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Are there really good natural ways to get rid of acne?

Are there really good natural ways to get rid of acne?

Use Rx : There are unfortunately no good natural remedies.Benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and antibiotics made by microorganisms are as close as you can get the a really good natural remedy. Acne can be a serious disease & proven therapies that actually work are suggested. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Serious stuff: Today's medicine can always clear acne, but I'd urge you to be open to 21st century methods as well as "natural" / "folk". Visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and will interfere with your being able to get the job you want. Nothing's more "natural" than the vitamin-A-based / retinoic acid derivatives (topical, isotretinoin) and antibiotics like tetracycline that can clear you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

This is serious: Acne on the trunk won't respond to less than a mix of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid) and systemic (antibiotic like tetracycline) Rx, unless you opt for isotretinoin. All are actually gifts from Mother Nature, but if you try home remedies or "pop" stuff, you'll be disappointed. Acne is a serious, chronic illness and a major liability. You deserve to be free of it. ...Read more

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My face is breaking out and i really need help. Is there a good cleanser for acne or natural ways to get rid of acne?

My face is breaking out and i really need help. Is there a good cleanser for acne or natural ways to get rid of acne?

Forgive my frankness: You "really need help" but you're only willing to use a cleanser or "natural" remedies? They'll disappoint you. Are you from a family that has forbidden you to use prescription-strength rx because of their superstitions? You have my sympathy, but you need to take the initiative ; phone your family physician unless topical benzyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash clears you in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

Are there natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

Manage it: There's no quick fix for a pimple and nothing you can do on your own will touch a scar. Retinoic acid topically is a vitamin A derivative and it's also good for preventing pimples and may help fade post-inflammatoryp pigmentation. I hope that whether or not this meets your criteria for 'natural', you won't ignore what the 21st century has to offer you for Rx of this serious illness or any other. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of an acne/pimple scar?

There aren't any: Depressed scars are permanent; red / brown marks fade in months. I'm really sorry you ended up with these lesions, and I hope it was not the result of a caregiver's preference for "natural remedies" over treatments that actually work. Get with your personal physician about managing your disease; if it's scarring, you'll need prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Would like a couple of ways to get rid of acne naturally?

Would like a couple of ways to get rid of acne naturally?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne n their scars on chin through home remedies? Suggest natural ways please.

How can I get rid of acne n their scars on chin through home remedies? Suggest natural ways please.

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later too are controversial. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

'Natural' acne care: My recommendation would be a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing which would harness your body's 'natural' healing capability. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more