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Is there a good home remedy for boils and acne cysts?

Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person for whom you are responsible, it would be a terrible mistake not to take them to get scientific treatment. Leaving junior scarred will be a cause for lifelong resentment. Please do what you must. Thanks for understanding. ...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


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At home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

At home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

Dilute bleach baths: While oral or topical antibiotics would be preferred, you may want to try dilute bleach baths. www.seattlechildrens.org/pdf/pe1131.pdf. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cystic fibrosis at home?

What are treatments for cystic fibrosis at home?

CF home treatments: Long term care of CF at home requires regular use of airway clearance therapies to keep lungs clear. Several methods to remove secretions with help of inhaled medications & devices (chest vest, manual percussion) are utilized. Chronic lung infections may also require use of inhaled antibiotics. Please consult a pediatric pulmonologist at a CF center to help guide therapy based on individual needs. ...Read more

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At home remedies suggested for getting rid of acne scars?

At home remedies suggested for getting rid of acne scars?

Home tx acne scars: I know of nothing effective that you can do at home for acne scars. Invest in a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find effective remedies. ...Read more

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What are the home remedies for pus filled pimples?

What are the home remedies for pus filled pimples?

Acne: Smush a little bit of garlic juice on your pimple and leave it on as long as you’d like. ...Read more

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Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Home remedies/Over the Counter things for sebaceous cyst ?

Sebaceous cysts can: easily be removed by your doc. It's quick and easy. If he/she takes out the sack it won't refill and come back. If it is simply lanced it can refill and thus return. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any home treatments for epidermal cysts?

Any home treatments for epidermal cysts?

No: Epidermal cysts should be treated by excision by a surgeon. Otherwise you will risk recurrence, and worse, infection. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pus pimple?

Home remedies for pus pimple?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Are there any effective at home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

Are there any effective at home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

No: Potentially dangerous. See doctor get antibiotics. There's a reason life expectancy went up when penicillin was discovered. ...Read more

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Home remedies for an infected pimple ?

Home remedies for an infected pimple ?

Hot soaks: Do not squeeze this. That could be very dangerous. Use a very warm cloth on the pimple for 15 minutes several times a day until it come to a head and drains. Do not place pressure on it since you may force bacteria back into the the underlying tissues and make things much worse. ...Read more

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Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Home treatment safe for epidermal cyst?

Not sure: This is more of a phrase than a question so i'm not sure what your asking. But here's a guess. Warm compresses can sometimes cause these cysts to drain which can allow them to heal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil can be used for discomfort and inflammation. Anything not resolving or requiring aspiration or incision and drainage should be performed by a physician with sterile equipment. ...Read more

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Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a slightly depressed red acne mark/scar ?

Tincture of time: There are no home remedies that will get rid of the depressed or indented nature of the scar. The reddness will usually get betterwithtimeandsun protection. Treatmentfor the indentation may include fillers, laser peels, excision depending onthe depth of the indentation. ...Read more

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What are the nest home remedies for acne?

Get a real Rx: The powerful and effective remedies that scientific physicians use for acne are derivatives of vitamin a or natural antibiotics -- both gifts from mother nature. Especially if you are responsible for the emotional and physical health of a teenager, get the patient to a scientific physican -- negligence here will result in a lifetime of regrets / resentment. ...Read more

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What are home treatments for acne craters?

What are home treatments for acne craters?

It depends on the craters: Are these mountains or are these molehills? If you have severe scarring acting you are going to end up needing a dermatologist for dermabrasion. If you just have bad acne with some cysts and scarring you may do well with a antibiotic and some over-the-counter medication such as benzyl peroxide. It really depends on what it looks like ...Read more

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Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. There is no really good home treatment, though it will resolve with time. There is anecdotal evidence that some of the chemicals used in pools may take out the virus. So go swimming! the lesions can be excised or treated with cryo depending on location. ...Read more

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I took laser treatment for severe acne at the age 15. One year later pimples grew again although not severe. What is 1 final treatment for acne?

I took laser treatment for  severe acne at the age 15. One year later pimples grew again although not severe. What is 1 final treatment for acne?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin (trade name: accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne. It is a potent medication that is very effective for nearly all types of breakouts. Accutane is needed for moderate to severe acne that has failed other treatments. It should be used for a severe, scarring acne. ...Read more