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How To Get The Redness Out Of A Pimple Quickly
See below: The rec way is as follows: if available, use tweezers and grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible (if none, use a cloth or paper to protect your fingers). Pull straight up gently, steady pressure. Don't twist or jerk. Don't squeeze, crush or puncture the tick. Disinfect the skin afterward and wash hands. If any mouthparts remain, leave alone as they will be expelled spontaneously. ...Read more
Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valtrex/ extractor: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Extractor can be used for blackhead. ...Read more
Lobe of what?: If you are referring to a lobe of a lung, resolution of the infection with antibiotics will generally result in the body resorbing the inflammatory exudates without permanent discernible damage. If you are referring to an earlobe, treatment with hot compresses and possibly antibiotics may be needed. If it is a lobe of another organ, be specific and reframe your question. Good luck. ...Read more
Some tips: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you get rid of a puss filled blister on the top of your toe? Is it serious? How long does it take to go away?
Leave it alone: If you hadn't popped the pimple in the first place it would be gone by now. I know how hard it is to leave pimples alone, but you'll be surprised how much less "angry" your face looks when you use your prescribed treatment and keep your hands off. I tell all my patients, "your face is not on strike, you don't have to pick it.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperpigmentation: The red spots may be Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation if the pimple has fully healed. This will likely improve over time (all scarring will lighten with time). There are treatments that can improve the appearance, including creams like hydroquinone, steroid creams and laser treatments like laser genesis. See a dermatologist or cosmetic physician to learn more about treatment options. ...Read more
Probably not: Eyedrops are not formulated to penetrate the skin, so they are not likely going to be effective. See your dermatologist for proper medication. ...Read more
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
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
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more
My pimples get really red and the redness doesn't go away, so I have to cover with lots of makeup what can I use to help?
Hello I am Akhil I am having some problems since yesterday I am having a pimple on my starting of hips they are a bit painful and got redness how to get rid off them?
Red hip pimple: May be eczema ( usually not painful) or infection- folliculitis/ abscess. You can try over the counter topical antibiotic like bacitracin and wash the area with hibiclens ( found in pharmacy). if it does not get better in next 24 hours MUST see doctor/urgent care to get it drained and for oral antibiotics f/u with doc. ...Read more
Hour do I get rid of the redness around my pimple on my nose without using medications over night ?
Cover up: Although some lasers such as ipl may work that is probably excessive. Your best way to get rid of the redness is to conceal it. The redness is due to the inflammatory process which takes place over a 48-72 hour period. Salicylic acid may help but it is a medication and you do not want to use these per your request. ...Read more
How to reduce redness of skin from acne ? I don't get much pimples, but just some enlarged pores, and red flushing predominantly on the cheeks.
Flushing: Flushing is usually associated with rosacea. Though there's no way to eliminate rosacea, effective treatment can relieve signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of prescription treatments and certain lifestyle changes on your part. Topical medications include finacea, metro gel, sodium sulfacetamide , others and oral medication like oracea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of acne redness quickly, maybe in 24 hours, the pimple is right on the middle of my nose?
Ive had a brown pimple bump on inner thigh for a while, I get waxed and been told it was ingrown hair. I found his morning redness and swelling.
Skin infection: probably so if like a red hot boil , hair follicle infection[folliculitis], use warm wet washcloths for 5-10 min. 3-6x/day till comes to a head break open with needle or go to urgent care or dr. for lancing and culture , could be mrsa infection which usually is with any pus but if not getting better will need antibiotics , wash/scrub well daily with soap/water/washclioth ...Read more
What can i do or use to get rid of my first blind pimple on my nose? I know i can't get results over night, i want to reduce redness & inflammation.
Pimples grew n uttocks leaving dark spots after redness looks terrible and staying for months. Cant get rid of them+ i wear 100% cotton undies. Help!
The good news: You are describing two different problems. Acne in the buttock area is not unusual. Tight, non breathable pant will make things worst. The darker pigmentation is a result of the healing process. Uv from the sun causes the red spot to heal with a darker look. Kind of like a tan. Sunlight will go though the weave in your cloths. Hydroquinione will bleach the color back to normal. ...Read more
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