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I have red, inflamed, under the skin and very painful acne, as well as small white bumps on my chin. How do I get rid of it?

I have red, inflamed, under the skin and very painful acne, as well as small white bumps on my chin. How do I get rid of it?

Very serious: Painful acne may be compounded by allergy to the bacteria that cause it. It is a grave personal and professional liability and you need to be under the care of a competent physician, probably a dermatologist. ...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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How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and i can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful i hate when anyone t

How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and i can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful i hate when anyone t

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

Pimples: If they are indeed whiteheads, or pimples under the skin, a tiny needle can be used to create an opening in the skin to release the oil inside. This should be done under sterile conditions, preferably in a doctor's office, to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. ...Read more

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What's best way get rid of all of my acne and get clear skin?

What's best way get rid of all of my acne and get clear skin?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If not clear in two weeks, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative, or some systemic medication as appropriate. All acne can be managed successfully nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of acne that are safe and make your skin much more smoother?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of acne that are safe and make your skin much more smoother?

No: Sorry but there are no over-the-counter home remedies to treat acne. Talk to your family doc or dermatologist about your concerns. There are many prescription options available, including birth control pills that could then perform double duty. ...Read more

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What are some good working products that will get rid of acne that will work and is good fir the skin?

What are some good working products that will get rid of  acne that will work and is good fir the skin?

Acne Treatment: Treatment of acne is dependent on what type of acne you have. A multi treatment approach is usually best. This can include topical benzoyl peroxides, topical retinoids and if indicated oral antibiotics. In some patients, their acne has a hormone component to it and in those cases a medicine that works by blocking hormones can be of help. ...Read more

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How may i get rid of the dry patches that occur around the cheeks after one gets acne ? It looks like the skin is tanned .

Bleaching cream: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots left by a rash or acne) is common in darker skinned patients. Bleaching cream, sunblock, chemical peels, azelic acid cream, and laser are all possible treatments. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had mild to severe acne for 9 years now. How can I completely get rid of this burden and avoid picking at my skin? I'm getting desperate.

I've had mild to severe acne for 9 years now. How can I completely get rid of this burden and avoid picking at my skin? I'm getting desperate.

Serious Rx: You need to be on medication. In your case, it appears that the oral contraceptive pill did not clear you, though another preparation may. Try not to pick the lesions, but this isn't the key -- you're going to pick them. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in 2 weeks (; it probably won't), your physician may add topical spironolactone, a topical or systemic antibiotic, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid from acne on my chin skin?

How to get rid from acne on my chin skin?

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

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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