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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Does polysporin work on acne?

 Andrew_21 - Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:05 am

Just curious, would it heal it? Or would it have some crazy negative effect?
 Roke - Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:34 am

I seriously doubt it.

Do you have something against salicylic acid?

 Andrew_21 - Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:33 pm

Only because I tried this stuff ... mish.shtml

and it seemed to make it worse
 Roke - Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:10 am

Acne and acne scar sare two different things.

Acne scars stay under the skin for a long time, so healthy skin grows on top of it and makes it appear lighter. But when you use salicylic acid, the scar gets darker(because the scar is rising to the surface) but in a couple of months the scar should disappear.

But if you're talking about irritation, then maybe you should try the oxy face wash, because it isn't "leave on" which probably irritates the skin.

The best treatement for acne is Retin-A(Vitamin A acid), because it actually clings to your DNA receptors and speedens skin growth by three fold. You MUST go to a dermatologist for this, because if in the wrong hands(mainly dorky teenageers), then this stuff coulld hurt your skin.

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