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Is there any good simple over-the-counter control and cure for acne?

Is there any good simple over-the-counter control and cure for acne?

Not curable: Acne is unrealted to hygiene / lifestyle and you need to manage it until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and/or a salicylic acid wash and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...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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Is there any good OTC treatment for cystic acne?

No: Anything short of Isotretinoin for cystic acne will probably disappoint you. If you are an adult responsible for the health of a teen with cystic acne, and you are denying him/her access to evidence-based treatment for a chronic disease that is a grave personal and professional liability, you are making a terrible mistake. Please get junior treated effectively. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

There are none: The home remedies don't work. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is the 21st century and real science rules. Being young is hard enough without having acne; even in our dysfunctional health-care system, it should be easy to manage your acne, and a dermatologist can treat scars (and it's teribly wrong that these were allowed to develop) using laser, dermabrasion, or fillers. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for boils and acne cysts?

Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person for whom you are responsible, it would be a terrible mistake not to take them to get scientific treatment. Leaving junior scarred will be a cause for lifelong resentment. Please do what you must. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

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How to cure for pimples with home made remedies for oliy skin..?

How to cure for pimples with home made remedies for oliy skin..?

No home-made cures: But one can stay happy, exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle. Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce. When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water, green tea. Surely avoid sugars or excess simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Please describe a good simple home remedy for acne?

Please describe a good simple home remedy for acne?

There aren't any: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more

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Any effective n easy home remedy for acne?

Any effective n easy home remedy for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: If your acne is mild and over the counter an over the counter benzoyl peroxide product might work period start with the mildest one two and a half percentremember it takes several weeks to be effective and some people find this product to irritating at any strength. ...Read more

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Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Nothing easy: Even a dermatologist or plastic surgeon cannot remove acne scars. They may be made less visible by laser treatment, dermabrasion, microsurgery or injecting a filler. I'm sorry that your acne was not treated when it should have been, and i hope that you able to get some help. ...Read more

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What are some easy cures for eczema?

What are some easy cures for eczema?

Chronic: Eczema is a chronic recurrent skin condition. Treatment can help to control and minimize exacerbation a but does not cure it. In young children it frequently gets better over time. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for acne rosacea?

Is there any cure for acne rosacea?

No: There is no real cure for rosacea. However it can be controlled with an anti-inflammatory diet and the use of topical Alpha lipoic acid preparations or prescription medications such as metronidazole. ...Read more

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What're some good cures for a toothache?

What're some good cures for a toothache?

Phone Call...: ... to a dentist. The only person who can "cure" your toothache is a dentist. The sooner you call for an appointment, the sooner you will feel better. Make the call... ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

Ones that work: Being a teen is hard enough without acne, and a teen has a right to something that works better than slick-packaged benzoyl peroxide. I start teens on topical Clindamycin with or without retinoic acid, and move to stronger stuff, including a systemic antibiotic, if it fails. For the really hard cases, dermatologist have the big guns. Junior deserves the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa remedies?

What are some good remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa remedies?

See below: Treatment of hs is difficult if it is chronic and extensive because of multiple deep seated sites of infection. Oral antibiotics based on culture results and local moist heat to establish drainage are helpful. Surgical drainage is needed for large abscesses. In severe cases surgical unroofing of sinus tracts and radical excision may be needed. Treatment with tnf inhibitors may be effective. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

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Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Can there be any home-made recipe for curing pimples?

They don't work: Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related, often disfiguring and socially devastating disease that requires scientific medicine rather than "pop" cures like lemon squeezes and sleeping with honey smeared all over you. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, please get with a scientific physician. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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