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How to reduce pimples?

How to reduce pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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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 totally reduce pimples?

How to totally reduce pimples?

Manage them: 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 can I get rid of pimple scars? How to reduce its redness

How can I get rid of pimple scars? How to reduce its redness

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

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How can I reduce pimples?

How can I reduce 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 can I totally reduce pimples?

How can I totally reduce pimples?

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

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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples from skin?

How to reduce pimples from skin?

Many options: Topical otc products such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid can help with mild acne. Stronger prescription topicals such as retinoids, topical antibiotics need to be obtained from a doctor. More severe acne usually required oral medications such as oral antibiotics or Accutane (isotreinoin). ...Read more

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How can i remove my pimple marks?? And how can i stop to prevent pimples???

How can i remove my pimple marks?? And how can i stop to prevent pimples???

Managing acne: This is a long-term task as there is no cure until acne remits on its own. If you have scars, you'll need prescription strength treatment as well as a topical agent like benzoyl peroxide. You cannot remove your scars, but a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help with them. I'm sorry you got the scars because all acne can and should be managed early. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples from my face?

How to reduce pimples from my face?

Hygiene: Good hygiene and acne products such as benzoil peroxide. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples fast and why does my skin get oily?

How to reduce pimples fast and why does my skin get oily?

Hormones, genetics: Oily skin is primarily due to the activity of sebaceous glands in the skin. Women with oily skin can benefit from oral contraceptives, and patients of both sexes may have success using topical cleansers. For pimples, benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoids, and occasionally antibiotics can help as well. ...Read more

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How to reduce redness from my acne?

How to reduce redness from my acne?

Skin moisturizer: Try using a moisturizer frequently. Stop using your acne medicine daily and go to an every other day schedule. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne scar?

How to reduce acne scar?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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How to stop whiteheads?

How to stop whiteheads?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have scarring or lesions on your trunk now, get with your personal physician who can add something to your topical Rx. Ignore everything you read on the internet about acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce acne?

What can I do to reduce acne?

ACNE: Drink a lot of water, fresh fruits, vegetables, make sure you are not constipated, reduce anxiety, get enough sleep, don't use strong soap, don't wash/rub your face too much, don't pinch acne, don't use too much make ups/creams, etc. Use meds prescribed by your physician accordingly. ...Read more

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How can I reduce pimple irritation

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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Tips for preventing pimples n how to reduce it?

Tips for preventing pimples n how to reduce it?

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 can you reduce pimples on my face?

How can you reduce pimples on my face?

Scientific Rx: Home / folk remedies are adjuncts only. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your physicain. You may receive a topical retinoic acid derivative, a topical systemic antibiotic, and/or a referral. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a serious personal and professional liability. Do what you need to. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce pimples?

What can I do to reduce pimples?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...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