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How can I get rid of acne pustules?

How can I get rid of acne pustules?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Is warm compress effective for acne pustule?

Is warm compress effective for acne pustule?

Yes: Depending on the size and whether it is ripe warm compresses can open up and allow the pimple to drain minimizing infection and squeezing and pain. ...Read more

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Sir I have acne pustule on face near shaving areas. I am 18 year old boy plz treatment me?

Sir I have acne pustule on face near shaving areas. I am 18 year old boy plz treatment me?

See doctor: For your acne you need treatment prescription medicine to apply on face for 4-5 weeks., Consult your doctor get checked up and get treated accordingly. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne like pustules and blackheads on my face?

How do I get rid of acne like pustules and blackheads on my face?

Tough question..: Simple question, but not easy to answer. It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acnes will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. Black-heads acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives. It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between acne and a folliculitis pustule?

Types of acne: Acne can be whiteheads, blackheads, papules (red bumps), pustules (like the folliculitis pustule) and or cystic deep acne. Folliculitis is just a hair follicle that is infected and pustule means that particular follicle also had pus. So this is just a form of acne. ...Read more

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Infected hair follicles, pustules and acnes are ruining my life. I'm losing hope to have a girlfriend. Is there anyway to stop this?

Infected hair follicles, pustules and acnes are ruining my life. I'm losing hope to have a girlfriend. Is there anyway to stop this?

Skin conditions: At this point, my best advice would be to work with a dermatologist to clear this up. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When I got off of the doxy the places came back. I

Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When I got off of the doxy the places came back. I

Acne: Acne can occur on the scalp. We also sometimes call it folliculitis--inflammation (or occasionally infection) of hair follicles. Doxycycline is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for both acne and folliculitis. Another course of the same could be done and then followed by a topical antibiotic solution like clindamycin. There are no good options for otc treatment--shampoos, etc. Rarely allergic reactions to medications can present as pustules in the scalp. A medication history and exam would need to be done to exclude this possibility. ...Read more

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If I had many papules and pustules what kind of acne was that define? What defines cystic severe acne?

If I had many papules and pustules what kind of acne was that define? What defines cystic severe acne?

Why do you ask?: Teresa, this is the 21st century and you should not have to suffer with this kind of acne. Exact definitions vary, but "many pustules", especially on a female, is an indication for the isotretinoin you're taking. I'm going to assume that a trial of topical agents and perhaps an antibiotic / spironolactone / the oral contraceptive pill failed. ...Read more

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What is the definition for SEVERE acne? I never had cysts or nodules only papules and pustules.

What is the definition for SEVERE acne? I never had cysts or nodules only papules and pustules.

Old criteria: One set was either five cysts at once, or a hundred come fined or 125 total lesions. The decision to use isotretinoin is a judgement call made if conference with the patient. ...Read more

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I used benzamycin in the morning and tretinoin at night for acne. Can tretinoin be used on top of pustules?

Yes: It will not hurt to use the tretinoin on top of the pustules. The newer formulations actually help with pustules and do not make things worse. ...Read more

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Will follicular acne leave permanent scaring from the red marks? I had a pretty bad initial break out from Accutane papules and pustules only.

Will follicular acne leave permanent scaring from the red marks? I had a pretty bad initial break out from Accutane papules and pustules only.

Acne Scars: Even with the most careful and conscientious treatment, acne scars may still occur. But not all scars are created equal. Generally, acne scars fall under two categories: those caused by a loss of tissue (atrophic), and those caused by an excess of tissue (hypertrophic). Within these categories, acne scars fall into one of four types: ice pick, boxcar, rolling and keloid scars. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks into Accutane and ive broke out in 4 cystic pimples on forehead and also a couple of pustules on cheeks and cheek is this normal?

I'm 3 weeks into Accutane and ive broke out in 4 cystic pimples on forehead and also a couple of pustules on cheeks and cheek is this normal?

Can be normal: Within the first month of starting Accutane you can have flare up, which is why sometimes doctors will prescribe a lower dose than your "goal" dose for the first month to limit the initial "flare ups". If you are concerned, review this with your dermatologist. Best of luck, but remember, you have to give medications time to work. ...Read more

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How to treat acnes?

How to treat acnes?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more