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Does neutrogena acne body wash have any antibacterial properties?

Does neutrogena acne body wash have any antibacterial properties?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which are the most common ingredients in otc acne washes, have antibacterial properties. The antibacterial properties of benzoyl peroxide are much stronger than salicylic acid. ...Read more

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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Are there any prescribed acne body soap or washes available? What are they?

Are there any prescribed acne body soap or washes available?  What are they?

Yes: Most of the prescribed washes contain Benzoyl Peroxide as their main ingredient. It's the same thing as you can get over the counter... just stronger. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?

I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or your regular doctor. Also consider acupuncture/chinese medicine to help balance your body. Stop dairy and gluten...Eat more fresh veggies and fruits. Keep track of when you break out. Is it near your period? Or after you eat certain things? ...Read more

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Are there any prescribed acne body soaps or washes available if so what are they called.. like is there one called acnex soap.. I need specific names

Are there any prescribed acne body soaps or washes available if so what are they called.. like is there one called acnex soap.. I need specific names

There are: OTC there are several skin cleansers containing salycilic acid and a few with benzoyl peroxide. Get the generics because they are the same for less money. If you have significant acne they will be of little use and you should see a dermatologist. Most adult women with acne respond best to oral spironolactone and to little else. It is safe and cheap. ...Read more

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I've got some marks onmy upperbody. Its itchy and filled with dead skin. I believe its acne body mark. It's increasing day by day. Is it acne marks?

I've got some marks onmy upperbody. Its itchy and filled with dead skin. I believe its acne body mark. It's increasing day by day. Is it acne marks?

Probably not acne.: It is difficult to evaluate a skin condition without examining the patient. I don't think, however, that what you are describing is acne "marks". If it itches, it's probably ringworm, pityriasis alba, or even urticaria. See a physician for appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way or medication method to successfully treat acne on body and face? Without drying out skin?

What is the easiest way or medication method to successfully treat acne on body and face? Without drying out skin?

Serious Rx: If you have acne on your trunk, you're going to need both topical and systemic therapy. You're already on topical benzoyl peroxide and a macrolide. Evidently it is not working. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that needs to be managed even if you have to deal with dry skin. Options for you now include spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Serious stuff: Today's medicine can always clear acne, but I'd urge you to be open to 21st century methods as well as "natural" / "folk". Visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and will interfere with your being able to get the job you want. Nothing's more "natural" than the vitamin-A-based / retinoic acid derivatives (topical, isotretinoin) and antibiotics like tetracycline that can clear you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

This is serious: Acne on the trunk won't respond to less than a mix of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid) and systemic (antibiotic like tetracycline) Rx, unless you opt for isotretinoin. All are actually gifts from Mother Nature, but if you try home remedies or "pop" stuff, you'll be disappointed. Acne is a serious, chronic illness and a major liability. You deserve to be free of it. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more