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Lupus With Hard To Manage Back Acne
Stop neglecting it: I'm sorry that you've ended up with acne scars, but you're old enough now to take your treatment into your own hands. You need to get with your physician now. Start using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide and your physician will probably add a systemic antibiotic. If this fails to clear you, Isotretinoin is a serious consideration. Specialists can make scars less visible. Take charge. ...Read more
Serious Rx: Anyone that you describe in these terms needs to be under a physician's care. Either it is severe acne or something equally serious. You say "their". If you are referring to your children, it is incumbent upon you to take them to an evidence-based physician for care. No cult or "pop" treatments will help, and if you fail here, they will resent it for the rest of their lives. ...Read more
Depends on flare: The answer to this depends on the nature of the flare, what areas are involved and how serious the flare is. Skin disease would be treated much differently than a significant flare of kidney disease you must be followed by your rheumatologist to be evaluated as to the nature of the flare, the severity of it and the appropriatectherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.
Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...Read more
Aggressively: Benzoyl peroxide will probably not be sufficient, but apply it while you're waiting to see your physician; you'll need prescription-strength treatment. A topical or systemic antibiotic may be in your future, or a retinoic acid derivative; if this is cystic acne, you will probably be a candidate for Isotretinoin -- powerful stuff and not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more
See details: Are you under the care of a rheumatologist? If the flares are frequent, medication adjustments can be helpful. The major thing is that no therapy is 100% effective so there will be periods of increased pain and fatigue. Speak with the doctor treating your fibro and see if any changes in meds are indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a full evaluation. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Face flares up, dry tight feeling skin, yawn then skin cracks and scabs, doctors not dealing with problem, only give antibiotics. Self conscious. Help?
Eczema: You may have severe excema or another condition none as autoimmune. Please see a specialist ( dermatologist or rheumatologist). ...Read more
I have a problem with my face, frequent acne appears on face, what can I do to prevent acne?
Any medication or home remedy
No simple solution: While there are many different products that make these claims, there is no one cure for all conditions. Popular mon prescripion ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol preparations. However these can be very drying ad make some conditions worse if not used in combination with appropriate exfoliation and moisturizers. ...Read more
Hi, can you offer advice on Skin issues related to epiduo please? Skin seems stipped, red, extremely oily in t-zone but dehydrated skin. Help please
Drying, irritating: Epiduo can be effective but irritating and very expensive. Over $300 for 1 tube! Both benzoyl peroxide and adapalene are much less costly if used separately. Even cheaper if tretinoin instead of adapalene with similar result. Benzoyl peroxide is drying. Adapalene is especially irritating during first few weeks, so it is often started at just 2 or 3 times a week. The skin tolerates it better after ...Read more
As for anyone: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated especially before you go to bed. Your acne scarring needs to be addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler -- I'm sorry you ended with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays. ...Read more
My face is oily.I've many blackheads, black spots and pots on face coz of severe acne problem.Now acne don't appear much.Please suggest to overcome it.
Scientific Rx: You are already on topical benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. If there are many blackheads, adding / substitution a retinoic acid derivative may help. If the new lesions are few, you probably don't want systemic treatment. It's your decision whether to have the scars treated by a dermatologist; several hollywood "tough guys" kept theirs for the "tough guy" look. Glad things are improving. ...Read more
Depends: There can be many causes of pain. In order to treat it best the cause needs to be diagnosed. If it is from enlarged lymph node with lymphoma in them treatment with chemotherapy, biological therapy, or even a short course of radiation (sometimes as few as two doses) can relieve the discomfort with little to now side effects. The best lace to start feeling better is to see an oncologist. ...Read more