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Will my acne ever get better if I start washing face with soap like mom says?

Will my acne ever get better if I start washing face with soap like mom says?

Need meds: Washing alone will not address hormones that contributes to acne. Over the counter products will help along with healthy diet that avoids sugar and simple carbs. Creams containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or sulfur are available over the counter to help clear your a ne. Stronger crea, s are available from your doctor. ...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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I have acne scars and a oily face. i want to know what soap i should use for everyday washing.what brand is it?Is there anything else that i could use

I have acne scars and a oily face. i want to know what soap i should use for everyday washing.what brand is it?Is there anything else that i could use

Acne wash: Any brand of acne wash will help. It could dry your skin, especially in the winter. So balance it out. Greasy foods should be reduced. Oral fluids-water in plenty is always good for your skin. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my acne for years and nothing helps. I want birth control but my mom says no because she believes you can get convince her?

How to get rid of my acne for years and nothing helps. I want birth control but my mom says no because she believes you can get convince her?

How old are you?: In most jurisdictions, your mother has no legal say over whether you can go on the oral contraceptive pill. It often clears acne, and when it's the right preparation for the right woman, it offers many other health advantages -- it's even recommended for celibate women to maintain long-term health. Others options are antibiotics & topicals,spironolactone, or isotretinoin. All are worth the risks. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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I use this acne face wash on my face. How else can I get rid of acne? Does lavender soap help?

Depends on product: What's in the face wash? Is it a synthetic detergent or does it contain benzoyl peroxide? Mild detergents can be combined with other treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics to help heal acne lesions. Avoid harsh soaps that may irritate the skin. See your family doctor or a dermatologist to find a treatment program that is best for you. ...Read more

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I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off.Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn.Im using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work

I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off.Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn.Im using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work

1st/2nd degree burn : You describe a first or deep first or superficial second degree burn from using the soap. Just like a sun burn it takes time to heal. Usually 7-10 days if not infected. Keep the area clean, try not to touch it, wash your hands frequently, and let your skin heal. Topical antibiotics like neosporin or bactroban (mupirocin) aid in the healing without promoting infection. ...Read more

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Hello my ihave 2 3 pimples every month i've used so many things nothing works on me my mom suggest me to use baby soap should I use please answer?

Hello my ihave 2  3 pimples every month i've used so many things nothing works on me my mom suggest me to use baby soap should I use please answer?

First Line Therapy: For minor inflammatory acne with no cystic lesions, consider a topical 10% benzoyl peroxide cleanser followed by use of topical antibiotic twice per day. Cleanser should be left on several minutes- no harsh scrubbing. Gently wash off cleanser and apply topical antibiotic (i.e. Clindamycin top sol) gently and let dry. Detergents/soaps used on skin can dry skin and increase redness. ...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


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