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How to get rid of a lot of pimples?

How to get rid of a lot of pimples?

Derm eval: 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

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 is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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What's a quick way of getting rid of pimples safely?

What's a quick way of getting rid of pimples safely?

Prescription Rx: Get with your personal physician now. You'll use topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day and perhaps additional medication such as a topical or systemic antibiotic. Anything else will disappoint you. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be free of acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a huge pimple fast?

How to get rid of a huge pimple fast?

Pimple: You may want to use salicylic acid gel to dry it out. Neutrogena has a line call 24 hour acne clearing system or you can try acnefree system as well. If you need the pimple to go away incredibly fast, then a visit to a dermatologist to inject an anti-inflammatory would be my best advise. ...Read more

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Get rid of a boil on my vagina lip?

Get rid of a boil on my vagina lip?

See your ob/gyn: This may need to be drained. Do not attempt yourself. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a huge cystic pimple on my nose without leaving a scar?

How can I get rid of a huge cystic pimple on my nose without leaving a scar?

Natural Healing: 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). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of a black head on a pimple?

How should I get rid of a black head on a pimple?

Acne wash: The black head on a pimple (open comedon) is pigment seen in the opening of a hair follicle and not dirt. Using benzoyl peroxide--either alone or in combination with another acne medication---is an effective means of taking care of this. Manual expression of the plug in the hair shaft will also work, but is not recommended if their is a large number of blackheads. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of redness in a popped pimple?

How can I get rid of redness in a popped pimple?

Leave it alone: If you hadn't popped the pimple in the first place it would be gone by now. I know how hard it is to leave pimples alone, but you'll be surprised how much less "angry" your face looks when you use your prescribed treatment and keep your hands off. I tell all my patients, "your face is not on strike, you don't have to pick it.". ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a big ear pimple?

How do I get rid of a big ear pimple?

Pimple: Warm towel soaks may help. Retin -a cream helps decrease pimples . See a dermatologist who may inject the area with corticosteroid or drain the area. At times , oral antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pimple and a scab. Fast?

How to get rid of a pimple and a scab. Fast?

No quick fix: If you're getting occasional pimples, something as simple as a nightly salicylic acid wash may keep them at bay. Once formed, there's no way to speed healing. ...Read more

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What's a good exercises for getting rid of a big belly?

What's a good exercises for getting rid of a big belly?

Any you like!: Any activity that you will stick with that raises your pulse. Usually a combination of aerobic cardiovascular exercise and some resistance. The thing is to start slow and keep going over the weeks and, months. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a ingrown pimple inside my nose?

How to get rid of a ingrown pimple inside my nose?

Vestibulitis: You can try over the counter antibiotic cream, but they very often do not work well. If you see your doctor, you can get a stronger treatment that will be more likely to work. Feel better. ...Read more

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What's a good facewash that gets rid of forehead acne?

What's a good facewash that gets rid of forehead acne?

Oil free: I really like neutragena oil free acne wash with grapefruit. Wash with this two to three times a day, and avoid lotions in general. Follow up with a good benzoyl peroxide 10% lotions twice per day. ...Read more

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How do in get rid of a cyst pimple in a hour?

How do in get rid of a cyst pimple in a hour?

I will not recommend: I will caution against anything that will "get rid" of pimples in an hour. See a dermatologist for best treatment if one is available otherwise see your PCP. ...Read more

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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 do I get rid of a pimple scar?

How do I get rid of a pimple scar?

It would be unlikely: To be able to completely eradicate scars but would consult with dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pimple scar on cheek?

How to get rid of a pimple scar on cheek?

Time : Oftentimes time is your best ally let it heal , if no better in 3-6 months , see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a huge pimple on my forehead overnight?

How do I get rid of a huge pimple on my forehead overnight?

Wishful thinking: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. For a single pimple, try a hot shower and then a warm wet compress, if ready to drain, can help. Don't scratch or pick. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a huge pimple in the ear fast?

How do you get rid of a huge pimple in the ear fast?

Vanishing cream: I prefer the daily vanishing cream as it has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, which is the best product available over the counter for the treatment of acne. ...Read more

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Getting can I get rid of back pimples?

Getting can I get rid of back pimples?

Acne: See a dermatologist who will probably prescribe a combination of creams and pills. ...Read more