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#1 Old 08-06-2014, 02:42 PM
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Acne Treatments

My son is having some troubles with acne and I am trying to find a solution for him. Does anyone have any idea as to what products actually work and which ones don't? Are there options that need to be prescribed instead of bought over the counter?
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#2 Old 08-06-2014, 03:03 PM
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When I was in highschool I was prescribed Acutane for 6 months, worked a wonder, truely! As for over the counter or in store products, SpectroJel is a great topical cleanser that doesnt dry out the skin. Also another key factor is sweat. No joke, make sure he gets a good sweat in regularly, it opens the pores right out, if he can then get a good clean/rinse in with the SpectroJel mentioned above and some sort of exfoliant it will really help.

But above all Acne is hormonal, so if it is severe I would recommend at least acting your doc about something like Acutane or other ingestible treatments!
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#3 Old 08-06-2014, 03:19 PM
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I was also on Acutane and although it worked great, the symptoms (depression, cotton mouth, etc.) were too much to handle. SpectroJel also worked great for me (sensitive skin version).

The acne section in the RateMDs library is actually pretty thorough and provides some good options

https://www.ratemds.com/library/acne/definition/
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#4 Old 08-08-2014, 06:06 PM
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I was also on Acutane and although it worked great, the symptoms (depression, cotton mouth, etc.) were too much to handle. SpectroJel also worked great for me (sensitive skin version).

The acne section in the RateMDs library is actually pretty thorough and provides some good options

https://www.ratemds.com/library/acne/definition/
really? I never had depression symptoms or cotton mouth actually, I did get dry lips and a severe sensitivity to sun though, I was playing state level soccer that summer and it was NOT fun being that sensitive to sunshine!
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#5 Old 08-15-2014, 05:10 PM
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There are options other than acutane that are less intense. Ask the doctor if there are things you can try that aren't quite as serious. It does work wonders though. I remember from friends in highschool.
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#6 Old 08-29-2014, 06:37 AM
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I have acne and when they go they leave behind the dark spots. I also have wrinkles and fine lines and I have just started using a product that is actually working and reducing the fine lines and dark spots. http://alturl.com/jvc7e
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#7 Old 09-11-2014, 03:48 PM
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Diet can make acne worse. Greasy foods give it to me. Also supplements with stearic acid. I checked a dozen and only supplements with steraic acid do it. Stearic acid is just something they put in pills to keep them from sticking together. It's considered pretty safe and inert, but if it gives me acne it must have the same effect on some people.

Tea tree oil helps and it is pretty easy on the skin.
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