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Olive Leaf Extract Acne
No: The connection between oily food and acne has not held up. Olive oil is ok. From webmd: "food: all over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk food. While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't cause acne or make it worse.". ...Read more
Probably not: Talk about "the key to..." is the language of advertising rather than science. Acne's a serious disease that's easily managed with evidence-based medications that any physician can get for you. If you're responsible for a teen's physical and emotional health, it would be inexcusable to deny junior effective rx. If you're the patient, you're free to try olive oil, honey, vinegar, etc., etc., . ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Every person is different and it is best to see a dermatologist so that they can figure out what kind of acne you have and give you proper medication to get rid of it. A product containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid often clears the skin. This does not mean that the acne will clear overnight. ...Read more
Won't help: I see that you're using both benzoyl peroxide and isotretinoin. The former is the best topical remedy for mild acne. The latter is the big guns for severe acne and you can expect it to clear you. The diet / fad / pop / "natural" remedies you'll find on the internet are mostly made up. Stay the course with the Isotretinoin and don't waste time / emotional energy on additional subscientific remedies. ...Read more
Don't know: I am not sure what exact "remedy" you are using. Olive oil by itself will not likely cause dark spots to fade. Things like tretinoin and hydroquinone can help. Although time will help to fade most hyperpigmented spots from acne. And treating with things that may keep you from getting acne lesions will help keep them from forming in the first place. ...Read more
Acne scar treatment: Oil on acne prone skin may be detrimental & typically home treatments fail. One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that w/ you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html. ...Read more
I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?
Hello...I'm having acne, however i got rid of them a lot by olive oil....Though i'm having acne holes left in my face help me get rid of them..Thanks..
I have hypersensitive oily skin and acne. Should I wear olive oil on my face at night and wash it off in the morning to control the oil production?
Prob not effective: I have not heard of this as being an effective treatment but you can always try your own experiment using traditional treatments as recommended on one side of the face and the hone/olive oil on the other half. Massage is always good for scars. Honey may have antibacterial properties. Olive oil is a decent moisturizing agent but may blog ducts leading to worsening acne. ...Read more
Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse. ...Read more
Can yag laser for unwanted facial hair removal be used for acne tx, as well. are there other safe, more effective alternatives for olive completion?
I've read good reviews about olive oil helping acne scars and redness on the face, and i want to use it but im not sure if i should?Do you recommend?
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of olive or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I applied olive oil as face moisturizer one night and developed tiny bumps around jawline? Is this really because of olive oil? I have acne-prone skin
Possible: Sensitivity to the olive oil.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi doctor I have an olive size occipital lymph node and it is very painful also I have lots of acne in my scalp and it is itchy, what it could be?
Reactive node: The lymph node is almost certainly a reactive lymph node in response to your scalp condition. The occipital nodes drain the scalp region- if you have a chronic condition of your scalp, it is good/healthy/normal for those nodes to enlarge. More important is to get your scalp condition under control. It's unusual for scalp to have that much acne, so suggest dermatology visit ASAP to correctly treat! ...Read more
Do you advise on using bio oil or olive oil to heal a slightly depressed red acne scar? Im on absorica (accutane) 20mg 2x/day
Acne scar: Useless if scar has formed.Get a more detailed answer ›