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A 19-year-old female asked:

pimples on face?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc.
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 years experience
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: The oral contraceptive pill can end acne in a woman who wants and can take it. Otherwise i start with benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, adding retinoic acid if there are blackheads and a suitable oral antibiotic if there's not a good result in 4 weeks. Dermatologists have stronger medicines. You have a right to a clear complexion.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Start with benzoyl peroxide and make a physician's appointment. If needed, your physician will probably add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, and/or a retinoic acid derivative. This will probably do the trick if it's face-only. There are systemic antibiotics and some stronger meds. This is the 21st century, we're curing most cancers, and we can handle all acne. Good lcuk.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. Adding topical Clindamycin or a retinoic acid derivative will usually clear you.

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I usually get pimples on face?

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Rosacea: At 43, the most common cause of pimples is rosacea. Talk to your doc, there are medications that may help. Antibiotics have been used with success. There are some topicals such as metranidazole and finacea, but have a doc look at you first.
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How to cure pimples on face?

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Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Pimples on face due to waxing solution for this please Don't need the marks to last forever They are receding just need tips on taking care of it?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Keep oil away: from your face at all times, and that includes wax! Apply warm washcloth to your face or to any individual pimple as soon as it appears to help it get blood supply to kill the bacteria. Get out in the sun unless this makes your particular acne worse. Take vitamins A,E,D, and zinc. Wash with a non-irritating but non fatty soap. When these lesions are gone, try benzoyl peroxide.

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