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Should I use depilatory if I have acne?

Should I use depilatory if I have acne?

Might irritate skin: Acne lesions are often inflammed and what you put on your skin can cause more irritation. Depilatory agents can often be irritating. However, shaving over acne can also cause problems. So it might be a good idea to use the depilatory on a small patch of skin to see how you respond. If there are no problems then you'd could try it on the other areas. Good luck and be careful. ...Read more

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A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Should I use an astrigent for my face if I have acne?

Should I use an astrigent for my face if I have acne?

Maybe: If you have oily skin, an astringent might be helpful in controlling the secretion of sebum (oil). While this will not control your acne, it will help the other medications prescribed by your dermatologist in controlling it. If you don't have oily skin, an astringent will just dry you out. ...Read more

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What cosmetics should I be using if I have severe acne?

What cosmetics should I be using if I have severe acne?

Acne and cosmetics: Best to use non-oil based products to reduce / prevent pore clogging which will make acne worse. ...Read more

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Do you think I should try Accutane for my acne?

Do you think I should try Accutane for my acne?

Yes: If it has been offered to you, by all means. It is not altogether pleasant, it is not cheap, and there are risks. But most people find them well worth it. ...Read more

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Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Acne: What Acne medication? you have not told us anything about yourself or your treatment regimen. If this is a prescribed medication, contact the prescribing doctor about continuation of treatment. ...Read more

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Can I still use make-up if I have rosacea?

Can I still use make-up if I have rosacea?

Yes : Use a good cleaning regimen as well as changing products periodically including brushes. Consider mineral based cosmetics. ...Read more

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Should i use clyndamycin gel phosphate even if my pimples gone..coz i do have some pimples now and it often comes if i stop using.i am using for about?

Should i use clyndamycin gel phosphate even if my pimples gone..coz i do have some pimples now and it often comes if i stop using.i am using for about?

Sure: At this point it sounds as if the Clinda is helping you. As you noted, stopping it may cause the return of some acne, so use it regularly and keep clean. Hopefully this will decrease your pimples and keep your skin clear, best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you think I should start using regular soap for my acne?

Do you think I should start using regular soap for my acne?

Use M2: M2 is a mandelic and malic acid system of products available on skincarerx.Com. I t was rated the 5th most effective product on acn.Org with 86 reviews. It does not require a prescription and works very well for mild to moderate acne. ...Read more

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I have pimples can I use moisturiser?

Yes, you can: You have to use a moisturiser when you have pimples. But non comedogenic one. You can read the ingredient and there is a special moisturiser for acne skin. ...Read more

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When should I use moisturizing soaps if I have eczema?

When should I use moisturizing soaps if I have eczema?

Never: Eczema is made much worse by drying cleansers. Soap is a drying cleanser. You should be using a non soap cleanser that won't dry your skin, such as dove for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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I have acne, what should I wash with?

I have acne, what should I wash with?

Salicylic acid: Start with salicyclic acid wash (typically around 2%) twice daily. If your skin can tolerate the dryness, you can add a benzoyl peroxide (bpo) wash in your routine. Use less than 3% bpo on face, and up to 10% bpo on chest and back. If you are on prescription drying creams, these may be too strong. In which case, use cetaphil wash to counteract the dryness. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's acne or am I allergic after using Retin A (tretinoin)?

Hi docs, do you think it's acne or am I allergic after using Retin A (tretinoin)?

Retin A (tretinoin): After prolonged use of RetinA you skin can get red and dry. Stop the Retin A (tretinoin) and apply a moisturizer to the skin until the redness gets better. Then, you can start reapplying the RetinA ...Read more

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Do you think I should try retin-a for mild acne?

Yes: It's a superb choice especially if you have a lot of blackheads. ...Read more

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I have severe acne.. I'm wondering if I should maybe try laser treatments, any tips?

I have severe acne.. I'm wondering if I should maybe try laser treatments, any tips?

Scientific Rx: You'd do much better to try mainstream rx. I'm going to assume that topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you adequately, and that a trial of prescription-strength rx by your physicain (antibiotics, retinoic acid derivatives, maybe spironolactone) wasn't successful. You're most likely to get the result you want from a dermatologist with isotretinoin. ...Read more

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I have acne, is it okay for me to use doxycycline if i also have sensitive skin?

I have acne, is it okay for me to use doxycycline if i also have sensitive skin?

Doxycycline use: You are already using Minocin (minocycline) which is tetracycline and Doxycycline is also tetracycline. It has photo sensitivity. Avoid sun uv light because your skin is sensitive. Discuss with your doctor about the side effects of doxycycline. Also about hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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