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How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

Cosmetics: Other than cosmetics, there's no way to get rid of acne instantly. There are many topical preparations (eg, Benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Evoclin, or even spot treatment with salicylic acid) which can help fairly rapidly as well as (in more severe cases) an oral form of Clindamycin (or Accutane) can be prescribed to help. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what might be most appropriate for you. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them ? How did they occur ?

Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them ? How did they occur ?

Baby acne: Bumps on the skin of newborns is normal for the first 3-5 months of life. They are not generally a problem and will go away over time if LEFT ALONE.Picking, "popping", and acne meds do not help and will cause damage. They arise as a response to the withdrawal of maternal hormones. EVERY baby gets at least a few of these. Leave them alone, if you are still worried visit your pediatrician for veal ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars and red spots ?

How to get rid of acne scars and red spots ?

Red spots first: First, you need to get control of the acne (red spots): use otc benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid wash. If that doesnt work, talk to yoir derm. Depending on the size, depth and number of scars you can consider peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. Seek consultation with a good dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

Many options: Blackheads can be treated with exfoliants such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or procedures such as microderm, glycolic peels. Red discolorations can be treated with various laser (ktp or pulsed dye lasers) or ipl treatments. ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots and pimples on my forehead?

How to get rid of red spots and pimples on my forehead?

Acne care: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20020580 This site gives you a nice overview of acne management. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red spots on my forehead from previously popped pimples? It looks like rosacea but i'm only 16 and it's only on my forehead.

How can I get rid of red spots on my forehead from previously popped pimples? It looks like rosacea but i'm only 16 and it's only on my forehead.

Start a face program: Make it a regular routine to use a facial cleanser (not body soap) on your face daily or twice daily. Use an exfoliator once or twice weekly. Use otc benzoyl products to start, moving to prescription products depending on the results of a more readily available product. Because it's only your face, you may be able to spot-treat with antibiotic creams. For trunk involvement, you may need oral abx. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of red marks left by acne/spots?

I am wondering how to get rid of red marks left by acne/spots?

You can't: These are new blood vessels growing in to heal the damage. What you can do is address you ongoing illness. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne is manageable nowadays but it's not pleasant and you need to stay aggressively involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red acne marks , macules that are becoming dark spots ?

How can I get rid of red acne marks , macules that are becoming dark spots ?

Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more