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What Can I Do About Bad Acme Break Outs
Antibiotics from Dr.: For mild acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful. An acne "wash" is not needed. For moderate or "bad" acne, a doctor will likely use oral antibiotics, or an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription gels such as Retin-A or differin can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. A dermatologist can help treat "bad" acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spironolactone: Adult women with acne usually need antiandrogen therapy to suppress it. It is important to consider any meds including any birth control or hormone. Do you have normal menst periods? If spironolactone fails after 4 months, Isotretinoin (formerly accutane) will rescue you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soda Addiction....: Use behavior modification techniques. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink soda instead of water or unsweetened tea. (avoid artificial sweeteners, too since they may raise your cravings for sweets). Hypnosis also can help. Good luck, let me know how it helps. ...Read more
See below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment Consult this site for information on effective home remedies for acne. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Several things: Acetaminophen (tylenol) up to 1000mg every 4-6 hrs or Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) up to 800mg every 6-8 hrs are safe for short-term pain relief in healthy adults. Aloe vera or other otc cooling sprays and gels can soothe sunburn - use as often as needed. Dehydration will make both headache & sunburn worse, so drink lots of fluids. If not improving within 48 hrs, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12 step and therapy: Hello, the way that I have seen patients overcome an addiction to porn is to join a twelve step group for sex addiction (e.g. Saa or sex-aholics anonymous or a faith based 12 step group called "celebrate recovery). The other component is to see a psychologist or other type of therapist to explore what the porn habit means. If it doesn't hurt you and people around you then maybe you don't need to? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good evening... Dok can I know what should I do about my face having many pimples acne and my breaking out because of this.
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) 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 can help. ...Read more
Several options: There are several acne treatments available such as over-the-counter products, prescription creams and oral medications and laser and light based treatments. The type of treatment you need depends on the severity of your acne. If you have tried otc products and they have not worked or your acne is more severe and is leaving scarring, you should consult a dermatologist for prescription treatment. ...Read more
No clue: am referring your question to a dermatologist, but without knowing what it looks like, whether its itchy, where on your body it is, etc etc. , I don't have any ideas. I have not had any of my many smoking patients complain to me about breaking out every time they smoke (which would be always, because they always smoke). I would suggest considering not smoking, perhaps??? Now, there's an idea! ...Read more
OTCs help some: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Good luck! ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Start letting go of : It. One simple tip- count to ten before acting on the urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent. ...Read more
Theoretically: You never forget an old addiction or obsession. You can use behavior modification techniques and/or hypnosis to reduce their impact on you as much as possible. From aa and research we know that once you are addicted to a substance you are addicted for life, even if you are sober for years. So see a psychologist and get help reducing the cravings as much as possible. ...Read more
Derm Eval.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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