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Pimples On My Face
Part of the illness: Some people become allergic to the bacteria that cause acne. My question to you is why you still have the pimples. If someone is preventing you from getting 21st-century treatment, you're big enough now to phone your physician and ask to be seen. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not cleared you, we can add something that can. This is the 21st century. Let us help. ...Read more
Stop neglecting it: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend. Forget all pop / home / 'natural' remedies. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related problem that can cause you to fail a job interview. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, yoj need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more
Neonatal Acne: This is very common and resolves on its own. Neonatal acne (birth - 3 months of life) is a reaction to malassezia yeast as well as the maternal hormones in-utero. This all resolves spontaneously by month 3 of life. Infantile acne (3 - 6months of life) is a bit more complicated but can be treated. However, you should see your pediatrician for help with this. ...Read more
Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), 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. Great for treating acne. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?
Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not curable: You must manage your acne until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some prescription-strength Rx. Since you say you have it only on your face, it's likely that adding a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin will be sufficient, but if you need something strong, go for it. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: Gently wash your face with warm (not hot) water every night using a moisturizer bar such as dove. Do not use a washcloth or abrasive rag. Rather, use your fingers (after washing your hands) to gently apply the soap. Pat your face dry, although not completely. Apply regular, generic, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide lotion evenly over affected areas. Allow to dry and leave on overnight. ...Read more
I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?
Cauterized Scars: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the exact depth of the cauterization and why the face was cauterized. Any injury involving the full thickness of the skin should leave a permanent scar. If the outer layers of the skin were cauterized, theoretically there should be minimal scarring. ...Read more
Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be treated with topical antibiotics (bacitracin for face - silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for body) if not allergic in order to minimize the risk of infection which may increase the amount of tissue damage. Sulfamylon for ear eschars. ...Read more
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