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What Clears Acne
Don't give up: Acne can be frustrating to treat. However, usually we can find a treatment regimen to help most patients. See a dermatologist, who can help determine what treatment(s) might be best for you. Bring a list of all the things you've tried, along with doses and how long you tried them. If you've been under the care of a dermatologist, be sure they know you aren't better. Can consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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
I have got acne and it clears up a little bit and then comes back. No home remedies help. What to do?
Please help me I have been having acne for about 5 years that clears sometimes and again comes back.. What should I do?
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common sequelae of inflammatory dermatoses that tends to affect darker skinned patients with greater frequency and severity. First-line therapy typically consists of topical depigmenting agents in addition to photoprotection including a sunscreen. Topical tyrosinase inhibitors, such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, arbutin, and others. ...Read more
What can be the underlaying problem of my daughter having acne recurring after her skin clears up?
She's young: Acne is not curable, but tends to go away some after the hormonal surge of the teens and twenties. If the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate for and desired by her, it can make acne remit, or she deserves some scientific rx that actually works. Consider topical Clindamycin along with whatever's worked so far, move further only if required. Glad you're a caring mother, good luck. ...Read more
I wash my face with soap it clears..But in a half an hour again my face looks oily. How to control my acne?
Acne all my life, it finally clears up 2-3 years with prescription medications, but now it's back. What to do?
Keep taking medicine: If you've found a treatment that works, you should stick with it. ...Read more