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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)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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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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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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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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more