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How Do You Make Pimples Go Away
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Yes: Witch hazel is great for numerous problems, especially for skin irritation. Try using it before and after shaving, that should help. Call doc if you experience any shortness of breath, itching as these may be symptoms of allergic rxn. Also check with doc if you are pregnent/breast feeding. Any astringent (witch hazel is one) will help. Witch hazel also helps lock in moisture keeping skin supple. ...Read more
Terrible idea: You will simply injure the skin and end up with a bigger mess. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Prescription medicine can clear you until the disease self-cures. If your parents oppose this for superstitious reasons, make the phone call yourself. ...Read more
They usually recur: 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
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
What is the best way to make pimples go away, I wash my face twice a day and it still doesn't work?
Several options: Otc preparations like benzyl peroxide can be helpful. There are others as well. Most help dry and remove superficial skin. Perscription topical meds such as retinoids and stronger agents work as well. Sometimes your doctor can use topical or oral antibiotics, in low dose. There is Accutane which is useful but must be used with great caution. See your doctor. He/she can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Derm eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occassionally. Trynot 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). ...Read more
Dermatology consult: 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 (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
I have a small pimple look alike that hurts under my pinky what is it and how can I make it go away?
Paronychia: Its likely an abscess, a bacterial infection of pus that may need to be lanced or may come to head and drain on its own. Try warm soaks for a few days. However if its worsening i'd see a healthcare professional. Also, if at the beginning of the nail plate and shiny/clear its a myxoid cyst, a benign growth. Where is it? ...Read more
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