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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
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
Yes: But consider a non-comedogenic product.Get a more detailed answer ›
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If I have a fungal infection on my underarm & using daktacort, can I still shave my underarm? Or should I wait to apply cream until i can stop shavin?
I would: I would apply the dakacort after shaving. This should help. ...Read more
See details: It depends on the lotion. The usual skin moisturizers should not cause any issue. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne. I also have a beard. My skin is oily. I use beard wash twice a week. I'm planning to visit a dermatologist. Do i have to shave my beard?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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