Treatments For Acne Vulgaris

Sharon asks…

How to reduce the redness off of my pimples/acne?

admin answers:

Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Acne is not curable, although long-term control is achieved in up to 60% of patients treated with ISOTRETINOIN. It can be controlled by proper treatment, with improvement taking two or more months. Acne tends to reappear when treatment stops, but spontaneously improves over time. Inflammatory acne may leave scars that require further treatment.
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Acne Vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease. It affects millions people all over the world. While Acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. It is also found in some newborns.
The sebaceous glands lie just beneath the skin’s surface. They produce oil called sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. These glands and the hair follicles within which they are found are called sebaceous follicles. These follicles open onto the skin through pores. At puberty, increased levels androgens (male hormones) cause the glands to produce too much sebum. When excess sebum combines with dead, sticky skin cells, a hard plug, or comedo forms that blocks the pore. Mild non-inflammatory acne consists of the two types of comedones, whiteheads and blackheads.
Moderate and severe inflammatory types of acne result after the plugged follicle is invaded by Propioni-bacterium acnes, a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. A pimple forms when the damaged follicle weakens and bursts open, releasing sebum, bacteria, and skin and white blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Inflamed pimples near the skin’s surface are called papules; when deeper, they are called pustules. The most severe type of acne consists of cysts (closed sacs) and nodules (hard swellings). Scarring occurs when new skin cells are laid down to replace damaged cells.
The most common sites of acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back since these are the parts of the body where the most sebaceous follicles are found.
Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer – simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? Simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that means steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.

Some tips:
1. Drink a litre of water per 20 kg body weight daily.
2. Avoid deep fried, oily and spicy foods
3. Eat raw vegetables and keep your defecation normal.
4. Avoid drinking Coffee, tea and tobacco in any form.
5. Never withhold urination at any time.
6. Avoid facial make up as far as possible, instead whenever you feel like having oily face, use a mild soap which is made of 100% vegetable oils or soaps having more than 80% TFM(Total Fat Material).
7. If you are in the habit of using facial make ups, make it a habit to remove them completely before going to bed with a luke warm water using mild soap (never use hot water). Never go to bed with make up.
8. Mixture of little turmeric powder, tomato juice & little lime juice will certainly help your face to glow. Milk cream is also good.

Susan asks…

What could be the cause of my itchy rash?

A few days ago I started to develop a very itchy rash. It is mostly on my arms and legs (the inside of my arms, inside of my thighs, back of calfs, back of biceps).

It looks like little red bumps all over. And it does itch! I don’t know of any different lotions or sheets or food or anything that I have done different lately.

Is this most likely an allergic reaction to something? Or what could it be caused from? I have no other symptoms. But I am freaking out! Any thoughts?

admin answers:

If you have slept in a new location you may have been victim to bedbugs.

If you have been home and nothing new it may be dry skin.

It may be a food allergy – if this is the case try to limit yourself to bland food like sweet potatoes for a day and see if it helps.

It may be dry skin – apply lotion over the body.

You may have poison oak – don’t take a bath.

If you have pets you may have a reaction to them suddenly – take a shower and wash all clothing and bedding. In fact, you should just do this no matter what.

The location of the rash makes me suspect that you may have been exposed to scabies, wash all clothing and see a doctor or nurse. Some hospitals allow you to call the advice line at 8am and request a same day appointment in the urgent care clinic – this will save you the $$ copay of the ER. For some reason scabies are found in nursing homes, and I hear rumor that you can get it from rotting oak branches. If it is scabies you need a really toxic lotion that only the doctor can give you.

If it is fungal – a flat rash with hardened skin, no bumps or obvious breaks in the skin, – put tea tree lotion on it, and possibly get a prescription for fluconizole lotion. Also try using Lotrimin.

