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Doctor insights on: Natural Herbal Remedies For Acne

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Can you tell me if there are good herbal remedies for cystic acne?

No: Anyone who tells you otherwise is playing you for a fool. Cystic acne usually requires treatment with isotretinoin. This is not pleasant, risk-free, or cheap, but it gets the job done. If someone for whom you are responsible has cystic acne, you have a duty to get them treated effectively -- ur failure to do this is likely to lead to permanent scarring and permanent resentment. Do the right thing. ...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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What's the optimal natural treatment for pimples and acne?

What's the optimal natural treatment for pimples and acne?

Natural?: Herbs and other supplements are an interesting field and are helpful adjuncts to mainstream evidence-based medicine. But none will treat acne as effectively as what your physician has. The vitamin a analogues and antibiotics that actually work against acne are straight form mother nature.Tea tree oil, the one good anti-acne botanical, is an estrogen that's made guys grow breasts. ...Read more

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Have acne. Any natural treatment which can be practised at home? I have oily skin.

Have acne. Any natural treatment which can be practised at home? I have oily skin.

Get real Rx: Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a disservice. This is the 21st century and we can clear your acne with science. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter rx that helps. Your physician has topical Clindamycin and/or topical retinoic acid derivative. If these aren't enough, systemic tetracycline usually works, or a dermatologist can rx accutane. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can keep you from getting the job you want. You do yourself a disservice if you insist on a "natural" / "herbal" / "holistic" / "pop" remedy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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If you have tried every product and natural remedy but nothing helps your acne what's the next step if nothing is working?

If you have tried every product and natural remedy but nothing helps your acne what's the next step if nothing is working?

See a doctor.: Your next step will be to see a family doctor or a dermatologist. There are several prescription medicines available for local application as well as oral medicines that can help you. ...Read more

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How to remove acne.pimples.from my face.i long waited them to disappear naturally but i its taking too much.does it go naturally.Any best home-remedy?

Scientific Rx: You're 21 years old and acne is now a major personal and professional liability. Please get over the idea that "natural is best" for any serious health issue -- it's not. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends, and your personal physician can offer prescription Rx or topical clindamycin *may be available without a Rx) as required. You owe it to yourself to fix this. ...Read more

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What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

What are some options for acne treatment that are all natural/pregnancy safe?

Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more