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Arm Pimples Treatment
Keratosis pilaris: Is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time.
Pimple like lump under left arm with pain, now right. Washing and no deodorant seems to help. Causes and treatment?
How do you get rid of acne and acne scars. I also have blackheads on my arms and pimples on my back and neck too. I need a treatment that works fast?
I have tiny red bumps like pimples all over my upper arm and sides of stomach and it spreading. Dr told it is miliaria. His treatment didn't help.
What is it?: Miliaria responds to removing the cause. One fooler is pityriasis rubra. Another is acne mechanics. There a few other mimics. I hope you find the explanation.
I have some acne at my chest region and my arm is it related to some diseases?? What's the best treatment to get rid of them
I have acne and redness problem on my face, arms n back. Plz suggest something. Hv heard bout Proactiv treatment. Can u please suggest is it effective or nt?
Proactive: Most patients in my practice with acne have tried proactive before they come in to see me. It seems like it tends to work initially, for a few months, then it stops working. Of course, I don't see the patients it keeps working for. It's probably worth a try to start, just be aware you may need to move on to a pharmaceutical grade skin care regimen within a month or two.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have bumps on my arms and back I think it's my hair clogged. My dad has it on his back. Maybe genetic. Is it acne or blackheads? Help? Treatment?
Keratosis Pilaris: You likely have Keratosis Pilaris, which is keratin build up which covers the fine vellus hair follicles that most people have on their arms, and blocks the hairs from erupting properly. The skin then gets rough or irritated. The simplest way to control it is to use a loofa-type body buff whenever you shower. Don't rub it too hard, but with regular buffing it may improve.
A good face program: If you have already had a lot of cystic acne lesions or abscesses with scarring, you may have to get aggressive with ice-pick lesions left behind. Start a good daily face program that includes a dedicated facial cleanser, exfoliator, serum, and moisturizer. Many products these days contain retinoids, but you may want to get Retin-A 0.025% cream from you doctor to be used nightly.
Acne Treatment: Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for acne. It is a disinfectant that can penetrate into the hair follicle, killing the bacteria that cause blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide can, however, dry out the skin. Consumers should therefore start with the lowest dosage possible (2.5 percent) once a day and increase in frequency and concentration only as needed.
Several good 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick at them! A dermatologist should be able to help you, but be sure to report your current pregnancy.
Acne treatment: Combination treatment includes topical and or oral antibacterials/antibiotics, retinoids, and accutane. See a dermatologist to evaluate and offer treatment options based on severity and skin type (eg. Oily, or combination).
It: It depends if you are talking about whiteheads/blackheads or pimples (small red bumps/pustules) on the face and the tolerability of your skin. Check out the link below where I discuss someo of the options that work well. There is a combination treatment called epiduo that works pretty well for many of my patients. I hope that helps!
Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging. You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline).
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.
See a dermatologist: Meanwhile try 2 1/2% or 5% BENZOYL PEROXIDE gel.
Hormones: Hormonal affect on oil glands.Get a more detailed answer ›
Natural?: Herbs and other supplements are an interesting field and are helpful adjuncts to mainstream evidence-based medicine. But none will treat acne as effectively as what your physician has. The vitamin a analogues and antibiotics that actually work against acne are straight form mother nature. Tea tree oil, the one good anti-acne botanical, is an estrogen that's made guys grow breasts.