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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

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


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Is contractubex effective in treating acne scars?

Is contractubex effective in treating acne scars?

I bet not: This is a concoction of onion extract (!), allanoin and heparin. I'm really sorry that somebody neglected your acne and you ended up with scars. I'm not aware of any reason to think that these three basically inert substances will help. A study of post-op patients is improperly controlled.A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can use a filler, microsurgery or laser to make your scars less conspicuous ...Read more

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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

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

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Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

The one that helps U: Speak to your dermatologist for advise and treatment(s) , there is no one best treatment , you doctor will try most safe , least expensive medications first , ...Read more

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What medications are effective at treating acne?

What medications are effective at treating acne?

Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However the consequences may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, topical salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, oral systemic retinoids and/or a variety of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What would be the best products in treating acne, acne scars, clogged pores, & dark spots?

Acne treatment: First, is keeping the skin clean. Most people do not wash their skin enough. As far as clogged pores consider granular facial scrubs and once they are gone regular facial washing. Then one might consider over the counter products such as benzoyl peroxide and if not effective prescription antibiotics, topical and/or oral. ...Read more

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Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Retinoic acids: If these are a lot of comedones, it may be helpful to use a topical retinoic acid derivative rather than benzoyl peroxide as the first treatment. If this doesn't clear you, your physician can try various prescription-strength treatments. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Not for scars: This is not so much for treating scars as it for preventing scars by minimizing bacterial counts and the damage that is done by the bacteria and your bodies response tothe bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

Tetracyclines: Don't use any antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. You need to have a physician's help with this. If a combination of a systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, there are stronger rx's that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How effective are lemons for treating acne?

How effective are lemons for treating acne?

No: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that often has a devastating and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Even if benzoyl peroxide fails, all acne can be managed effectively by a physician. If you are responsible for the physical and emotional health of a young people, please don't waste time with "household remedies.". ...Read more

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Is cetaphil effective for treating breakouts?

Is cetaphil effective for treating breakouts?

Acne: Cetaphil is used as a cleanser for acne prone skin but it is not effective at treating acne. Topical prescription medications used to treat acne include: epiduo, atralin, ziana, acanya and others. ...Read more

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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Yes and no: Renova (tretinoin) is tretenoin isis for acne both pimples and blackheads and whiteheads. It is also used to treat fine wrinkles. It does not do much for dark spots. Theoretically if the spot is superficial and it is used for a long time it might peel away at the spot to help some but don't hold your breath. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more