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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Nose pimiples: If they've really persistent since 8th grade and are still the same, then see a specialist (ears, nose, throat) to get them removed. Nose pimples are ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Warm compresses: Warm compresses over the nose should help to encourage drainage. If you see it spead, persist, or grow, it may need to be lanced or require antibiotic ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vestibulitis: You can try over the counter antibiotic cream, but they very often do not work well. If you see your doctor, you can get a stronger treatment that wi ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Tincture of time: Moist heat pack. If there is a white pustule you can lance it with a needle tip. Is that natural?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If prom's coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide and phone your physician who may be able to write for a supplemental Rx.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical ret ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
28 years experience Dentistry
See your doctor: See your doctor. Wash and cleanse your skin daily with a soft face towel and soap to remove the excess oil, deep skin cells and to unclog any oil por ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No quick fix: I'm going to assume this is common acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add pr ... 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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Not easy: No real way to quickly control acne. Takes time. Sometimes oral steroids can be used to quickly lessen/shut down acne for a special occasion (photo s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Prescriptions: Many topical prescription creams help diminish acne blemishes overnight. Getting on a program to use salicylic face wash, topical meds, laser acne ca ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A dermatologist can: Provider effective methods. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No quick fix: If the prom is coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your physician now who may add a systemic antibiotic. Then ge ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ingrown hairs: If you have ingrown hairs try not to wax, shave or pluck hairs until healed. This can often heal without treatment. Your physician can prescribe medi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel: Otc BP gel applied directly to pimples once a day --- comes in different strenghts 2.5-10% start with lower strenght.

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