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How to treat zit on the side of my nose?

How to treat zit on the side of my nose?

Supportive care: Keep it clean with unscented soaps, use a benzoyl peroxide preparation like Clearasil. If these don't work see a dermatologist and the addition of a Retin-A medication possibly antibiotic will help/ ...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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How can you treat infected zit?

How can you treat infected zit?

Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read more

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How do I treat large zits around my ankles?

How do I treat large zits around my ankles?

See a doctor: I don't think "zits" are a common finding on the ankle, perhaps it is something else. ...Read more

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What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

Treatable: Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones. It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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I have small red pimples on penis and i get a pain on tip when i pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

I have small red pimples on penis and i get a pain on tip when i pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

See a doctor: Without being able to see these lesions there is no way in which to make a rational diagnosis. You need to go and be evaluated by a professional and treated accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my zit by tomorrow?

What can I do to treat my zit by tomorrow?

Know of no way.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat zits on my face?

What can I do to treat zits on my face?

Acne: First of all, refrain from squeezing them with your fingers as it is liable to cause more infection. Keeping the skin pores clean by washing your face with a mild cleanser in the morning and before going to bed is also important. Exfoliants and/or benzoyl peroxide with or without antibiotics should be used for worse cases. ...Read more

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How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

How do you treat a boil--like a zit?

Couple of things: Use a warm compress on the area to soothe the swelling. See a doctor who will probably lance and drain the boil. ...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