Dr. Andrew Ordon: Acne Treatments
If you’ve been through puberty, you probably have dealt with blemishes at some point. If not, consider yourself lucky.
If you’re still trying to figure out the best way to treat them, here is some advice. Dr. Andrew Ordon shared several tips for treating skin blemishes on the face.
The Drs: Sulfur Acne Cream
Dr. Ordon recommends Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid. These disinfectants will kill acne-causing bacteria.
The Drs TV: Bentonite Clay Masks
These are anti-inflammatory disinfectants.
Steroid Injections for Cystic Acne
For severe cystic acne, a dermatologist may inject the lesion with steroids to prevent scarring.
The Doctors: Intense Pulsed Light Laser Treatment
Intense Pulse Light Treatment penetrates the glands to fix acne and kill bacteria.
The Doctors: Oxygenetix Foundation
This product is blended to match your skin tone and clear up redness. You can purchase it at www.oxygenetix.com.
The Doctors: Vitamin D Deficiency
Whitney wants to know if she needs to take Vitamin D supplements. She said she is from the Northwest and didn’t always get the sun exposure that produces natural Vitamin D.
Dr. Travis Stork: Vitamin D Benefits
Dr. Travis Stork said there are multiple reasons you want to ensure you’re getting enough Vitamin D.
Vitamin D lowers your risk of some cancers.
Some studies suggest that that Vitamin D helps prevent heart disease and stroke.
Vitamin D reduces the risk of bone fractures.
Vitamin D can help reduce muscle pain and weakness.
Vitamin D can reduce the severity of Asthma symptoms in children.
The Doctors: Vitamin D3 Test Results
Make sure to take Vitamin D3 if you are looking for supplements. Your Vitamin D level should be between 30 and 100. Whitney found out her level is 30.8, just over the bare minimum.
The Drs TV: Ways To Get Vitamin D
Here are some common, everyday ways to get more Vitamin D in your body.
- Natural sunlight
- Fortified cereal