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I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?

I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?

Help for bump: Using a warm compress for 15-20 min several times a day might help it come to a head. You can take an anti inflammatory such as Motrin OTC as well which may help alleviate some of the pain/swelling. If it gets worse, see a doctor since you may need antibiotic or for it to be drained. Good luck! ...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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I have very painful pimple on tip of my nose 2 days ago after I steamed my face 10 mins d/t cold. Any home remedy for this? The pain cause me weak

I have very painful pimple on tip of my nose 2 days ago after I steamed my face 10 mins d/t cold. Any home remedy for this? The pain cause me weak

May not be a pimple: Instead of an ordinary pimple there may be more to this. Perhaps you have a cold sore on the tip of your nose or some other problems such as skin cancer brewing. Of course I could not tell you for sure without looking at this. My advice would be to apply heat and if it does not improve in the day seek a physician who can look at it ...Read more

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My Friend's experiencing pimples and acne daily. Is there any home treatment she can try? Already cleaning face with good acne wash 2x daily. Thank you!

My Friend's experiencing pimples and acne daily. Is there any home treatment she can try? Already cleaning face with good acne wash 2x daily. Thank you!

Be careful: Vitamin A toxicity can develop after 2 years of 50, 000 IU daily with liver enlargement, ascites, portal hypertension, cirrhosis. That being said, Vitamin A has a number acne-fighting properties, mostly in the form of retinol. ...Read more

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How to remove acne. Pimples. From my face. I long waited them to disappear naturally but I its taking too much. Does it go naturally. Any best home-remedy?

How to remove acne. Pimples. From my face. I long waited them to disappear naturally but I its taking too much. Does it go naturally. Any best home-remedy?

Scientific Rx: You're 21 years old and acne is now a major personal and professional liability. Please get over the idea that "natural is best" for any serious health issue -- it's not. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends, and your personal physician can offer prescription Rx or topical clindamycin *may be available without a Rx) as required. You owe it to yourself to fix this. ...Read more

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What can I do for my pimples?? they are left with skin deep scars and its makes me loose my confidence!! Can any home remedy will work for Me???

What can I do for my pimples?? they are left with skin deep scars and its makes me loose my confidence!! Can any home remedy will work for Me???

See answer: Not enough information to offer advice. Consider an online consultation here at Healthtap. Upload sever photos in sharp focus, including close ups. For an overview of Acne and its treatment see http://bit. Ly/Za0vuz and http://wb. Md/1bjbvvH. And http://bit. Ly/1GzYLtx ...Read more

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I have quite a few pimples on my face and a lot of blackheads, how do I remove them with a home remedy face mask?

I have quite a few pimples on my face and a lot of blackheads, how do I remove them with a home remedy face mask?

Blackheads: Instead of fiddling with 'home remedies' why not just use a time honored method of noncomedogenic cleansers? The non-prescription keratolytics used to treat acne and blackheads are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and glycolic acid and are safe and effective. ...Read more

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There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works

There is a huge pimple in the corner of my lip. Inside my lip. It hurts and is red and my lip is swollen. I need natural at home treatment? That works

Red bump: The cause of the red bump could be anything from a simple ulcer due to trauma to a viral source. It is best to check with your dentist and treat accordingly ...Read more

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I hav a big pimple mark on my apple cheek and hav a function ahead of me help me with some home remedy please should I use lemon juice on it? Age 17 fe

I hav a big pimple mark on my apple cheek and hav a function ahead of me help me with some home remedy please should I use lemon juice on it? Age 17 fe

You could also: You could also use benzoyl peroxide to treat area. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have two white pimples inside my lower eye lid. My eye is swollen and watery. How can I get rid of it or what are some home remedy I can try.?

I have two white pimples inside my lower eye lid. My eye is swollen and watery. How can I get rid of it or what are some home remedy I can try.?

Styes??: Warm compresses often help, but if there is swelling it's best to get checked to make sure there isn't an associated infection. Keep your hands off the area - as much as you may want to rub etc it only complicates the problem. See your doc to make sure that there isn't a bacterial infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Quick remedy for inflamed pimple with no head?

Quick remedy for inflamed pimple with no head?

