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How to get rid of acne and redness?

How to get rid of acne and redness?

Manage it: Acne cannot be cured. Red post-acne lesions must heal on their own. You must manage it until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. No "pop" cure works. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx. ...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 redness from squeezing blackheads?

Don't Squeeze: See your MD or dermatolgist and get treated for the skon condition. ...Read more

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How to get rid of discolouration from the face?

How to get rid of discolouration  from the face?

See dermatologist: There are a large numbers of conditions that could account for discoloration of the face. I would need more specifics. If you are bothered by it, you should seek consultation with your primary physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Antibiotics, B.P.: Antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide have yielded consistently excellent results for more than 50 years. A dermatologist will give you prescriptions for the combination that works best for you. Don't waste your money on herbal nonsense; it doesn't work, and it will only delay resolution and increase your risk of permanent scarring. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

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

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Consult physician: For medication, both topical and if necessary oral medication. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Multiple steps: 1. Wash face with mild soap and water 2-3x/day 2. Apply benzoyl peroxide nightly 3. Add or replace with tretinoin topically if benzoyl not working 4. Add topical clindamycin if tretinoin not working 5. Add oral abx if acne spread all over the body (not just face) ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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How to get rid of mild acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is usually sufficient for the mild stuff. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. If you prefer a retinoic acid derivative or a salicylic acid wash, you can try as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples from the face?

How can I get rid of pimples from the face?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your first line of treatment for acne. If 5% benzoyl peroxide topical 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related disease that needs to be managed until it self-cures, especially because it's a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne??

How to get rid of acne??

Scientific Rx: Ignore everything you read on the internet and that people tell you. Acne is unrelated to hygiene and lifestyle and minimally to diet. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add medication that will. ...Read more

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How to get rid of discoloration from a scar?

How to get rid of discoloration from a scar?

Depends: On how much money you are willing to spend. Once the scar tissue is there, little options exist outside cosmetic laser therapy with dermatology, likely cosmetic and expensive. Best is to prevent scarring. Keep tissue away from sunlight and use sunblock 50 SPF or higher when outside esp on face. Mederma can help prevent scarring. Hydroxyquinone creams can help lighten some areas. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scars from pimples?

How can I get rid of scars from pimples?

Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots due to acne?

How to get rid of spots due to acne?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acnes?

How to get rid of acnes?

See your docotor: There is medication to take care of this. Depending on the severity, your skin doctor, will recommend what is best. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne spots?

Depends on type: If it is pigmented scar you may use hydroquinone a popular skin lightner.Other creams used are cortisone creams to reduce inflammation.Over the counter kojik acid, arbutin(bearberry extract)vitamin c but if there are atrophic acne scars with indentations than either laser therapy or fillers done by dermatologists will help.Lsers are preferable and long lasting, while fillers needs to be redone often. ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness where acne and pimples used to be?

How to get rid of redness where acne and pimples used to be?

Inflammation: If your acne/pimples were recent and they're just now going away after treatment, you may just still have some inflammation from your body trying to fight off the cause of the pimple in the first place...Bacteria. It may however be possible to use a topical steroid to reduce the inflammation, like Hydrocortisone which you can get over the counter. ...Read more

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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 hyperpigmentation?

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Difficult!: It is very difficult to get rid of this problem. Where is y our hyperpigmentation? I can only answer on the face... Is your hyperpigmentation from diabetes? So far, hydroquinone is the only FDA approved medical treatment as far as I know. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How to get rid of red marks/scars left from acne without going to a dermatologist?

How to get rid of red marks/scars left from acne without going to a dermatologist?

Difficult : A good aesthetictian at a medical spa can do microbrasions and series of chemical peels. Remaining scars can be filled with a permanent filler. ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness where acne and pimples used to be?

Inflammation: If your acne/pimples were recent and they're just now going away after treatment, you may just still have some inflammation from your body trying to fight off the cause of the pimple in the first place...Bacteria. It may however be possible to use a topical steroid to reduce the inflammation, like Hydrocortisone which you can get over the counter. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

How could i get rid of redness and acne scars on my face?

