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Sleep Cures Acne
Terrible idea: This is a glucocorticoid and will give the bacteria that cause acne a growth advantage. This is one of the worst things you can do for acne. This is serious business, not something for home remedies using prescription-strength medications. Please get with a competent physician for guidance. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
?????: There are no studies on this product. I could only find ads in spanish. They seem to work by peeling just like chemical peels so I have no reason to believe it would be really effective. You would be better off seeing your dr or medical esthetician for medical grade peels just for you! ...Read more
No: I'm sorry your illness has not been addressed as it should have been. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least short-term systemic treatment. Start with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day and phone your physician now. Systemic tetracycline plus topical BP is likely to cure you, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more
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
Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more
What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
Stubborn, mild acne not responding to antibiotics or topical creams. Accutane seems too extreme for non-cystic acne. Help?!
Keep at it.: There are three main parts to approaching acne...1) reduce the amount of bacteria on skin.. 2) keep pores open...3) reduce oil production. Antibiotics can be topical and/or oral. Other surface treatments aim to reduce bacteria and/or keep pores open. Keep experimenting and working with your doctor until you find the right mix. It can take a few weeks to see improvement even with right mix. ...Read more
Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Xanax cause acne? I take it once a night just for sleep over the past 2 weeks... Also about 5 days ago I started a new Foundation so I'm not sure
Not usual sideeffect: This is not usual side effect. If you are the age that acne frequently occurs, it is highly doubtful that the Xanax is causing your acne. If it is severe you should see a dermatologist. But why do you take Xanax every night?It is easy to become dependent on this medication. Are there psychological issues about which you might want to speak with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional? ...Read more
Pop wisdom: There's no science / real papers here. The internet has people claiming that both lack of sleep and too much sleep cause acne; obviously they are seeing faces in the clouds. Truth is that in the long run, your body will give itself the sleep it needs. There's other good reasons not to sleep-deprive yourself, and all acne is manageable nowadays. ...Read more
If i have acne on my back and i put my back on the pillow and i sleep on there,will the acne transfer on my face from pillow?
I have acne n i use akneroxid gel in the afternoon and sudocream i use in the night before sleep for dark spot from pimple.. is it good???
Not recommended: First line acne treatment for mild to moderate acne would be anything whose active ingredient is Benzoyl Peroxide. A gel works best but can be drying. I would avoid an antiseptic healing cream like Sudocream as this may increase resistance and cause excessive drying of the skin. ...Read more
Is it true that nutrition plays a huge role in acne and skin? I sleep a lot, eat pretty well and exercise almost every day and I see no improvements.
More than one issue: Acne are due to infection in the skin. For home remedies consult the site given below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health in general - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Is it possible to get acne from sleeping on dirty pillow ? Or touching each other's face's when that other person has acne?
Hi there, I'm suffering from hormonal acne, I have constant headaches, I don't get enough sleep and am stressed. Please help?
I would like to help: I could help you but You need to be respectful to us when you seek professional help. "Hi there" is not a proper greeting other than when you are casually playing with your kids or friends. Once you get this aspect well understood, then I would be willing to provide you with free medical advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please, i really need help i go to sleep crying every night because i can't find anything to get rid of my acne. Is there anything can recommend?
Listen Jordan: I'm really sorry you're in this sitaution. Acne can be managed by any licensed physician; the most severe cases need isotretinoin from a dermatologist. You're a grown man now, and no longer subject to your parents' whims. Pick up the phone and call whatever physician will see you, or the skin clinic at your nearest medical school. Use benzoyl peroxide for some help till you're seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently my routine is really hectic with very less sleep. My skin is breaking out n am getting acne n scars. What can I do to keep my skin in tone?
16. W/ cystic acne mainly on chin. Mens has gone irregular lately. Lack of sleep. Rarely eats veggies. Tried salicylic. How to treat my acne?
I am 16 years old experiencing cystic acne mainly on my chin. I have irregular cycle, lack of sleep, and I rarely eat vegetables. I've tried salicylic?
Spironolactone: What is an 'irregular cycle of sleep'? Eat vegetables but diet is not a factor in your acne. Spironolactone 50 or 100mg a day. If not obviously better in 3 months, add 50 or 100mg a day of minocycline or doxycycline. If not better in another 3 months, then isotretinoin will rescue you. Do not take any of these if pregnant. ...Read more
Have depression for years, plus acne, despite being 31. Symptoms: temper, irritability, fatigue, sleep issues,NO motivation. Could cause be Cortisol?
Depression: Cortisol imbalance can manifest in mood swings, fatigue, sleep issues, etc. Consider seeing a nutritionally oriented doc or a nutritionist. A blood test called Micronutrient panel can be useful. See www.spectracell.com for more info. See "Feeling Good" which is a book by David Burns for some cognitive therapy self help. See doc to rule out medical conditions and then an mental health pro. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid symptoms w/ normal tsh. Weight loss/hunger fatigue/sleep prob, puffy face, sweat, low blood sugar, anxiety, dizzy if stand, dry skin acne
My derm prescbd PANOXYL FACE WASH 4% BC I had mild mild acne (1-4spots) due to sleepng in mkup. I'm clear now, for 6 mnths. Continue using? Very harsh
I scrub my back often, keep my sheets n myself clean but pimples will form on my back after sleeping if its hot d night b4. Y is it so?
Get an eval: Could be a sexually transmitted diseaseGet a more detailed answer ›