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What kind of skin corrector can I use and face exfoliating wash can I use for my face? I have very sensitive skin.
You really should: See a dermatologist for proper skin treatments and regimen. Temporarily cetaphil is safe ...Read more
Is it really important to use moisturizers on my face? I am 36 yrs old and have had 2 children. I have very sensitive skin and have had it my whole life. I can only use neutrogena glycerin soap for my face. I can not use any thing that has any type of mois
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Will give you suggestions w your sensitivities. ...Read more
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
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
What day and night cream can I use for my face. I have "rosascia" and I have been told that creams with vitamin a could worson it.?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Face, etc: With those items in your list a consult with a Dermatologist is in order. ...Read more
What scrub and face washer should I use for my oily face? Any effective for my face? What should I use beside my medications
Oily Face: Use cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash and cetaphil dermacontrol non-comedogenic oil control moisturizer. ...Read more
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 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
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
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 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 have oil skin and pores. I use vichy normaderm purifying cleansing gel and toner. It is good for my face?
If I want to use a derma roller, which to start 192 or 540 needles. For my face and stretch marks, do they work? Thank you.
Self dermal: BAD idea. Best to allow a doctor to supervise or do this non invasive therapy ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Can I use medicated toner and aha lotion alternate w/ retinoid cream at night for my face because of its redness and pimples on my face?
You can: You can and hopefully you will eventually staycclear. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hi Doctor, Can I use Key Hexilak Silicone Gel (Key Ingredients: Polysiloxanes & Silicon Dioxide) for my face scars (chicken pox scars, 15 days old)?
Scars/sili/gel?: Only if you are FIRST seen by a doctor to see the appearance of the CP scars! ...Read more
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
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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