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how to get rid of armpit pimples

A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
You can try warm: compresses several time per day. They are often brought on by shaving, so you may need to stop shaving until they are gone. Make sure you are not usin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See answer: Try warm compresses and if it does not go away in a day or two, then see a dr. For an evaluation to assure it is a pimple/cyst and or something else a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Supportive care: First no antiperspirants use deodorants only Warm soaks bring blood to the area the pimple should mature and either open and drain or get resorbed. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Hygiene: There are many sweat glands and hair on the armpit. Sometimes, dead skin and dirt can clog the pore of the skin around the hair/sweat glands and infec ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
SSee: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Forget all the pop wisdom. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, prescription-strength rx from your physician can. Acne is a se ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
PMD or dermatologist: There are many different prescription creams for acne. If your acne is severe you may need an oral antibiotic. Both types of medication will take seve ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light f ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Do you mean ACNE? Or something else? Where? How severe? A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try BENZOYL PEROXIDE. Use a small amount once ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: For simple acne, you can apply topical Benzoyl Peroxide 10% gel nightly for this. If further acne worsens, you can make a virtual appt with Derm MD th ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually r ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Red Marks from Acne: Apply a tea tree oil solution to the affected areas. Mix a solution of 85% water and 15% tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties.
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Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Topical creams: If you are referring to pimples you may try over the counter acne treatments such as face wash for acne, topical acne treatments such as Benzoyl perox ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Several methods...: You can shave it, of course, and you can have your underarms waxed (youch!). I believe many dermatologists are offering laser for hair removal. Shavin ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Comedones: Blackheads or comedones are blocked pores. They can be reduced with washing with soap and water morning and night, and exfoliation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne treatment: Adult acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or presc ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Have to: You have to see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. An infectious disease doctor could help you also.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are: experiencing recurrent boils - I would encourage medical assessment to determine the cause.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Keep area dry: If you have large breast that can lead to folliculitis, a form of acne. Keep the area clean and dry, wear a support bra and use baby powder to keep i ... Read More
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