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Yes: Witch hazel is great for numerous problems, especially for skin irritation. Try using it before and after shaving, that should help. Call doc if you experience any shortness of breath, itching as these may be symptoms of allergic rxn. Also check with doc if you are pregnent/breast feeding. ...Read more
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
I'm a 13y/o girl with horrible acne! tried every home remedie and over-the-counter product. These pimples and zits are shattering my self asteem, help!
YES: Recent research confirms that milk & dairy products aggravate acne, as do sweets and simple carbs that raise blood sugar. Some people are more sensitive to dairy than others. Try stopping for a couple of months to see how it affects you. See http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/02/11/do-milk-and-sugar-cause-acne/ & http://www.blisstree.com/2012/02/02/beauty-shopping/dairy-causes-acne-456/ ...Read more
What is the best product to prevent pimples and acne on face? My skin has mild sensitivity. Preferably facial cleanser i can use everyday. Thank you!
Benzoyl Peroxide: In addition to eating a healthy diet, with little or no sugary foods, no dairy and lots of vegetables, benzoyl peroxide is probably the best otc product for most acne. Use a thin layer twice daily to the affected areas and moisturize if too drying. If too irritating, topical sal acid preparations can help, as can tea tree oil. After that, though, i'd see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
i was wondering if i was allergic to hydrogen peroxide because when i used this product on a popped pimple it flared and now that area is swollen ?
Not allergic: Hi. No, you're not allergic to hydrogen peroxide. Your neutrophils make it throughout your body, as part of their oxidative burst in fighting bacterial infection. And hydrogen peroxide is a tiny molecule; too small to raise an allergic reaction to. You probably just have local infection/inflammation. Good luck! ...Read more
Scientific Rx: We can handle this. The best start is topical benzoyl peroxide, over the counter. This is more likely to work than any other drugstore remedy and any home / natural one. If this does not get the job done, get with your physician. Depending on the severity of your illness, you may end up on topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, or a derm referral. Good luck. ...Read more