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Natural Treatments For Pimples
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
Do pimples come and go by age? I don't take meds to cure pimples and want natural treatments and don't want unnatural means to accelerate natural change
Natural? Or healthy?: You're free to refuse evidence-based treatment for disease, but don't get the idea that your skin disease is "natural" or wholesome. You're 21. If it's acne, your lack of self-care can cause you to fail a job interview. Ignoring your rosacea can permanently mutilate your nose. Is that what you want, man? Or will you join the 21st century and accept scientific Rx? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any natural way to clear the pimple spots from face's skin. And what about the medical treatment.?
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
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
I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? mine is sensitive skin
Is there any natural treatment to get rid of a lump on my forehead? I had a pimple on my forehead a few months ago but it turned into a lump that have not gone away. Any suggestions on how to remove it?
A good face program: If you have already had a lot of cystic acne lesions or abscesses with scarring, you may have to get aggressive with ice-pick lesions left behind. Start a good daily face program that includes a dedicated facial cleanser, exfoliator, serum, and moisturizer. Many products these days contain retinoids, but you may want to get Retin-A 0.025% cream from you doctor to be used nightly. ...Read more
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is helpful. If needed, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe Accutane. ...Read more
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