No quick remedy: But you can try tea tree oil, melaluca gel, or other otc meds and don't mess with it - that will increase the inflammation. ...Read more

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I have many pimple on my skin and black head so please tell me treatment of my face?

I have many pimple on my skin and black head so please tell me treatment of my face?

Topical cream/gel: Keep face clean and avoid touching face. Over the counter acne gels and cream may help if you are not allergic to the components. Your doctor can prescribe some cream as well as oral antibiotics. Cosmetic procedures and surgeries are also in use today ...Read more

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Lot of pimples in my face and black heads and face in hole tell me best treatment pimples black heads hole to close?

Lot of pimples in my face and black heads and face in hole tell me best treatment pimples black heads hole to close?

Many options: Topical formulations containing aha/glycolic acid, bha/salicylic acid, lactic acid, retinol help with pores and blackheads. Also cleansers and washes containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid help. Prescriptions for tretinoin, aldapalene (differin), tazaratene (tazorac) also help. Biore strips, microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels also helpful to clear out blackheads. ...Read more

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I am having scalp folliculitis. My pimple on the head has lessen. I am having small white paches. What is the remedy for the hair to grow back?

I am having scalp folliculitis. My pimple on the head has lessen. I am having small white paches. What is the remedy for the hair to grow back?

If there is NO: Scarring at the site, you can try rogaine (minoxidil). Lumigan grows hair quite well too; however, lumigan/latisse is a crazy expensive way unless this is a very small spot. There are some other oral meds too out there, just ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Skin: Could it be allergic, infectious? If it's not pimples, I don't have enough to go on to help. Rashes are difficult, without seeing them. For oily skin, a mild sensitive skin soap, washing several times a day, should help. ...Read more

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What can I use (home remedies) for black heads and pimples?

What can I use (home remedies) for black heads and pimples?

Cleaning: Wash your face in the morning and evening with a gentle cleanser (cetaphil). Apply a thin layer of over the counter benzoyl peroxide once every other day. If this doesn't irritate the skin, increase to daily. Use an oil free moisturizer to help any dry areas. If not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for pimple scars on the face?

What are your treatment options for pimple scars on the face?

Hard to Treat: Micro needling w PRP can help with scars, fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. Other options would be laser genesis, needle subcision, Sculptra or fillers, Profound RF to improve the appearance. See an aesthetic physician to discuss all of the options and figure out which is best for your case and budget. ...Read more

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My face is full of pimple scars. Is there a good treatment for them?

My face is full of pimple scars. Is there a good treatment for them?

Pimple scars: There are many different treatments for acne scarring. If they are deep and isolated, then they possibly can be directly excised. If they are more superficial then they can be improved with co2 laser resurfacing and possibly autofat grafting. ...Read more

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I have lot of pimples in my face....Please advice the best remedy for it?

I have lot of pimples in my face....Please advice the best remedy for it?

Exposed or Proactiv: Try nonprescription items such as "exposed" or "proactiv." if these do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment of pimples on oily skin?

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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Pimple or something on my gums in mouth. What remedy can I use?

Telephone: Call your Dentist. "Pimple or something" may be draining abscess, infection, traumatic insult, neoplasm, etc. ...Read more

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What causes acne? I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples. Whta are the causes, treatment?

What causes acne? I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples. Whta are the causes, treatment?

Many factors: There are several causes for acne: 1.The skin turns over slower, causing pores to plug up, 2. Increased bacteria on the skin. 3. Increased hormones 4. Heredity. I would get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine your best treatment options. It is not caused by dirt or foods in most cases. I would try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide, one I like is panoxyl 10% bar soap in the meantime. ...Read more

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What remedy can I use for long lasted pimples (big ones) on my face?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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How can stop the pimples in face and which is the solution in pimples finis please give me the treatment?

How can stop the pimples in face and which is the solution in pimples finis please give me the treatment?

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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What is the recommended treatment for pimples and oily skin?

What is the recommended treatment for pimples and oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://www. Pangeaorganics. Com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scar of the pimples on the face?

What is the best treatment for scar of the pimples on the face?

Difficult: Resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Dermadbrasion and possibly the dermapen can reduce the scars to a lesser degree ...Read more