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How To Get Rid Of Whitehead Pimples
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
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
Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Topical creams: If you are referring to pimples you may try over the counter acne treatments such as face wash for acne, topical acne treatments such as Benzoyl peroxide cream. You may also consult with a dermatologist for more effective treatment. Finally, some patients require oral medications. You may try Mederma, a scar cream which doesn't help everyone, otherwise scars become less visible over time. ...Read more
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
Manage it: I'm sorry you had scars. This didn't have to happen, and if you want to be rid of them, you'll need specialized health care -- laser, filler, or microsurgery. If you've had scarring, your acne is still probably bad enough to require a physician's care. Home remedies probably won't be sufficient. Benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid until you can get seen. This is the truth. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Spots: There are many OTC treatments that you can try. If they persist then see a dermatologist ...Read more
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