Avoid sun & tobacco: As well as good skin care with possible oral or topicsl retinoids as indicated by a physician. Topical products such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid may help but can makemitmworse as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

How can I get rid of redness and acne scars on on face?

Facial Acne Scars: The acne should be under good control without any active acne lesions prior to treatment of scars. Acne scars may be improved by dermabrasion, laser treatments or surgical scar revision depending on the type of scar. Consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and redness?

Manage it: Acne cannot be cured. Red post-acne lesions must heal on their own. You must manage it until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. No "pop" cure works. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of acne redness fast?

What to do to get rid of acne redness fast?

Acne redness: The fastest way is a cover up makeup. A pulse dye laser can take away redness from acne and other scars but it is a expensive treatment. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of acne redness fast ?

What to do to get rid of acne redness fast ?

Topcials or laser: Erythema after inflammation on the face resolves slowly over a month or twol. Faster requires topicals like 20% vitamin c or laser therapy in our experience, but it might now be "fast enough". ...Read more

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I do not want to get embarrassed once everyone sees my acne. Is there any tricks or ways to get rid of acne/redness fast?

I do not want to get embarrassed once everyone sees my acne. Is there any tricks or ways to get rid of acne/redness fast?

You can't hide it: You need to get serious about treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you owe it to yourself to call your personal physician for something to add that will. ...Read more

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I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

Scientific Rx: I see that you are already taking topical benzyl peroxide and minocycline. One possibility might be to add a topical retinoic acid derivative which you'll use on face and trunk. This might be in place of the benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide here. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring; if your acne become unmanageable, consider isotreinoin if offered. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to get rid of acne scars and redness?

See a medspa doctor: Amedspa doctor will show you a co2 fractionated laser or erbium laser which can help you resurface your skin and get rid of scarring. Also available is a laser that will stimulate collagen to fill in any marks or dermal fillers. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Is there a way to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

How to get rid of acne, acne scars, and redness on my face?

Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required. ...Read more

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To get rid of acne redness, do I use ice wrapped in paper towel or paper towel dipped in warm water?

To get rid of acne redness, do I use ice wrapped in paper towel or paper towel dipped in warm water?

Ice: Hi. Ice is usually used for swelling, which usually involves redness. Warmth will dilate the blood vessels and cause more redness. However, if your acne is severe, see your regular doctor for more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that aloe vera can be used to get rid of acne redness?

Facial redness: It can help, but other moisturizers are also available you might try coconut oil. ...Read more

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I have dry and red skin from irritation I wanted to know what I could do to get rid of the redness but something that wont cause acne?

I have dry and red skin from irritation I wanted to know what I could do to get rid of the redness but something that wont cause acne?

Details needed: Many products are labeled "non comedogenic" to indicate that at least they considered a possible relationship to acne. A dermatologist can evaluate and help you.Wash with Dove skin cleanser, then apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream. Eucerin Eczema, Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema, CeraVe, and generics are easy to find. ...Read more

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I have cystic acne, and I have irritated blemishes. What can I do to get rid of the redness. I read that it might be ezc... I can't remember the name?

I have cystic acne, and I have irritated blemishes. What can I do to get rid of the redness. I read that it might be ezc... I can't remember the name?

Need serious Rx: The word you want is eczema, but if you have cystic acne, it's moot. You owe it to yourself to end this nightmare and avoid future mutilation by getting treated effectively. You're probably going to need isotretinoin. It's not for the faint-hearted or those who spend time reading internet scare stories, but most people who try it are very happy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne redness quickly, maybe in 24 hours, the pimple is right on the middle of my nose?

How do I get rid of acne redness quickly, maybe in 24 hours, the pimple is right on the middle of my nose?

Acne: warm compresses to take down the irritation. Dont succumb to "popping" it. This can actually make it worse. In addition, use a good cleanser and some benzoyl peroxide preparation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

Depends on scar: Redness tends to resolve over several months. If it is related to raised scarring therapy with intralesional steroids or pulsed dye laser. Depressed or atrophic scars may require fillers, saline injections or laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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