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Natural Homemade Acne Remedies
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
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
My body acne has disappeared without any treatment or medication. Could this be a sign that my acne is coming to a natural end?
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
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
If you have tried every product and natural remedy but nothing helps your acne what's the next step if nothing is working?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any natural remedy to get rid of the acne? I have been with the acne problem since past two years. Please suggest some natural methods if any
None: There are none. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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