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How do you make pimples go away?

How do you make pimples go away?

Start with: Good at-home skin care. Wash twice a day. Use benzoyl peroxide cream on active spots. See a dermatologist and consider Retin-A cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How do you make a couple of pimples go away fast?

How do you make a couple of pimples go away fast?

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

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Can dry ice make pimples go away fast?

Can dry ice make pimples go away fast?

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

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How to make pimples go away in about 5 days ?

How to make pimples go away in about 5 days ?

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

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What can you do to make pimples go away fast?

What can you do to make pimples go away fast?

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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Is there a good way to make pimples go away or less red?

Is there a good way to make pimples go away or less red?

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

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What is the best way to make pimples go away, I wash my face twice a day and it still doesn't work?

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 more

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I'm curious as to why won't the pimple in my philtrum go away?

I'm curious as to why won't the pimple in my philtrum go away?

Philtral pimple: Could be deveoplmental retention cyst. See a boarded Plastic Surgeron for evaluation. ...Read more

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A pimple next to my privates don't go away?

A pimple next to my privates don't go away?

Staph infection: One of the most common causes of pimple-like lesions in the groin area is furunculosis, which is typically caused by a staphylococcus infection. You can try to treat this at home with topical antibacterials, but if it persists, you may need to consult your physician. I have many patients who suffer from this condition in which the causative bacteria is mrsa, an antibiotic resistant type of staph. ...Read more

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How can you get pimples to go away for good?

How can you get pimples to go away for good?

Get older: You need to get used to the fact that acne is a chronic, non-curable, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually goes away on its own. Until then, if topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician and talk about managing it with additional Rx. ...Read more

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Please help. I have these pimples that won't go away?

Please help. I have these pimples that won't go away?

Acne: 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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Pimples! how to get them to go away and help them stay gone?

Chronic disease: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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This annoying pimple on my lips won't go away. What should I do?

This annoying pimple on my lips won't go away. What should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is a good recommended product that will make your pimples go away?

What is a good recommended product that will make your pimples go away?

Acne: There are so many great prescription treatments for acne now--both topical and oral. Much of the otc cleansers, washes, masks, toners and lotions don't do much. Treatment is usually focused on the type of pimples you have. Go see your doctor to get a regimen tailored to you. ...Read more

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I am 17 and have been constantly fighting pimples since 14. When will they go away?

I am 17 and have been constantly fighting pimples since 14. When will they go away?

Eventually: I was able to stop taking medication at age 50. Acne is a chronic but manageable disease and you owe it to yourself to understand it and assist your physician with your care. The internet is full of stupid lies about it, and you'd do well to read some genuine scientific papers. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I avoid pimples that never go away? They seem to encapsulate and become permanent. 

How can I avoid pimples that never go away? They seem to encapsulate and become permanent. 

See a dermatologist: There are multiple forms of acne and several types of skin problems that can look like acne. You should see a dermatologist for evaluation & treatment, as some forms of acne-like lesions can be associated with other problems. ...Read more

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I have a red little dot on my face. Looks veiny. It is the size of a pimple but won't go away ?

I have a red little dot on my face. Looks veiny. It is the size of a pimple but won't go away ?

Get it checked: I recommend seeing your Family Doctor to get this checked out. It could be a benign (non-harmful) thing, but it could also be a skin cancer, dilated blood vessel, or a few other things. The only way to know for sure is to be seen by your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away? Is it a papula?

How long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away? Is it a papula?

Usually a few days: Large pimples that do not have an outlet like a whitehead, may represent significant inflammation under the skin, and sometimes the presence of pus underneath. Some pimples may actually be a cyst related to certain sweat glands. A papule is a swelling of the skin of a certain size that may or may not be a pimple. Try not to pick or pop it as that may make it worse. If it gets bigger see doc. ...Read more

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