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how to reduce pimples from my face?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Hygiene: Good hygiene and acne products such as benzoil peroxide.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best over-the-counter remedy and if this is not sufficient, a visit to your physician is in order; a topical retinoic acid preparation, topical clindamycin, or a low dose of a systemic antibiotic may be required. If the lesions are confined to your face, chances are the topical treatment will be enough.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Home / folk remedies are adjuncts only. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your physicain. You may receive a topical retinoic acid derivative, a topical systemic antibiotic, and/or a referral. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a serious personal and professional liability. Do what you need to.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

Dear doctor nowadays my face is so oily and has a lot of pimples..What should I do to reduce it?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Few things: Acne has alot of factors involved start by identifying triggers, especially food. People often say oil foods/ chocolate, sugary foods trigger it. Try to avoid that. Next try skin cleansers to remove the oil from your face. If that doesn't work , talk to your doctor about topical treatments. Good luck!
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can we use keep lemone to face to reduce pimples over night?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: This is the 21st century and you have a right to something that actually works. Nothing makes pimples vanish overnight. Your best start is topical benzoyl peroxide; if this is insufficient, your physician can offer you a variety of other options including (if you can use and want it) the oral contraceptive pill and topical clindamycin.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

How to reduce pimples marks from face?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See below: Are you talking about pimples or scarring-pock marks from pimples-acne. If you are concerned about acne there are medications that you can take to treat it. If you have scarring there are dermatological procedures that may help. You should see a dermatologist.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Is there any tips to reduce pimples on our face?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious stuff: Randy, you're 19 years old and almost a man. Acne may be a nuisance for a teen, but it's a major liability for an adult. You'll more than "tips" -- you need to manage a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength Rx.
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A member asked:

Hi.... How to reduce the black marcks on the face which came from pimples?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Blackheads: The black spots, are called comedones or blackheads and are clogged pores that are black from surface melanin. Washing 2 x a day or more if very oily skin and topical treatment benzoyl peroxide, Azelaic acid, salicylic acid, retinoids can help. Sometimes oral medication/ antibiotics is used. Smoking poor diet worsen. f/u/ w/ dermatologist. http://www.dermnetnz.org/acne/comedonal-acne.htm

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