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Large acne with pus on face?

Large acne with pus on face?

Nodular acne?: See a dermatologist ASAP ..you may need some powerful meds including antibiotic to treat before scatting occurs ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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Can benzoyl peroxide actually work for acne, pimples, and blackheads?

Can benzoyl peroxide actually work for acne, pimples, and blackheads?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide does work for inflammatory lesions. There are so many different concentrations and preparations of benzoyl peroxide available it is hard to recommmend without seeing the patient. It works less well for blackheads and whiteheads. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get clear nd glowing skin without acne scars?

How to get clear nd glowing skin without acne scars?

Treat not cure: Wr still don't completely understand the causes of acne but a fairly clear picture of the outcome. Treatments are targeted to reduce sebaceous (oil gland) activity and associated or secondary bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Treatment of boil in face without antibiotics?

Treatment of boil in face without antibiotics?

If not large try: Soaking a washcloth in clean warm water with or without epsom salts dissolved in the water, then place the wet washcloth on your face until it cools off and repeat several times (4 -6) continuously. This will speed up the boil coming to a head and draining. Keep the are clean with antibacterial soap. If unsuccessful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any products for acne redness & acne?

Any products for acne redness & acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...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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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

Will drinking more  water  help clear acne and red pimples on face?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does benzamycin helps little holes from acne scars to fade?

no: Benzamycin is a mixture of benzoyl peroxide and an antibiotic called erythromycin. It is a good treatment to treat unwanted pimples (zits) however, it is not effective on acne holes that are called acne scarring. There are some great new lasers that treat acne scars. I like the non-invasive fractional 1540 xd the best. ...Read more

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Will benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin help get rid of acne marks?

Will  benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin help get rid of acne marks?

Maybe: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and differin are best used to treat or prevent active acne. If you have superficial scars or marks the differin may help to take them away some but probably not a lot. ...Read more

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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Help! i'm getting cystic acne under both ears. It contains pus.

See a dermatologist: You can't treat yourself with any effective otc medicine. It maybe a pimple, a infected cyst or abscess. Let dermatologist find the best way to treat it, he/she may find out what it is first. ...Read more

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What's good for fighting red marks after acne and acne itself.?

What's good for fighting red marks after acne and acne itself.?

Acne cures: Acne treatment may be as simple as using a topical drying agent like benzoyl peroxide to using lasers to taking an oral medication as strong as accutane. Everyone's different. Acne redness will usually fade with time as your acne clears, but this may take over a year. I like to use either ipl or red light photo dynamic therapy to speed up the clearing of inflamed or red acne. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin gel help with acne scars and pores ?

Does clindamycin gel help with acne scars and pores ?

Clindamycin: It is unlikely that this will change either the scarring or the enlarged pores. See a dermatologist and they can advise you about methods by which this can be improved. ...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


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