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What acne product works better?

What acne product works better?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic disease that eventually remits as a person ages. I was able to stop taking rx when i was 50. In the meantime, topical benzoyl peroxide is your first treatment. If this fails, your personal physician can add topical clindamycin, topical tretinoin, a systemic antibiotic, or one of the big guns. Manage the disease until it remits -- you owe it to yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What product is fastest for acne?

What product is fastest for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use 5% 2x/day. If you are not clear in two weeks, get on the phone to your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. It can be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which product works best for acne?

Which product works best for acne?

None of them: None of the over-the-counter acne treatments does much good. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid-based compound. If I do not get a good result in two weeks, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate to the person. Dermatologists are allowed to use the big guns. Nobody nowadays needs to have bad acne -- life's hard enough without it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best acne product for teenage male?

Best acne product for teenage male?

Best to see your doc: One of the best is the over the counter benzyl peroxide , start with 2.5% strength, and gradually increase to 5% or 10 %. You may want to see a doctor to find out the severity if you have severe acne to find out what else needs to be done in that case. ...Read more

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Want to know the correct product for acne?

There are TONS: Need to ask a good dermatologis. As far as non-prescription............La-roach posay and avene make a couple of acne products that I have seen work better than most anything else, but it depends on the individual and how bad / type of acne they have as well. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best acne product?

Please help! what is the best acne product?

Benzoyl peroxide: 5%, 2x/day. It's not fun but it's your best friend. If you're not clear on two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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What facial product works the best for acne?

What facial product works the best for acne?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What is the best acne product for a teenage guy?

What is the best acne product for a teenage guy?

Gels or creams: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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What is the best acne product for female teenagers?

What is the best acne product for female teenagers?

Use EVERY day: The best product is one that you use every day. Be patient. If you start today, you're preventing pimples 2 months from now. Good products contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. You can find more info at: http://kidshealth.Org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne.Html#. ...Read more

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How to know which is the best acne product for you?

How to know which is the best acne product for you?

See a dermatologist: There are various acne meds, often used in combinations. Determination of exactly which meds to use is determined by exam and discussion. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product to treating serious acne?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What is the best clean and clear product that treats acne?

What is the best clean and clear product that treats acne?

Benzoylperoxide: Any product with benzoyloperoxide is acceptable. Avoiding shampoo with conditioner would also be helpful because conditioner will block skin pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good facial scrub/wash product for minor acne?

Can you recommend a good facial scrub/wash product for minor acne?

BPO products: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a common ingredient in many otc and prescription acne medications including many good acne otc washes eg brevoxyl and. Panoxyl. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which clean and clear product works better for acne?

Expert opinions? Which clean and clear product works better for acne?

If you must ask...: You probably need something stronger. 5% topical benzoyl peroxide from the drugstore is cheaper and probably stronger. If 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed until it self-cures as you get older. ...Read more

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What acne product(s) should I use just to try out and see if it works?

What acne product(s) should I use just to try out and see if it works?

See a dermatologist: Depending upon the severity of your acne and the type of your skin(dry or oily)different products may be recommended. I would not try just any ol thing. Good luck! everyone deserves to have clear skin in this day and age. ...Read more

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I have adult acne and have tried every product imaginable and nothing helps. What will clear adult acne?

I have adult acne and have tried every product imaginable and nothing helps. What will clear adult acne?

Big guns: I was able finally to stop taking medication for acne at age 50. I trust topical benzoyl peroxide monotherapy has failed. You're going to need prescription-strength medication from your physician. If topical retinoic acid, antibiotics, and topical spironolactone do not work, and you're not planning a pregnancy, try Isotretinoin if it's offered to you. ...Read more

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My acne is really horrible and if I use a product when I stop it gets worse what should I do? Right now I've just given up.

My acne is really horrible and if I use a product when I stop it gets worse what should I do? Right now I've just given up.

See a doctor.: Acne is very, very treatable! Severe cases require prescription medications that work well. Please check with your regular doctor to make sure your overall health is good and the first steps to good skin care can be given then. If no help with those,see a dermatologist. Don't give up! Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and veggies, too. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more