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how do i get rid of facial pimples fast?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Prescription: If this is common acne, I have had excellent results in most cases with topical clindamycin, cheap and safe. For tougher cases, systemic tetracycline (don't use if pregnant) or Erythromycin usually works. For severe acne, the most effective medications work but are dangerous enough to require specialty dermatologist consultation. Good luck -- being a teen is tough enough even without acne.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some cheap, quick ways to get rid of facial pimples?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ACNE: Cheap ways to get rid of pimples is to buy the generic of perzagel called benzoyl peroxide or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t lotion.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Looking for cheapest ways to rid facial pimples?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Need prescription: The treatments that work well are all prescription medications but unlike most other rx's they are not ridiculously overpriced. I have had good success with topical clindamycin; if this isn't enough, tetracycline (contraindicated in pregnancy) and Erythromycin in pill form are often sufficient. The big-guns treatments that must be rx'd by dermatologists work best but are pricey & risky.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of my facial pimples now that I shave?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ACNE: Cheap ways to get rid of pimples is to buy the generic of perzagel called benzoyl peroxide or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t lotion.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of my facial pimples?

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Dr. Sejal Shah
Dermatology 16 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity. If the pimples are mild you can try an over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide, salicyclic acid, or retinoid products. If it is more severe you might need prescription topical or oral medications. There are also light based treatments which are available as home devices which can be used at home or office-based which several doctors do in the office.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes and no: "holistic" / "health food store" remedies won't work any better than over-the-counter stuff. However, since you want something that is "not artificial", the most effective topical agents (a mix of Clindamycin and a vitamin-a variant) are both natural products, as are the antibiotics (tetracycline and erythromycin) that kept me mostly-clear for 25 years. Results vary -- i wish you good luck.

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