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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

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

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?

Overnight??: 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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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?

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

Depends : Depends a bit on the type of acne and location as well as severity. Some good acne tips and treatment options for various types of acne are at the link below. I hope that helps! ...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