription - because a professional has to prescribe them for you. ...Read more
Acne, she has been using over counter acne medicine but still has problems on her cheeks the red bumps what are some alternative prescription medications that she could try any suggestionscan she see her pediatrician about this?
Have it checked: Your description is not detailed enough to be able to comment on. Best to have your doctor look at it. ...Read more
Maybe never: Prescription stuff works much better and even in our loony health care system should be cheap enough. I start with topical clindamycin, with a topical retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, moving to systemic antibiotics as appropriate if these prove insufficient. This is the 21st century and you deserve better than a labor-intensive benzoyl peroxide kit. Good luck. ...Read more
I am using Proactiv for pimple and acne is there any better product available for the said thing in a lower price?
I have ance & dark spots & I was wondering what acne system works best out of Proactiv, xout, epiduo, or others?
Prescriptions: Prescriptions are stronger in general than treatments that are available without a rx. You can try the ones from the store for 6 weeks and see if they help you enough. If not, then see your doctor or a dermatologist for the better medications. ...Read more
I have acne on my back since I was 15, now I am 26. I don't have and have never had acne on my face. I tried Proactiv but I gave up.
Real Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is almost never sufficient for acne on the trunk. I'm going to assume this is what you have. The oral contraceptive pill, if it is right for you, may clear you, or your physician may offer you a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate for you. I'm sorry you weren't treated effectively beforehand. Good luck. ...Read more
What should I do? I have a somewhat bad case of acne. I have had thing for years and years now. I have tried everything from Proactiv so medication and creams. Nothing seems to be working. I would like to have clear skin. Because it brings my self confid
Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide based rx like proactive often fails. 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
Acne cleanser: I would recommend skin clear facial wash from cosmo grade skin care professionals. This foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more
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I have really bad acne on my face, back and shoulders. I've tried clearisil, clean and clear and Proactiv but nothing seems to work help me please?
Look for Exp.: Look on the bottle for expiration dates. Make sure to store the product under proper conditions. Keep away from light and heat. If you do not see an expiration date, then typically you should discard most products after 3 months of the purchase date. ...Read more
Skin Clear Wash: We formulated this wash using tea tree oil due to its antibacterial anti inflammatory properties, salicylic acid and hydrogen peroxide also addressing bacterial growth. A very light, foaming facial cleanser made for normal to oily skin. Available from www. Cosmograde. Com. ...Read more
None are great: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find 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. ...Read more
Depends: Basically a good acne cleanser and cream should be used until you don't need it any more. Well if your skin is clear try not using it and use an oil free gentle cleanser and see if it returns. If it does not then you don't need it any more. If it comes back, return to your program that you know works for you! ...Read more