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Best to have facial or chemical peel for skin with pimples and acne?

Best to have facial or chemical peel for skin with pimples and acne?

Treat acne first: Chemical peels are helpful for getting rid of scarring after acne has been properly treated. Otherwise you'll just continue to have acne, and you're back where you started. So see a dermatologist, get your acne under good control, then talk to him or her about chemical peels or other options, such as laser dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A chronic skin condition that usually affects just the face, causing redness, pimples, nose swelling, and thin red ...Read more


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What are some good facial products for people with acne prone skin and oily skin?

Acne : I recommend natural products, free of parabens, pthalates, perfumes and dyes, that help to fight oil and sebum production. The following are good brands: Andalou Naturals Kiss My Face MyChelle Neutrogena You may also use a Retin-A topical cream at night to help fight excess oil and acne. Taking a daily multi-vitamin and daily probiotic is also effective. ...Read more

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Can dermablend foundation cause acne ? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Can dermablend foundation cause acne ? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Your meds will: The steroids you are on causes worsening acne. See a medspa doctor to help you with clearing this problem. She will start you on laser skin care with prescriptions and products to take between visits. ...Read more

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44 yr old male, skin on face is dry and constantly peeling. Dry skin or some type of skin condition?

44 yr old male,  skin on face is dry and constantly peeling.  Dry skin or some type of skin condition?

See derm: If the skin is peeling and waxy (greasy) near the nose and eyebrows, it may be seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically facial dandruff, If this is the case, you may have dandruff in the scalp too, but not necessarily. The treatment is prescription creams (antifungals/antiinflammatories) and also treat the scalp if affected. Over the counters are usually not effective. ...Read more

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How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne ?

How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne ?

Acne : Sensitive skin patients should use gentle non soap cleansers to wash as needed. The key is to start out with one product at a time to help gauge sensitivity . An otc benzoyl peroxide wash could be used in lower concentrations initially and then increased as tolerated . Topical retinoids should be tried every other or every third night before using nightly. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

What is the difference between blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

Rosacea Has More: Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that includes blotchy skin as a sign. It may also present with an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), or many papules. ...Read more

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How can I treat sensitive skin with scars and acne?

How can I treat sensitive skin with scars and acne?

Acne/Scars treatment: First, it is important to treat the active acne to prevent further scars from developing. If you have sensitive skin, make sure to use a good moisturizer (ie cetaphil, cerave) along with a topical acne cream to help minimize dryness/irritation. I would suggest using a pea-sized drop of the acne cream mixed it in with a moisturizer and apply a thin film to the area. Visit a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

Creams, not gels: The treatment would depend on the severity of the acne. Gels are more drying than creams, and more likely to cause irritation. The otc benzoyl peroxide preps tend to have alcohol, and can irritate. A prescription, water based benzoyl peroxide would be less drying. Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion, or Azelex cream can calm the pimples, with minimal drying. An oral antibiotic may also be necessary. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dry skin and eczema skin?

What are the differences between dry skin and eczema skin?

Different in degree: Dry skin just dry and flaky. It becomes "eczema" when it's itchy, red, oozy, crusted, blistering, swollen, etc. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Dry skin: Regular facial cleansing with gentle exfolitation followed by eucerin sensitive location. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual. ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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Are skin scrapings around the face and hair line scalp just as helpful as biopsy of skin in diagnosis of dermatology types DLE SLE etc ?

No: Skin scrapings are not a substitute for biopsy. However a biopsy may not be needed, depending on other findings, clinical history and blood test results. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. possibly allergy or eczema?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. possibly allergy or eczema?

Get checked: Perhaps your doctor can confirm the eczema or perhaps a very bad allergy or infection. I would recommend a face to face encounter ...Read more

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How are dry skin and scabies different?

How are dry skin and scabies different?

Itches: Scabies is very itchy at night and affects certain areas- wrist between fingers, genitals, ar pits, ankles and waist band. There are little raised bumps in these areas. Dry skin os mildly itchy.Scabies must be treated. Ot os contagious. ...Read more

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Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more