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Home remedies for pimples?

Home remedies for pimples?

Home Remedies/Acne: Cut slices of a lemon and squeeze the juice out onto a cotton ball (if you have sensitive skin add a drop of water or two) and you're supposed to leave it on for about 10-30 mins, then you can use a moisturizer.Toothpaste! u take the toothpaste, rub it all over the effected areas, let it dry, then sleep with it. Proactive also works. ...Read more

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


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What's a good home remedy for a toothache?

Oil of clove: Short term oil of clove has been used since turn of century-place on small cotton pellet and then on offending area of tooth for immediate relief. However, if major decay and abcess efficacy decreases with extent of issue. See your local dds! (:)). ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for folliculitis?

Is there a home remedy for folliculitis?

Folliculitis: Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. Use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a uti?

Home remedies for a uti?

Hydration: Lots of fluids could help, i.e. Perhaps "wash out" or dilute out the infection. Antibiotics require a prescription. Cranberry products which may help prevent an infection, may not be effective for an established infection. ...Read more

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What's a home remedies for a keloid on the ear?

What's a home remedies for a keloid on the ear?

Stepwise to keloids: The approach to keloids is nearly the same no matter where they occur: pressure, silicone sheeting, steroid injections, posssible 5 fu injections, possible intralesional excision, possible radiation therapy as well emerging or investigational immunotherapy treatments. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remedy for acne?

Whats a good home remedy for acne?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remedy for a toothache?

Whats a good home remedy for a toothache?

Dentist: I don't have a clue. But i wouldn't mess around with home remedies in these cases. Dental abscess, a common cause of tooth pain, can be very serious if left untreated. The infection can spread up into the brain and bad things happen. Get it checked out by a dentist, then you can take care of things simply if possible. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remedy for a toothache?

Whats a good home remedy for a toothache?

They're temporary: It depends on what the cause of toothache is! if it is due to caries, all home remedies will be temporary, since without removing the caries & restoring tooth with a restorative material will not permanently resolve toothache. On the contrary, cavity will grow, problem will get bigger, ache more, treatment more expensive, & will take more time to fix. Meantime, use oil of cloves, keep teeth clean. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for black heads?

Is there a good home remedy for black heads?

Comedone extractor: 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. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for boils?

What is a good home remedy for boils?

Warm compresses: A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Use warm compresses. The relaxed and gently heated pore will release the pus underneath and bring relief. Do not poke the boil with a needle. Staph infections may occur with home treated boils. Keep your skin clean and watch out for minor skin cuts. ...Read more

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Home remedies on a facial boil?

Home remedies on a facial boil?

Warm compresses: Warm, moist compresses. However if this is a significant lesion - then medical intervention may be indicated. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pus pimple?

Home remedies for pus pimple?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for hemmoroids?

Is there a home remedy for hemmoroids?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be painful, but it's usually not serious. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/hemorrhoids-topic-overview-1#1 ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for scars?

What is a good home remedy for scars?

Nothing is perfect..: But please be aware that scars will fade with time and take 6-12 months to mature. In the meantime, avoid sunburn or suntan while the scar is still pink. Otc medications such as mederma may help to improve the appearance of the scar. Scars often look their worst about 6 weeks after the injury. If the appearance worsens after that, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for cold?

Heals on its own: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

Check this out: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain. Check out this site for more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for boils and acne cysts?

Get a real Rx: Cystic acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot manage by home remedies. Usually it requires isotretinoin. If this affects a young person for whom you are responsible, it would be a terrible mistake not to take them to get scientific treatment. Leaving junior scarred will be a cause for lifelong resentment. Please do what you must. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

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Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Does any one know a home remedy for zits?

Hygeine: Acne is tough! i recommend a good antibacterial soap with a drying agent (benzoyl peroxide) .Sunshine helps as does keeping your hands and hair off your face.Diet has not been proved to help but i still recommend avoidance of chocolate and fried/greasy foods. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Abscess: If it is an actual abscess it should be surgically drained. However, moist heat may help to localize it in the meantime. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for sinusitis?

Is there a  home remedy for sinusitis?

Depends on the cause: If it's due to reflux, be sure to manage it with diet, etc. If it's due to allergies, see an allergist to determine your triggers and avoid them. If it's due to impaired drainage after taking a ball, fist or steering wheel in the face, don't try to do the corrective surgery on yourself. See your physician for help in figuring out what to do. ...Read more