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A 27-year-old male asked:

help! i'm getting cystic acne under both ears. it contains pus.

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
See a dermatologist: You can't treat yourself with any effective otc medicine. It maybe a pimple, a infected cyst or abscess. Let dermatologist find the best way to treat it, he/she may find out what it is first.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do I have acne if parents did not have acne?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
That's nature : Many factors, age, diet, stress, environment, etc. In addition, genetically speaking, although similar, you are not identical to your parents dna. In addition your age by itself, and higher levels of hormones may also have an effect on acne.
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A member asked:

I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?

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Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Probably: The wax will cause water to be retained in your ear canal and lead to the swimmer's ear infection. Unfortunately, removing the waxdoesn't get rid of the infection. You will need to see your doctor and get it checked out.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to get rid of discoloration from acne scars?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes!: There are many products on the market that can even out your skin complexion. I like topical niacinamide and topical vitamin b.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Many Options: Avoid products with mineral oil, propylene glycol, petrolatum and even shea butter as these ingredients may clog pores and make acne worse. Skinceuticals, obagi, and cosmo grade may be great resources for you.

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