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How To Get Rid Of Hickeys
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
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
Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
I wouln't try it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. 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
Put hand over it.: There is no way to make a bruise go away any faster than several days. You could camouflage it by beating yourself around the face and neck making the hickey a small part of a much larger injury, but i would never suggest that. Other than concealing it with clothes or makeup I am afraid you are out of luck. A warm compress could increase blood flow and potentially reduce total dwell time. ...Read more
SOL: Well...You are out of luck. A hickey is a type of bruise and will go through the normal stages of healing as with any bruise. The only short term option is to cover it. ...Read more
Time: It is a type of bruise, so it must go through the natural stages of healing as with any bruise. There is no quick fix. ...Read more
Is there a quicker way to get rid of a hickey? Got it sunday night and i want it to be gone by this coming saturday its quite big hickey
No: You are dealing with an area of inflamation, not infection. ...Read more
I got a hickey on my neck and I tried to get rid of it and started scraping it with a penny and it left a little burn mark, how do I prevent scaring?
My boyfriend gave me a hickey on my breast, it's been about a month and there's still a purple mark. How can I get rid of it?
Time: The mark should resolve with time. Be patient. ...Read more
Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Test and treat.: Your first step would be to elucidate cause - generally speaking it’s physical/medical 50% of the time and mental/emotional 50% of the time. Once work-up for physical/medical causes is complete, then entertainment of cause and treatment can begin. Consult with Urologist to begin the process. ...Read more
Depend on cause: Trimming or having corn non-invasively removed will temporarily work. However, if what caused this to form is not corrected, then corn will return. May need different shoes, padding and even surgery to correct any deformities. Consult with podiatrist. ...Read more
Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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