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Is there a good way to get rid of whiteheads & black spots from face ?

Is there a good way to get rid of whiteheads & black spots from face ?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Using jojoba oil to clean my face can get rid of whiteheads. It that true?

Jojoba oil and acne: Any sort of oils applied to acne-prone skin can actually make acne worse. Oils can also contribute to overgrowth of a yeast that lives in the hair follicles, called malassezia furfur, which can cause more facial eruptions. It is best to use oil-free and non-comedogenic products for acne. ...Read more

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What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

Probably milium: These are likely milia. They are very common in newborns and caused by sebum (sweat lubricant) buildup in the hair follicles. They usually disappear on their own over a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cut on my face that I got from popping a whitehead?

How can I get rid of a cut on my face that I got from popping a whitehead?

Leave it alone: The best thing to do is to leave this alone. It will heal more quickly if you don't try to scratch or manipulate it. If it becomes red and enlarges, that can be a sign of infection and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have tiny spots all over my face and I'm not sure what they are. I get a few large whiteheads every now and then. But I want to know how to get rid of these tiny spots. I've had them for years and they won't go away. They don't have pus or anything like

I have tiny spots all over my face and I'm not sure what they are. I get a few large whiteheads every now and then. But I want to know how to get rid of these tiny spots. I've had them for years and they won't go away. They don't have pus or anything like

PictureWorth1000Word: This is not something easily discussed via text.A pic would help,but would just be the start of the process.You need to see a dermatologist.Maybe a primary care person first, but in any case, for something you've had for years you'll need a complete evaluation.Even some common sense recommendations like a cream or soap will probably not help as much as the eyes & brain of a dermatologist. ...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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Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

Meds: Eyelid acne is tough to treat to the the proximity to the eyeball. Nevertheless it should be treated via meds that are gentle to the eyelid skin. Consulting a dermatologist helps. ...Read more

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Hi! how do I get rid of face acne quickly?

Hi! how do I get rid of face acne quickly?

No easy fix: Acne is a serious, chronic illness that eventually remits. If the prom is coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician who may add an antibiotic that would give you a pretty good result perhaps by two weeks. But acne presents a long-term management problem often under your physician's care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a red pimple on the left upper cheek? The pimple does not have a head

How do I get rid of a red pimple on the left upper cheek? The pimple does not have a head

Warm compresses: May apply a warm compress for 5 minutes 2-3 times a day. It will help with the swelling and it may help it go away. Avoid picking on it or "popping " it as it may increase scaring . Chances are it will go away even if you don't do anything . ...Read more

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I popped a pimple about 9 hours ago and blood came out. After a while, the pimple's head was covered by black dry blood. How do I get rid of the blood?

I popped a pimple about 9 hours ago and blood came out. After a while, the pimple's head was covered by black dry blood. How do I get rid of the blood?

Leave it alone: The less you mess with this, the better. You're 14 years old and it's time to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or if it's on your trunk get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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I have acne all over my face and some on chest as well. How do I get rid of it fast?

I have acne all over my face and some on chest as well. How do I get rid of it fast?

With help: It usually takes two to three monts to control acne even with an aggressive program. See your dermatologist and they will help as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

No easy answers: I hope your acne is now under control. Removing the scars -- if that is your wish, and you have a choice -- can't be accomplished except by a specialist dermatologist, who can offer you several options. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place, and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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"how do I get rid of bad acne?" please help my, im always teased I have tried multiple face washes and they don't work!

"how do I get rid of bad acne?" please help my, im always teased I have tried multiple face washes and they don't work!

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something. Acne's not a lifestyle-induced disease but having visible lesions in the 21st century is a sign of neglect. Teasing is one thing; failing a job interview because of it is another. Get treated effectively, now. ...Read more

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I got this pimple by my lip and it looks like a black head but how do I get rid of it?

I got this pimple by my lip and it looks like a black head but how do I get rid of it?

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist or an aesthetician can rid you of this easily. ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

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