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A 22-year-old female asked:

How do i get rid of a pimple without a head on my forehead? i don't have any acne problems.

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Dr. Leslie Golden
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Pimples: The most important thing is to not apply pressure to the area in attempt to make a head or “pop” the pimple. This can cause further infection or scarring. Make sure you are cleaning your face twice daily with a facial cleanser and try applying benzoyl peroxide 2.5% afterwards to the area. Any higher may cause irritation.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have acne on my forehead so is there any natural way to get rid off it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: This is available over the counter and is the basis of treatment of mild acne. Anything else should be an adjunct. If it fails, get the person with the acne to a competent physician. Topical tea tree oil has some effect and gives teenaged boys breast growth. The others (lemon, sleeping with honey smeared on your face) are at best "anecdote-based.".
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of acne on forehead?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: If this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physician.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of big bumpy pimples on my forehead?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
if you have a big bumpy pimples, they are best injected with cortisone. This does not get into your bloodstream. I would see a dermatologist soon since these do scar.
Nov 30, 2013
South Africa
A 33-year-old female asked:

How do I get rid of a huge pimple on my forehead overnight?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Wishful thinking: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. For a single pimple, try a hot shower and then a warm wet compress, if ready to drain, can help. Don't scratch or pick.

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