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I am using epiduo on my face and back and I was cleansing with aftican black soap now i have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? And what type of soap could I use best with the epiduo for my body acne?

I am using epiduo on my face and back and I was cleansing with aftican black soap now i have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? And what type of soap could I use best with the epiduo for my body acne?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Hypoallergenic noncomedogenic soaps and moisturizers may help (check the sensitive skin section of the pharmacy). ...Read more

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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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I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Basically no: Acne is a non-hygiene-related disease, and the bacteria that cause it are deep and won't be touched by bathing soap. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't helped your acne after two weeks, get with your personal physician. It's a serious, chronic disease that's often a grave personal and professional liability. Do what you have to. ...Read more

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Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne?

Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne?

Soap: Jergens soap, and many soaps for that matter, can help keep the skin clean, and may help clear up acne as well. But, Jergens soap is not a cure all for acne however. Acne can be tough to treat and a good soap is often just one step in a multi-factorial approach to the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred body soap to help clear acne?

Which is the preferred body soap to help clear acne?

Simple soap: Soap is only an adjunct to definitive treatment for acne, which is a complex and serious illness. Basis soap, ivory snow, neutogena are all good hypoallergenic products. Usually acne on the trunk requires a systemic treatment, perhaps an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Do you think I should start using regular soap for my acne?

Do you think I should start using regular soap for my acne?

Use M2: M2 is a mandelic and malic acid system of products available on skincarerx. Com. I t was rated the 5th most effective product on acn. Org with 86 reviews. It does not require a prescription and works very well for mild to moderate acne. ...Read more

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Are there any prescribed acne body soap or washes available? What are they?

Yes: Most of the prescribed washes contain Benzoyl Peroxide as their main ingredient. It's the same thing as you can get over the counter... just stronger. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good for acne?

Is sulfur soap good for acne?

Sulfur and Acne: I've treated acne for years and have never recommended sulfur, but apparently, sulfur has been used for a long time for the treatment of mild skin conditions including acne. It supposedly works by as a mild peeling agent. There are other more mainstream peeling agents available. You may want to visit your local dermatologist/facial/plastic surgeon/esthetician. Good luck- let me know if you try it! ...Read more

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Does kojic soap lead to acne?

Does kojic soap lead to acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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Any effective soap for back acne?

Oxy 5: Benzoyl peroxide wah will help for pustular back acne. Resistant cases may require prescription creams and possible oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could sulphur soap make acne worse?

Could sulphur soap make acne worse?

Yes: It's a poor choice for acne control. Try salicylic acid as a wash, topical benzoyl peroxide, and/or a retinoic acid derivative. If you use these as you can tolerate and they don't clear you, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Please suggest any best soap used for acne marks?

Please suggest any best soap used for acne marks?

We do not endorse: Specific brands on Healthtap. See a dermatologist for your acne marks. ...Read more

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Are there any natural alternatives to use for acne soap?

No: If the "natural"remedies worked there'd be no acne. In fact, the acne soap that you buy doesn't work well. I hope that what somebody's told you about "natural" being better isn't preventing you from getting scientific rx for your acne. All acne can be controlled and being an 18-year-old man is hard enough without misinformation preventing you from getting a clear complexion. All acnes manageable. ...Read more

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I have an acne problem. What kind of soap would you advise me to dry my skin?

I have an acne problem. What kind of soap would you advise me to dry my skin?

Acne washes/soaps: I'm guessing your from Germany although I'm not sure why your location is "Vereinigte Staaten". Here in the States, there are many over-the-counter acne washes & soaps, none of which are proven better than the rest, which is why they all vie for marketshare. You'll need to try individual ones out on yourself. Given your age, discuss your concerns w/your Family Doc as you may have rosacea. ...Read more

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I tried everything but I don't know what to do for acne. Can a soap or a lotion help me with this?

I tried everything but I don't know what to do for acne. Can a soap or a lotion help me with this?

Tried everthing?: Soaps and lotions won't help, but if this is actually acne, scientific rx will make it vanish. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician will add prescription-strength rx until something does. Remember it's manageable but not curable. ...Read more

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What are some great techniques to clear up acne. I wash my face at night/morning with ivory soap but no results so far?

What are some great techniques to clear up acne. I wash my face at night/morning with ivory soap but no results so far?

Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream can be quite helpful. An "acne wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel may be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. It can take 3 weeks to 3 months in order to see improvements. ...Read more

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My son is 6wks and has baby acne. How do I treat it? I've been washing it with mild soap for a week and its not clearing up

My son is 6wks and has baby acne. How do I treat it? I've been washing it with mild soap for a week and its not clearing up

No need to treat: Any differently from what you are doing. It is a benign, self-resolving condition, caused by the hormones passed on from mom to baby. It usually peaks at 4-6 weeks and then resolves, as those hormone levels diminish in your baby. Regular acne treatments will not make it go away any faster and may be irritating to your baby's skin and make it worse. If it continues past 3 months, talk to his doctor. ...Read more

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My face is very oily with acne pores,which soap is better for me, my face looks like sticky, dall, that why which soap is better for me,?

Any soap will do.: You may consult this site for home treatment for acne:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are there any prescribed acne body soaps or washes available if so what are they called. Like is there one called acnex soap. I need specific names

Are there any prescribed acne body soaps or washes available if so what are they called. Like is there one called acnex soap. I need specific names

There are: OTC there are several skin cleansers containing salycilic acid and a few with benzoyl peroxide. Get the generics because they are the same for less money. If you have significant acne they will be of little use and you should see a dermatologist. Most adult women with acne respond best to oral spironolactone and to little else. It is safe and cheap. ...Read more

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What kind of soap I need to use for the dryness an acne on my vagina?

What kind of soap I need to use for the dryness an acne on my vagina?

Clean acne on vagina: Best to use a non oily cleaner e.g. Cetaphil to keep from plugging up the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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Can cetaphil antibacterial soap work for acne?

Can cetaphil antibacterial soap work for acne?

Get a real Rx: This is unlikely to touch the deep-living bacteria that are part of the cause of acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your personal physician. We can manage all acne scientifically, and it's your right to have the benefits. ...Read more

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What would be a great facial soap for acne prone skin?

Hypoallergenic: Basis soap, ivory snow, and neutrogena are all okay. Soap plays only a very minor role in controlling acne, which is a difficult, chronic disease that has little to do with cleanliness. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is glycerin based soap good against acne?

No: In spite of what some misinformed grown-up may have told you, acne's not caused by being dirty, or having unhealthy lifestyle habits. It is a complex and potentially serious disease and isn't going to respond to something that does basically nothing. Your physician can manage it but the medicines are strong -- it's your right to have 21st century health care. ...Read more

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Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

No: Benzoyl peroxide is much more effective. Acne is not a hygiene problem. If the benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, please get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed nowadays. ...Read more

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