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Neutrogena naturals acne cream cleanser, does it work well?

Neutrogena naturals acne cream cleanser, does it work well?

Possible: It can be helpful, but you must remember that everyone's skin reacts differently to different creams and lotions. Therefore, what may work for one may not necessarily work as well for the next person. However, if you have used it in the past and it has worked before it may be a good place to start. Then if not you can consult your physician for prescription medications/lotions. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Need doctor's help! will natural progestetone cream cause acne?

Need doctor's help! will natural progestetone cream cause acne?

Possibly: Although we see some benefit in acne treatment in some women who take combination oral contraception pills (which contain some degree of progestin), progestin-only pills and injections have been known to exacerbate acne. I would be suspicious that this would also apply to a progesterone cream, so it's possible, especially if you've noticed more acne since starting use of the cream ...Read more

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Is there a natural cream i can use to treat my facial and body acne?

Is there a natural cream i can use to treat my facial and body acne?

Do not know any: Depending on the severity of the acne you may be able to take care of it yourself or may need to seek care from a physician. See this site for information, self care and suggestion about when to contact your doctor. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001876/. ...Read more

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I have used many medicines & topical creams,acne always returns after stopping it. Can you recommend any natural remedy for treating cystic acne?

I have used many medicines & topical creams,acne always returns after stopping it. Can you recommend any natural remedy for treating cystic acne?

Natural Approaches: Hello, Acne is powerful. While isotretinoin is not your only option, natural remedies have proven themselves to simply be weaker than their chemical competitors. Think about organic detergents and soaps. Same deal, they are just weaker and may only work for less resistant situations. I have a video on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7dNIevcvWw -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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Acne remove cream?

There are many: There are several retinoids, all by prescription: tretinion, tazarotene, adapalene. Antibiotics can also come in cream form but those also require a prescription. There are also benzoyl peroxide creams that generally do not require a prescription. You should consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more

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What acne cream is suggested?

What acne cream is suggested?

Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the most effective over-the-counter remedy but it's much better combined with topical clindamycin, or replaced by clindamycin-plus-a retinoic acid derivative if there's lots of blackheads. If severe, deep, or on the trunk, time to find the right systemic antibiotic and/or for a female to consider the oral contraceptive pill. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more