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A 42-year-old member asked:

is there a good way to make pimples go away or less red?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Derm eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occassionally. Trynot 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).

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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.
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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.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I just popped a pimple like lump on my navel, what could it possibly be?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
? painfull: Skin infections can occur any where on the body. Around the navel a hernia can occur. If increasing pain or redness occurs seek help.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat the red pigmentation left behind after a pimple?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter.

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