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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I am 24 yr guy and from past 2 yrs I am acne on my back n bottom ...Can you suggest me any homemade remedy or any medicine to cure it ...

I am 24 yr guy and from past 2 yrs I am acne on my back n bottom ...Can you suggest me any homemade remedy or any medicine to cure it ...

Scientific Rx: Forget homemade remedies. Acne on the trunk usually requires a systemic rx that you can get only from your physician. You'll want him/her to double-check that this is indeed what you have. You may end up on tetracycline 500 2x/day; this is likely to help; there are topical solutions that may help, such as benzoyl peroxide over the counter. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ashwin Patel Dr. Patel
Urgent Care
38 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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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

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could you please suggest some natural remedy that will get rid of my cystic acne?

Could you please suggest some natural remedy that will get rid of my cystic acne?

Forgive muy franknes: You are doing yourself, and those who care about you, a grave disservice if you do not accept evidence-based, 21st century treatment. Cystic acne usually requires isotretinoin. It is not for the faint-hearted, but is preferable to a life with facial scars to remind you and everyone else that you declined effective treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?

What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?

Natural dont always: Natural remedies do not always work, so you need to use as you call it chemicals on the face as it works when natural fail. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

Scars: There is unfortunately no great treatment for getting rid of scars naturally, however you can try staying out of sun, and using vitamin e oil or mederma. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Futterweit Dr. Futterweit
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
60 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Are there any homemade remedy's to get rid of acne and dark circles under eyes?

Are there any homemade remedy's to get rid of acne and dark circles under eyes?

Yes, a few: More sleep, eat normally, decrease salt. Acne may be modified by home cures such as gently using cleansers for face for acne. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Figura Dr. Figura
Surgery - Plastics
13 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?

Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?

Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I have hyperpigmentation due to some old acne but now its fading slowly. Is there any cream or natural remedy i can use to speed up the process?

We use: We use 4% hydroquinone Retin-A and sometimes steroids to lighten areas. See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
University Rene Descartes (Paris V) U.F.R. of Medicine Cochin-Port Royal
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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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Dr. Ralph Rosato Dr. Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How to get rid of acne and acne scars (19year old)? Is there a natural remedy?

How to get rid of acne and acne scars (19year old)?  Is there a natural remedy?

No natural way: Prevention is the best treatment. Once a scar has formed it cannot be removed. There are some lasers that can improve scarring as can dermabrasion and some chemical peels good lick. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can any doc tell me what's the best product for acne and acne scars or the best natural remedy?

Can any doc tell me what's the best product for acne and acne scars or the best natural remedy?

Benzoyl peroxide: Forget 'natural'. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. It's a grave personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you have scars, you're probably a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more