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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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 do I get rid of facial pimples fast?

How do I get rid of facial pimples fast?

Prescription: If this is common acne, I have had excellent results in most cases with topical clindamycin, cheap and safe. For tougher cases, systemic tetracycline (don't use if pregnant) or Erythromycin usually works. For severe acne, the most effective medications work but are dangerous enough to require specialty dermatologist consultation. Good luck -- being a teen is tough enough even without acne. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have pimples on my vagina, how do I get rid of them fast?

Needing expert help. I have pimples on my vagina, how do I get rid of them fast?

See your doctor: Where are the pimples? Externally, on the vulva, or internally? Do they hurt? Do you have discharge? All of these questions will be addressed and you will be examined by your doctor. It could be a sexually transmitted disease, cysts, folliculitis-- your doctor will diagnose and treat you. Be well! ...Read more

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I have a big red bump/pimple on the bottom, Inside of my nostril it is swollen and hurts how do I get rid of it fast?

I have a big red bump/pimple on the bottom, Inside of my nostril it is swollen and hurts how do I get rid of it fast?

Ouch!: Cysts and pimples inside the nose are painful, aren't they? Avoid squeezing or pushing on it. Warm moist compresses (somewhat difficult in this spot) can help encourage drainage. Swabs with Qtip smeared with antibiotic ointment twice daily can help reduce infection. NSAIDs such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) can help for pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples fast?

How to get rid of pimples fast?

Scientific Rx: If prom's coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide and phone your physician who may be able to write for a supplemental Rx. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples fast ?

How to get rid of pimples fast ?

No quick fix: I'm going to assume this is common acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. You need to manage the illness until it self-cures. No lifestyle, diet or hygiene measures will do much. I know you're tough and can carry on with this. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of pimples fast?

What can I do to get rid of pimples fast?

See doctor: You can get physician grade products topical to treat. Benzoyl peroxide works, proactiv is good, you need moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen and a good facial cleanser. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pimple and a scab. Fast?

How to get rid of a pimple and a scab. Fast?

No quick fix: If you're getting occasional pimples, something as simple as a nightly salicylic acid wash may keep them at bay. Once formed, there's no way to speed healing. ...Read more

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Some good ways to get rid of pimple scars fast?

Some good ways to get rid of pimple scars fast?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...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