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What to do about really bad acne! help appreciated!!?

What to do about really bad acne! help appreciated!!?

Get seen: Nothing you can do -- topical treatments, hygiene, diet or lifestyle -- will help much with bad acne. Your personal physician has a host of prescription-strength Rx's. If those around you are superstition and are interfering, pick up the phone yourself. If you are offered isotretinoin, remember it's not for the faint-hearted by the risk-benefit ratio is strongly in your favor. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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I have really bad keratosis pilaris.. Please help?

I have really bad keratosis pilaris.. Please help?

Several options: While most kp does not require treatment, there are many treatments available. To read about these go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2014/03/keratosis-pilaris-all-you-need-to-know-about-chicken-bumps/. ...Read more

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Really bad acne all over, what to do?

Really bad acne all over, what to do?

Scientific Rx: Severe acne, or any acne on the trunk, usually requires systemic treatment (pills) plus topical treatment. Get with your personal physician. If you're female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you. Otherwise, if topical benzoyl peroxide and a course of systemic antibiotic fails, consider isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What can happen if i stop using acne products on my really bad acne?

What can happen if i stop using acne products on my really bad acne?

Get seen: At your age, perhaps there is an explanation for why you have severe acne, or perhaps it is something else. Or it may be time for a different approach to your treatment. If you are using something that works to suppress your acne, and stop, it will recur unless you have finally outgrown it. I was able to go off tetracycline around age 50. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my really bad acne?

Scientific Rx: I'll assume over-the-conter benzoyl peroxide failed. Your physician can clear you.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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Acne makes me depressed. What can I do to help deal with red acne scars?

Acne makes me depressed. What can I do to help deal with red acne scars?

Scars: Talk to a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon about your acne scars and talk to a psychiatrist about yor depression. ...Read more

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Can chocolate really help fight acne?

No: I was surprised, too; it does not seem to affect it one way or the other. All acne can be managed today by scientific medicine. If you are responsible for a teen with this chronic, disfiguring and potentially mutilating disease, please don't hesitate to get junior treated effectively by a competent physician. ...Read more

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I've got really bad constipation. Help please?

I've got really bad constipation. Help please?

Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your physician if these options don't help. ...Read more

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Does exfoliating really help get rid of acne?

Does exfoliating really help get rid of acne?

Exfoliating: Yes. Exfoliating prevents clogged pores and can prevent more acne in the future. It can be combined with other acne treatments if need.Ed. ...Read more

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Hello,I have really bad acne and I want to know, I put Palmer's cocoa butter on my face will it help to clear my acne.

Hello,I have really bad acne and I want to know, I put Palmer's cocoa butter on my face will it help to clear my acne.

Acne & cocoa butter: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. Cocoa butter is likely to further clog your pores and in some people, caused increased irritation and redness. Severe acne is best managed by a dermatologist and Rx medications. ...Read more

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What can help a really bad sunburn besides aloe?

What can help a really bad sunburn besides aloe?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm really bad acne?

What are suggested ways to calm really bad acne?

Physician can help: It's a chronic disease that eventually remits, and it not lifestyle-related or your fault. Acne that is really severe usually requires systemic rx in addition to topical medication. If an antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day fails, it is time to consider a dermatologist referral for isotretinoin. Do what you have to. ...Read more

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Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but i'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more

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Bad toothache help please?

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Bad toothache help please?

Simple solution: If you have a severe toothache, seek immediate help from your dentist before the problem becomes worse and more complicated. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate really bad eczema on face and body?

How can I alleviate really bad eczema on face and body?

Good Skin Hygiene: Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream 1-2 times per day. For eczema flares apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear (low dose for face, higher dose to body). Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor, phototherapy, and chlorine baths 2-3 times per week if eczema is more severe. See Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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My eczema is really bad. What can help?

My eczema is really bad. What can help?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Bad bad bad sunburn super hot and hurts super bad. help! what can I do?

Bad bad bad sunburn super hot and hurts super bad. help! what can I do?

Take a cool shower: Use cool compresses and lotions that contain aloe Vera. Take a cool shower or bath. Drink lots of fluids. Try to avoid getting burned in the future as it elevates the risk for getting skin cancer in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my acne is horrible help please?

What can I do if my acne is horrible help please?

Get real Rx: Any physician can manage acne successfully and at little cost. It's a non-lifestyle-related illness that can be devastating. If your parents are resisting taking you to get treated because of folk, "pop" or superstitious ideas, talk with one of your teachers or counselors. I'm sorry this has happened and wish you the best. ...Read more

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I have bad acne and have tried everything, please help?

I have bad acne and have tried everything, please help?

Dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


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