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What can I do to get rid of acne in a week?

What can I do to get rid of acne in a week?

Acne gone quick?: The answer to your question is 'not much.' acne reflects a chronic progessive skin condition which most doctors will tell you takes at least 4-6 weeks to respond to any of the standard treatments. To improve your cosmetic appearance only more quickly you will have to use acne blemish cover up creams, but these do not heal the problem. ...Read more

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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 to get rid of my acne in a quick and effective way?

How to get rid of my acne in a quick and effective way?

Scientific Rx: 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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What can I use to get rid of my acne in a short time?

What can I use to get rid of my acne in a short time?

No easy answer.: You'd better consult with dermatologists; answer is most likely in their hands. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of cellulite in a month?

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How do you get rid of cellulite in a month?

You don't: Weight loss may help a little. There are also treatments but they take a long time to achieve results. To some degree, once you have it, cellulite is there forever. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples in a short time?

How to get rid of pimples in a short time?

Pop them?: If they are ready to go- white heads or black heads, they may be popped. If not, you may need to consider an injection with a steroid- your dermatologist can help. Topicals like vitamin a and benzoyl peroxide can also help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne and then later get rid of the blemishes and scars?

What can I do to get rid of acne and then later get rid of the blemishes and scars?

See a dermatologist: There are many options for treating acne and you should see a dermatologist to discuss them in detail. Some of your options are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoid creams, chemical peels, isotretinoin, birth control pills to regulate hormones, led light treatment, and laser treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

How do I get rid of acne scaring on my face and back? Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

No easy answers: I hope your acne is now under control. Removing the scars -- if that is your wish, and you have a choice -- can't be accomplished except by a specialist dermatologist, who can offer you several options. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place, and i wish you luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples within a week?

How can I get rid of pimples within a week?

Serious Rx: Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and phone your physician, who may be able to use an antibiotic to get you clear in time for the prom. Acne is a chronic, serious illness and you need to get aggressive with it. You cannot cure it until it cures itself, but you can manage it. It's not pleasant and it's hard work, but it can be done. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get rid of a pimple in a day with stuff you have at home?

What's the fastest way to get rid of a pimple in a day with stuff you have at home?

Cover it!: There's no quick way to get rid of a pimple in just 24 hrs. Especially if it is a deep one. If time is of the essence (like family photos etc) then you would be better off trying to conceal the pimple rather than squeezing it and ending up with more redness and swelling! There are different types of pimples too, so what works for one, may not work for another type. Ask your doc! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne in less than a month?

How do you get rid of acne in less than a month?

Rx: The oral contraceptive pill, if appropriate and acceptable, often clears acne. The over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is of limited effectiveness. I've gotten good results within a few weeks using topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many comedones. If there is not obvious improvement in two weeks consider a systemic antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a itch in my ear?

How to get rid of a itch in my ear?

See your PCP: For an exam. It could be from wax, eczema, presence of a ufo / unidentified foreign object, cholesteatoma (growth of dead skin in the middle ear, infection etc. May your itch disappear with a flick of the switch! http://m.Voices.Yahoo.Com/five-common-causes-itchy-ear-canals-3646347.Html. ...Read more

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I've got a lot of acne on my back. Is there any good way to get rid of the acne and the scars?

Heavy duty Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic treatment. A simple antibiotic like tetracycline 500 2x/day plus topical benzoyl peroxide may be enough, or you might finally decide to make a trial of isotretinoin. The scars cannot be removed by any means, but a dermatologist can make them less conspicuous using a laser, surgery, dermabrasion, and/or a filler. ...Read more

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How to get rid of scabies from my body within a month?

How to get rid of scabies from my body within a month?

Have it confirmed: Confirmation can lead to a proper treatment and kill off the scabies. Though the scabies die, the skin reaction caused by infestation may remain for weeks. The doc can prescribe the meds to kill it and those to help your skin recover. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples in a week?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples in a week?

A week? Not: 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

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How do I find what's the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

How do I find what's the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

Prescription Rx: Acne cant' be cured, but remits on its own eventually. No over-the-counter remedy will effectively treat back or chest acne. Apply topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and make an appointment your physician. A few months on a systemic antibiotic may be enough, or if you are offered Isotretinoin and you're brave, consider taking it. ...Read more

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What is quickest and most effective way to get rid of acne scars? I have a dark black one on my forehead and I would like to know how to get rid of it

Laser: there are few ways to do it, but fastest probably laser tx. A lot of offices such facial spa, or plastic /cosmetic surgeon office may have a special laser machine that can help ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more