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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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Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

No: Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoids acid without pricey gimmicks are your best friends. If you
Are not obviously better in two weeks, get with your physician and we can clear you with your help. ...Read more

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Does an oil free acne wash by neutrogena really work?

Does an oil free acne wash by neutrogena really work?

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

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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?

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?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or your regular doctor. Also consider acupuncture/chinese medicine to help balance your body. Stop dairy and gluten... Eat more fresh veggies and fruits. Keep track of when you break out. Is it near your period? Or after you eat certain things? ...Read more

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Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash, does this work well?

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

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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?

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

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Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Salicylic acid: That's the stuff that works, not the pink grapefrult extract or the vitamin c or the advertising. It clears mild acne, but for moderate disease, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Should I use Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo or soap-free tree oil cleansing conditioner?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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?

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

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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?

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?

Med eval: If you have lesions on your penis or vagina — it is best to be medically evaluated for a sexually transmitted disease. I would be concerned that acne washes could be drying or irritating to genitalia. ...Read more

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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

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

Try it: It may be a bit much and excessively drying to use that combination. If you tolerate it and it does not dry your skin out too much, go for it as we love tretinoin as an acne medication and "wrinkle cream". ...Read more

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Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?

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

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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?

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

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Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes: I have seen this in patients. Sometimes people can tolerate one or the other item but not the two when used together. Best to stop using them. Take an antihistamine(allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec, check the labels) and try something else. If the eaction gets worse see your dr. ...Read more

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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. : 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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What is better -- aveeno (oatmeal) or neutrogena?

What is better -- aveeno (oatmeal) or neutrogena?

For what?: Better for what purpose. Both have benefits but what is your goal? ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive?

Expert opinions? Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive?

Healthtap doctors : Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Are there any neutrogena products that work for acne?

Are there any neutrogena products that work for acne?

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

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Hello I am using neutrogena from 15 days . Acne is not leaving what should I do?

Acne: See a dermatologist that has a whole medicine chest full of medication that he can treat you with. ...Read more

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What would you buy for acne neutrogena naturals or cetaphil?

What would you buy for acne neutrogena naturals or cetaphil?

Stronger stuff: The former has salicylic acid which is an okay first-line treatment for acne. The latter is a skin-care product and if you have acne, you're urged to use benzoyl peroxide with it. You decide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is neutrogena fine fairness is a good product for skin?

Is neutrogena fine fairness is a good product for skin?

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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Which is better: clean and clear or neutrogena moisturizer?

Which is better: clean and clear or neutrogena moisturizer?

Health Tap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more