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Make Acne Redness Go Away
Partially: These agents have a vasoconstrictor that shrinks superficial blood vessels. They have no therapeutic value ; can cause problems with long term use. ...Read more
Terrible idea: You will simply injure the skin and end up with a bigger mess. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Prescription medicine can clear you until the disease self-cures. If your parents oppose this for superstitious reasons, make the phone call yourself. ...Read more
Manage it: Once the lesions have appeared, they need to heal on their own. If you are not yet using a strong topical agent as tolerated, such as benzoyl peroxide, start this now. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serous, chornic, non-lifestyle-related disease that you need to manage especially nowadays. ...Read more
No: They are not likely to have any noticeable effect. ...Read more
Need Rx: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on cause: This depends on the cause. If infection (cellulitis), this needs antibiotics. If sunburn, it will improve. If eczema or psoriasis, it may linger unless treated. There are a large number of reasons for skin redness, and an answer depends on the cause of the redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on timing: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: I needed to take systemic tetracycline until i was in my mid-40's. The important thing is that no youngster nowadays needs to have bad acne. There are a variety of approaches; i start with topical clindamycin, try a systemic antibiotic that the person can take if this fails. For the toughest cases, dermatologists have Accutane and lasers. Good luck -- and good health. ...Read more
Go: You go see a Professional, a Dentist. With more than 10,000 hours of training and years of experience your dentist can determine the cause of the swelling (bacterial, virul, or fungal gum infection, abscessed teeth, neoplasm, allergic reaction, irritation from GERD, systemic disease, etc.). Once cause determined appropriate treatment can be applied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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