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A 29-year-old member asked:

how pimple can vanish?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
PIMPLES TO VANISH: If these are acne pimples, you should top eating nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash or stridex pads, and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the liquid that comes out of pimples?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Bacteria, white bloo: It is a mixture of bactria and white blood cells. It is inflammatory fluid.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is there such a thing as blind pimples?

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes: 'blind pimple' is a colloquial term for deep pimples that have not yet "come to a head." as with any pimples, it is important not to manipulate them as it can lead to an infection. Simple home remedies should be limited to warm compresses and gentle cleansing. If you have a recurrent or worsening problem, see your dermatologist.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How should I treat a popped pimple?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
TLC: Popping a pimple damages the surrounding skin. Apply warm compresses to get all the pus out, don't scrub it, don't pick at it, let it be. Do apply an anti-bacterial ointment or cream. Avoid direct sunlight or you will pigment the area.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a zit and a pimple?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Same: A zit is slang for pimple. Larger pimples are called cysts.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I cure pimple marks left after pimples hav vanished?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Marks after acne: Well if you think about it acne marks or scars are no different than any other scar...If they are pink or discolored use a product like meriderm or a skin lightener. Continued washing with a mild soap like cetaphil and daily use of a product to get rid of "age" spots will work too.

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