If it seems prickly and moves on to become a more fluid filled mass of blistering skin then most likely it’s Shingles – don’t go near children under 1 year old since if it is shingles you can give them chickenpox !!! It’s how the virus has stayed alive for so many centuries. Shingles is treated by doctors. Valtrex is the brand name and there is alternative generic stuff out there for less $$ so if you are diagnosed with shingles I recommend asking for something covered by your insurance or a generic form.
Heat rash makes good sense to me, but just to be safe, take some Benedryl if you are not allergic to anything you know of. If Benedryl makes your rash die down a little, you may be having an allergic reaction. Measure the circumference of your biceps and thighs, arms and calfs, and make note of the size, measure again in the morning if you have not seen a doctor yet. If it has become worse you may need Emergency treatment.

Make a note to take to the doctor which needs to include:
color, size, location, when did it erupt, any changes in the rash since it erupted (like spreading), if it’s painful or tender, list the symptoms like fever, headache or intestinal distress you are having. Have a history of prior allergies on that list, and any history of skin disorders, infections, sexual history, or recent bites by any insect or rodent exposure. Also bring a complete drug history for at least the past 6 months.

To be safe get tested for syphillys and HIV while at the doctors.

It could be anything like, acne vulgaris, dermatomyositis, follicular mucinosis, fox-fordyce disease, lichen planus, mono, vasculitis, pityriasis rosea, polymorphic light eruption, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, syringoma, or signs of Lupus. It could also be a reaction to antibiotics, benzodiazepines, lithium, phenylbutazone, gold salts, allopurinol, isoniazid, or salicylates. It could also be a result of Dermatitis, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes simplex or Zoster (aka; Shingles), insect bites, tinea, or ???

John asks…

How too make a pimple go away fast?

hey so i barely ever get a pimple (about 1 every month) and tomorow i have an important event and today a pimple just appeared at the worst poosiible time and its late and i dont have time to go get and pimple cream and i dont have any. i was wondering if their are any home remedies to make it go away over night? ive heard of toothpaste but i dont know if it workss. thanks!

admin answers:

Acne Vulgaris (Pimple) is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Acne is not curable, although long-term control is achieved in up to 60% of patients treated with ISOTRETINOIN. It can be controlled by proper treatment, with improvement taking two or more months. Acne tends to reappear when treatment stops, but spontaneously improves over time. Inflammatory acne may leave scars that require further treatment.
Acne Vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease. It affects millions people all over the world. While Acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. It is also found in some newborns.
The sebaceous glands lie just beneath the skin’s surface. They produce oil called sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. These glands and the hair follicles within which they are found are called sebaceous follicles. These follicles open onto the skin through pores. At puberty, increased levels androgens (male hormones) cause the glands to produce too much sebum. When excess sebum combines with dead, sticky skin cells, a hard plug, or comedo forms that blocks the pore. Mild non-inflammatory acne consists of the two types of comedones, whiteheads and blackheads.
Moderate and severe inflammatory types of acne result after the plugged follicle is invaded by Propioni-bacterium acnes, a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. A pimple forms when the damaged follicle weakens and bursts open, releasing sebum, bacteria, and skin and white blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Inflamed pimples near the skin’s surface are called papules; when deeper, they are called pustules. The most severe type of acne consists of cysts (closed sacs) and nodules (hard swellings). Scarring occurs when new skin cells are laid down to replace damaged cells.
The most common sites of acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back since these are the parts of the body where the most sebaceous follicles are found.
Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer – simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? Simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that means steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.
Some tips:
1. Drink a litre of water per 20 kg body weight daily.
2. Avoid deep fried, oily and spicy foods
3. Eat raw vegetables and keep your defecation normal.
4. Avoid drinking Coffee, tea and tobacco in any form.
5. Never withhold urination at any time.
6. Avoid facial make up as far as possible, instead whenever you feel like having oily face, use a mild soap which is made of 100% vegetable oils or soaps having more than 80% TFM(Total Fat Material).
7. If you are in the habit of using facial make ups, make it a habit to remove them completely before going to bed with a luke warm water using mild soap (never use hot water). Never go to bed with make up.
8. Mixture of little turmeric powder, tomatoe juice & little lime juice will certainly help your face to glow. Milk cream is also good.

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