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Does anyone knows of a good natural product for pimples on your face?

Does anyone knows of a good natural product for pimples on your face?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Does milk products cause pimples?

Does milk products cause pimples?

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

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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!

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!

Salicylic acid: Some product, notably a wash, that contains this. Sensitive skin or not, use it to the point you can tolerate. If you need something stronger, your physicain can discuss your many options. ...Read more

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Please tell me cheap dermatological products to cure pimples and acne?

Please tell me cheap dermatological products to cure pimples and acne?

Benzyol peroxide: Used as tolerated, this will clear about half of people with acne, but you need to keep doing it as the illness isn't curable. If it's not fully successful, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What is a good product to use for pimples?

What is a good product to use for pimples?

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 more

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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 ?

 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

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Which products is best for pimples, as my skin is oily?

Which products is best for pimples, as my skin is oily?

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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more