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Salicylic Acid Acne Treatments
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
Scientific Rx: Just use the stuff as a wash. This will clear mild acne in a few weeks. If it seems not to be working, your physician can add something that will work with it to clear you. Since you're female, it may be spironolactone, an antibiotic, or the oral contraceptive pill. Severe acne may require stronger Rx. Acne's unrelated to lifestyle; ignore "pop" advice. You're an adult now & need it gone. ...Read more
See derm: You can try Proactive, but if that doesn't work see your dermatologist for prescription meds ...Read more
What is the best way to treat post-acne blemishes? I have them since four years. I have tried salicylic acid, chemical peels and sunscreens.
None will work: Your acne scars will be with you for the rest of your life unless you choose to have a dermatologist help you hide them and even this it's plus-minus. The "chemical peels" are scams & the other won't work either. Hollywood's chris pine (photo) had pretty good success having massive acne scarring largely reversed though he still hides it with beard stubble. Nobody says he doesn't look fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used acne med w/salicylic acid on face & it burned me really bad. It is oozing clear liquid & is raw and hurts a lot. What should i put on it?
2 days of using 2% Salicylic acid wash on my face. Acne is getting worse. I heard that's normal while it cleans the pores then it will get better?
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