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Old Remedies For Acne
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Many steps: Acne treatment is just not 1 thing you do and presto - clear skin. It consists of proper cleansing (not too much or too little), generally use of benzoyl peroxide preparation, and then other prescription meds depending on the type and severity of your individual acne. Thus, you need to talk things over with your doctor as to what regimen is perfect for you, your skin type and your lifestyle. ...Read more
I have suffering acne fro many years I try I alot of treatment but did not work out it only reduce and back again am over 33 yrs old pls help?
Doctor Guided Care: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation. Prevalence in 25 yr old females is 12%. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding right balance is challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best under the care of your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Hii..am 28 years old & I have acne in my forehead.what can I do? I try all most all
treatment but it doesn't work.
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Iam 24 years old I had my laser treatment one year ago for acne I got relief but suddenly it again get started..please suggest what to do?
Yaser 21 y old m: I have acne on my face some of acne come and disappear without any treatment . But after some days it again come what should I do?
Scientific Rx: Get yourself some benzoyl peroxide topical and use it as you can tolerate it. Chances are this will clear you up given that your case sounds mild. Keep using it for the next several years, and see if you can eventually taper off. If you aren't satisfied with the results, your physician can help with prescription-strength meds. ...Read more
Start simple: A lot depends on what the acne looks like, whether it's deep seated or more "comodonal" or surface in nature. Generally we start with a retinoid (retin-a), and may concurrently use an antibiotic like Minocycline for a month if the acne looks cystic. There are a number of different medicines that can be used either in place of, or in addition to, the retinoid depending on how the acne responds. ...Read more