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Vinegar Face Acne
Apple cider vinegar for post acne marks? I heard it is good for fading away post acne marks. Is this true?
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Yes, but...: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical Clindamycin is one of the best for moderate disease especially if only on the face, but you need to use benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative as well. "apple cider vinegar" is a "pop cure-all" possibly with some effectiveness. If someone is preventing you from seeing a scientific physician because they prefer "pop" stuff, i'm sorry. ...Read more
Ive been told chia seeds and apple cider vinegar (both being taken with water) are good ways to cleanse the body and reduce acne, is this true?
No scientific proof: there is no scientific proof this claim ...Read more
Hi, I used apple cider vinegar on my acne and now there's this brown patch of skin in the middle of my forehead. I need this to gone in a few days.
What exactly does apple cider vinegar do for skin and acne? Does it exfoliate and reveal new layers?
Different theories: I don't know if anyone knows for sure as this hasn't been the subject of much if any research. According to http://hisacne.Com/acne-treatments/natural-acne-treatments-apple-cider-vinegar/, it removes oil thus unclogging pores & kills bacteria, while according to http://www.Skinacea.Com/acne/acne-treatment-acv.Html#.Uzxuhkrnrgq it restores the ph of the skin to normal acidity. See comment:. ...Read more
Hi I need some help with my pimples problems please its getting worse each day. Been using aloe, tea tree oil,apple cider vinegar it won't work? Help
Quite a few options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) 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 quite severe, a dermatologist helps. ...Read more
I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working. Recently started using apple cider vinegar?
Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, is it a good idea to use them to get rid of butt pimples?
Encourage: Medical evaluation to determine why you are getting these and to insure you don't have boils. Don't put cart before the horse. Take care. ...Read more
Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent, though they cannot be made to vanish, using fillers, laser treatment, abrasion or surgery. Before you decide, look at the hollywood leading men who have chosen to keep their acne scars for character (jet li, steven seagal, charlie sheen, tommy lee jones.) it's your call (and you partner's if you have one.) good luck. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more