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Neutrogena Cleansing Wash Medication
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
Face wash: Yes neutrogena is a good face wash for a teenager. ...Read more
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Yes: But regular soap and water also works well. ...Read more
There's stronger...: Being a teen is hard enough without intractable acne. Simple benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter stuff, and your primary care physician can add something like topical Clindamycin which will be much more effective. The oral contraceptive pill often stops acne for women who want and can take it. There's much stronger stuff for you as well. Good luck. ...Read more
I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?
Acne face wash: This is a commercial product not a prescribed treatment for a doctor to endorse. It is over the counter and you will need to use your own judgement and experience. ...Read more
I recently tried the Neutrogena Body wash and it gave me hives and scarring. What would you suggest to use to get rid of the hives and dark spots?
See doctor: I am surprised you got scarring from it unless the area was scratched to the point of bleeding. The dark spot will likely fade in weeks or months unless you keep on scratching it. Since the reaction was most likely from contact allergy, a topical hydrocortisone cream may help although a more potent Rx one may be needed. Bleaching cream and intense pulsed light treatment may be helpful. ...Read more
I got the worst rash on my face after using a Grapefruit scrub from Neutrogena. I been using nothing but water to wash my face. But it doesn't go away?
Eval: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
What to do if I have oily skin and I was wondering if I used olay (or neutrogena) oil free wash, toner and a moisturizer if it would dry out my face too much?
Just avoid toner: As it can strip your skin of natural oils and only useful if your skin is extremely oily ...Read more
No: Wash it out. You should be fine. If pain or poor vision, go to the er. ...Read more
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Any advice? I have tried neutrogena oil free acne wash and clean and clear morning burst and they dried my skin, which acne product does not dry my skin?
Get seen: Every acne Rx that works is going to be unpleasant. Neutrogena, which is salicylic acid, is the stronger and if you couldn't tolerate the dryness, it's time to talk with your physician about adding prescription-strength Rx to some good topical agent. You can try topical benzoyl peroxide until you can get seen, but expect some side-effects as well. ...Read more
I think I have a little genital acne. I got this neutrogena men acne wash and was wondering if it's safe to put it on down there?
Is it ok to use neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser and then wait a while and apply retin-a micro at night? It's an alpha/beta hydroxy wash
It can't: The product does not intend to do away scars. ...Read more
Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?
Get serious: The neutrogena wash is salicylic acid 2% and this has maybe a 50% chance to clear you. The other stuff probably won't touch your acne and will just confuse you if you do get a response. Use the salicylic acid for two weeks -- as much as you can stand. If you're not clear by then, get with your physician. ...Read more
I am using neutrogena's acne free face wash with 2% salicylic acid. My face is okay with that but skin around my mouth becomes too dry. Why is that so?
Add A Moisturizer: Irritation, dryness, redness are frequent side-effects of many topical acne meds. It is important to use an oil & alcohol-free skin moisturizer twice daily after washing your face. Finding the right balance of medication can be challenging even with mild acne. Can also try using Sal. Acid every other day. If irritation continues or acne not responding, see your doctor for tolerable treatment plan. ...Read more
Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?
Should I continue using this product? Hi, I am using neutrogena oil free acne wash, for pimples that came up every so often around my hairline and mouth/chin area, mostly when my period came around. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now. At first, my
Yes. It sounds like this product is causing your skin to dry out and be more prone to outbreaks. You may even have a mild allergy to an active ingredient in the product that is contributing/causing these symptoms. Switch to a sensitive skin face wash. Also consult a dermatologist for medication options.
Best of luck. ...Read more
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Acne: See a dermatologist that has a whole medicine chest full of medication that he can treat you with. ...Read more
Neutrogena: Neutrogena is a skin care company with numerous products. Cleansers, moisturizers and toners that contain salicylic acid may help exfoliate skin preventing pore clogging and more acne. Neutrogena makes good products and there are other companies that make similarly good products. Prescription medications are usually more effective than otc products. ...Read more
Yes.: Neutrogena is an excellent brand of skincare that I can trust as a dermatologist. There are several brands out there. Whether it is a good product for your skin and skin type is indeterminate. If you are looking for a more comprehensive and customized skincare routine, see an esthetician who works under the influence of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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