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How to remove pimples and pimple scars ?

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 / scar revision. Acne is not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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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


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How to remove pimple marks ?

How to remove pimple marks ?

Pimple marks: You need to consult a dermatologist, they can prescribe exfoliating creams. ...Read more

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How 2 get rid of pimples n their marks?

How 2 get rid of pimples n their marks?

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed easily by a physician, and if you have scars, somebody was negligent and didn't get you treated when you should have been. I'm sorry. Acne severe enough to leave scars usually requires systemic rx. If you are old enough to be using helathtap, you are old enough to make your own doctor's appointment. There may be a free clinic nearby. ...Read more

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How to remove pimple marks from body?

How to remove pimple marks from body?

Benzoyl peroxide : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples?

How to remove pimples?

Acne: First, use a good moisturizing soap like neutragena twice a day, everyday. Then, you can try benzoyl peroxide for just the pimples. You may need a prescription from your dr for a topical solution such as Erythromycin 2% use after the face washes. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples?

How to remove pimples?

Meaning acne?: 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 to remove pimples?

How to remove pimples?

Meaning acne?: 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 to remove pimples?

How to remove pimples?

Acne.: To really need two things. First, a drying agent like benzoyl peroxide, which should only be used when you're out of the sun. Second, an antibiotic. Pimples contain bacteria, and eradication is helped along by including an antibiotic in your regimen. Clindamycin or Erythromycin creams would work fine. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples?

How to remove pimples?

Pimple: Do not pop!. This can cause infection and make it worse. Warm compress to pimple till is erupts. Keep skin clean.. The OTC products (clearsil etc.) do help. Reduce sugar in diet and consider trying fish oil tablet or flaxseed. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples marks?

How to remove pimples marks?

Visit dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to see what the options might be for you. ...Read more

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How to remove under skin acne?

How to remove under skin acne?

Cystic acne: The deep kind that is easily palpated below the skin surface will usually respond only to isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How to remove acne pimles fast ?

How to remove acne pimles fast ?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How can remove blackheads on lip?

How can remove blackheads on lip?

Blackheads: You shouldn't have any blackheads actually "on" your lips. You could have some at the margin between your face and your lips. You could use a face mask treatment designed to extract blackheads or you could see a dermatologist or aesthetics doctor if this is an ongoing significant problem. ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How   to remove my acne?

Scientific Rx: This is the 21st century. The only over-the-counter remedy that's much good is benzoyl peroxide and it's generally inadequate. I add topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If results are not good in two weeks, i add a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and dermatologists have big guns for tough cases. You deserve to be acne-free if you wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How to remove my acne?

Absolutely see derm: depending on the kind of acne will determine the kind of acne treatment you need ...Read more

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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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How can I remove acne scars?

How can I remove acne scars?

Acne scars: Dermabrasion, punch excision, laser resurfacing are some of the effective ways to remove acne scars. All of these are invasive procedures and require a healing period. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples naturally?

How to remove pimples naturally?

Forgive my frankness: You're a twelve year old male. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease that needs to be managed scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician and ask about an appointment for prescription-strength rx. 'natural remedies' work poorly for acne and almost all other serious illnesses ; the sooner you discard superstition, the better. ...Read more

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How to remove acne or pimples?

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 cure pimples in one or two days?

How to cure pimples in one or two days?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. A 'clean' diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, devoid of fast or prepackaged food, can help your skin and overall health. ...Read more

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I have a weird, kind of hard, pimple on my anus and one or two more as u enter the rectum a bit, it has been 9 days and it hurts, what could it be?

I have a weird, kind of hard, pimple on my anus and one or two more as u enter the rectum a bit, it has been 9 days and it hurts, what could it be?

thrombosed hemorrhoi: Most likely a thrombosed hemorrhoid though other possibilities exist. After that many days, it may require 'lancing'. ...Read more

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I have a pain like I bit both of my inner cheeks, its been two days and it still hurts. I looked and it looks like both sides have tiny white pimples.

I have a pain like I bit both of my inner cheeks, its been two days and it still hurts. I looked and it looks like both sides have tiny white pimples.

Buccal infection: Your teeth have bacteria and after biting your inner cheeks they may have become infected. If this worsens or you have any pus or abscess formation please see a doctor to consider antibiotis. You can also do a virtual consultation with myself or another healthtap doctor for further help. ...Read more

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Hello my face is swollen because I have a pimple on it but I squish it and nothing comes out and my chick been swollen for two days now and it's hard?

