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How can I get rid of this acne on my face and shoulders?

How can I get rid of this acne on my face and shoulders?

Acne treament: Trial of 4 weeks with over the counter benzyl peroxide 5 %. If not 50 % better then consult your physician for prescription medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How can I get rid of this acne on my face?

How can I get rid of this acne on my face?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is strong stuff and the only otc remedy that works. Your physician can help; this is the 21st century and all acne can be controlled. I add topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. Your physician can add a systemic antibiotic or the oral contraceptive pill can clear a woman. Dermatologists have the strongest stuff. Being acne free is your right. ...Read more

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I get acne on my inner thighs and shoulders. How can I get rid of the acne?

I get acne on my inner thighs and shoulders.  How can I get rid of the acne?

Many acne options: Acne can be treated with medications you put on your skin (topical medication) and mediation you take by mouth (antibiotics and sometimes Accutane). Mild to moderate acne can usually be treated by topical medication alone - unless it occurs in places you can not easily reach. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples on my back and face quickly?

How can I get rid of pimples on my back and face quickly?

Antibiotics: Quick response will require antibiotics. Longer term it needs to combined with prescription topical medications. Laser can yield very quick results on the face in 2-3 weeks but is less useful on the back be ause of the thicker skin. In severe cases Accutane is an option. Discuss with dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

See a dermatologist: Probable acne. This is a matter of genetics and hormones, not hygiene or stress or diet. Some birth control makes it worse, some makes it better. PCOS (irregular menses) may be a factor. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and whitehead marks on my face?

How can I get rid of acne and whitehead marks on my face?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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I have pimples on my shoulders and on chest, how to get rid of this?

I have pimples on my shoulders and on chest, how to get rid of this?

Systemic Rx: Home remedies will disappoint you. Usually these require a systemic medication for at least a while, such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, as well as perhaps topical benzoyl peroxide. Should you need something stronger, a dermatologist may give isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne on the back and chest?

How can I get rid of acne on the back and chest?

Not easy: I would schedule a time with your dermatologist. There are prescription and non-prescription options, but your dermatologist will need to make that decision. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of old skin and zits on my face?

How can you get rid of old skin and zits on my face?

Light Peels: Light skin peels, done in a series will exfoliate old skin and improve acne with little risk. In minnesota, this is done by an aesthetician. ...Read more

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I am wondering how i can get rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

I am wondering how i can get rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

Scar Treatment: Today we have a number of excellent treatments to improve the look of acne scars. The best treatment would depend on the type of skin and scarring that you have. Dermabrasion is a procedure to smooth out the skin and irregularities. Fillers made of hyalouronic acid can also be used to fill in deeper scars. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my back and shoulders?

How do I get rid of acne on my back and shoulders?

Med: You can get oral antibiotics and topical meds from your dermatologist. You could also be prescribed Isotretinoin if your dermatologist believes in this med. ...Read more

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I have acne scars on my face, stomach, and hips. How can I get rid of them?

I have acne scars on my face, stomach, and hips. How can I get rid of them?

See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

How can I get rid of my acne scars on my face?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of oily skin on my face?

How can I get rid of oily skin on my face?

See derm: See your dermatologist to get started on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the acne on my back and stomach?

How can I get rid of the acne on my back and stomach?

Benzoyl Peroxide: I would start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash like panoxyl. Be aware that benzoyl peroxide can be irritating to the skin and it can bleach dark clothing. You need to rinse if off very well in the shower. This would be a good start. If it doesn't work after 1 month, i would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

Avoid sun & tobacco: As well as good skin care with possible oral or topicsl retinoids as indicated by a physician. Topical products such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may help but can makemitmworse as well. ...Read more

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I have scars on my face from pimples how can I get rid of them?

Laser resurfacing: type of laser resurfacing which is known as fractionated, which can help improve acne scarring. best done in the cooler months of the year and may have to be done more than once. Well it will not make your skin perfect it will improve it. There is always the risk of infection and herpes infection around the mouth so people are usually given medication to prevent herpes.2 week down time. ...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


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