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How do I get rid of blackheads on my butt?

How do I get rid of blackheads on my butt?

Are they blackheads: Or ingrown hairs? Your physician should be able to help determine what these ; help to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

Don't scratch/squeez: There is great temptation to squeeze these, however that is the best way to spread them and cause more. Keep them clean with soapy water and pad dry twice daily; an otc antibiotic cream, perhaps alternating with a otc Hydrocortisone cream (0.5-1.0%) may help them clear. If they are persistent or new ones keep cropping up, see gp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne on my chin?

How do I get rid of acne on my chin?

Acne: Acne happens for many reasons--some unknown. There are so many great treatment options for acne. Many people are helped by otc (drug store) products. Your doctor will know of a good prescription treatment that will likely be faster and more effective than the otc things. She/he needs to see it to help you as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

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 do I get rid of these zits on my forehead?

How do I get rid of these zits on my forehead?

Topical treatment: Start with hydrogen peroxide (propa ph) and go from there.Acne is a tough disease and needs a multiple approach-keep your hair off, don't put your hands on the area, keep it very clean with anti-bacterial soap and if this is not enough-see a dr.We have rx meds to help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heat bumps on my forehead

How do I get rid of heat bumps on my forehead

Rubbing alcohol: Most heat bumps will disappear when you go into a cool environment. So if you have true heat bumps find a room with a good air conditioning system. In addition, rubbing alcohol two times each day helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of rash on my face?

How do I get rid of rash on my face?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the folliculitis scars on my butt?

How do I get rid of the folliculitis scars on my butt?

Soaks, Dermatologist: If actual scarring has set in as a result of the healing process, then that is a permanent change, which would probably require plastic surgery. On the other hand, if you are still healing, or if this is a recurring problem, then regular warm soaks 1-2 times daily for about 15 minutes & a visit to the dermatologist should help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of spots on my skin?

How do I get rid of spots on my skin?

What kind of : Spots are you referring to? Freckles, birthmarks, hypopigmentations, moles, scars ?!? You may want to discuss this with your physician for different options or see a dermatologist about it. Hard to recommend without seeing them. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of big bumpy pimples on my forehead?

How do I get rid of big bumpy pimples on my forehead?

Acne: 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 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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How do I get rid of these spots on my forehead?

Type of lesion: Needs to be accurately diagnosed to provide you with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of patches on my cheek?

How do I get rid of patches on my cheek?

See Your Doctor: You have "patches on your cheek". There are numerous causes for skin discoloration. Hereditary pigmentation, dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and more can be responsible. Because skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without visual inspection, you should see you doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of whiteheads on neck?

How do I get rid of whiteheads on neck?

Combo approach: Shave break for 1-2 days. Antibacterial soap. Change to new razor when resume and then make only one pass over area. Should quiet it down after a few days. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of staph on my forearms?

How do I get rid of staph on my forearms?

You can't: Staph is normally found on the skin. Infections occur when the bacteria invades the body through a cut or an ingrown hair. If this occurs, treatment may involve antibiotics and removal of the infected tissue. To avoid infection and control the amount of bacteria that is present on the skin of your forearms, practices such good hand hygiene and immediately cleaning cuts are recommended. ...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 do I get rid of my scars on my shin?

How do I get rid of my scars on my shin?

Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of pimples on my jawline?

What can I do to get rid of pimples on my jawline?

Facial scrub: a mildly abrasive facial scrub with an antimicrobial product. Even Dial soap could be used ...Read more

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Hello doctor i am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?

Hello doctor
i am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?

Antibiotics: You likely have folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles. Minocin (minocycline) or doxycycline, prescription antibiotics, are often helpful but can take several months to be fully effective. You can also ask your doctor for a prescription of topical Clindamycin solution. You can try a tar shampoo like t-gel by neutrogena. Best to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What shampoo can get rid of these red bumps (pimples?) on my scalp?

What shampoo can get rid of these red bumps (pimples?) on my scalp?

No way to know: Without a diagnosis cannot suggest therapy, and cannot make a diagnosis without seeing these lesions. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get pimples on my scalp but can't get rid of them.I have hair and i don't want to bleach my hair trying to wash with benzyl peroxide. Any suggestions?

