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Please what is the best possible moisturizer I can use for my face? Thanks

Please what is the best possible moisturizer I can use for my face? Thanks

Ceramide replacement: The best and newest moisturizers are ones which contain ceramides. Ceramides are proteins found naturally in human skin that keep our skin from looking ; feeling like a reptile. Some of the better over the counter ones available include cerave am or pm--the only difference is that the am version has a built-in sunscreen. ...Read more

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Hi dear doctor just want to say my face got a lots of pimple so what should I eat or use for my face to make it better thank you?

Hi dear doctor just want to say my face got a lots of pimple so what should I eat or use for my face to make it better thank you?

Serious Rx: Food choices aren't the key. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend, or isotretinoin; a salicylic acid wash if you can find one may also help. If you are not better in a few weeks, your personal physician can add something. The oral contraceptive pill or spironolactone are options for a young woman. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does it matter what lotion or moisturizer should I use for my face (with acne)?

Does it matter what lotion or moisturizer should I use for my face (with acne)?

Non-comedogenic: I am glad to hear that you understand that despite acne or oil-prone skin, it is very important to moisturize daily. The key to a good moisturizer is to ensure it is non-comedogenic or non-pimple forming. Cetaphil, cerave, neutrogena and aveeno (oatmeal) all make great moisturizers that fall into this category. ...Read more

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Have pimple on my back and better on my face. Can I use the benzoyl peroxide gel I have in my cabinet that I use for my face?

Have pimple on my back and better on my face. Can I use the benzoyl peroxide gel I have in my cabinet that I use for my face?

OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used:

clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads):
- retinol at bedtime
- salicylic acid
- glycolic acid
- benzoyl peroxide

inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps)
- benzoyl peroxide gel
- topical sulfur. ...Read more

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Sore nail fold, no known cause, think maybe paronychia? No pus yet. Been doing warm soaks. Can I apply clindamycin lotion that I use for my face?

Sore nail fold, no known cause, think maybe paronychia? No pus yet. Been doing warm soaks. Can I apply clindamycin lotion that I use for my face?

You can: But there will be no benefit. Avoid bandaids. Most likely chronic paronychia. Often caused by wet work, use of rubber gloves, antibiotics, bandaids. Often caused by manicures. Monilia and pseudomonas are often factors. Best action is to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I use persivate for my face is it safe?

I use persivate for my face is it safe?

Not really: It depends what you are using Persivate for and if you are using it directly to the skin. It ideally needs to be mixed with an emolient and applied for a period of time. If there is no response then a consult with your GP or Dermatologist is needed ...Read more

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I have neutrogena rapid clear pads for my face. One side has little circles on them and the other side is smooth. Which side do I use first?

I have neutrogena rapid clear pads for my face. One side has little circles on them and the other side is smooth. Which side do I use first?

Salicylic Acid 2%: Per Neutrogena product description: the side of the pad that is textured is what you would use to cut through oil and waxy plugs. But be careful, in addition to a proprietary cleanser, these pads contain 2% salicylic acid acne treatment that may be harsh on your skin. Use as directed on the packaging and follow-up with your PCP or Dermatologist if you have additional questions or concerns. ...Read more

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Could I use vicco turmeric cream for my face?

Could I use vicco turmeric cream for my face?

Maybe: Vicco turmeric is a cream with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. One of the ingredients (sandalwood oil) is comedogenic, so if you are prone to breakouts, this may worsen them. ...Read more

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Are their any effective whitening (or bleaching) creams I could use, specifically for my face?

RetinA/HQ/steroid/KA: There are many combinations of "peel and bleach" creams that contain various mixtures or combinations of retin a, (tretinoin) hydroquinone, triamcinolone or other steroids, kojic acid, as well as many other agents such as licorice root or bilberry extracts. It is important to protect the skin with sun block during this period, . ...Read more

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Should I use an astrigent for my face if I have acne?

Should I use an astrigent for my face if I have acne?

Maybe: If you have oily skin, an astringent might be helpful in controlling the secretion of sebum (oil). While this will not control your acne, it will help the other medications prescribed by your dermatologist in controlling it. If you don't have oily skin, an astringent will just dry you out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for my face, skin, stretch marks, what to use?

Can you tell me for my face, skin, stretch marks, what to use?

Face, etc: With those items in your list a consult with a Dermatologist is in order. ...Read more

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I have oily skin and my skin is very sensitive to sun as it gets dark very fast in sun. Which type of sunscreen is suitable for my face?

I have oily skin and my skin is very sensitive to sun as it gets dark very fast in sun. Which type of sunscreen is suitable for my face?

Best sunscreen: Best sunscreens for oily skinned patients are physical locking agents zinc oxide best - micronized. Avoid oil based products and cleanse skin after sun exposure. ...Read more

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I use epiduo for my face and I got my eyebrows waxed and it's burning. What should I do next time for my eyebrows?

I use epiduo for my face and I got my eyebrows waxed and it's burning. What should I do next time for my eyebrows?

Epiduo has a vitamin: A derivative, so it can cause skin sensitivity especially when it comes to waxing. So just stop the epiduo for 3 days prior to waxing. ...Read more

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I used triamcinolone for my face but don't have any more. My skin is very sensitive what can I use instead wothout my face breaking out more?

I used triamcinolone for my face but don't have any more. My skin is very sensitive what can I use instead wothout my face breaking out more?

Doctor can recheck: Triamcinolone is a stronger cortisone (steroid) cream. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone is a weaker one. In such cases, the prescribing doctor and/or a dermatologist can recheck the face. If in the meantime, a cream is needed, patients can often wean down to hydrocortisone cream (no prescription needed) while waiting to see the doctor within one week. These steroid creams are for short-term use. ...Read more

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I was prescribed cortisone cream for my face for only 7 days, what happens if I use it for longer time, for sever redness. It just cleared 75% of it.

