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How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

Acne tx: 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

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 treat leg pimples?

How to treat leg pimples?

Folliculitis ?: Keep area clean and dry. If not resolved seek medical eval. ...Read more

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How to properly treat pimple?

How to properly treat pimple?

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 treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options . . .: 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

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Varies: I try to tailor treatments to the individual. Benzoyl peroxide wash or creams help if you can tolerate them. In the office, i will almost always use a topical retinoid as it prevents the early plugging of the pilosebaceous ostia which leads to visible ace bumps. Some cases require oral antibiotics or even isotretinoin. There is evidence that hormones in dairy can play a role - avoiding dairy can h. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options...: 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

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How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

You can't: A cortisone injection can reduce the size of an acne but it may not quite clear over night. You should see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat and prevent pimples?

How to treat and prevent 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 treat acnes?

How to treat acnes?

Some options...: 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

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How can I effectively treat acne and pimples?

How can I effectively treat acne and 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

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What can I do to treat scars quickly?

What can I do to treat scars quickly?

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 to treat a pimple?

How to treat a pimple?

Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe accutane. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimple scars?

What can I do to treat pimple scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne soon-to-be scars?

How can I effectively treat acne soon-to-be scars?

DO NOT TOUCH: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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How to treat old acne scars on butt quickly?

How to treat old acne scars on butt quickly?

Can't be done: I trust this is acne and not gynoid lipodystrophy / cellulite. Acne scars can be addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a filler, laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How can you treat dark acne scarring?

How can you treat dark acne scarring?

Acne scarring: Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation are separate processes and may require different treatments. It not possible to provide you with a specific response when there is not even a picture to evaluate your condition in addition to not having been provided age, gender or medical conditions. Please consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat hyperpigmentation?

How to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical bleaching: Usually hyperpigmentation is treated with topical bleaching agents. The most effective has been a combination of tretinoin, hydroqinone and a topical steroid. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation to see if this is appropriatef for you. ...Read more

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How to treat acne overnughy?

How to treat acne overnughy?

You can start: You're not going to make your acne disappear overnight even in this era of quick-fixes. If you have only a week before the prom, get with your personal physician and perhaps a combination of a topical agent (i prefer benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (topical or systemic) may make you look better. You're big enough to be caring for yourself long-term, day by day. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat pimples so fast?

How to treat pimples so fast?

Not fast.: 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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Can doxycycline treat acne? How long it's going to take to treat acne?

Can doxycycline treat acne? How long it's going to take to treat acne?

Not by itself: I see that you also have thrush and if you do, perhaps this isn't the best time to start on doxycycline. I trust you have been using topical benzoyl peroxide and this is the basis of your treatment. Usually you see good results in a few weeks with an effective anti-acne combination. Spironolactone, the birth control pill, or topical clindamycin are other possibilities. ...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