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Night Shift Worsen Acne
My acne are worsening day by day on the right side of my face. It's all red and there seems a lot of pimple which felt like rock
Cystic acne: It sounds like you might have a secondary skin infection in addition to acne on your face, or that your acne has become cystic. This usually requires oral antibiotics in addition to topical acne products, and I recommend that you see a dermatologist or your family physician, who can start you on Rx. ...Read more
I had a shoulder stabilisation 15 months ago. After worsening pain a biopsy has revealed an infection with p.acnes. What is the typical treatment?
My daughter has worsening acne on recent weeks. We have exhausted otc medications. Can a prescription be provided through this service?
No: This public site does not provide diagnosis or treatment. If you locate a willing doc on the sister service,Healthtap Prime, they may be able to provide you with a paid consultation. ...Read more
Does eating a a calorie surplus (bulking) worsen acne?I heard it raises testosterone eating more than maintenance calories.Could this be worsening it?
I have worsening cystic acne on chin. Itchy and dry. Afew have been around for weeks. On monodox (doxycycline monohydrate). I have get 3-5 pimples on cheeks once a month. Help.?
Oral antibiotics for acne are hit or miss. Please try to prevent any emotional trauma if these pills don't bring you all the way to total satisfaction.
I made a video that may help prevent the emotional impact of this common approach:
hope it helps, have a great day,
-Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more
I have acne on my cheecks and im 20 . im using benzoylproxide on my acne every night.but it just can heal the acne not stopping them?
Acne: deeper acne that is not opening spontaneously with gentle skin care at home will likely need medical extraction by an experienced acne care specialist. The sooner the impaction of the sebaceous gland is relieved, the faster the inflammation will be relieved and skin will heal. PB will just dry your skin, it will not heal active nodulocystic acne. ...Read more
I am 23 female having severe acne and acne marks from last few years , every night i get a new acne , how should I treat it and get my face spotless ?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
I mastubrate daily every night. And I have acne in may face, little bit on my head and back. It is been 4 years since I have acne pimpls.What do I do.?
You're a man now!: Acne comes and goes for all young man and many older men. It's got nothing to do with what you do in private, or what else may happen as you develop further as a man. When it's on the back, benzoyl peroxide won't work too welli start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, but often its presence on the back suggests one of the systemic antibiotics may be right for you. ...Read more
Iam 16.5 years old boy.I have, NT night fall since 1 month and am not exited for any sex .and look like 13 or14 year boy. Does my height grow.have acne?
Becoming a man: "Night fall" is a term often used by misguided people for the normal process of nocturnal emissions. They're healthy and you should enjoy them. You need to manage you acne with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and prescription-strength Rx if not clear. Things sound like they are on course if perhaps later than your peers. Talk with your physician about any changes that concern you. ...Read more
Can't be done: This is like asking to heal a fractured humerus overnight. I appreciate your desire to be free of this trouble, complex and serious illness. It's possible to manage all acne nowadays, and you owe it to yourself to have your physician care for you rather than try magic at home. ...Read more
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
No, but...: I am more concerned about why you are having night sweats in the first place; this is something you will want to talk about with your physician. If the acne is in fact miliaria (a different skin disease that may feature little putules), this is caused by dampness, and acne can get slightly worse on such skin. Today's rx's can handle almost all acne -- again, your physician can help. ...Read more
Multiple choices.: Suggest you get a non-comedogenic product from a quality company like neutrogena or cetaphil. No need to spend a lot of money. ...Read more
I use epiduo on face before I go to bed every night, I have been looking at using clinique's acne solution line is that too much?
Answer: Use one cream or gel and stick to it. To avoid duplication of therapy, in that case less is more. ...Read more
I've been taking minocycline twice daily and applying finacea in the morning and epiduo at night for 3 mos but acne is worse. What should I do?
Talk to a derm.: This situation may need some addition in therapy. ...Read more
I had been using retino a cream(0.025%) since 6 weeks... I used it 3 time a week in night time... This has made my skin more worse(more acne) pls help?
Well : This often causes redness of skin .Seedermatologist or your primary care doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
Medications may help: Make sure you're using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide in it. If you start getting irritation on your face from using this then you should switch to something more mild like cetaphil and talk with your doctor as there are other creams and lotions available (i.e. Clindamycin, tretinoin). ...Read more
Can I use rose water after washing face at night time.. I have mild acne & oily skin... Yes or no?
Frequent flier: You've asked over different twenty questions about your acne recently. Rose water isn't your answer. As before, you owe it to yourself to used evidence-based medicine. Your best choice by far is topical benzoyl peroxide. You also need to know that nothing you've done -- including enjoying your body like a normal young man -- is making this happen to you. Be strong. Be smart. Do the right thing. ...Read more
What would you suggest I do about large pores? I have teenage acne, but my skin isn't oily. I use finacea every other night.
Be patient: You are using the right thing for your acne. There are laser treatments which can reduce the pore size but i feel you are too young to do something so drastic. Many times, the pores will decrease in size and action when you get through the hormonal fluctuations of adolescence. ...Read more
How do I get rid of acne over night? I've tried everything and i don't want to spend money do you have any household remedies?
Wishful thinking: This is one chronic skin disorder that time to get going and time to heal. There are no quick fixes. Though most consider it a teen disorder some will fight it well into their 30's and beyond. Find a doc you can work with and come up with a daily skin routine. If you put in the work it should pay off. No effort or short cuts=bad skin. ...Read more
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