A 14-year-old male asked:
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a big pimple burst few days back.....but the swelling and redness is still there. the wound has healed yet the swelling and redness remains. wht to do?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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