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Good Way To Get Rid Of Pimples
Basics: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
You can't: This is the 21st century. Acne is a serious, chronic, potentially devastating illness. I'm sorry that health care delivery is often dysfunctional, and the internet is full of anti-medical disinformation. If you're responsible for the health of a teen with acne, get him to a competent physician, now. If he ends up with scars, he'll blame you for the rest of his life. Do the right thing. ...Read more
Pimple in mouth: A pustule in the mouth will express yellow fluid when disturbed. But, if this looks like a clear bubble, that is something different. This is A mucocele. It is a crushed minor salivary gland that can not release its fluid into the mouth. The fluid backs up and the tissue ballons out. Eventually this breaks and heals or may start all over again. If it becomes larger than a pea have a DDS/DMD check ...Read more
What is the quickest and the most reliable way to get rid of acne/pimples effectively? Or a good way to treat them to get rid of them?
Prescription meds: Most teenaged men, and women who by genetics or mild ill-health have extra male hormones, experience acne, but no one need suffer much nowadays. I begin with topical Clindamycin and generally have good results; tetracycline (if you can take it) or Erythromycin systemically for the rough cases; a dermatologist can prescribe a retinoic acid derivative that's strong but reasonably safe. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There aren't any: The internet is full of stories about people treating their pimples with vinegar, fried eggs, squeezed lemons, and sleeping plastered with honey. These won't work and i suspect some of the authors are cruel pranksters. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-diet-related disease for which you deserve effective, scientific rx. Even in our insane health care system, a dr. Should be there 4u. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Home / folk remedies are only adjuncts. Topical benzoyl peroxide over the counter is your best choice. If not clear in two weeks, visit your personal physician; prescription strength rx will clear you. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability. Don't waste time and effort on stuff that will disappoint you. ...Read more
Get serious about Rx: Acne is unrelated to hygiene or sleep and i'm sorry anyone told you otherwise. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated had not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. If the oral contraceptive pill is right for you, it may clear you, or a topical or systemic antibiotic added to benzoyl peroxide, or something stronger, should work. ...Read more
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