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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
Choices: Benzoyl peroxide is over the counter and is helpful. You can see your doc for a prescription but try a few simple things... Wash your pillowcases often, don't touch your skin where it's broken out, and be conscious of anything that does touch your face often ( like phone) and clean it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more
I need help with my acne. I've tried what seems like everything.. Is there and at home remedies you suggest? And food to avoid or foods to eat?
You're neglecting it: Please forgive my frankness. Nobody knows why one person gets a lot of acne and the next person doesn't. What I do know is that it's manageable, it's unrelated to lifestyle / diet / hygiene, and it's a grave liability that can ruin a job interview. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician; he/she will add a prescription-strength rx. Best wishes. ...Read more
Get treated: All acne can be treated effectively by today's methods. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. If you are experiencing depression while you are on isotretinoin, or are thinking of harming yourself, phone your personal physician now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I need help with my acne! i have school tomorrow and can't wear makeup. Anyway to cover it up without popping it or wearing makeup before tomorrow. In a healthy way, of course!
Hi......I need help with my acne on my forehead. What can I do lessen the redness? As well as stop it from spreading. There's nothing else on my face.
Acne on Forehead: Acne is a common skin problem that affects almost everyone at one point of time or the other. It is triggered by overproduction of sebum, an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands lying under the skin. This oily substance and the dead skin cells tend to clog up the pores on the skin surface which when get infected by bacteria lead to formation of acne. See your dermatologist for rx. ...Read more
I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!
Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. in teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more
Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous(oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris", so called follicular hyperkeratinization, in the follicle, along with increased sebum(oil) production, and inflammation that may in part be related to the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer