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What are good oils and herbs to treat acne?

What are good oils and herbs to treat acne?

Benzoyl peroxide or: As a compound that breaks down into benzoic acid. However, if you are strictly interested in herbal treatment without any compound pharmaceuticals, aloe vera has been suggested as a possible treatment. ...Read more

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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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What are some good oils and herbs for treating acne?

What are some good oils and herbs for treating acne?

None: You or your teenager deserve something that actually works. This is the 21st century and mainstream science / big pharma have already grabbed up the botanicals that are effective. For acne i start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads. Add a systemic antibiotic if needed or it's on back or trunk; remember "the pill" can make a young lady's acne go. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne and how to treat acne with natural remedies?

What are the causes of acne and how to treat acne with natural remedies?

Scientific Rx: Acne's not lifestyle or hygiene related. The remedies that a scientific physician uses (and they work) are based either on vitamin a analogues or nature's gift -- antibiotics. Please get with your physician. ...Read more

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What oils are good to treat genital itching?

What oils are good to treat genital itching?

See your gyn: U may need a specific med depending on what is causing the itching whcih can be due to many differnet causes and if u use some oil it could mask something or make it worse or not help the problem so see yoru gyn for an exam and culture so u can get an accurate diagnosis and the proper txment., not smart to guess. ...Read more

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I'm 19 with acne and using proactive but wanted to know what are some home remedies for acne? Please help!

I'm 19 with acne and using proactive but wanted to know what are some home remedies for acne? Please help!

See a dermatologist: Proactiv is expensive. The active ingredient is 21/2% benzoyl peroxide. If you go to your pharmacy you can buy benzoyl peroxide for $5-10. If you have significant acne a skin specialist will help you. Home remedies will not be worth the time or money. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs i can use to treat acne and get rid of acne scars and large pores?

Are there any herbs i can use to treat acne and get rid of acne scars and large pores?

Adjuncts only: Botanicals such as tea tree oil should only be used as adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need your personal physician. Scars result only when acne is not treated as it should be, and I am sorry this happened to you. You are almost an adult and you need to take the initiative and get prescription-strength rx even if you've not been allowed to in the past. ...Read more

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What are good ways to treat bacterial vag.. Good medicine and treatment?

What are good ways to treat bacterial vag.. Good medicine and treatment?

It depends: It all depends on the parasite, bacteria, fungus or virus causing the problem. There is no one medication for 'bacterial vaginitis'. ...Read more

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What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

Can't 'cure' scars : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Check: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/ for unbiased information and don't waste $$ ...Read more

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What are some good ways to control oily skin?

What are some good ways to control oily skin?

Drying agents: Typical drying agents over the counter are benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinol, all the ingredients that we use for acne. You should start with one agent at a time as they can cause significant irritation if used in combination. With severely oily skin, i usually recommend a retinol product at night and a benzoyl peroxide in the the morning. (note: are allergic to benzoyl peroxide.). ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat my acne without using proactive?

What are some ways to treat my acne without using proactive?

Skin doctors: Both dermatologists and plastic surgeons treat acne problems. Sometimes a change of soaps or using a loofa sponge can clear up the problem. Sometimes you need oral antibiotics. Give those methods a try. ...Read more

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I have keratosis pilaris, what herbs can I take to help and what beauty products are good to rid the bumps?

I have keratosis pilaris, what herbs can I take to help and what beauty products are good to rid the bumps?

Skin moisturizers: Keratosis pilaris is genetic disorder involving the maturation process of your hair follicles. Nothing gets rid of it, but tends to improve as you get older. Dry weather makes it worse and so moiturizers can soften the skin making it less bumpy. If severe, you may need to see doc for some meds--often retinoid-type of topicals may help. It is very common and medically harmless. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some fast and affective methods to remove acne and get clear healthy skin?

What are some fast and affective methods to remove acne and get clear healthy skin?

Scientific Rx: There are no quick fixes. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physican for prescription-strength medication. Acne isn't related to hygiene or lifestyle, and it will stay until it self-cures as you get older -- the time is unpredictable. ...Read more

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What herbs are good to treat bradycardia?

What herbs are good to treat bradycardia?

Bradycardia: If not symptomatic doesn't need to be treated. If symptomatic don't think i'd trust an herbal preparation with no rigorous data to support it. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to help with bad face acne ?

What are the best foods to help with bad face acne ?

Healthy diet: There is no acne diet. A balanced diet with reduced fast foods and more fruits and vegetables is always s good choice ...Read more

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What are some good ways to take care of acne without expensive dermatologist medicine?

What are some good ways to take care of acne without expensive dermatologist medicine?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium ; chromium ; fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar ; hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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What oils are best for cooking?

Coconut oil.....: It's a myth that using olive oil and vegetable oils r healthy. Olive oil is good for u but not when heated, so reserve that for salad dressing. Label should say virgin and cold-pressed. Best oils/fats to use with cooking r organic butter (kerrygold) and coconut oil. Because they r saturated, they won't turn rancid with heat like other oils. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to salex to treat rough and dark skin?

What are some alternatives to salex to treat rough and dark skin?

There are a few : Cutemol (over the counter), amlactin (over the counter), topical urea (prescription). ...Read more

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What are good oils and herbs to treat acne?

Benzoyl peroxide or: As a compound that breaks down into benzoic acid. However, if you are strictly interested in herbal treatment without any compound pharmaceuticals, aloe vera has been suggested as a possible treatment. ...Read more

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What are some good oils and herbs for treating acne?

None: You or your teenager deserve something that actually works. This is the 21st century and mainstream science / big pharma have already grabbed up the botanicals that are effective. For acne i start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads. Add a systemic antibiotic if needed or it's on back or trunk; remember "the pill" can make a young lady's acne go. ...Read more

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How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. ...Read more

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Can coconut oil be used to help treat acne?

Can coconut oil be used to help treat acne?

Adjunct: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the mainstay of non-prescription acne treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician -- it's a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a serious personal and professional liability and can be managed. These "pop" remedies like coconut, lemon, beer or honey are adjuncts and will probably disappoint you. ...Read more

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Coconut oil is good for my face with acne?

Coconut oil  is good for my face with acne?

No harm in it: It's not going to do anything for your acne. But it won't do any harm either. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

No: Acne is partially caused by the over production of oils. Adding more oil to your skin will only make the situation worse. There needs to be an appropriate oil balance on the skin otherwise more acne will be produced. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to use lavender oil on acne?

Would it be a good idea to use lavender oil on acne?

Let me help you: Tea tree, lavender and sandalwood are the most popular, pimple-fighting essential oils. Tea tree essential oil is an extremely strong antiseptic that fights off every kind of infection. Lavender essential oil is a soothing antiseptic that helps increase blood flow, which helps flush away infection. Sandalwood essential oil is a mild astringent and antiseptic that also soothes irritated skin. ...Read more

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Please describe a good oil free acne skin moisturizer?

Please describe a good oil free acne skin moisturizer?

Moisturizer : Cereve or cetaphil are gentle fragrance free moisturizers. ...Read more

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Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Can mustard oil treat acne and pimple scars?

Bad idea: Nothing you can do at home will help with the scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency you can tolerate is your best rx; if you're not clear of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you ended with acne scars because your parents are 'natural healing' buffs, you have my sympathy. Take charge and demand effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is olive oil good for the skin if a person has acne and scars?

Is olive oil good for the skin if a person has acne and scars?

Acne scar treatment: Oil on acne prone skin may be detrimental & typically home treatments fail. One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that w/ you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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I know olive oil is really good for your face (i tested it), but is it also good for acne?

I know olive oil is really good for your face (i tested it), but is it also good for acne?

Probably not: In general, one wants to help decreaseb the oiliness of the skin when treating acne, so potential clogging of pores with olive oil would not be recommended. Ask your doctor for treatment suggestions, likely to include a skin drying agent. ...Read more

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Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

No: Acne is due to bacteria, not oil. The oil thing is a wive's tale. You can eat chocolate too. But see your doc for appropriate antibacterial topicals or pills. ...Read more

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Is california olive ranch extra virgin olive oil good for acne 2 tbs per day, ?

Is california olive ranch extra virgin olive oil good for acne 2 tbs per day, ?

Won't help: I see that you're using both benzoyl peroxide and isotretinoin. The former is the best topical remedy for mild acne. The latter is the big guns for severe acne and you can expect it to clear you. The diet / fad / pop / "natural" remedies you'll find on the internet are mostly made up. Stay the course with the Isotretinoin and don't waste time / emotional energy on additional subscientific remedies. ...Read more

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Is frankenscense essential oil good for getting rid of acne and helps to keep away wrinkles?

Is frankenscense essential oil good for getting rid of acne and helps to keep away wrinkles?

Probably: Frankincense oil has been prized as a medicine since ancient times. While modern research confirms it's loaded with compounds that have powerful effects, little clinical research has been done so there are no controlled studies proving it helps acne or prevents wrinkles. But given its long history of use for these i bet it works! http://www.Doterra-aromatics.Com/products/singles/frankincense.Html. ...Read more

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I have oily, acne prone skin. I have heard applying oil to oily skin is beneficial. Is it true? Is almond oil a good option?

I have oily, acne prone skin. I have heard applying oil to oily skin is beneficial. Is it true? Is almond oil a good option?

Oil for oily skin: Oil on oily skin can promote plugging of the glands that result in acne. Usually oil in skin products is to be avoided. However it is beneficial to eat omega three oils, for example eating wild salmon or taking fish oil or krill capsules. ...Read more

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