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Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

No quick fix: Forget "natural" / "pop" remedies. The stuff that works -- topical benzoyl peroxide, topical / systemic vitamin A analogues, topical / systemic antibiotics -- are all nature's gifts. Acne isn't curable but if you work hard, using your physician as needed, you can keep on top of it until it remits on its own. ...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


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What are some natural ways to clear acne?

What are some natural ways to clear acne?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that is a serious personal and professional liability if it is not managed until it remits on its own. The benzoyl peroxide that's the mainstay of initial treatment is derived from nature, the retinoic acid derivatives are vitamin a analogues, and the antibiotics are nature's gifts. They're what works. Take advantage of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best thing to clear up acne and acne scars?

Please help! what is the best thing to clear up acne and acne scars?

Scientific Rx: Acne is best managed by topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; if this fails, prescription strength rx from your physician. I am very sorry that your acne was not managed appropriately when it could have been, and that you ended up with scars. Only a physician can treat these with microinjections, microsurgery, laser or dermabrasion. Best wishes for your successful treatment. ...Read more

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Natural ways to cure pimples?

Natural ways to cure pimples?

Get real Rx: Thanks for writing and please forgive my frankness. Someone may have told you that "natural is better". In the case of acne -- as, sadly, for most illnesses -- this is mostly disinformation. If this has guided your thinking and prevented you from seeking scientific treatment for acne (which is very manageable today) & led to your being scarred, i'm sorry & hope you'll reconsider. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

Whats the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Which the fastest safest way to remove acne pimples and blackheads?

Which the fastest safest way to remove acne pimples and blackheads?

Professional help: It is best to remove these lesions as part of a skin care program approved by your dermatologist. It is important to treat the cause of the acne with topical and sometimes oral agents to control the outbreak. Removing lesions without therapy does not control the breaking out so it continues to recur. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

What is the best home remedies to lighten acne scars?

SPF & Hydroquinone: After the pimple goes away, it can leave a blemish called pih (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.) the inflammation causes the pigment cells to make too much pigment. Sun exposure can make it worse, so a good physical uv sunblock will helps it from getting darker. A skin lightener would be needed to fade the pigment. Hydroquinone 4% is known to work, but requires a prescription. ...Read more

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Whats best to clear acne prone skin?

Whats best to clear acne prone skin?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more

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Natural way to whiten skin?

Natural way to whiten skin?

No natural product: Skin responds to uv (sunlight) by darkening. Your only option is to stay out of the sun and out of tanning booths. No ingested chemical or natural or even prescription item will lighten the skin. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits & acne scars naturally?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits & acne scars naturally?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

Less stress: When you get aged, there is decreased level of male hormone which make acne worse as well. Stress, uv exposure and picking with dirty hands can make the acne worse. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to remove acne scars?

Whats the best way to remove acne scars?

Prevention : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. If there are permanent scars but no active acne, then see dermatologist or plastic surgeon for minimization of the scars. ...Read more

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What is the best and strongest acne product to get clear skin quick?

What is the best and strongest acne product to get clear skin quick?

No quick fix: If it's a week before the prom, phone your physician. Chances are you'll get topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline plus 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day. Acne is manageable until it self-cures. Please think about long-term care for yourself, and ignore people who "don't think acne should be treated.". ...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