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How to get rid of zits fast without popping?

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. 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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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of zits and pimples fast?

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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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of zits and blackheads fast?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of zits and blackheads fast?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil or witch hazel more effective for getting rid of zits?

Is tea tree oil or witch hazel more effective for getting rid of zits?

Neither works well: Both will disappoint you. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to someting effective. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If this isn't enough, add oral Erythromycin or tetracycline as appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have even stronger stuff. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know a fast way to get rid of acne, or something that really works getting rid of it?

How can I know a fast way to get rid of acne, or something that really works getting rid of it?

Scientific Rx: For someone with a serious acne problem who wants fast results, perhaps for the prom, topical benzoyl peroxide, topical clindamycin, and systemic tetracycline perhaps 500 2x/day is one possible combination; it would be adjusted after. All acne is manageable. If you're responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

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 list the most common home remodies for getting rid of acne fast that work?

Can you please list the most common home remodies for getting rid of acne fast that work?

None: Acne is a life long disease that needs a long term plan to keep it under control. See your medspa doctor for a laser skin care regimen and for products to use between visits. She will also prescribe prescription medications when necessary. ...Read more

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What is the safest treatment to get rid of acne?

What is the safest treatment to get rid of acne?

Quite a few options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist offers additional help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to get rid of acne as a young teen?

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne as a young teen?

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

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

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...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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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimple/spot scars fast?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimple/spot scars fast?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective products for getting rid of acne scarring fast?

Can you please recommend some effective products for getting rid of acne scarring fast?

Acne Scar Treatment: There is no secret solution to acne scars. You cannot get rid of them 'fast'. Before you even start thinking about acne scar treatment, your acne should be under control and you shouldn't be using Accutane for that control. There is no topical agent that will clear acne scars. If there were, it would be a best seller and in everyone's home. Sorry to disappoint you. ...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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My girlfriend has gotten a lot of zits on her face in the past week. Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

My girlfriend has gotten a lot of zits on her face in the past week. Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

Acne: Typical acne therapy is with topical prescription medication like epiduo and oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or monodox. A low dose of Prednisone is also helpful but only a tempory fix. ...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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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