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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

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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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?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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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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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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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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How can I fix my acne?

How can I fix my acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective do-it-yourself treatments. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works better for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How can acne be treated?

How can acne be treated?

Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acnes?

See your docotor: There is medication to take care of this. Depending on the severity, your skin doctor, will recommend what is best. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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My acne bursts how should I cure it?

My acne bursts how should I cure it?

Serious Rx: get with your physician. You have bad acne and this is a serious chronic disease. Ignore all "pop" advice. It is not lifestyle related and you must manage it medically until it self cures. ...Read more

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What causes acne and how does it happen?

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Fighting bacteria: Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin. The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin. The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more

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What could happen if you leave acne untreated?

What could happen if you leave acne untreated?

Scars : Acne can always be treated effectively and if you want treatment, it is your right. Being a teen is rough enough without getting bad advice or criticism. Fairly severe acne will produce some scarring, which you may or may not want. Nobody wants severe acne, but if you have mild disease and do not want treatment, it's your business and yours only. ...Read more

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Are there any great natural solutions for acne?

Are there any great natural solutions for acne?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that needs to be managed scientifically until it remits on its own. The stuff that works (benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, salicylic acid, prescription antibiotics) all are gifts from mother nature. If you're responsible for a young person's health, you have a duty to provide effective treatment including physician consultation. ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. in teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more

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What is acne ?

What is acne ?

Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous(oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris", so called follicular hyperkeratinization, in the follicle, along with increased sebum(oil) production, and inflammation that may in part be related to the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. ...Read more

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What is acne..

What is acne..

Blocked follicles: Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells. It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 ...Read more

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What is acne ?

What is acne ?

Infection: Acne is generally speaking a tiny abscess. It's an infection in the skin's pores that forms a pus pocket with surrounding inflammation. ...Read more

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Hi what is acne?

Hi what is acne?

Clogged glands: Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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