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How to prevent pimples from growing on my face ?

How to prevent pimples from growing on my face ?

Cleaning & medicine: For the little pin sized pimples, usually cleaning one or two times a day for a couple of weeks with an otc product from benzoyl peroxide (proactiv, zapzyt, panoxyl and others) is enough. If not you can add salicylic acid, resorcinol or sulfur products (various neutragena, clearogen, clearasil and others). If you have large/cyst like pimples these will often need more- see your family doctor. ...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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I usually apply uniflex-n cream (betamethasone 0.1%, neomycin 0.5%) to prevent pimple from growing bigger at my face. It works. Is it actually safe?

I usually apply uniflex-n cream (betamethasone 0.1%, neomycin 0.5%) to prevent pimple from growing bigger at my face. It works. Is it actually safe?

No: This is not useful for acne. Neomycin is of no value for any use on any skin problem. Betamethasone is a potent steroid which should not be used on the face. It increases risk for glaucoma and cataracts. Repeated use on the face, especially young women, may lead to a condition called "perioral dermatitis". When this occurs it seems to get better when Betamethasone is applied, only to rebound when. ...Read more

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Plz how can I prevent pimples from my face naturally ?

Plz how can I prevent pimples from my face naturally ?

No way to prevent: Acne is a fact of life, determined genetically. Some dietary triggers may worsen(ie chocolate, nuts, dairyetc), but is variable from person to person.There are a myriad of treatments to control acne, and until one outgrows it one must control it. Stress is the number one trigger. If otc meds not helpful, then need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent pimples or acnes over my face?

Are there any good ways to prevent pimples or acnes over my face?

Simple: See a doc. After full analysis a treatment plan consisting of improving hyzine, vitamins, diet, exercise, reducing exposure to foregn chemicals and impurities, maintaining proper hormonal status will help. ...Read more

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I always have pimples on my back and below bums but never on face how can i prevent from them?

I always have pimples on my back and below bums but never on face how can i  prevent from them?

Same acne treatment: The same solutions and cleansers that are available for acne on the face, can be used for acne on the back because the same causative factors are at work. You may need help to apply the medications, but regular use is the key to controlling your condition. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 17yr old guy, of late I have started to develop pimple's on my face, it really spoils my looks.. Any recommendations to prevent them? Ty

Acne: Unfortunately, acne is almost inevitable. Almost every teenager has them more or less. There's no way to prevent them until your hormones are trying to settle. One of the ways to not make them worse and avoid consequences is to avoid squeezing them. It's hard to do but try your best. Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is a simple and fairly effective way to keep them at bay. Otherwise, consult doc. ...Read more

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I have pimples on my face how should I prevent that problem?

I have pimples on my face how should I prevent that problem?

Identify triggers: See if you can identify triggers like certain food, weather conditions. Avoid those if you have oil skin, consider a skin astringent to keep the oil off. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to prevent growing of pimples on scalp?

How to prevent growing of pimples on scalp?

Acne on head: An antibacterial shampoo such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) should do the trick. Use it for 2 weeks. If it's not any better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 13 . He's got his 1st pimple. How can it be prevented from spreading all over his face?

My son is 13 . He's got his 1st pimple. How can it be prevented from spreading all over his face?

Hope: If this is acne you can pray may be lucky and this is just a pimple if you or mother had acne it will begin it will spread but can keep down by using otc products talk to pharm also if start to spread see dermatologist there are many treatments do not be discouraged as most teenagers get this and almost all end up with clear skin. ...Read more

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