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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Deschino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't touch: The best way to get rid of whiteheads is to leave them alone. Resist the urge to squeeze. They will resolve quicker and with less scarring if you just ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Laser: Laser genesis may help.
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A male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Pimples: Probably bruising from squeezing pimples. Should fade with time, can also apply some benzoyl peroxide. Patience and don't squeeze.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Benzoyl peroxide is a wonderful treatment for mild acne. It works by killing p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It needs to be ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Salicylic acid 2%: The simplest thing you can do is to keep applying salicylic acid 2% to the lesion. I would recommend at least twice a day and then maybe even three t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
YOU can't.: A dermatologist can inject it with an anti-inflammatory suspension that will probably (no guarantees) melt it away in a day or so. Don't do what you w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
No: Acne products such as benzoyl peroxide which is available over the counter does work. You can also see a dermatologist who can advise you on other opt ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure.The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Do not squeeze seeMD: Huge painful pimple needs to be checked by your doctor or a dermatologist, but do not try to sqeeze as it may cause more pimples to appear.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more hel ... Read More

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