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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments. ...Read more

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Reason for pimples on forehead?

Reason for pimples on forehead?

Pimples on forehead: Forehead is a common area for acne breakouts. Also, if one uses an oily leave-in conditioner, the oils track down from the scalp and block up pores, which can lead to acne. Folliculitis, inflammation of hair follicles due to a yeast called pityrosporum is also a possibility. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

Acne: do not wash your face with soap just use plain water as this will help in not plugging up your pores, you can also use benzamycin 5 % gel topically twice a day. ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Black head & acne om full face?

Black head & acne om full face?

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 (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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I'm getting on face so many pimples?

I'm getting on face so many pimples?

Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My face is oily.I've many blackheads, black spots and pots on face coz of severe acne problem.Now acne don't appear much.Please suggest to overcome it.

My face is oily.I've many blackheads, black spots and pots on face coz of severe acne problem.Now acne don't appear much.Please suggest to overcome it.

Scientific Rx: You are already on topical benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. If there are many blackheads, adding / substitution a retinoic acid derivative may help. If the new lesions are few, you probably don't want systemic treatment. It's your decision whether to have the scars treated by a dermatologist; several hollywood "tough guys" kept theirs for the "tough guy" look. Glad things are improving. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

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 ccutane. ...Read more

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How can I make acne scars on my face go away without seeing the dermatologist?

How can I make acne scars on my face go away without seeing the dermatologist?

Scarring: Is tricky to treat. You need the help of a professional - either a plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist, for example. Don't try to mess around with home remedies! ...Read more

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Will using "no marks cream" help removing acne/pimple scars on my chin and face ?

Will using "no marks cream" help removing acne/pimple scars on my chin and face ?

No: unfortunately over the counter creams will do little to change it. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face and scalp . Mostly pimples but also a cyst. . Can benzoyl peroxide eliminate my acne and what are some long term effects ?

I have acne on my face and scalp . Mostly pimples but also a cyst. . Can benzoyl peroxide eliminate my acne and what are some long term effects ?

Good start: If 5% benzoyl peroxide 2x/day -- which will dry and irritate your skin -- has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. Since it's only on your face, you have a better-than-even chance for a good result. Using a mild shampoo may be enough to have your scalp lesions self-cure, or ask your physician. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter nonprescription acne pills i could take for my inflamed blackhead, pimples on arms back forehead etc...

Is there any over-the-counter nonprescription acne pills i could take for my inflamed blackhead, pimples on arms back forehead etc...

Acne: I notice that you are taking prozac (fluoxetine). While taking Prozac (fluoxetine) per se will not cause acne anxiety and/or depression can worsen acne. I know of no acne pill but you could get benzyl peroxide otc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scalp dandruff? Facing since long, using head and shoulders but no any significant change.

How to get rid of scalp dandruff? Facing since long, using head and shoulders but no any significant change.

Dandruff: Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis), not shampooing often enough, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis), or even a yeast-like fungus (malassezia). When regular shampoos fail, otc dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works for you. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of head lice without prescription medicated shampoos?

Can you get rid of head lice without prescription medicated shampoos?

Maybe: Some swear to effectiveness of a pickling vinegar used as a wash/rinse daily for a week. The acidic material loosens the nits, which should be removed by a nit comb.I suppose you could try, and go to an alternative treatment, if you were not happy with the results. ...Read more

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Can u squeeze flat warts on face without consequences?

Can u squeeze flat warts on face without consequences?

Why do want: To squeeze, first make sure it is a wart , if it is con't get rid of it by squeezing , besides it may create a scar on your face , see a dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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