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What Should I Do To Get Rid Of Acne
Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. ...Read more
See plastic surgeon!: No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. Dr. Tholen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne on my face, what should I do to get rid if the acne, are there any products that actually work that I should try (i.E proactive?
Good general care: Washing face with mild soap and water three times a day, avoiding exposure to harsh temperatures, avoiding chocolate etc in some individuals will help. There are medications and/or lasers available but you have to consult dermatologist. Proactive may not help every one. ...Read more
I suffered from acne years ago and now its less than before but it left some red scars. What should I do to get rid of them and acne my skin is oily..?
See dermatologist.: 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Many options: Acne is not a disease but a response to hormaones of the pilosebaceous apparatus. It has many expressions from the mildest comedones to the most severe cystic acne. Treatment depends on the age of the patient and the severity of the acne. Some mild acne needs only topical agents and the more severe acne may require signifigant oral medications, hormonal therapy or lasers. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your personal physician. A topical retinoic acid derivative or topical Clindamycin may be sufficient for acne on the face; a systemic antibiotic is usually required for trunk acne. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed. Use home / folk / pop remedies only as an adjunct. ...Read more
Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If large surface areas are involved including the face, chest, and back with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
You can't: Please forgive my frankness. Smearing your face with "magic" honey or squeezing lemon juice on your pimples are unworthy of an adult in the 21st century. The stuff that works best -- antibiotics and vitamin a analogues -- are gifts from mother nature. Don't deprive you or someone who trust you of effective treatment because of a "natural is better" superstition. ...Read more
Acne gone quick?: The answer to your question is 'not much.' acne reflects a chronic progessive skin condition which most doctors will tell you takes at least 4-6 weeks to respond to any of the standard treatments. To improve your cosmetic appearance only more quickly you will have to use acne blemish cover up creams, but these do not heal the problem. ...Read more
BACK ACNE: Men and boys usually get "bacne" more often than girls and women. Stop eating nuts & peanut butter; stop chocolate; and cut down on dairy products. Use a wash like neutrogena acne wash twice daily; apply an acne cream or lotion like clearasil; and if it doesn't seem to help after a month or two, see a dermatologist. And be patient. Best luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, the only pricey rx on this list. ...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
Evidence-based Rx: Benzoyl peroxide, the antibiotics, and the vitamin a analogues that actually work are all derived from nature's bounty. Especially if you're responsible for a young person's physical and emotional health, please don't waste time on "home remedies." if you're the patient and you want to experiment, try vinegar or tea tree oil. They may help some. ...Read more
Can't be done: This is like asking to heal a fractured humerus overnight. I appreciate your desire to be free of this trouble, complex and serious illness. It's possible to manage all acne nowadays, and you owe it to yourself to have your physician care for you rather than try magic at home. ...Read more
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