Hello my face is  swollen because I have a pimple on it but I squish it and nothing comes out and my chick been swollen for two days now and it's hard?

Need 2 C ur doctor: Today or go to ER, you don't want to wait, as you may need strong antibiotics to control this infection, don't know where in your face, but there is a dangerous area in the middle of your face that you need to treat any infection in promptly so it won't spread to the brain, hopefully not, good luck ...Read more

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I found two pimple looking bumps under both armpits!!!?

I found two pimple looking bumps under both armpits!!!?

Armpit pimples: Armpit is a very common place to develop a few inflamed pimples. Folliculitis https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20361634 ...Read more

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I have two white pimple like lumps on the side of my neck.?

Milia: Milia are a common skin condition that is noncancerous and affects people of all ages. Milia appear as small white bumps and are the result of skin that does not slough off normally being trapped in a hair follicle or sweat gland. Some milia may occur after an injury or blistering of the skin and have appeared on people suffering from sun-damaged skin. ...Read more

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Help! i found two pimple looking bumps under both armpits! what could they be?

Help! i found two pimple looking bumps under both armpits! what could they be?

Cysts: There are several possibilities. You need to see a skin doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've got two lumps at the back of my neck. it is slightly bigger than pimple. and is soft to touch. what could it be? 57male this year.

I've got two lumps at the back of my neck. it is slightly bigger than pimple. and is soft to touch. what could it be? 57male this year.

Are they painful?: These could be lymph nodes or sebaceous cysts, or pimples. Please have them checked by your doctor, who can diagnose them and check to see if you have any other related physical problems. ...Read more

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I had sex with my boyfriend without a codom. But he was checked two days ago, and came out negative. I have one giant pimple on my kneck??

Cyst/Abscess: The giant pimple is an infected cyst or abscess It may need to be opened and drained Or an antibiotic is needed Please see your doctor or Dermatologist ...Read more

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Can you still get one or two pimples while on acne medication?

Can you still get one or two pimples while on acne medication?

OF COURSE: NO MEDICATION FOR SKIN CONDITIONS IS 100% EFFECTIVE 100 % OF THE TIME iF YOUR TREATMENT IS VERY EFFECTIVE THEN CONTINUE IT IF IT HAS REALLY STOPPED WORKING THEN TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ...Read more

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I have a pimple directly under my nose that is very red and it has two off white dots on it.

I have a pimple directly under my nose that is very red and it has two off  white dots on it.

Infection: You should be examined , evaluated, diagnosed and treated. This is an infected pimple. I suggest Neosporin ointment until seen: call for an appointment today or go to you local UC clinic. ...Read more

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I have two red marks after two pimples , my question is will it fade ? And how long does it take ? Thank you for your time

I have two red marks after two pimples , my question is will it fade ? And how long does it take ?  Thank you for your time

May take weeks.: The condition where there are "marks" after a pimple or other inflammatory process occurs in the skin is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is not scarring, and it will fade over time but it may take weeks to months for it to do so. Make sure you are applying spf30 to the areas to ensure that sunlight does not prolong the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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There's a small pimple under my right eyelid. It doesn't hurt, but it's been there for nearly two weeks now. How can I treat it?

There's a small pimple under my right eyelid. It doesn't hurt, but it's been there for nearly two weeks now. How can I treat it?

Try warm compress: Some of these (especially if an early style is forming) may respond to warm compresses 2 to 4 times daily. If the lesion persists, changes, mor worsens, then best to have it seen by a physician. ...Read more

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I prematurely popped a huge pimple and it turned into a blood clot. 2 months later it's still here. How can I remove it permanently?

I prematurely popped a huge pimple and it turned into a blood clot. 2 months later it's still here. How can I remove it permanently?

Professionally.: If you still have the remnants of a lesion you previously manipulated it would be wise to consult you physician, a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for advice and/or treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump next to urethral opening and i was sexually active two weeks ago. I just found it 3 days ago. Should i be worried?

I have a pimple like bump next to urethral opening and i was sexually active two weeks ago. I just found it 3 days ago. Should i be worried?

Possibly: If you had unprotected sex, it is possible that you contracted a sexually transmitted infection. You should see a dermatologist or a urologist or at least visit a public health clinic to get screened for stis. ...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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more