Clear Acne In 4 Weeks

Sandy asks…

How to get rid of steroid acne?

I am 13 and i have had steroid acne fro 5 weeks. I went to the dermo and they gave me medicene and said it would be better in 4 weeks. I havent gone to school with a clear face all year and I now know that i wont. No one else had acne and My face is really bad. Any thing i can do to make it better for summer or any advice? THANKS!!! (best answer 10 point!!)

admin answers:

I’d think that soap and water would do the trick, but if you need a more vigorous wash then try a lotion or facial wash (like Neutrogena (sic?))

Ruth asks…

How to get rid of zits/acne as quickly as possible?

Im a 17 year old female, and I’ve never had bad acne in my life. I recently switched my birth control and after about 5 days I started breaking out so bad. I immediately stopped taking the birth control, but I’m still (about 4 weeks later) still breaking out! I use proactive one – twice a day and I still can’t get my face cleared up. Help!

admin answers:

Treating more severe cases of acne

If your acne is more severe you should consider seeing a dermatologist – a skin specialist. The specialist may prescribe a treatment that contains some of the active ingredients mentioned above, such as benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, as well as adabalene. Prescription medications for acne are presented in many forms, such as creams, lotions, etc. Your dermatologist will decide what is best for you.
You may be prescribed an oral or topical antibiotic. Antibiotics can combat the growth of bacteria and reduce inflammation. Most commonly Erythromyocin and Tetracycline are prescribed as antibiotics for the treatment of acne.
•Treating a cyst with interlesional corticosteroid injection
If an acne cyst becomes severely inflamed there is a high risk of rupturing. A rupturing acne cyst can often result in scarring. The specialist may inject a diluted corticosteroid to treat the inflamed cyst and to prevent scarring. The injection will lower the inflammation and speed up healing. The cyst will “melt” within a few days.
•Isotretinoin
This is a strong oral retinoid, used for the treatment of severe cystic acne, as well as severe acne that has not responded to other medications and treatments.
•Oral antibiotics
Oral antibiotics are frequently prescribed for patients with severe acne and some patients with moderate acne too. The aim of such oral antibiotics is to lower the population ofPropionibacterium acnes (P. Acnes), a bacterium commonly found on the skin, which will multiply rapidly in blocked follicles. The dosage will be initially high, and then as the acne reduces so will the dosage. Antibiotics are not taken for more than six months. As time passes the P. Acnes can become resistant to the antibiotic and another antibiotic is needed. Some American studies have indicated that it is better to use oral broad-spectrum antibiotics.
•Oral contraceptives
The majority of women with acne find that taking certain oral contraceptives clears it up. Oral contraceptives suppress the overactive gland and are commonly used as long-term treatments for acne in women. If the woman has a blood-clotting disorder, smokes, has a history of migraines, or is over 35, she should not take this medication without checking with a gynecologist first.
•Topical antimicrobials (topical = applied to the skin or mucus membranes)
As with oral antibiotics, the aim of topical antimicrobials for the treatment of acne is to reduce P. Acnes populations. Topical antimicrobials are used for patients with moderate to severe acne. Examples may be clindamycin, erythromycin, and sodium sulfacetamide
The dermatologist may prescribe a topical retinoid. Topical retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A and are very popular for the treatment of acne. They unclog the pores and prevent whiteheads and blackheads from developing. Examples of topical retinoids prescribed in the USA are adapalene, tazarotene, and tretinoin.
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Looking after your skin if you have acne (or are prone to acne)
•Wash your face about twice each day. Do not wash it more often. Use a mild soap made especially for people with acne, and warm water. Do not scrub the skin. Experts advise the use of an OTC lotion which contains benzoyl peroxide.

•Don’t try to burst the pimples. You may push the infection further down, causing more blocking and worse swelling and redness. Popping pimples makes scarring more likely.

•If you have to get rid of a pimple for some event, such as a wedding, or public speaking occasions, ask a specialist to treat it for you.

•Try to refrain from touching your face with your hands. When you are on the phone try not to let the receiver touch your face – there may be sebum and skin residue on it.

•Keep your hands clean, wash them regularly.

•Always wash your hands before touching your face. This includes before applying lotions, creams or makeup.

•Glasses should be cleaned regularly. They will collect sebum and skin residue.

•You skin needs to breathe. If your acne is on your back, shoulders or chest try wearing loose clothing. Tight garments, such as headbands, caps and scarves should be avoided – if you have to wear them make sure they are cleaned regularly.

•Don’t go to sleep with makeup on. Only use makeup that is nonceomedogenic ornonacnegenic – you should be able to read this on the label. If you cannot find it, ask the shopkeeper or pharmacist. You should use makeup which does not have oil and does not clog up the pores.

•Hair collects sebum and skin residue. Keep your hair clean and away from your face.

God bless you and Good luck

Mark asks…

Does being on birth control make you have acne?

I have had acne in the past and I kelpt in under control with using proactive, but now I have been on birth control for going one 4 weeks and my face has been breaking out. I was wondering if the birth control could be doing it?

admin answers:

No, generally it clears it up. As a matter of fact, it is often prescribed to teens for acne before they need it as birth control.

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