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Doc I have an oily face and some red acne scars on my cheeks what will I do to reduce the scars and lessen the redness of it? Thanks

Doc I have an oily face and some red acne scars on my cheeks what will I do to reduce the scars and lessen the redness of it? Thanks

This is serious: Your acne is so severe that you've had to have your scars treated with a laser -- yet you do not list any medications. You're sixteen years old and you can take the initiative with your treatment. Insist that your physician offer you something that will clear you -- a systemic antibiotic will be required and if you are offered isotretinoin, give it very serious consideration despite the scares. ...Read more

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Best way or any cream to reduce acne and remove its marks and spots ??

Best way or any cream to reduce acne and remove its marks and spots ??

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Avoid picking and overly drying facial products & consider a noncomedogenic concealer. ...Read more

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What is the best lotion or cream that will help my dry skin problem?

What is the best lotion or cream that will help my dry skin problem?

Do more than creams: Try to minmize activities that cause your dry skin--avoid long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold season, and minimize use of meds if not needed. Applying moisturing lotion such as aquaphor 2-3x/day, especially after shower/bath, will help. If not adequate, consult doc as u may need prescription meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best skin toning cream..I need to remove these spots on my body and to lighten a bit but my skin is the sensitive type.Please help?

What is the best skin toning cream..I need to remove these spots on my body and to lighten a bit but my skin is the sensitive type.Please help?

Consider retinoids : You may want to consider the use if retinoids beginning with a mild retinol cream to build up your skin tolerance. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Clotrimazole caused skin to peel on penis, what is safe to put on the peeling skin to sooth and help heal?

Leave it alone: The best approach is to just leave it alone and let it heal on its own. You were presumably using Clotrimazole for a fungal infection, which will then come back if you use a lot of ointments, steroids, or moisturizers. ...Read more

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How do I cure scaly skin? How about some of the OTC creams and lotions?

How do I cure scaly skin?  How about some of the OTC creams and lotions?

Scaly dry skin: The gold standard is use of moisturizers - creams or ointments not lotions. Infrequent hand washing and baths with soap and water will also help; in place of soap, use non-soap cleansers like cetaphil. For moderate cases, one may try otc 1% Hydrocortisone ointments. For more severe cases, prescription steroids, oral or ointment form, can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is equate cocoa butter intense moisturizing body lotion good for your face as well? Can it help the redness on my cheeks?

Is equate cocoa butter intense moisturizing body lotion good for your face as well?  Can it help the redness on my cheeks?

Any good lotion is : Fine for facial skin, especially if it does not dry, irritate, or cause itching itself. Redness due to irritation and inflammation can be reduced if the irritation and inflammation is reduced, but redness due to emotion (blush) or rosacea will not be affected. Stay out of the sun! ...Read more

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Why can the tretionin cream improve the skin texture? Does this mean the tretinoin will help thicken the skin and improve pores?

 Why can the tretionin cream improve the skin texture?  Does this mean the tretinoin will help thicken the skin and improve pores?

Actually yes: The retinoid acid in tretinoin cream causes a thickening of the epidermis, which will tighten pores, reduce wrinkles, its one of the best anti-aging products available other than sunscreen ...Read more

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I have a light seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead and cheeks. What is a good over the counter treatment to fight the scaling and to reduce the redness from it.

I have a light seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead and cheeks. What is a good over the counter treatment to fight the scaling and to reduce the redness from it.

Seborrheic: For your face and cheeks as opposed to your scalp like most people deal with, I would suggest you start with some OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream just on the affected areas twice a day until the lesions clear up and then stop the cream so your skin doesn't get used to the cream and have other issues as a reaction to chronic hydrocortisone use and then just use as needed. ...Read more

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How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.

Consult PCP: you may need both oral antibiotics and topical skin antibiotics. The shampoo was not not specified, but medicated shampoo is always helpful. ...Read more

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Can cocoa butter be used to smoothen and take away the redness of keratosis pilaris on the cheeks?

Can cocoa butter be used to smoothen and take away the redness of keratosis pilaris on the cheeks?

See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This would be better so you can get started on the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Will my skin white by using body lotion?? And what can make my skin white???

No: There are some bleaching creams, ask your local pharmacist for generic preparation OTC, but you cannot use this indefinitely. ...Read more

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Peeling flaking and redness from retin a (tretinoin) gel. is there something i can use after that wont clog pores and help results?

Peeling flaking and redness from retin a (tretinoin) gel. is there something i can use after that wont clog pores and help results?

Doctor can recheck: If getting too much redness and peeling from facial retinoid use, such as Retin-A gel, one's doctor can help. Some patients try lengthening the Retin-A interval, for example, from twice a day to once a day, or from once a night to every-other-night. Some patients benefit from using over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for 3-5 days, while lengthening the Retin-A dosing interval. ...Read more

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Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks ? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness

A gentle cream: With anti histamines in it might help to decrease the redness. Other ppossibilities include a little concealer. I think clinique makes them for men. I bough one for blemishes and it was fabulous because rit not only cove! ...Read more