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How can I get rid of a cut on my face that I got from popping a whitehead?

How can I get rid of a cut on my face that I got from popping a whitehead?

Leave it alone: The best thing to do is to leave this alone. It will heal more quickly if you don't try to scratch or manipulate it. If it becomes red and enlarges, that can be a sign of infection and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Do I have to have surgery to get rid of a cyst? (which resulted from me popping a pimple)

Abscess?: If this "pimple" has turned into an abscess it will need to be drained to heal. An abscess walls itself off from the body, making it much less likely to be cleared up by antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of the scab and scarring caused after popping a pimple?

How can one get rid of the scab and scarring caused after popping a pimple?

Multiple Options: First off, do not pop pimples. Doing so can cause infections limited to the skin or even extending much farther and deeper than this. Acne scarring can be effectively improved with chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, and dermarolling. ...Read more

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I have a facial pimple on right cheek, tried popping it and stuff came out. Then it turned redish/purpleish how do I get rid of it and or that color?

I have a facial pimple on right cheek, tried popping it and stuff came out. Then it turned redish/purpleish how do I get rid of it and or that color?

Time and sunscreen.: The discoloration you are describing is likely hyperpigmentation after the inflammation from the pimple. Use an spf 30 daily to ensure that the area is not exposed to sunlight while you allow time to fade it back to the normal color. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of discoloration on my skin from acne? Its from picking and popping zits. Would laser resurfacing get rid of it?

How do I get rid of discoloration on my skin from acne? Its from picking and popping zits. Would laser resurfacing get rid of it?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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I have suffered from acne for a few months now and can't seem to get rid of it. Its just below my temples on both sides of my face. I wash my face both morning and night. I admit I have a problem with picking at my skin and scratching it and popping them.

I have suffered from acne for a few months now and can't seem to get rid of it. Its just below my temples on both sides of my face. I wash my face both morning and night. I admit I have a problem with picking at my skin and scratching it and popping them.

Don't Pop, See Doc: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best with regular check-ups; or referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a pimple in the vaginal area without popping? It hurts really bad can barely walk? Happens during and after my period?

How can I get rid of a pimple in the vaginal area without popping? It hurts really bad can barely walk? Happens during and after my period?

Get it checked: These symptoms could be related to an abscess or even herpes. You should see your doctor for an evaluation when it is present. ...Read more

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I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

I have a large pimple inside my ear lobe. Have tried popping it but can't because it is on the inside of the ear lobe. How do I get rid of it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

Depends: If they are milia, a dermatologist can remove them. Tretinoin gel will help. If they are acne, tretinoin will help. Acne pustules are usually easy to squeeze out. You will hear commands to avoid squeezing. In fact, squeezing the pus/sebum out allows them to heal faster and better. Scars are due to inflamed, deep nodular acne, not to squeezing. If significant acne, best treatment for you is spirono ...Read more

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How can I get rid of whiteheads at home?

How can I get rid of whiteheads at home?

Skin care.: 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 are the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of whiteheads?

What are the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of whiteheads?

Sore throat: Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better.
Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort:
gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water.
If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of whiteheads on neck?

How do I get rid of whiteheads on neck?

Combo approach: Shave break for 1-2 days. Antibacterial soap. Change to new razor when resume and then make only one pass over area. Should quiet it down after a few days. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of whiteheads on the forehead?

What's the best way to get rid of whiteheads on the forehead?

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 do I get rid of whiteheads?

Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide and retinoids usually can do the job. ...Read more

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How to get rid of whiteheads fast?

How to get rid of whiteheads fast?

The simple solution: The best way to get rid of whiteheads fast is by following a proper skin care home protocol or go to a beauty salon and ask for expertise help. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of whiteheads?

What do I do to get rid of whiteheads?

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). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of whiteheads? I have just recently been getting them and I don't know how to get rid of them

How do I get rid of whiteheads? I have just recently been getting them and I don't know how to get rid of them

Comedonal: Comedonal acne is quite common and can be a challenge but there are options. There are some otc options and prescription options that can help. Read more about options and tips for acne at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of whiteheads on Brazilian wax?

How do I get rid of whiteheads on Brazilian wax?

Waxing: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Which is the best facewash to get rid of whiteheads on chin & forehead?

Which is the best facewash to get rid of whiteheads on chin & forehead?

Benzoyl peroxide: Have you tried anything before? I don't think any specific benzoyl peroxide wash is superior but I would start with a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash. If your acne is moderate to severe consider dermatology consult for prescription medications ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of whiteheads & black spots from face?

Is there a good way to get rid of whiteheads & black spots from face?

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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Using jojoba oil to clean my face can get rid of whiteheads. It that true?

Jojoba oil and acne: Any sort of oils applied to acne-prone skin can actually make acne worse. Oils can also contribute to overgrowth of a yeast that lives in the hair follicles, called malassezia furfur, which can cause more facial eruptions. It is best to use oil-free and non-comedogenic products for acne. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of whiteheads and small bumps on my forehead?

How can I get rid of whiteheads and small bumps on my forehead?

Rein A: Retin-a or one of it's derivatives (differin, tazorac, (tazarotene) etc) is the best preventative prescription for this. In addition, you may see a dermatologist who can open up and drain the white heads and inject a local cortisone to the bumps. Your skin will thank you for the trip to the derm office! ...Read more

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How should I clean oily skin to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads?

How should I clean oily skin to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads?

Oily skin: Clogged pores contribute to whiteheads & blackheads. Over-the-counter products containing salicyclic acid can help unclog pores but can be irritating if overused and are less effective than topical retinoid medications that require a prescription. Advise that you consult a dermatologist for evaluation & treatment for your specific skin care needs. ...Read more

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What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

Probably milium: These are likely milia. They are very common in newborns and caused by sebum (sweat lubricant) buildup in the hair follicles. They usually disappear on their own over a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

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'. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more