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How might i get quickly rid of forehead pimples?

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)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...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

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How do get rid of pimples quickly?

How do get rid of pimples quickly?

Not easy: No real way to quickly control acne. Takes time. Sometimes oral steroids can be used to quickly lessen/shut down acne for a special occasion (photo shoot/wedding), but will usually cause flare when steroids wear off, and then there is the steroid risk. Usully takes abt 12 weeks to control acne, would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I getting rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...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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Can you offer ideas on getting rid of annoying pimples quickly?

Can you offer ideas on getting rid of annoying pimples quickly?

Quickly - no.: 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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How could i get rid of these pimples quickly?

How could i get rid of these pimples quickly?

Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help. ...Read more

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How can get rid of pimples quickly?

How can get rid of pimples quickly?

Benzoyl Peroxide Gel: Otc BP gel applied directly to pimples once a day --- comes in different strenghts 2.5-10% start with lower strenght. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scabs from acne quick?

How can I get rid of scabs from acne quick?

Keep them moist then: dry, so try wiping with a drying agent like tea tree oil to help scabs dry quicker but keep scabs moist at night with aquaphor so you don't pull off and leave scar ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

Cosmetics: Other than cosmetics, there's no way to get rid of acne instantly. There are many topical preparations (eg, Benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Evoclin, or even spot treatment with salicylic acid) which can help fairly rapidly as well as (in more severe cases) an oral form of Clindamycin (or Accutane) can be prescribed to help. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what might be most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cheek acne quickly?

How can I get rid of cheek acne quickly?

No quick fix: Acne isn't curable though it eventually remits as you get older. Until then, acne confined to the cheeks can usually be eliminated by topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a salicylic acid wash. Use as tolerated. If this isn't sufficient, adding a topical antibiotic from your physician will probably be sufficient. ...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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How can I get rid of acne pustules?

How can I get rid of acne pustules?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of pimples and prevent sudden pimple breakouts?

What are good ways to get rid of pimples and prevent sudden pimple breakouts?

Good hygiene & OTC's: Good face washing with an acne scrub, otc, and keeping your hands away from your face and keeping the oil production down will help. Reducing stress and watching the foods your eat, ie, spicy foods and then using and otc acne preparation. If complicated, see your pcp or dermatologist and get a prescription med. May have menses related issues and med related issues as well. May need antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of pimple scars quickly?

What are ways to get rid of pimple scars quickly?

Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of acne scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection. ...Read more

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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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How to get rid of redness from squeezing blackheads?

Don't Squeeze: See your MD or dermatolgist and get treated for the skon condition. ...Read more

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How to get rid of marks left by pimples?

Hydroquinone: One of the most effective treatments for "skin stains", or darkening of the skin after acne, is hydroquinone. It is available without a prescription in 2% strength and should be applied twice daily to the dark spots only, not the surrounding normal skin. Some formulations contain glycolic acid, which help as well. It often takes 6 or more weeks to see any improvement. ...Read more

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How to get rid of zits fast without popping?

Prescriptions: Many topical prescription creams help diminish acne blemishes overnight. Getting on a program to use salicylic face wash, topical meds, laser acne care, avoiding sun and sweating, prescription pills, and not picking will increase your chances of staying rid of acne. ...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


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