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

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

Acne: The over the counter products available to treat acne include products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Some people can be allergic or sensitive to either of these products. If neither of these types of products work, you should see a dermatologist for other treatment options. ...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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Please tell me if there are any methods of getting rid of pimples quickly and effectively?

Please tell me if there are any methods of getting rid of pimples quickly and effectively?

Scientific Rx: You can't cure acne, but you can manage it until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription strength Rx as required. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimple quickly?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimple quickly?

Pimple Info: 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 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 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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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 do you get rid of pimple scars quickly?

How do you get rid of pimple scars quickly?

Don't pick!: First of all, don't pick. If you have an inflamed pimple, you can use put a cool compress on it for comfort, or a warm compress if is a whitehead about to drain. Sometimes a trip to doctor for a tiny drop of steroid via injection. Use a tiny amount of Bacitracin until the scab is gone. Then try a scar gel like bio-oil or kelocote. Keep spf 30 over it, so that it doesn't get as much brown pigment. ...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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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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Are there any means of getting rid of pimples and blackheads quickly, preferably in five or less days?

Are there any means of getting rid of pimples and blackheads quickly, preferably in five or less days?

Extraction: See your dermatologist for extraction and chemical peel for faster result. I would also suggest getting creams/pills depending on the severity of acne which your dermatologist can prescribe to keep your acne in check. ...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