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A 45-year-old member asked:

what can be done for pimples?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Cleanliness, topical: You dermatologist can help. There are different types of acne. There are a variety of topical treatments - like benzyl peroxide or antibiotic containing substances including pimple creams. On the web there is coral actives from ermis labs and other propriatory sites. Facial hygiene and cleanliness are the most important activities you can do.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Inflammation: A pimple begins as a blocked oil gland that already contains bacteria. The gland walls then begin to break down and a localized infection takes hold in the adjacent skin, which you see as red. At this stage the inflammation causes pain.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of pimples on my butt?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Witchhazel pads: Don't you just hate pimple butt? It's caused by sweating, clogged pores and mechanical factors from sitting on your butt. Use witch hazel pads or prep h pads. Carry them with you, take a pad break twice a day and clean your fanny. Topical anti-biotic pads work good, laser hair removal helps, exfoliation and benzyl peroxide all work.
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

How can I cover up my pimples without using makeup?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
Visine Eye Drops: Visine -- "it takes the red out" of more than just eyes, by constricting dilated blood vessels that cause redness. Use a q-tip to apply a few drops to your pimple to temporarily decrease redness. Aside from traditional "makeup" concealers, there are "tinted" acne spot treatments & green-tinted products (often used for rosacea) for hiding redness. Be sure to use "non-comedogenic" products.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What can be done to control and cure pimples by simple measures?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help.
Kingsville, MO
A 26-year-old male asked:

New tattoo on bicep with red irritation around it and white looking pimples also. Could this be irritation from getting it done to close in time?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Tattoos: Although infrequent, adverse events include infection and allergic reactions to the pigments, commonly with red. Have the tattoo looked at.

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