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how to get pimples to come to a head

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Overnight might: Be difficult, but hot moist packs should help- if not see pcp for further reatment.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: Not to pimples but yes to stds. Get the area examined.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Rise up!: Prayer works for some people, not so well for others. No way to get pimples to work on a schedule. And alcohol just irritates things. My choice for sp ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Pimple on scalp : May be a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae . An inflammatory condition caused by ingrown hairs. Topical cortisone( steroids) can reduce infl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
Acne wash: The black head on a pimple (open comedon) is pigment seen in the opening of a hair follicle and not dirt. Using benzoyl peroxide--either alone or in ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See dr: Will probably require a prescription. For now you could try a dandruff shampoo but doubt it will help.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Healthy diet: Healthy diet and exercise. Keep face clean. avoid touching your face and you may use over the counter acne moisturizing cream or gel.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I am not sure what: The "black heads" are. However, there are montgomery glands on the areola surrounding the nipples. They are raised and you might be mistaking them for ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Most important to make sure is not a boil. If is deep, may require oral therapy. Would see a dermatologist.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Acne Cyst: The fastest way is with a cortisone injection of 2.5mg/cc into the acne lesion. Other treatments include oral antibiotics and topical acne medication ... Read More

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