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How to get rid of large pimples?

How to get rid of large pimples?

Don't squeeze!: Please don't squeeze or scrub them! your skin is not a pot, it should not be scrubbed. In the long run it will only make your acne worse. Topical medications have very limited efficacy on large pimples; oral medicines are usually required, and they must be prescribed by a dermatologist. Professional help is your best option, not only for controlling large pimples but preventing scarring. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How to rid of large pimple?

How to rid of large pimple?

Pimple: Very large acne lesions should be handled by your dermatologist. He/she may choose to carefully open and drain the lesion or inject cortisone into it directly. ...Read more

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How to get rid of large pimples on my face?

How to get rid of large pimples on my face?

Facial pimple: Unfortunately, there is no easy fix. I would recommend that you see your pmd or a dermatologist for management. If this is inflamed, cystic acne, a steroid injection can be helpful to calm it down while other treatment kicks in. Try not to touch or otherwise manipulate the pimple, so as not to make things worse. Gentle cleansing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid cleanser is helpful. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on face?

Get rid of pimples on face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist will be best to evaluate and treat you-especially where your face is involved. ...Read more

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Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

FOREHEAD PIMPLES: Forehead pimples, acne, can be due to many things. Greasy hair; caps and hats, not shampooing enough, gels and waxes. What to do? Shampoo often, once a day if possible. Over-the-counter benzoyl products applied at bedtime can help. Or, better: see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of small acnes on fore head?

How to get rid of small acnes on fore head?

Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read more

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Will Accutane get rid of tiny pimples or only cysts?

Overkill: Treating 'tiny pimples' with Isotretinoin is like killing gnats with a flame thrower. Mild acne is best managed with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Your personal physician or a dermatology consultant knows how to select the right rx for your particular case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cluster of acne on cheek?

How can I get rid of cluster of acne on cheek?

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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How can I get rid of these small bumps on circumcision scar?

How can I get rid of these small bumps on circumcision scar?

Nothing or...: In general, there is no practical need to remove any circumcision-related scar. But, before doing so, be evaluated with detailed history + physical exam first so to decide the balance of its medical necessity and professional possibility. If really needed, it can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples and scars of pimple on face?

How can I get rid of pimples and scars of pimple on face?

Discuss with derm/PS: I would schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to review some of the treatments and medical options available. ...Read more

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How to get rid of large cheeks?

How to get rid of large cheeks?

Buccal Fat Rx: Excess cheek tissue is most common from the Buccal fat compartment which can be reduced under local anesthesia through a small incision in the back of the mouth. Chubby cheeks should be treated conservatively because as we age , fat loss from the deeper areas of the face appears and is often restored with fat grafting. ...Read more

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What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: With many blackheads, i'd start you on a retinoic acid derivative topically along with topical clindamycin. If this isn't fully successful, a systenic antibiotic that's right for you is the next step. Dermatologists have the big guns and can abolish any and all acne. You have a right to be acne-free in the 21st century if that is your wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more

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At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads?

At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of tiny pimples filled with oil?

How do you get rid of tiny pimples filled with oil?

Oil Bumps: You may develop bumps on your face that are filled with sebum oil. Bumps that are a form of acne can form when pores on your skin get clogged or blocked. Prescription retin a (tretinoin) is an effective treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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What are products the help get rid of pimple scars?

What are products the help get rid of pimple scars?

Tincture of time: Most of the dark marks and red spots left when pimples go away are not scars, they are just marks. They go away by themselves, although they sometimes take their sweet time about it. True scars - depressions in the skin - are permanent, although dermatologists and plastic surgeons have a variety of techniques for making them less obvious. ...Read more

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How to get rid of large pimples?

Don't squeeze!: Please don't squeeze or scrub them! your skin is not a pot, it should not be scrubbed. In the long run it will only make your acne worse. Topical medications have very limited efficacy on large pimples; oral medicines are usually required, and they must be prescribed by a dermatologist. Professional help is your best option, not only for controlling large pimples but preventing scarring. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of large pimples on face?

I need some tips on how to get rid of large pimples on face?

Injection: The best way to get rid of a large pimple on your face is to see a dermatologist who will inject the pimple with cortisone. This does not get into your bloodstream but for make the pimple improve overnight. It will also help avoid getting a scar. ...Read more

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How to get rid of large pimples on my face?

Facial pimple: Unfortunately, there is no easy fix. I would recommend that you see your pmd or a dermatologist for management. If this is inflamed, cystic acne, a steroid injection can be helpful to calm it down while other treatment kicks in. Try not to touch or otherwise manipulate the pimple, so as not to make things worse. Gentle cleansing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid cleanser is helpful. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a huge pimple on my chin: which treatment should I undergo to get rid of it?

What to do if I have a huge pimple on my chin: which treatment should I undergo to get rid of it?

Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment to get rid of and prevent pimples?

See Dermatologist: 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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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples with only having bar soap to get rid of it?

This won't happen: Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed but only with scientific rx. Even in our dysfunctional health care system, you should be able to get treated. If your parents are interfering, please talk with your school nurse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Red marks: 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. Irritated skin will need makeup: coverup/touchup cream if a perfect complexion is needed instantly. ...Read more

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A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? 4 years since I noticed it

A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? 4 years since I noticed it

See urologist: This pimple seems to be something benign, has been there for 4 years with no change in size and no infection. Since it is bothering you, better consult urology who can examine you and explain about this pimple like spot, also if any treatment to be done. ...Read more

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My cheeks are covered with acne , pimples (dents) and I had them for ages , I dont have gp . I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

My cheeks are covered with acne , pimples (dents) and I had them for ages , I dont have gp . I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? Around 4 years when I first noticed

A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? Around 4 years when I first noticed

Penis pimples: Could be a blocked gland and should resolve on its own but since it is hard to describe bumps accuratly it could be something else especially since it's been there for awhile such as a wart so please get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have flat redish marks on my face from pervious pimples. I was wondering how to get rid of these marks without laser treatment or such.

I have flat redish marks on my face from pervious pimples. I was wondering how to get rid of these marks without laser treatment or such.

Multiple: It sounds as if you are describing scar tissue as a result of blemishes on your face. One of the best treatments for scars is using tretinoin cream or gel (retin a) within six months of the scar forming. ...Read more

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I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? mine is sensitive skin

I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? mine is sensitive skin

No good way.: The pitted scars would be hard to get rid of. chemical peeling, laser all have been tried with limited success. no Rx cream would work either. let your skin repair itself. ...Read more

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Hello doctor i am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?

Hello doctor
i am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?

Folliculitis?: This may be related to an infection of the hair follicles, in which case topical or oral antibiotics are useful. ...Read more

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Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.

Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.

Acne: This may be all about your hormones and genes and the skin type you have. If you are doing everything right and still having trouble you may need some prescription medication to supplement what you are doing naturally. It is not impossible to get improvement. You just may need help. ...Read more

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Does ice help you with getting rid of pimples?

Does ice help you with getting rid of pimples?

No: I am not aware of ice helping. I have heard if cryotherapy for acne to peel the skin. But i think there are better ways to tx. ...Read more

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Any tips into getting rid of pimples over night?

Not 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

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


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