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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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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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What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

What are some natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face and stop acne inflammation?

NONE: If you go into the typical herb store they will take your money & send you home with a useless product. Don't be a sucker. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter creams can really work on reducing the appearance of acne scars?

What over-the-counter creams can really work on reducing the appearance of acne scars?

Acne scars: These can be very difficult problems depending on the depth. I recommend you see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Over the counter creams really provide very little in most instances. ...Read more

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Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Derm evaluation: Proactiv is topical dermatologic treatments based around salicylic acid, which is a known treatment for acne. Proactiv really has an effective marketing scheme, but it may not be the best treat for all skin conditions. I would seriously suggest a consultation with a dermatologist before starting any skin therapy and learn about all the options. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what is better for clearing acne on oily/spot prone skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use this as you can tolerate it for two weeks. If you're not clear, get with your personal physician. Alternatives are salicylic acid and retinoic acid derivatives. Many people don't clear completely with these over-the-counter meds, and need an added prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mild acne on face? And also reduce oil on face.

How to get rid of mild acne on face? And also reduce oil on face.

Acne treatment: Adult acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. ...Read more

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Is it useful to lessen the acne scars on the face using lemon juice?

Is it useful to lessen the acne scars on the face using lemon juice?

Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more

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Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

FOREHEAD PIMPLES: Forehead pimples, acne, can be due to many things. Greasy hair; caps and hats, not shampooing enough, gels and waxes. What to do? Shampoo often, once a day if possible. Over-the-counter benzoyl products applied at bedtime can help. Or, better: see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any tips on reducing foreskin tightness?

Any tips on reducing foreskin tightness?

Phimosis: You might like to try steroid cream if prescribed by your dr.. Or consider circumcision or foreskin preserving prepucioplasty. ...Read more

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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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Can putting toothpaste on really help get rid of acne?

Can putting toothpaste on really help get rid of acne?

NO: Toothpaste irritates the skin, some people believe that it can dry out pimples, but instead toothpaste will cause redness and peeling. ...Read more

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Will using "no marks cream" help removing acne/pimple scars on my chin and face ?

Will using "no marks cream" help removing acne/pimple scars on my chin and face ?

No: unfortunately over the counter creams will do little to change it. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Will cutting sugar out of my diet help treat my acne?

Will cutting sugar out of my diet help treat my acne?

No: Eliminating sugar-sweet stuff isn't a bad idea, but it's not gonig to touch your acne and neither will any other 'pop' idea. Get down and treat it scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for additional prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong. You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on a small area first but if that still causes a reaction you shouldn't use it at all. ...Read more

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What are good tips on getting rid of acne?

What are good tips on getting rid of acne?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How well will Noxzema work on pimples and getting rid of hyperpigmentation?

How well will Noxzema work on pimples and getting rid of hyperpigmentation?

Not effective: It does not have ingredients to work on acne and is soothing but will not decrease increased pigmentation. ...Read more

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Is there any tips to reduce pimples on our face?

Is there any tips to reduce pimples on our face?

Serious stuff: Randy, you're 19 years old and almost a man. Acne may be a nuisance for a teen, but it's a major liability for an adult. You'll more than "tips" -- you need to manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Sir , does masturbation help to reduce pimples and acnes on face and shoulders?

Sir , does masturbation help to reduce pimples and acnes on face and shoulders?

It does not: I'm sorry someone troubled you about this. Enjoying your body is part of being a healthy young man. If your current regimen of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin isn't sufficient, your physician may be able to offer something stronger. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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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