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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


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How can I get rid of small pimples on my face?

How can I get rid of small pimples on my face?

Scientific Rx: Mild disease like this can usually be cleared in two weeks or so by topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne on my lips?

How can I get rid of acne on my lips?

Is it acne?: Is the "acne" entirely on the lip(s) or just at the junction of the pigmented portion of lips and facial skin?How long have you had it? What have you tried before? Have you changed your diet recently? Any acne elsewhere on your face? Have you seen your pcp/ or dermatologist? Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose?

How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose?

Diligence: Obtain a comedone extractor (at your regular drug store) then put a hot pad (wash cloth wet with very warm water under your water tap) put this on your nose for several minutes. Then use the comedone extractor over each blackhead to push it out. This is highly effective but does take some time but you will be successful with diligence. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimple on my face ?

How can I get rid of pimple on my face ?

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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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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How can I get rid of sunspots on my face?

How can I get rid of sunspots on my face?

See a skin doctor: Sunspots are due to sun exposure/damage. There are many options which need to be tailored based on your skin type, color, and area of the face involved. Chemical peels and lasers are good options and can be used alone or combined with topical whitening agents and exfoliants like retinoic acid. You should see a skin specialist to review your options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples on my arm?

How can I get rid of pimples on my arm?

Dx:Hidradenitis supp: If you have 'infected follicles' under the arms then you may have an 'acne' related condition: hidradenitis suppurtiva. You should get seen by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, possible injections). Hope you are better soon! ...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 pimples on my body?

How can I get rid of pimples on my body?

Need to be checked: Pimples all over the body need to be checked, visually examined and treated properly see your family physician or a dermatologist as you are 35 years old, but may have adult acne or or some other skin condition. ...Read more

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

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

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How can I get rid of acne on forehead?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of whiteheads and small bumps on my forehead?

How can I get rid of whiteheads and small bumps on my forehead?

Rein A: Retin-a or one of it's derivatives (differin, tazorac, (tazarotene) etc) is the best preventative prescription for this. In addition, you may see a dermatologist who can open up and drain the white heads and inject a local cortisone to the bumps. Your skin will thank you for the trip to the derm office! ...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 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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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more