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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of 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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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 pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

SSee: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

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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How to get rid of pimples?

Scientific Rx: Forget all the pop wisdom. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, prescription-strength rx from your physician can. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can't be cured but is fairly easy to manage. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

PMD or dermatologist: There are many different prescription creams for acne. If your acne is severe you may need an oral antibiotic. Both types of medication will take several weeks to become totally effective. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

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

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

Acne: Do you mean ACNE? Or something else? Where? How severe? A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try BENZOYL PEROXIDE. Use a small amount once a day. Keep it off any nice fabrics as it will bleach them white. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimple scars?

How to get rid of pimple scars?

Acne scarring: Acne scarring can be treated with topical tx such as retin a (tretinoin) if mild, if more severe , laser , dermabrasion and other procedures can be performed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of zits/pimples?

How to get rid of zits/pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimple marks?

Red Marks from Acne: Apply a tea tree oil solution to the affected areas. Mix a solution of 85% water and 15% tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples marks..?

How to get rid of pimples marks..?

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

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How to get rid of zits?

How to get rid of zits?

Acne treatment: Adult acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. ...Read more

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How to get rid of blackheads!?

How to get rid of blackheads!?

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

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How to get rid of blackheads?

How to get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Best evidence for over the counter are the salicylic acid washes and creams. If those don't work, best evidence for prescription are the retinoid preparations like tretinoin and adapalene. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my pimple?

How to get rid of my pimple?

Acne: For simple acne, you can apply topical Benzoyl Peroxide 10% gel nightly for this. If further acne worsens, you can make a virtual appt with Derm MD thru health tap. Welcome, I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples and pimple scars?

How can I get rid of pimples and pimple scars?

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

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How to get rid of cystic pimples?

How to get rid of cystic pimples?

This takes more than: Otc products. Please see a dermatologist for proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of blood- filled pimples?

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

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