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What's the best way to get rid of zits?

What's the best way to get rid of zits?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics, or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

The Pill: If for some reason you have an aversion to topical medications, many women for whom the benefits and risks of the oral contraceptive pill are acceptable can find a formulation along with their physician that will clear acne. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

Can't: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

May not be able to.: 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. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Won't happen: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

Benzoyl peroxide: Or proactiv. Keep area clean, exfoliate with retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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What is a good overnight creme to prevent/get rid of zits?

What is a good overnight creme to prevent/get rid of zits?

No: Adult acne manifests from a number of different causes and is best managed and prevented using prescription strength topical acne preparations. Rather than over-the-counter options i would consider an evaluation with a reputable med spa or area dermatologist who can provide you with these types of solutions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of zits overnight, or does fixing them always take longer than that?

Is it possible to get rid of zits overnight, or does fixing them always take longer than that?

Cortisone shots: A kenalog (triamcinolone) shot can shrink an a cyst overnight. At home the only option is a zeno or heat device for localized cysts. ...Read more

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I have a huge zit on my butt cheek and have to go to a pool party tomorrow.i put toothpaste on it overnight and it helped.how can I get rid of it ASAP?

I have a huge zit on my butt cheek and have to go to a pool party tomorrow.i put toothpaste on it overnight and it helped.how can I get rid of it ASAP?

Last minute cosmetic: I would put 1% hydrocortisone on it tonight to take some of the redness out. Find a good concealer for tomorrow to minimize its appearance. No picking! Have fun at your party! ...Read more

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How can one get rid of a zit?

How can one get rid of a zit?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics, or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a zit really quickly?

How can I get rid of a zit really quickly?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I use at home to get rid of a zit over night?

What can I use at home to get rid of a zit over night?

Several OTC products: There are several otc products that will help with the appearance of an acne lesion overnight. These include antibiotic ointment, salicylic acid ointment, Hydrocortisone and benzoyl peroxide. The most important thin is not to squeeze the lesion, this typically will make it worse. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a zit scar?

How do you get rid of a zit scar?

Depends: There are different types of scars from acne. Pits, craters, etc.. Often use of mechanical dermabrasion for crater-like scars helps reduce their visual effects. Occasionally dermal fillers help with these also. "ice-pick" like scars are more difficult to deal with, and may remain looking like enlarged pores. If very extensive and close together these are removed surgically to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a zit on private area?

How to get rid of a zit on private area?

Zit: Apply warm water compresses morning and evening for 10 minutes. Poke is with a sterile needle if pus. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a zit that looks like a small boil?

Zit: First of all, don't pick at it! this can result in spreading of any bacteria present and even contagion to yourself and distant sites. You really must see your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible to get this resolved. If it is an acne condition, there are hundreds of ways we treat it . It's very necessary for you to do this to prevent scarring and long-term problems. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit at home.Does tooth paste and sitting in the sun help?

How do I get rid of a zit at home.Does tooth paste and sitting in the sun help?

Not really: Urban legend. You are better off with something over the counter made for your problem. Or get serious with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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