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Advil for Acne
May 14, 2003
... Yes. Take 1 or 2 Advil pills just when you feel a huge painful cyst coming up. ... (0 replies)
The advil mask??
May 31, 2005
... it's made from regular generic aspirin, not advil. Aspirin is another name for salicylic acid, which is a common acne treatment, so using aspirin in a mask is really all about putting concentrated salicylic acid on your face. Advil is ibuprofen, which is completely different. ... (1 replies)
The advil mask??
Oct 14, 2010
... So to actually answer your question, YES. Ibuprofen "Advil" is preferable for this application. They are both anti-inflammatory, meaning they both inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX1-COX2) as their mechanism of action. The inflammation is what makes pimples red and irritated. However: (0 replies)

... The severity of your acne is very similar to mine. I only have maybe 3 active pimples on my face, but the red marks make it look much worse than it really is. ... (9 replies)
... Idealist and KillerBoots, This was something that was originally for Idealist under the Hormones vs. Diet thread, but I'm sure it fits in just as well here: Idealist, It's definately the diet that's taking care of your hormones! I was dx over 2 years ago as either PCOS or Insulin Resistant, even though IR is the Precursor to PCOS, among other hormonal and... (21 replies)
Acne Home Remedies
Jul 25, 2002
... Here are various home remedies that I have collected over the past year that I have been faced with acne problems. Results will vary. At least one of these should prove effective for your skin. ... (0 replies)
... dumbfounded, told her there was no way she could have got results that dangerous unless she was an alcoholic. Since she obviously wasn't, she told him about her Advil use and he immediately knew that was the culprit. She had to stop taking it for several months to help her body heal. ... (24 replies)
... I was reading that Tylenol strains liver function and that Advil exacerbates kidney problems. ... (2 replies)
... ing on my forehead, my chin and around my mouth. These breakouts would leave me with scars and it will take months for it to go away. I never suffer this type of acne before....I tried all types of topical products to combat it...they help a bit but the nodules will always reappear .... ... (0 replies)
... I had a inflammed cyst, I think it helped. I saw something, somewhere about people being on a daily dose of this stuff for a pain situasion and they notice their acne cysts improved. I am also using some serum, I guess I mentioned in a previous response. ... (14 replies)
Stress and acne
Dec 13, 2003
... LOL, accutane isn't like Advil, you shouldn't just pop some pills when ever you feel like it. ;) (5 replies)
... So I take Advil to make ease the pain and hope for the best but I'm am quite anxious about it right now so if anyone has any tips let me know. ... (6 replies)
... I forgot to mention about the Boil Ease...if you just want to wait and see if it will go down on it's own...give the product a try. It certainly can't hurt you. It will at least give you some relief. Also, take an advil or another anti-inflammatory. This could also benefit you. :wave: (11 replies)
... In answer to your question about what to do to make the cyst that you picked better . . . one thing that I've tried is taking Advil to reduce the swelling and putting ice on it. Avoid the temptation to use anything overdrying, since it will be harder to cover up if you do. ... (8 replies)
... I used to crush a few white asprin (not coated ones like Advil) and mix with water until it was a paste. Then I'd spread it over problematic areas. (10 replies)
This worked for me
Sep 29, 2004
... I've seen both Neosporin and Advil discussed on this site, so I know this is nothing new. I've never had anything else work for me this well for this long, though, so I thought I'd share. ... (1 replies)
It's Now or Never!
May 29, 2004
... So you have to change your diet. Cleanses will speed up visual improvements from any diet you are following...but all you need to do to get rid of acne is get rid of what causes acne in your diet. All diets are not equal. ... (342 replies)
... I'm 23 and I've been struggling with cystic acne since about age 14. ... (2 replies)
Feeling pretty low
May 24, 2008
... about 1 week, also icing it. Check with Dr about long term use of even over the counter meds....Also, I have seen that people use Head and Shoulders shampoo for acne on body, has zinc which is in some OTC acne meds, do a search for this, I guess its works for some people. ... (4 replies)
... your very supportive of your sons decision to go through with Accutane. I know that having my mom, and friends support....makes a huge difference. Acne is such a difficult skin disease to live with...its embarassing and can really damage your self confidence...and if he's taking the initial steps to get help... ... (26 replies)


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