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I keep getting acne on my nose and I'm 29 years old. What can I do to stop getting acne on my nose?
See a dermatologist: A dermatologist is best at deciding which cream is good for you and whether or not your acne is bad enough to need oral antibiotics. In addition painful pimples can be injected with cortisone which does not get into your bloodstream. But will improve the pimple overnight. ...Read more
Pore size/ oil: 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
Scars: It depends. If there are shallow marked indentations dermabrasion of varying degrees may be indicated along with a facial or hydrafacial procedure. More severe "pock marks" are generally going to require more extensive dermabrasion and or laser therapy. Ultimately it is most important to get rid of the cause of the problem by first addressing the reason for acne. Seek out a dermatologist first. ...Read more
I have acne from the age of 16 (I m 23 now) and dandruff too. Recently my acne started gettin worse & thr r painful black patches on both sides of nose?
Mixed issues...: One might be worsening the other one. You might need anti fungal and antibiotic treatment in order to help with both conditions. Both are known to be caused by possible infectious source so there is no easy fix especially when both are present at the same time. My advise is to see a Dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
Acne: 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 (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
Dermatologist eval.: 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
Don't pop it..: Treatment of acne varies but includes proper use of a skin cleanser to wash off oily residues, the use of benzoyl peroxide (over the counter (e.g. Oxy facewash or cream) over the affected area, make sure not to try to pop the acne because it will leave a scar. If over the counter medications do not work, visit your local dermatologist, ENT or primary medical doctor who deal with acne. ...Read more
I've been suffering from cystic acne for months now. I get them on my nose. Could working in a warehouse environment be the cause?
I have acne which sometimes get puss and if I burst it, small hair comes out of it and then only it gets relieved. My nose surrounding is sensitive.
Manage it: At age 27, acne is a major personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some medicine that will clear you. The "little hair" is the comedone, a keratin-rich structure on which the acne bacteria for a biofilm. The disease must be managed until it remits on its own. Best wishes. ...Read more
Retinoic acid: A topical retinoic acid preparation is best for starters if you have a lot of blackheads. Your personal physician can add something else if needed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Try Rx: Mild acne at your age should respond to topical clindamycin, a cheap and easy rx that your physician can offer, or somethng similar. You may wish to add benzoyl peroxide, or if there are blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative. Your physician can also tell whether this is real acne or folliculitis -- these can be a bit tricky to tell apart. ...Read more
How do we get rid of small bumps on the nose that isn't acne but skin colored bumps? And what are they?
Skin colored bumps: Not sure what you are referring to. It could be banal or congenital neville. You may also be referring to sebaceous gland hyperplasia. ...Read more
How do I get rid of acne redness quickly, maybe in 24 hours, the pimple is right on the middle of my nose?
What to do if I'm a 26 yr old woman suffering from acne vulgaris. How do I get rid of ugly black heads on my nose?
What to do if I have mild acne on my forehead, chin, and around my nose. Does anyone know how to get rid of it overnight?
Can't be done: Sorry. You're going to have to manage this as a chronic disease like an adult. Probably topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, or even a salicylic acid wash, will keep it at bay. If you need to add a prescription-strength Rx, don't hesitate to ask your physician. ...Read more
I have a conjested nose and chest since 5 years and I sneze every time I practise master masturbation or I have a dream and I get very big acne.
Allergies & acne?: Your concerns seem unrelated. See your doctor to determine the cause of your nose/chest symptoms - possibly allergies with post-nasal drip. While you are there your physician can assess the best course of treatment for you acne. Masturbation is not the cause of either of these issues. ...Read more
Is it really acne?: Over the counter acne products, like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, may help with mild "black heads". Make sure to use with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Adult acne-like lesions can also be associated with the aging process, rosacea, and other medical conditions or medications. See a derm if you are not improving. ...Read more
What are some herbal/ medicinal plant uses for acne. I have a few pumps on my nose and would like to get rid of them?
See derm: You should really see dermatologist for the correct therapy. ...Read more
Hi, what what's the quickest way to get rid of acne on cheek, line of white/blackheads on side of nose and upper lips?
Acne, etc.: Please have your family take you to see a skin specialist. Your parents should ask the doctor to refer you to a skin specialist! ...Read more
Why do I get recurrent blisters (clear, not around mucous membranes) on top of my nose that are on/off for 7+ days, not acne or clustered.?
Pimple scar, rash?: These are 3 different types of lesions. Scars that are from cystic acne and have been there for a long time may need dermabration treatments over time. Acne itself, there are many treatments. Depending on how severe it is would determine the best alternatives for you, just don't pick. A rah around your nose could be seborrhea. But then all rashes need to be seen. Picture or by your doctor. ...Read more
Hello! I am 16 years old girl and I have few skin problems like pimples, acnes. Also few black points on my nose, too. How can I get beautiful skin?
Diet & exercise: What you eat greatly influences your skin and your health. We know that high sugar and processed food diets lead to overgrowth of the bacteria responsible for acne, and also make the skin less able to heal. A diet that is high in healthy fats, such as olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, eggs, real cheese, and high in fresh vegetables and fruit helps. Also regular exercise and moderate sunlight. ...Read more