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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples quick?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How to get rid of this pimple quick?

How to get rid of this pimple quick?

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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I need to get rid of a pimple quick? Which acne medication works better?

I need to get rid of a pimple quick? Which acne medication works better?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...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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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?

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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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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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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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

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