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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...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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Do antibiotics help with acne?

Do antibiotics help with acne?

Mostly Topical: We sometimes use oral Antibiotics from Tetraccycline group like Minocycline but not always We more often use topical antibiotics like Clindamycine along with Benzyl Peroxide and/or retinoids for acne ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good face wash/moisturizer to help with acne/acne scarring?

Can you recommend a good face wash/moisturizer to help with acne/acne scarring?

No one answer: Skin care regimens vary greatly depending on your skin type and may benefit from oral and/or topical medications prescribed by a dermatologist. I generally recommend cetaphil daily facial cleanser and eucerin facial moisturizer with spf but this is only a suggestion and may need to be modified for you. ...Read more

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I need help with scabies scar treatments please?

I need help with scabies scar treatments please?

If you are no longer: Being treated for scabies (the infection is long gone) ; you are left with scars- it is best to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please advise vitamins that will help hormonal acne, tried oral and topical treatments. Want to go natural route please as problems with others. ?

Please advise vitamins that will help hormonal acne, tried oral and topical treatments. Want to go natural route please as problems with others.  ?

Re-evaluate: The skin reflects health of liver. If hormonal acne take good care of liver by taking good care over all. Eat 6 equal small healthy meals with mostly fresh vegetables and berries, a low glycemic grain like quinoa, and low fat protein like small cooked beans. Lower stress. Vitamin c 500 mg in water to make a paste topically can be helpful. Magnesium may be better than calcium. Epo can help. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more

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Please help me with severe acne.. Not getting better?

Please help me with severe acne.. Not getting better?

Accutane: Accutane is a form of vitamin a. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can exercise help with acne ?

Can exercise help with acne ?

Coud help or hurt: Exercising is part of a healthy stress reducing lifestyle, which is good acne wise. But if you exercise vigorously and sweat vigorously, this can irritate already inflamed skin as you might find in those suffering from more severe acne. ...Read more

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I need help finding an acne treatment?

I need help finding an acne treatment?

Acne treatment: Dermatologists are experienced at acne management. Find one. ...Read more

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Help can benzamycin gel help with acne scars?

Help can benzamycin gel help with acne scars?

No: This is to prevent or shorten the duration of a acne lesion.They will not have an effect on the already formed scars. However by clearing an acne lesion quickly you will sharply reduce the risk of a new scar forming from that acne lesion ...Read more

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Can masturbating help with acne?

Can masturbating help with acne?

No & won't hurt: It will have little effect on the serum testosterone or female androgens that precipitate acne. How often you masturbate is a personal decision; almost everyone does it; it's safe, a way to keep your new body under control, and a way to learn about yourself before you get married. Maybe there's an adult in your home that you can talk about it with. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with redheads(acne) and blackheads?

What would doctors recommend to help with redheads(acne) and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative (great for blackheads), topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera help me remove acne and have clear skin? Need expert opinions!

Can aloe vera help me remove acne and have clear skin? Need expert opinions!

Aloe vera: Will not cure acne. It may v redness/ swelling of lesions. However, be aware of potential for skin irritation as a side effect. ...Read more

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I need help with spots/acne/black heads and oily skin! can you offer me any tips or suggestions?

I need help with spots/acne/black heads and oily skin! can you offer me any tips or suggestions?

Skincare recipe: Some things that will help acne & associated miseries: daily exfoliation with glycolic acid cleanser & topical glycolic acid product, daily retinoid, sun protection. Keep your hands (and phone) off your face. Use a clarisonic device because it deep cleans your skin. An african american male should see md to rule out pseudofolliculitis barbae-looks like acne but totally disappears with hair removal. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Wound and eczema: First you would prevent the wound from infection and treat it with topical antibotics , then after which concentrate on the eczema. ...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