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Why is my acne wash giving me a rash and making my face and neck turn red?

Why is my acne wash giving me a rash and making my face and neck turn red?

Dryness: Many acne washes are designed to dry out the skin and using them daily can make this worse and result in the symptoms you are describing. You can try either using them less frequently such as every 2-3 days or stop using it all together. You could simply use a mild soap like dove or cetaphil. If your acne worsens despite the use of mild soap, see your doctor. There are many good acne meds now. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?

Please tell me will mixing almond oil and neutrogena oil free acne wash redness relief with aloe and chamomile be a bad idea?

Get serious: The neutrogena wash is salicylic acid 2% and this has maybe a 50% chance to clear you. The other stuff probably won't touch your acne and will just confuse you if you do get a response. Use the salicylic acid for two weeks -- as much as you can stand. If you're not clear by then, get with your physician. ...Read more

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My Friend's experiencing pimples and acne daily.is there any home treatment she can try?already cleaning face with good acne wash 2x daily.thank you!

My Friend's experiencing pimples and acne daily.is there any home treatment she can try?already cleaning face with good acne wash 2x daily.thank you!

Be careful: Vitamin A toxicity can develop after 2 years of 50,000 IU daily with liver enlargement, ascites, portal hypertension, cirrhosis. That being said, Vitamin A has a number acne-fighting properties, mostly in the form of retinol. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like bump on my face, i've had the bump for a few months what could it be and should it be checked by a doctor? I have used acne wash on it and i've tried popping it but nothing works.

I have a pimple-like bump on my face, i've had the bump for a few months what could it be and should it be checked by a doctor? I have used acne wash on it and i've tried popping it but nothing works.

If : If your skin tends to be thick, oily, and you have had problems with acne or similar type lesions, chances are you have a sebaceous cyst. If it is something that is bothering you have your dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

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Have sores on neck . they are red with puss coming out, been to specialist, dermatoglist,, primary dr, they keep coming back on face, neck not acne,?

Have sores on neck . they are red with puss coming out,   been to specialist, dermatoglist,, primary dr, they keep coming back on face, neck not acne,?

Recurrent skin infec: If there is recurrent skin infection have it cultured and treat with appropriate antibiotics, rule out MRSA. If this does not resolve the problem, have yourself checked for immunodeficiency eventhough it is less common ...Read more

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Used benzoyl peroxide (benzac 2.5%) for acne and my face became red and in few min had rashes all over the face. Its been a week and i still have them?

Used benzoyl peroxide (benzac 2.5%) for acne and my face became red and in few min had rashes all over the face. Its been a week and i still have them?

Rash: Try se cortisone steroid creame over the counter wash your face with a gentle cleanser like cetaphil or baby shampoo. Good luck. It it persists one more week see your family doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 3 and a half week old son has small red pimples all over his face, arms, scalp, the back of his neck & a little on his legs. Is this baby acne?

My 3 and a half week old son has small red pimples all over his face, arms, scalp, the back of his neck & a little on his legs. Is this baby acne?

Probably: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth.Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy.Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...Read more

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Im 24 on no meds besides the pill.I've suddenly broke out with a rash like acne, its red with white head like pimplewhat can I do and what could it be?

Im 24 on no meds besides the pill.I've suddenly broke out with a rash like acne, its red with white head like pimplewhat can I do and what could it be?

Acne form rash: You should see a dermatologist to have your rash evaluated. It could be acne, rosacea, folliculitis , impetigo or a number of other common and uncommon rashes. The pustules should be cultured to see if a particular type of bacteria is causing them. ...Read more

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2 days can feel heat coming from face & face appears red. No acne meds, not sick, no rash, no burn. Just warm feeling & red color. What could cause ?

2 days can feel heat coming from face & face appears red. No acne meds, not sick, no rash, no burn. Just warm feeling & red color. What could cause ?

Anxiety: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a rash type symptom that looks like acne sometimes but isn't it starts withwhiteheads that don't really pop turn red leave rash same spotonface?

I have a rash type symptom that looks like acne sometimes but isn't it starts withwhiteheads that don't really pop turn red leave rash same spotonface?

Milia: Milia are commonly found on the skin of people of all ages. They are formed when keratin (a substance produced by the skin) becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. An individual milium (the singular of milia) is formed at the base of a hair follicle or sweat gland. ...Read more

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I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had B12 injections & 1 of the side effects is acne like rash & I have come out in lots spots on my face & is very red. Will it last long? Treatment?

I had B12 injections & 1 of the side effects is acne like rash & I have come out in lots spots on my face & is very red. Will it last long? Treatment?

Very rare.: B12 usually does not cause reactions. Rare individuals with allergy to B12 or cobalt, a component of the B12 molecule, have been reported. Rash may last up to 4 months if that is what it is after stopping. However, if you are truly deficient and cannot absorb it from diet, and you don't get it any other way, consequences are severe. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin. Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female. Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders. It started out like a rash with pimples. The bumps are gone but the

3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin.  Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female.  Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders.  It started out like a rash with pimples.  The bumps are gone but the

See your doctor: Contact dermatitis presents the way you described and can be a result of your skin being sensitized to a cream, soap, preservative, pillow fabric etc. There are other potential diagnoses which will require an exam by a dermatologist to rule out other inflammatory skin conditions which can be treated with the right medication. ...Read more

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Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby Pimples: Baby pimples or acne , which can be light colored and on various body parts as you describe, often become a bit darker on certain conditions like exposure to heat/water or agitation/crying. These should gradually fade away in a couple of months. Get these checked by your baby's pediatrician at his next regular check to get reassurance re their benign nature. ...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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How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

Serious Rx: You need to get with a physician. Cleansers aren't going to help. Monitoring your diet is good advice. I'm going to assume you've tried benzoyl peroxide without being cleared. Chances are that your physician may add a topical antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or (if it's right for you) the oral contraceptive pill, and you can end this suffering, managing it until it self-cures. ...Read more

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Acne have reappeared, doc suggests to use deriva ms, saslic face wash, lactic acid capsules. After using this some have grown bigger and redness?

Acne have reappeared, doc suggests to use deriva ms, saslic face wash, lactic acid capsules. After using this some have grown bigger and redness?

Scientific stuff: Move on to something more effective. Different physicians are good at different things. Can you take the oral contraceptive pill? That might clear you. I'd consider switching you to benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, if this fails add a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more