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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,191 doctors shared insights

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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Which toothpaste should I use to get rid of pimples?

Which toothpaste should I use to get rid of pimples?

None: Toothpaste is not used for pimples. It is used for cleaning teeth. Use a product specifically formulated for extra-oral use. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples using household materials?

How to get rid of pimples using household materials?

Home remedies/acne: You might want to try lemons or oranges. Some people will directly apply lemon juice, others with cut it in half and rub directly on the skin (gently!) you can also make of pulp of the peels and apply. Either way the vit c found in these fruits is good for your skin, it is soothing and anti-inflammatory. The acids will help encourage exfoliation, which is also good for acne. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Can toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Yes, drys it out ;..: Toothpaste and most other neutral ph. "clean" drying agents can "treat" the symptoms of acne pimples just like many otc acne treatments. Also, it is possible that the antibacterial agent triclosan found only in colgate total may have an additional minor therapeutic value as well. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste get rid of your pimples?

Can toothpaste get rid of your pimples?

Don't know: There may be a weak possibility that it will help., but ther are more appropriate/proven over-the-counter things (like clearasil) that are specific for skin-issues. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I soothe isopropyl alcohol-irritated skin? What will get rid of the discoloration fast? I used it to try to get rid of pimples.

How do I soothe isopropyl alcohol-irritated skin? What will get rid of the discoloration fast? I used it to try to get rid of pimples.

Topical therapy : Isopropyl alcohol is a drying agent. The skin will need moisturizing and sun protection. Sometimes a mild corticosteroid cream will decrease the inflammation. If the discoloration is pigment you my need to see your dermatologist for topical care and sun screens. ...Read more

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What natural methods can I use to get rid of acne?

What natural methods can I use to get rid of acne?

Depends: If you have breakouts during or before your periods only; then wait for the cycle to progress. Otherwise see your doctor for prescriptions, laser care, and a long term treament plan. ...Read more

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How fast can you get rid of acne using the products?

How fast can you get rid of acne using the products?

Depends: Accutane would be best treatment . Most treatments take 8 to 12 weeks with topical retinoids and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can putting toothpaste on really help get rid of acne?

Can putting toothpaste on really help get rid of acne?

NO: Toothpaste irritates the skin, some people believe that it can dry out pimples, but instead toothpaste will cause redness and peeling. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne marks using natural products?

How to get rid of acne marks using natural products?

They won't work: Listen, friend. You're 19 years old and about to start up professional life. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that will be a major liability if you don't start taking care of it. If you're using only a topical antibiotic, it'll fail unless you also use topical benzoyl peroxide or something else. Let your physician, not some internet anti-science stuff, manage your illness. ...Read more

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How to get rid of blackheads!?

How to get rid of blackheads!?

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

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How to get rid of blackheads?

How to get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Best evidence for over the counter are the salicylic acid washes and creams. If those don't work, best evidence for prescription are the retinoid preparations like tretinoin and adapalene. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on nose?

How to get rid of acne on nose?

Many ways: The various treatments for acne are too numerous to discuss in 400 characters. Here's some information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580 ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and blackheads!?

How to get rid of acne and blackheads!?

Retinoic acid: If you have a lot of comedones, start off with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't have you clear in two weeks, get with your personal physicain who can add something. ...Read more

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How to get rid of herpes blemishes?

How to get rid of herpes blemishes?

Herpes: There is no treatment that can cure herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e., daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lip blemish or stain?

How to get rid of lip blemish or stain?

Dyspigmentation: The first step is adequate sun protection. Darker skin tends to darken quicker with ultraviolet light exposure. Sunscreen minimizes the sun's effects. Topical lighteners (retinol, tretinoin, hydroquinone) must be used cautiously, as they may *cause* irregular pigmentation. While benign labial melanotic macule is most common, biopsy for melanoma is required if irregular or changing. ...Read more

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What should I use to get rid of acne scars?

What should I use to get rid of acne scars?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so dote treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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