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How do you get rid of acne?

How do you get rid of acne?

Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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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


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How do you get rid of acne?

How do you get rid of acne?

Grow out of it !!: For most this is a disorder of the teen years & disappears when they age out of it. Some will battle with it well into their 30's and beyond. Until then you learn how to manage it daily. Your doc, OTC products and occasional prescriptions are part of the process. You don't get rid of it like a bad appendix, you learn how to keep it under control until it disappears. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pimple scars quickly?

How do you get rid of pimple scars quickly?

Don't pick!: First of all, don't pick. If you have an inflamed pimple, you can use put a cool compress on it for comfort, or a warm compress if is a whitehead about to drain. Sometimes a trip to doctor for a tiny drop of steroid via injection. Use a tiny amount of Bacitracin until the scab is gone. Then try a scar gel like bio-oil or kelocote. Keep spf 30 over it, so that it doesn't get as much brown pigment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of back pimples?

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How do you get rid of back pimples?

Benzoyl peroxide.: Back acne can often times respond to over the counter benzoyl peroxide washes. Depending on the severity, prescription topical medications can be added including antibiotic, such as Clindamycin lotion. For more severe disease states a systemic antibiotic may be necessary to help clear the acne. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of boils?

How do you get rid of boils?

Boils: You go see your doctor and have him treat them. They are caused by bacteria and are full of pus. Therefore you need antibiotics and they may need to be incised and drained. Let the doctor do it under sterile conditions, not you, your friend or your mom. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a zit scar?

How do you get rid of a zit scar?

Depends: There are different types of scars from acne. Pits, craters, etc.. Often use of mechanical dermabrasion for crater-like scars helps reduce their visual effects. Occasionally dermal fillers help with these also. "ice-pick" like scars are more difficult to deal with, and may remain looking like enlarged pores. If very extensive and close together these are removed surgically to help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of Comedo acne?

How do you get rid of Comedo acne?

See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than treatment to see what works for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How do get rid of pimples quickly?

How do get rid of pimples quickly?

Not easy: No real way to quickly control acne. Takes time. Sometimes oral steroids can be used to quickly lessen/shut down acne for a special occasion (photo shoot/wedding), but will usually cause flare when steroids wear off, and then there is the steroid risk. Usully takes abt 12 weeks to control acne, would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne pink?

How do you get rid of acne pink?

Acne treatment: I don't know what you mean by "acne pink, " but acne is usually treated with retinoid creams, antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, led light treatment, chemical peels, birth control pills (for women), and accutane. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of milia?

How do I get rid of milia?

Milia: are tiny white bumps that occur when keratin becomes trapped below the skin's surface. Most go away on their own and in most cases, no treatment is recommended. Attempts to treat milia outside of a dermatologist's office can result in infection and scarring. Some people have had success by using saunas or steam baths. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

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 you get rid of hyperpigmentation?

How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of zits?

How do I get rid of zits?

Some options...: For treating acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream can be quite helpful. Some OTC products use salicylic acid. If desired, a doctor may add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of or in addition to benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline are sometimes used. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne quickly?

What do I do to get rid of acne quickly?

Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If large surface areas are involved including the face, chest, and back with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these Pimples?

How do I get rid of these Pimples?

Manage them: Acne is unrelated to lifestyle, diet or hygiene. It's not curable but you can manage it until it goes away on its own. I was able to stop using medication at age 50. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of forehead acne?

How do you get rid of forehead acne?

Scientific Rx: When confined to the forehead, topical benzoyl peroxide is likely to clear it. If not, a prescription for topical Clindamycin or something similar should be sufficient. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples/acne?

How do I get rid of pimples/acne?

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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Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Won't happen: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of zits overnight, or does fixing them always take longer than that?

Cortisone shots: A kenalog (triamcinolone) shot can shrink an a cyst overnight. At home the only option is a zeno or heat device for localized cysts. ...Read more

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What is a good overnight creme to prevent/get rid of zits?

What is a good overnight creme to prevent/get rid of zits?

No: Adult acne manifests from a number of different causes and is best managed and prevented using prescription strength topical acne preparations. Rather than over-the-counter options i would consider an evaluation with a reputable med spa or area dermatologist who can provide you with these types of solutions. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

Can't: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

Benzoyl peroxide: Or proactiv. Keep area clean, exfoliate with retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

May not be able to.: 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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I have a huge zit on my butt cheek and have to go to a pool party tomorrow.i put toothpaste on it overnight and it helped.how can I get rid of it ASAP?

I have a huge zit on my butt cheek and have to go to a pool party tomorrow.i put toothpaste on it overnight and it helped.how can I get rid of it ASAP?

Last minute cosmetic: I would put 1% hydrocortisone on it tonight to take some of the redness out. Find a good concealer for tomorrow to minimize its appearance. No picking! Have fun at your party! ...Read more

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How to get rid of zits?

How to get rid of zits?

Acne treatment: Adult acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of zits?

Some options...: For treating acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream can be quite helpful. Some OTC products use salicylic acid. If desired, a doctor may add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of or in addition to benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline are sometimes used. ...Read more

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How to get rid of zits nothing

How to get rid of zits nothing

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of zits?

What are good ways to get rid of zits?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of zits?

What's the best way to get rid of zits?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics, or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits quick!?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits quick!?

Nothing quick.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist ...Read more

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In what way can I get rid of zits this big and icky?

In what way can I get rid of zits this big and icky?

Dermatology Consult: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of zits without using any product?

Rid or prevention: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. If > mild acne see dermatologist . (note- no products discussed (:. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of zits without any medication?

What are good ways to get rid of zits without any medication?

There aren't any: You are living in the 21st century and you have a right to the benefits that your ancestors have earned for you. This includes medications -- only a bunko artist would urge you not to avail yourself of what works. Acne's very treatable -- i start with topical clindamycin, adding a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads. You owe it to yourself to try what actually helps. ...Read more

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How to get rid of zits/pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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How to get rid of zits fast without popping?

How to get rid of zits fast without popping?

Prescriptions: Many topical prescription creams help diminish acne blemishes overnight. Getting on a program to use salicylic face wash, topical meds, laser acne care, avoiding sun and sweating, prescription pills, and not picking will increase your chances of staying rid of acne. ...Read more

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Will toothpaste really work to get rid of zits over night?

Toothpaste will help: Toothpaste will help make them smaller but I do not think they will be gone just from toothpaste in one application. It is possible but toothpaste acts by drying out the pimple thus making it smaller. ...Read more

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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