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Doctor insights on: Getting Rid Of A Zit

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a zit really quickly?

How can I get rid of a zit really quickly?

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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

Overnight??: 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

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What can I use at home to get rid of a zit over night?

What can I use at home to get rid of a zit over night?

Several OTC products: There are several otc products that will help with the appearance of an acne lesion overnight. These include antibiotic ointment, salicylic acid ointment, Hydrocortisone and benzoyl peroxide. The most important thin is not to squeeze the lesion, this typically will make it worse. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

May not be able to.: 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

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What do I do to get rid of a zit that looks like a small boil?

What do I do to get rid of a zit that looks like a small boil?

Zit: First of all, don't pick at it! this can result in spreading of any bacteria present and even contagion to yourself and distant sites. You really must see your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible to get this resolved. If it is an acne condition, there are hundreds of ways we treat it . It's very necessary for you to do this to prevent scarring and long-term problems. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a zit scar?

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 to get rid of a zit on private area?

How to get rid of a zit on private area?

Zit: Apply warm water compresses morning and evening for 10 minutes. Poke is with a sterile needle if pus. ...Read more