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Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Hygeine: Acne is tough! i recommend a good antibacterial soap with a drying agent (benzoyl peroxide) .Sunshine helps as does keeping your hands and hair off your face.Diet has not been proved to help but i still recommend avoidance of chocolate and fried/greasy foods. ...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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What looks like a bunch of zits on the back, treatment and cause?

What looks like a bunch of zits on the back, treatment and cause?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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So my boyfriend has these really bad zits all over his chest, they've never been popped but remain and discomfort him. What's a remedy to heal them?

So my boyfriend has these really bad zits all over his chest, they've never been popped but remain and discomfort him. What's a remedy to heal them?

Serious Rx: I trust this is acne. When it's on the trunk, he'll need topical therapy such as benzoyl peroxide plus some systemic rx from his physician that's prescription-strength. He needs to get seen. ...Read more

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Does your face have to be 100% clear of zits before treatment from a co2 laser?

Does your face have to be 100% clear of zits before treatment from a co2 laser?

Recommended: I would highly recommend that your skin be under control before any type of ablative skin resurfacing treatment. If you're prone to breakouts, make sure you are on an antibiotic your doctor prescribes for you. Also, you should be on an antiviral to prevent cold sores. ...Read more

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What's a good remedy for adult acne?

OCP's or aldactone (spironolactone): Topical creams like retinoic acid are great. Also, washing your face with acne-fighting face washes 2-3 times per day. As a gynecologist, for women, i find that oral contraceptive pills with and without Aldactone (spironolactone) are very effective. ...Read more

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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