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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can i stop all these pimples?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 17 years experience
No one is immune: While teenagers are more prone to getting "pimples" or acne due to hormonal changes affecting the environment of the skin, it is still possible and common for older people to get this - if keeping the skin clean and over the counter remedies (and time) don't resolve the problem then a primary care doctor or dermatologist can offer other remedies that may help ie. Antibiotics etc.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What should I do to stop some annoying pimples?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Go see your doc: Without looking at your face, i would recommend seeing a doc about it. It may not be and for a 39 Y.O. Adult, you should be seeing a doc anyways.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can I stop popping my pimples?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology 48 years experience
See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get a good treatment to stop your pimples from appearing in the first place, then you will not need to pop them.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How to stop pimples from forming?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 32 years experience
Stop pimples: That is a rather broad question. Generally, a diet low in carbs and dairy will help breakouts. Keeping the skin clean but not irritated will also help. Don't go in for all these abrasive brush devices, unless you have iron skin.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I stop a pimple before it happens?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Topical Rx: A salicylic acid wash is often adequate if you have only occasional outbreaks, or topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated.
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 25 years experience
In addition, Try and reduce stress. Avoiding triggers like chocolate work only for some people.
Jun 27, 2014
A 20-year-old male asked:

What can I do for my pimple?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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