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I have a ingrown pimple under my nose. How do I get rid of it?

I have a ingrown pimple under my nose. How do I get rid of it?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses over the nose should help to encourage drainage. If you see it spead, persist, or grow, it may need to be lanced or require antibiotics. See a doctor if it does not shrink soon. ...Read more

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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


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I'm all of a sudden getting ingrown pimples on my cheeks and on the sides of my face i've always had acne just not like this how can I get rid of them?

I'm all of a sudden getting ingrown pimples on my cheeks and on the sides of my face i've always had acne just not like this how can I get rid of them?

Get serious about Rx: I'm glad you're using topical benzoyl peroxide but it has not been sufficient and you've ended up with scarring, which could have been prevented. You need to get with your personal physician, who can manage all but the worst cases of acne without consultation. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical or short course of a systemic antibiotic, or spironolactone might be next. ...Read more

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I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple. how I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.

I had a hair bump/ ingrown hair that turned into a pimple, & I'm for sure that it's a pimple.  how I could get rid of it? It's near my vaginal area.

Pimple: Warm sitz baths. Gentle cleansing with mild soap and warm water. It will take some time but should resolve. Do not "pop", pinch or put any kind of acne medicine on it! That will only serve to cause greater inflammation and pain. If it grows in size our persists more than a couple of days see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ingrown pimples on my nose? I've haved these since 8th grade now i'm in college please help.

How do I get rid of ingrown pimples on my nose? I've haved these since 8th grade now i'm in college please help.

Possible retin A: See a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon there are a few options dermabrasion retin a antibiotic cream warm moist packs-i.e. Camomile tea. ...Read more

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After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

After I shave my vagina I get red pimple-like/ ingrown hairs. It hurts to shave it and the bumps hurt. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Various: At times, these hair follicles may get infected. This is folliculitis. If folliculitis is mild, topical over-the-counter antibiotic will work (polysporin, neosporin or bacitracin) 2-3 times/day. Topical Hydrocortisone will also help. If very tender, you may need brief oral antibiotics, and let it heal before shaving again. Always shave with the direction of hair growth, & try aloe vera after. ...Read more

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