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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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