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What are some natural home treatments for acne?

Forgive my frankness: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?

Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?

Some natural treatments may be helpful in reducing acne inflammation and breakouts: Tea tree oil: , Alpha hydroxy acid. , Azelaic acid. , Bovine cartilage. , Zinc. , Green tea extract. , Aloe vera. , Brewer's yeast. . More research is needed to establish the potential effectiveness and long-term safety of these and other natural acne treatments, traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic herbs. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of specific treatments before you try them. ...Read more

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What successful natural remedies work for keloids?

What successful natural remedies work for keloids?

Keloids: The simplest way to prevent a keloid is pressure, massaging and silicone patches are the simplest way. Unfortunately, it's not fool proof and you may need injection of a steroid medication to calm the inflammation. ...Read more

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What are some natural acne treatments?

What are some natural acne treatments?

Very weak: Vinegar and tea-tree oil may help some; tea-tree oil has enough estrogen to grow breasts in some teenaged guys, who isn't making the situation easier. Benzoyl peroxide is your best home remedy, and any troublesome case requires a physician's help -- the vitamin a and antibiotic preparations are from nature's own bounty. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (seroyal) up to 150, 000 iu per day. But be careful, it is easy to get toxic and it is tetratogenic! zinc gluconate, (alot safer) 30mg /day x 2 month was shown to improve acne in 24/32 pts vrs. 8/34 in placebo. Nicotinamide gel (b vit) is helpful too. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments for acne scars?

What are some good treatments for acne scars?

Retinoids: Any Retin-A type product will improve texture of the skin; but they will not help with deeper (ice-pick or rolling) scars. There are several methods available: series of chemical peels (glycolic, tca) as well as laser. There is an excellent laser call fraxel dual which works great on scars. Its a long process, however, and several treatments are required. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for acne scars?

What are some treatments for acne scars?

So many possible: Choices: chem peel laser abrasion fillers fraxel pixel excision face lift dermabrasion. ...Read more

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What are some successful natural remedies for keloids?

What are some successful natural remedies for keloids?

See plastic surgeon: There are a number of medical treatments for keloids. We have had good luck with surgical removal of the entire keloid (for example, on the earlobe) and then a series of injections of steroid directly into the scar from the excision beginning 3 weeks postop and continuing every three weeks for a total of 3-4 injections. Other treatments include pressure and low dose radiation. No "natural" cures. ...Read more

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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

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What are some natural treatments for psoriasis?

What are some natural treatments for psoriasis?

Try these: 1. Moisturize skin using unscented creams or ointments. Avoid lotions & gels. They contain alcohol that drys skin & stings going on. 2. Bathe in warm water - it's preferable to showering. Try some bath salts. 3. Get some but not too much sunshine 4. Add vitamin d if your levels are low 5. Quit smoking. You will still need the help of a great dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for acne scars?

What are treatment options for acne scars?

Acne Scar Treatment: There are a number of options for acne scars depending on their size, shape, depth, and skin type. Laser resurfacing, usually fractional, may help improve the texture of the skin but may require multiple treatments. If there is deep scarring, the scars can be excised or cut out. Subcision, releasing the scar underneath the skin, along with fillers or fat can also improve the skin texture. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

High-tech: For the depressed scars, microsurgery, laser and fillers are all helpful. Some male hollywood leads have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. I'm sorry your acne was neglected. You do have a choice. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

You want natural?: You might just need a salicylic acid wash. This comes from the willow tree. Acne can be managed nowadays; a good personal physician, perhaps with an interest in natural healing, can be your best friend here. ...Read more

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What are natural remedies for alopecia?

What are natural remedies for alopecia?

None: There are many claims but none has substantial evidence. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Only treatment for eczema flares is prescription strength corticosteroid ointments, no natural remedy unfortunately. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for acne scars?

What are the best treatments for acne scars?

Specialist: Get your acne under control. Acne that produced scars should have been managed by prescription-strength meds. If you sill need this, get it now. Nothing you can do will touch your scars. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat you with a laser, filler, or microsurgery. Or you may decide like Jet Li and others that the scars give your face / body character. ...Read more

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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