I was prescribed cortisone cream for my face for only 7 days, what happens if I use it for longer time, for sever redness. It just cleared 75% of it.

Skin damage: Long term use of topical steroid creams can cause skin damage (atrophy), particularly on areas with thin skin such as face. This is more pronounced with the stronger steroid creams. Always follow up with your doctor particularly if the rash is not improving. ...Read more

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I was used "metacortil + diprovate rd " creams for my face, it gives me fair skin, so I want to use it again, is it harmful for my skin? Can I use it?

I was used "metacortil + diprovate rd " creams for my face, it gives me fair skin, so I want to use it again, is it harmful for my skin? Can I use it?

Depigmentation: This is called depigmentation, which is the loss of pigments in skin. It is a common side effect of corticosteroid such as Hydrocortisone cream etc. After stopped using, the pigments will supposedly come back. ...Read more

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Sudden acne all over my fore head and spreading around the boundaries of my face. I don't use any products for my face, just water?

Sudden acne all over my fore head and spreading around the boundaries of my face. I don't use any products for my face, just water?

Cleanser: Use an exfoliating cleanser like glycolic acid first. If that does not work try an over the counter system like proactive. If that fails see a dermatologist. Can be hormonal in women as well. ...Read more

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Hi doc, just want to ask if its good to continue use of dermovate cream for my face, I have some redness in my face and rashes.

Hi doc, just want to ask if its good to continue use of dermovate cream for my face, I have some redness in my face and rashes.

Steroids on face: Usual recommendation is to avoid using steroids on face if possible, if needed used them only for short duration (unto 5 days) and after discussing with doctor as redness on face could be due to allergy, infection etc. ...Read more

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I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec

I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec

Yes: But I would doubt it would do anything to the pigmentation. There are Rx for it but you will need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Neutral: Aloe vera is not harmful usually to skin and may help with many conditions like skin injury, sun born, traumatic burns, wounds, etc. However, I do not knowm of any proven benefit of aloe vera for acne. Rather, it might make keeping pores open and clean somewhat harder to do. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have an acne for years and now I am 18 years old. Would you tell me what will be good for my face? I use soap with goat milk but its not enough....

I have an acne for years and now I am 18 years old. Would you tell me what will be good for my face? I use soap with goat milk but its not enough....

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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. ...Read more

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I use an acne face cleanser with the anti-bacterial ingredient Triclosan. I READ SMWHERE THAT ITS DANGER. Is this harmful for my face? Should I switch?

I use an acne face cleanser with the anti-bacterial ingredient Triclosan. I READ SMWHERE THAT ITS DANGER. Is this harmful for my face? Should I switch?

Triclosan: Triclosan is an anti-bacterial ingredient found in a variety of soaps. It is generally recognized that there is no increased benefit over plain soap and water for killing bacteria, and it's use is leading to bacterial resistance. There is a concern that Triclosan poses some health risks, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it mandatory to always use an acne cleanser for my face? Can I just exfoliate with warm water then close pores with cold water and then use moistur

Is it mandatory to always use an acne cleanser for my face? Can I just exfoliate with warm water then close pores with cold water and then use moistur

Do you have acne??: Medicated washes are not necessarily indicated for everyone. If you are happy with your skin quality with your current regimen, then stay with it! ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed (Transvasin Heat Rub Cream) for my face acne. It says it is for muscular pain. Is it ok to use it?

Not drug of choice: You should avoid any burning mediciation. I would suggest using either 5 or 10% bezoyl peroxide cream or gel. Please consult with your private physican. The muscle creams contain irritants. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed me locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) & xolgel for my face & scalp. Do I apply them at the same time? She only stated use once or twice a week

My dr prescribed me locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) & xolgel for my face & scalp. Do I apply them at the same time? She only stated use once or twice a week

30 mins apart: The empiric rule of thumb is to apply topical cream or lotion at least 30 minutes apart. However in your case, why not on different days? ...Read more

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I was prescribed Retin A (tretinoin) for my face for acne and sun damage. Heard it was toxic yo use now I'm worried, should I be? I mix it with lotion for no burn

I was prescribed Retin A (tretinoin) for my face for acne and sun damage. Heard it was toxic yo use now I'm worried, should I be? I mix it with lotion for no burn

Side effect?: Are you burning as a side effect? If yes, contact prescribing MD. Make sure you are not at risk of becoming pregnant while using. ...Read more

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How to improve mustache for my face?

BradPittWouldBeProud: If you are a fan of Groucho Marx, then use a Black Magic Marker. If you are a fan of Peter Sellers, paste one on. But if it's just this scraggly scrap of thin, curly hairs and you are looking for a magic cure, good luck. Best to just accept your fate and keep it clean. You may find someone who will tout a hair transplant or some magic med, but I wouldn't trust it. But, hey, Brad Pitt's mustache is thin! ...Read more

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Is it bad for my face if I shave everyday?

Is it bad for my face if I shave everyday?

NO: People shave daily all the time. As long as through trial and error you find the best shaving cream and type of razors that cause the least irritability to your face and give you the closest, smoothest and refreshing shave, you should be fine! ...Read more

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I want gain fat for my face, what can I do? Thanks

I want gain fat for my face, what can I do? Thanks

See Plastic surgeon: If you are under-weight then gaining weight may help but if you are ideal body weight or close to it then getting facial fillers is a better choice. See your local plastic/cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more