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Best way to deal with acne & pimples?

Best way to deal with acne & pimples?

Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Acne Surgery (Definition)

Acne surgery can mean a scar treatment, such as cutting out a troublesome scar with the goal of making a smaller scar. This can also refer to removing a small patch of skin that always breaks out despite treatment. ...Read more


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How to reduce acne problems and pimple problems?

How to reduce acne problems and pimple problems?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

You can't: A cortisone injection can reduce the size of an acne but it may not quite clear over night. You should see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it a normal if your acne pimple bleeds when popped?

Is it a normal if your acne pimple bleeds when popped?

Yes: Truth be told, though, if you have to ask, it's time to get that acne under control. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a second prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What happens if you pop an acne pimple? Will it spread even more?

What happens if you pop an acne pimple? Will it spread even more?

Yes: You actually spread the infection around the pimple. Try spoon bathing. You tie some soft material around a spoon and dip it in boiiing water. Then hold the spoon near the pimple and allow the steam to percolate past the pimple. Do not touch the skin or the pimple with the hot spoon. This often draws the pus out witrhout any other treatment. ...Read more

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How to cure acne and pimple marks on back within less no. Of days?

How to cure acne and pimple marks on back within less no. Of days?

Acne Scars: There are multiple lasers available that are effective in the improvement of acne scarring. The fraxel laser and the affirm laser are examples of the fractional laser technology which has been shown to be very effective in the treatment and removal of scarring that results from acne or other causes. ...Read more

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I never had acne or pimple outbreaks until now, what do I have it now?

I never had acne or pimple outbreaks until now, what do I have it now?

I don't know: I see that you are 35 years old and you have given no other information. Often there's no telling why. I'm going to assume that this actually is acne and not one of its mimics such as folliculitis of the beard or a superficial fungus infection. A variety of medications and cosmetics can precipitate acne, and if you have other symptoms, it may warn of a hormonal disturbance your doctor could spot. ...Read more

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Hi I have really bad acne and pimples which has resulted into dark Mark's.please assist.

Hi I have really bad acne and pimples which has resulted into dark Mark's.please assist.

Dermatologist helps: Acne is caused by skin pores being plugged by tiny clumps of skin cells (the clump is called a comedone). When there are no bumps or actual pimples and pustules, the acne-prone areas of skin will still have plugged pores. Maybe the black spots are comedones in the skin pores. Dark spots can also be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that takes months or years to fade after pimples break and heal. ...Read more

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If I am now 30.But iam still having acne/pimple problems.Why I am having these problem at this age?

If I am now 30.But iam still having acne/pimple problems.Why I am having these problem at this age?

Genetics: The majority have it in their teens with resolution by their early 20's.However, a subset can have it off and on well into their 30's and beyond.Eventually it will disappear, but is one of the hardest skin problems to predict. ...Read more

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I have never had a problem with acne. I have always gotten 1 pimple at a time maybe 3 times a year. Lately, I have been getting 5-6 at a time. Why?

I have never had a problem with acne. I have always gotten 1 pimple at a time maybe 3 times a year. Lately, I have been getting 5-6 at a time. Why?

Don't ask why: You probably will never figure out why. Acne comes and goes unpredictably and if your periods are still regular and there's no big change in your diet / lifestyle, a search is futile. The key is to start managing your illness more aggressively. A salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated may be enough to keep things under control. ...Read more

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I had frequent pimples and acne a couple of the years ago.And now iam having the black traces left behind.What can I do to make them fade or disappear?

I had frequent pimples and acne a couple of the years ago.And now iam having the black traces left behind.What can I do to make them fade or disappear?

Hydroquinone: That's called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation - quite a mouthful, but it simply means a collection of pigment at the site of an old inflammatory process, such as acne. Lightening creams containing hydroquinone are available otc and by prescription, but insurance does not cover them - and never use them at concentrations higher than 4% - higher concentrations sometimes make the darkening worse. ...Read more

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How to remove acne or pimples?

Skin care: 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 to remove my acne / pimples?

How to remove my acne / pimples?

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 might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How do I effectivelycontrol acne and pimples?

How do I effectivelycontrol acne and pimples?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to avoid having pimples or acne?

How to avoid having pimples or acne?

Manage it, Jay: Acne is a chronic, serious disease of teens and young adults that eventually remits on its own. In spite of what anyone else may tell you, it is basically unrelated to diet, hygiene, sexual behavior or anything else you can control. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician needs to add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more

Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars as all other scars are the result of healing damaged tissue. The term" acne" refers to the disease process that caused the injury ad not te type of scar in the same way that a "burn" scar is due ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more