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Why Does My Skin Breakout During The Winter But Not During The Summer
Acne: Heat, sweating, excess oil production, hormone changes are all possible causes of breaking out more in the summer. You could try otc acne med or cleansers. You could also consider showering with soap after exercise. There are many available treatment for the outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne medications: Acne flare-ups during drug detox or other times of life can be treated with routine acne medications. This includes over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide creams or gels. A doctor can also prescribe antibiotic gels such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t gel and/or retinoids such as differin gel. Detox is a stressful time, so one should be sure not to over-scrub, over-wash, or otherwise irritate his or her skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can doctors say your skin does not breakout everywhere during the first 2-3 months on Accutane when i broke out everywhere ? I don't get it. :(
Dosage too high?: I have been prescribing Accutane for 30+ years and my patients never get worse before they get better. When it happens, it's usually because the prescribing doctor has started with too high a dosage. But what's done is done. Stay the course, and your acne will subside. Patience is a virtue. ...Read more
Why does my skin breakout with a fungal rash every time it is sealed off and cannot breathe i e with Saran wrap?
?: Why are you occluding your skin with saran wrap? However, fungus likes a moist, warm and often darker area to grow. If you seel off the skin, moisture and warmth increase and thus fungus can have a better environment to grow - thus why diaper rashes are often fungal - the area is moist, warm and dark. ...Read more
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
Im 16, my skin tends to get patchy and has breakouts, is this because im in my teenage years, will my skin improve and calm down in future?
Will calm down: Yes, your skin will get better than what you go through in your teen and early adult years. However, you don't need to live this way. Many primary care doctors and certainly any dermatologist can help you get your current problems under control. Also, starting a good skin routine at your age can produce lifelong positive results. ...Read more
Stress and Acne: Stress can also produce more hormones by stimulating the adrenal glands. In fact, hormonal problems are usually the culprit when it comes to people who have severe cystic acne. The adrenal glands produce cortisol, which can cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. As a result, the skin can become oily. The oil can mix with dead skin cells and bad bacteria can be trapped causing acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Moisturisers/steroid: Use moisturisers after bathing daily and mild to medium potency corticosteroid cream or ointment during flare ups. ...Read more
I turned 19 today and since 1 month my skin is full of breakout on cheeks i tried adalpalene gel but no result...help me?
Options for acne: Consider seeing a dermatologist if it gets worse. When being treated for acne, it's important to be patient & during initial stage of treatment, acne may seem to be worse before it gets better. Other options include vitamin A derivative topical meds, short course of oral antibiotics, & systemic vitamin A derivative (reserved for the most severe case). Besides meds, keep skin clean & avoid makeup ...Read more
I work around deep fryers and my skin is getting really oily and breaking out, what can I do to make my face not breakout?
Shield & care wash: Shield you face/skin from both the heat and oils. While the details are complex & only partially understood, acne increases in teens, any time skin oil secretions ?, do no readily drain & the sebaceous glands get infected. Increased heat (sweat & skin oil secretion), embarrassment & oils on skin promote problems. Wash frequently & carefully, warm to open pores & remove oils. Use care & experiment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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