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How can I get rid of pimples and blackheads?

How can I get rid of pimples and blackheads?

Different treatments: Acne treatment is geared towards the type of acne the patient has. Inflammatory papules and pustules (pimples) respond to topical and / or oral antibiotics. Blackheads (comedones) respond only to topical treatments (retinoids such as retin a (tretinoin) or differin or tazorac) , glycolic acid and salicylic acid. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How can I get rid of pimples and blackheads quickly, like in 5 minutes?

How can I get rid of pimples and blackheads quickly, like in 5 minutes?

Acne and blackheads: There is no treatment that I am aware of that can get rid of acne and blackheads in 5 minutes or less. See a dermatologist for advice and treatment recommendations that will get rid of and or control the problem. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of spots/pimples and blackheads?

How can I get rid of spots/pimples and blackheads?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. Spots? ...Read more

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Tried and true medicine to get rid of pimples and blackheads?

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 (great choice if many blackheads), the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today. We can help. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a natural way to get rid of pimples and blackheads?

Can you recommend a natural way to get rid of pimples and blackheads?

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. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are cool ways to get rid of pimples and blackheads fast using common household objects so i wont have to go to the store?

No: The internet is full of stories about people treating their acne with vinegar, squeezed lemons, baking egg white onto their faces, and sleeping smeared with honey. This stuff is unworthy of someone who lives in the 21st century and i suspect some of the postings are cruel pranks. Acne's a serious chronic disease and truth is, you owe it to yourself to visit a scientific physician. ...Read more

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I have so many pimples and blackheads.How can I get rid of them?

I have so many pimples and blackheads.How can I get rid of them?

See derm: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. There are many treatments for this problem. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of all the blackheads and pimples on my face? Does elmer's glue work?

How can I get rid of all the blackheads and pimples on my face? Does elmer's glue work?

No: Elmer's glue is likely to block pore further. Please don't use glue or other adhesives on your face. Consider seeing a dermatologist for recommendation tailored to you. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose ?

Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose ?

See derm: Your dermatologist can put you on a treatment program that will get rid of the lesions and keep them away, but you must stay on the treatment. Isotretinoin is the only treatment that might give you a permanent cure. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my small pimples, white heads and blackheads on my face?I am suffering with these skin problems on my face for a year..

How can I get rid of my small pimples, white heads and blackheads on my face?I am suffering with these skin problems on my face for a year..

Scientific Rx: The "cleanser / cream / vitamin" combination won't help. Benzoyl peroxide over the counter is a good start but you'll almost certainly want to get with your physician. With the blackheads / comedones, a retinoic acid derivative topically might be a good start, and possibly topical clindamycin. If you can take the oral contraceptive pill and/or a systemic antibiotic, these may help. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more