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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work. ...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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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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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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Are there any home remedies for acne and blackheads?

Are there any home remedies for acne and blackheads?

Get serious: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative (the latter's often best of blackheads are abundant) haven't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne's a serious liability especially in the working world. The one home 'pop' remedy that may help is tea tree oil -- if you're a man, it may cause you to grow breasts. Your physician's your best friend. ...Read more

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Can there be a real home remedy for acne?

Can there be a real home remedy for acne?

No: None of the folk treatments will touch it. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter remedy that's got a chance. All acne can be managed nowadays -- this is the 21st century -- but the medicines are rightly only available by your physician's prescription. Good luck. ...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 home remedy for acne scars?

Home remedy acne: The treatment of acne scars depends on the depth, color, and deformity caused by the scars. Sunscreen, gentle cleanser, and non-comedogenic makeup can help reduce the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or surgical excision may be required to remove scars. ...Read more

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Any effective n easy home remedy for acne?

Any effective n easy home remedy for acne?

Acne Home Remedy: Go to the following web site: http://www.Top10homeremedies.Com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-acne.Html. ...Read more

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Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. If these regimes are not resulting in improvement after 4-8 weeks, consultation with a dermatologist may be in order. ...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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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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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimples?

Home remedies for curing pimples?

Not really: There are no home remedies for treating acne, but eating a healthy diet, being happy, and living a low-stress lifestyle may help. Washing the face 2-3 times a day is fine, but over-scrubbing and irritating the skin makes acne worse. Over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can help. A doctor can prescribe medicines and look for other medical problems if acne is a lot, or if obesity is also present. ...Read more

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Any diy remedies for back acne?

Any diy remedies for back acne?

Get real Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic treatment. Life's difficult enough without pustules and craters covering much of your body surface. Please get with your personal physician now. The medications that work are inexpensive and safe. ...Read more

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Tried and true home remedies for acne and redness?

Tried and true home remedies for acne and redness?

Home acne treatments: Here are some great non-prescription options for acne treatment: 1) tea-tree oil 2) topical sulfur 3) Alpha hydroxy acids. ...Read more

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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. 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