The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Acne (pimples)

What Should You Eat to Fight Acne?

Scientists are learning that you can eat to fight acne. Stay away from processed foods and dairy products, and concentrate on vegetables and fruits.

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Acne (pimples)

Do Dermatologists Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics?

Were you ever prescribed antibiotics for a cold? What about acne? Millions of teenagers may have received too many antibiotics. Are there long-term effects?

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Acne (pimples)

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

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Acne (pimples)

Is There a Simple Solution to Fight Acne?

Readers find that using a clean washcloth every day helps fight acne. Changing the diet to include more whole foods and less sweets also makes a difference.

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Acne (pimples)

How Can You Treat Acne Without Antibiotics?

Dermatologists suggest that an old drug, spironolactone, might be quite effective for treating women's acne and spare them years of antibiotics.

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Acne (pimples)

Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Scalp

Some natural products can be useful for treating seborrheic dermatitis, from Listerine to rosemary and coconut oil.

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Acne (pimples)

The Skyrocketing Price of Tetracycline is Shocking!

The cost of a 50-year-old antibiotic (tetracycline) is outrageously high. How can drug companies justify the price tag? How can you find affordable drugs?

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Acne (pimples)

How to Eat to Avoid Acne

A diet high in refined carbohydrates and low-fat dairy products seems to make skin problems worse. Try a low-glycemic-load diet to avoid acne.

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Acne (pimples)

Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium) Solves Rosacea and Acne

Topical magnesium in the form of milk of magnesia or Epsom salts has been surprisingly effective for skin blemishes and acne rosacea.

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Acne (pimples)

Sulfur Soap Helps Clear Acne Blemishes

Using sulfur soap to wash the face can help to clear the blemishes of acne.

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Acne (pimples)

Resveratrol Fights Acne Germs

The antioxidant compound resveratrol works synergistically with a standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide.

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Acne (pimples)

Milk of Magnesia Clears Up Acne

Using milk of magnesia (MoM) on skin can help clear away the pimples and inflammation of acne.

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Acne (pimples)

Banishing Blemishes with Viruses

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Acne (pimples)

Pepto-Bismol for Acne

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Acne (pimples)

Milk of Magnesia Fights Acne

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Acne (pimples)

Milk of Magnesia Clears Acne