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How To Get Rid Of White Head Pimples
Rx: This is the 21st century and nobody needs to have acne; life's hard enough. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If this hasn't worked well in two weeks, choose a systemic antibiotic such as Erythromycin or a tetracycline that is right for that person. Dermatologists have stronger medicines andlasers. Good luck. ...Read more
Wetcombing, medicine: There are several options for getting rid of head lice, including creams and liquids, wet combing (Wet the hair and add a lubricant, such as hair conditioner or cream rinse, vinegar, or olive oil, Comb every three to four days for two weeks AFTER you find any large, adult lice) and oral medicine (pills) Clothing, bedding, and towels used within 48 hours before treatment should be washed in hot wa ...Read more
Dandruff shampoo: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is serious: I'm going to assume that this is severe acne. You aren't going to be able to manage this by yourself. Your personal physician may start with topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic, perhaps an oral tetracycline. If you are offered a dermatology consult for isotretinoin, consider doing it though it is not for the faint-hearted. Best wishes, and be strong. ...Read more
Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not whiteheads: They might be milia which are bits of keratin protein and oils trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Treatments include: using a sterile needle to pick out the contents of the cyst; destruction of the cysts using extreme heat, curettage (surgical scraping and cauterization), or cryotherapy (freezing); medications, such as topical retinoids; Chemical peels or laser. See a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DON'T try to get rid: Of these. They are most likely montgomery glands on the areola. They help to lubricate the nipple ; surrounding tissue. ...Read more
Home remedy: Lemon can be used to balance pH & reduce scalp oil secretions. Apply / work through juice from two lemons mixed in 2 cups of distilled water to scalp/ hair. Rub in mixture. Rinse off with tepid water after about five minutes. This can be done several times a week. ...Read more
Retinol without mois: Flakiness and sensitive skin can actually be treated by use of a good antioxidant daily and believe it of not a short course of retionoic acid which will actually make it worse before it gets better. Do not treat with moisturizers they will only further inflame your skin. ...Read more
Penis pimple or not?: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
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