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A 17-year-old male asked:

Home remedies for curing pimples?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not really: There are no home remedies for treating acne, but eating a healthy diet, being happy, and living a low-stress lifestyle may help. Washing the face 2-3 times a day is fine, but over-scrubbing and irritating the skin makes acne worse. Over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel can help. A doctor can prescribe medicines and look for other medical problems if acne is a lot, or if obesity is also present.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
With many good: Over-the counter products, like benzoyl peroxide gel, there's no need to concoct anything yourself. Keep your face clean. Don't pick. Benzoyl peroxide to the active areas. Add in a salicylic wash....If these simple things don't work - go see a dermatologist.

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Home remedies for an infected pimple ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Hot soaks: Do not squeeze this. That could be very dangerous. Use a very warm cloth on the pimple for 15 minutes several times a day until it come to a head and drains. Do not place pressure on it since you may force bacteria back into the the underlying tissues and make things much worse.
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Home remedies for pus pimple?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures.
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A 19-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old male:

What are the home remedies for pimples and pimple black spots?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get real Rx: Being a young man is hard enough without pimples and even harder if somebody has told you "home remedies / natural" is better. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't done the job, your physician can write for a retinoic acid derivative (great if there's lot of blackheads) &/or topical clindamycin; you're likely eventually to need a systemic antibiotic & if severe, consider accutane. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are there any home remedies of getting rid of pimples?

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Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Toothpaste: A good old home remedy to get rid of pimples is to apply toothpaste on a pimple overnight.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat pimples fast with home remedies?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Home acne treatments: Here are some great non-prescription options for acne treatment: 1) tea-tree oil 2) topical sulfur 3) Alpha hydroxy acids.

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