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How can I reduce a pimple overnight?

How can I reduce a pimple overnight?

YOU can't.: A dermatologist can inject it with an anti-inflammatory suspension that will probably (no guarantees) melt it away in a day or so. Don't do what you want to do, which is squeeze it. That will only make it worse. ...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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What would be a good way to take care of a pimple overnight?

What would be a good way to take care of a pimple overnight?

Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). The body increases blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. It usually takes more than overnight. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you put some Vicks on a pimple overnight it will disappear the next day?

Is it true that if you put some Vicks on a pimple overnight it will disappear the next day?

Not standard: Using Vicks on acne lesions is not considered standard therapy and not well studied. That being said, there is no significant data to give you a solid answer as to the efficacy of this remedy. ...Read more

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What to do with a dried and red pimple?

What to do with a dried and red pimple?

Warm soaks: You could try an antibiotic cream in case it is infected ...Read more

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Help! What can I do about a dried and red pimple?

Help! What can I do about a dried and red pimple?

Dried up: Sounds like healing. Wash gently with soap and water and the scab should drop off over the next few days. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: what to do with a dried and red pimple?

Leave it alone: If you leave it alone it should heal without scarring. Even just a little aquaphor or vaniply ...Read more

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9 m.O baby gets 3rd pimple on the face about 0, 5 CM in diameter. They get dry brown cover next day. 1 gets healed, but another pops up. Is it serious?

9 m.O baby gets 3rd pimple on the face about 0, 5 CM in diameter. They get dry brown cover next day. 1 gets healed, but another pops up. Is it serious?

See your doctor: There could be a number of causes, some of which could be an infection so have a doctor examine the "pimple" and see what it is. ...Read more

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Are there any really good overnight treatments for pimples?

No: These are all cruel internet pranks. You'll need several days before your get real results. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a pimple overnight?

How can I get rid of a pimple overnight?

You can't: This won't happen. If the problem is occasional acne pimples, you can usually keep most of them at bay with a salicylic acid face wash. It's not pleasant but is likely to be enough. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a pimple overnight?

What do I do to get rid of a pimple overnight?

Not likely: Unlikely to remove that quickly under any circumstance. Some light treatments by dermatologists have accomplished very rapid responses, but very challenging to do. ...Read more

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Does applying honey overnight to an infected pimple work?

Does applying honey overnight to an infected pimple work?

Possibly: Honey is known to be antibacterial. Acne can be caused by bacteria.Honey has been around thousands of years. Some studies confirm this property. Medical grade honey is preferred, otherwise, non-processed pure honey is best. Heat only with warmth of hands, apply sparingly, keep on for 15 minutes then rinse off daily. May work for some people, for others, if not bacterial, it doesn't. ...Read more

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I picked a pimple & I let it dry out & it had a scab & I picked it & now it is raw what can I do to help it clear up fast : (?

I picked a pimple & I let it dry out & it had a scab & I picked it & now it is raw what can I do to help it clear up fast : (?

Antibiotic ointment: Given that it is raw you should keep it protected with antibiotic ointment. There is no "speed healing" of a raw skin spot unfortunately. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I popped my pimple and now there's a scab and the scab is not completely dry but a little bit what can I do to let it heal faster?

I popped my pimple and now there's a scab and the scab is not completely dry but a little bit what can I do to let it heal faster?

Min. Trauma&KillBact.: Crucial: minimizing skin trauma (the problem with popping pimples, esp. When not done with great care/sophistication/aseptic technique) while also suppressing growth of bacteria inducing the pimple in the first place & all the many bacteria always living on the skin & in pores. At this point, washing gently/thoroughly with soap/water, applying Neosporin Cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) (not ointment) & bandaid daily best. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

You can't: A cortisone injection can reduce the size of an acne but it may not quite clear over night. You should see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pimples overnight?

How would doctors recommend I treat pimples overnight?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I completely get rid of pimples overnight?

How can I completely get rid of pimples overnight?

You can't: Forgive my frankness. Your fastest help will come from topical benzoyl peroxide plus whatever supplemental Rx your personal physician will prescribe for you. There are no quick fixes. You need to manage your acne as a serious chronic disease until it remits on your own. ...Read more

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I have a dry itchy pimple in my breast since 8 months ago?

I have a dry itchy pimple in my breast since 8 months ago?

Get a diagnosis: You should see a dermatologist to establish a diagnosis via clinical examination or with the use of a biopsy. Pimples do not normally last 8 months and imdomhave concerns about the persistence of the mass. ...Read more

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Can dry ice make pimples go away fast?

Can dry ice make pimples go away fast?

Terrible idea: You will simply injure the skin and end up with a bigger mess. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Prescription medicine can clear you until the disease self-cures. If your parents oppose this for superstitious reasons, make the phone call yourself. ...Read more

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How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

Overnight cures: There is no such "overnight " cure for blind pimple.
See your dermatologist or family practitioner for best diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How to get rid of a massive pimple with no head overnight.

How to get rid of a massive pimple with no head overnight.

Overnight might: Be difficult, but hot moist packs should help- if not see pcp for further reatment. ...Read more

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What's the best home ingredients to take away pimples overnight?

What's the best home ingredients to take away pimples overnight?

NONE: No home ingredients will help you. Successful treatment depends on the type & severity of acne. Usually we need 3 months or more for results. Acne is NOT due to dirt, diet, or stress. Adult women get best results from prescription spironolactone pills. There are a variety of creams. Choice depends on cost, type of skin, type of acne. ...Read more

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The pus of my pimple dried up and fell off now I feel this small little bump what is it can what can I do to make it go away? How can I prevent it?

The pus of my pimple dried up and fell off now I feel this small little bump what is it can what can I do to make it go away? How can I prevent it?

Can't tell: Sometimes you just need to give it more time to heal. Sometimes there is more sebum/ pus deeper in the skin. If it bothers you, a dermatologist can help you. ...Read more

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I have an eraser size pimple on my collarbone. Size gone down by a lot since yesterday. Yellow center but seems dry. Try to pop it? Not hot no pain.

I have an eraser size pimple on my collarbone. Size gone down by a lot since yesterday. Yellow center but seems dry. Try to pop it? Not hot no pain.

Warm compress: I would use a warm compress to the area and see if it will drain. Usually you make a bigger problem by trying to pop it. ...Read more

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How to treat pimples, dark patches and dry lips?

How to treat pimples, dark patches and dry lips?

Problems related?: 3 different problems. Could be related but need a complete evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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