I get pimples on my scalp but can't get rid of them.I have hair and i don't want to bleach my hair trying to wash with benzyl peroxide. Any suggestions?

Selsun blue: You can try a dandruff shampoo. Follow the instructions in leaving it on your scalp the recommended amount of time. Sometimes it helps a lot. There are oral antibiotics for resistant cases. Some patients report that daily heavy sweating in the gym or running for more than 45 minutes per day flushes out the oil glands in a week and leads to less acne. So try the exercise and dandruff shampoo first. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the cause of scalp pimples and what can I do to get rid of them?

Could you tell me what's the cause of scalp pimples and what can I do to get rid of them?

Antibiotic: Staph folliculitis is the most common cause of scalp pimples. An anti staph antibiotic for one week works best. Clean your combs and brushes with hot water and clorox soaks. ...Read more

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What is the best product to get rid of scalp bumps (pimples)?

What is the best product to get rid of scalp bumps (pimples)?

Scalp Folliculitis: You most likely folliculitis of the scalp. In all cases, it is always prudent to visit your medical professional for treatment advice, especially to determine whether the infection is bacterial or fungal. Treatments range from daily applications of antibiotic creams, to oral antibiotics for infections that do not respond to the creams. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scalp pimples and little red bumps there?

How do you get rid of scalp pimples and little red bumps there?

I think it best to: be sure of the cause. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My scalp started itching. I developed red spots and pimples. It has now turned into sores and it bleeds. What can I use to help.me get rid if it?

My scalp started itching. I developed red spots and pimples. It has now turned into sores and it bleeds. What can I use to help.me get rid if it?

You need to make: a diagnosis of the problem before recommendations can be made for treatment. See a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections. It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short. As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acne necrotica on my scalp and have had it for years. Will treatment ever really get rid of it? Can it turn to cancer?

I was diagnosed with acne necrotica on my scalp and have had it for years. Will treatment ever really get rid of it? Can it turn to cancer?

Acne Necrotica: Treatment for acne necrotica consists of oral tetracyclines, anti staphylococcal agents and anti bacterial shampoos, tretinoin and topical antibiotics and in severe cases accutane.But all of them should be taken under the supervision of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get pimples in my scalp/face and parts of body. How can I prevent this?

I get pimples in my scalp/face and parts of body. How can I prevent this?

See PMD: Detailed hx and exam, labs needed for your age. In general take muliti vit supplement, avoid indoor animals, plants, exercise to sweat- opens skin pores. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

Don't scratch/squeez: There is great temptation to squeeze these, however that is the best way to spread them and cause more. Keep them clean with soapy water and pad dry twice daily; an otc antibiotic cream, perhaps alternating with a otc Hydrocortisone cream (0.5-1.0%) may help them clear. If they are persistent or new ones keep cropping up, see gp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

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 do I get rid of pimples on my face? I have a good hygiene and i still grow pimples on my face. Im 16 some of them are just red its not pimples. Ty

How do I get rid of pimples on my face? I have a good hygiene and i still grow pimples on my face. Im 16 some of them are just red its not pimples. Ty

Pimples: Your pimples are due to acne which is often present during adolescence..You should consult your doctor or a dermatologist who can provide you with the proper medication to help your complexion. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples?

How do I get rid of  pimples?

Skin Care: Excellent skin care program mandatory. Often products which acidify the skin help reduce bacteria which cause the pimples, and reduce the oil production which can plug he pores. Consult dermatologist for proper skin care rather than buying from internet or over counter. Skins are often different, and you should have a program developed for your particular case. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on face?

Get rid of pimples on face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist will be best to evaluate and treat you-especially where your face is involved. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples and a unibrow?

How do I get rid of pimples and a unibrow?

Regular care: If you are sure this is what you want, you can have the unibrow fixed with electrolysis. All acne can be managed; if benzoyl peroxide has failed, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, or if it's a bit worse a systemic treatment. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of pimples on chin?

I am wondering how to get rid of pimples on chin?

Scientific Rx: If they're confined to this area and not very severe, a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide, as tolerated, should be sufficient. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


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