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I have a small pinhead size knot on my eyelid its not acne should I pop it?

I have a small pinhead size knot on my eyelid its not acne should I pop it?

Chalazion?: A chalazion is a benign subcutaneous nodule within the eyelid. It is usually painless and self-limiting. The treatment is warm compresses to soften the nodule and gentle massage to help reduce it. It should get better in a few weeks. It's worth seeing a doc for, especially if it doesn't respond to treatment. Don't pop it. ...Read more

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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 have combination skin. And sensative, quite red in some areas (cheeks and on my eyelids) and I have some acne scaring. Any suggestions for medicine?

I have combination skin. And sensative, quite red in some areas (cheeks and on my eyelids) and I have some acne scaring. Any suggestions for medicine?

Rosacea?: Red, sensitive skin on the cheeks/eyelids plus acne-type lesions suggests that you might have rosacea, which is readily treatable with a variety of medications. See a dermatologist to determine if that's the correct diagnosis, and for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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27yo.Been precscribed Epiduo for face acne, used it 3 months.Ruined my eyelids skin, now im using elidel (pimecrolimus) for eyelids dermatitis but is not improving.

27yo.Been precscribed Epiduo for face acne, used it 3 months.Ruined my eyelids skin, now im using elidel (pimecrolimus) for eyelids dermatitis but is not improving.

Keep it moist: Please avoid epiduo around the eye, Epiduo is mixture of Retinoid and Benzoyl perdoxde, it's very irritant to the skin especially around the eye. You can use it separately and make sure wash the benzoyl right away. For your lids pls wash it with cold water and place either Shea oil, Coconut oil or Vaseline A&D ointment to keep the skin moist. Stop other creams or treatments. Keep it sample ...Read more

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My skin looks really horrible I have black eyelids and under eyes red acne marks puffy eyes everyone says I look old im only 18 Dull skin?

My skin looks really horrible I have black eyelids and under eyes red acne marks puffy eyes everyone says I look old im only 18 Dull skin?

Get seen: This sounds like a combination of acne, melasma, and perhaps something else. You need a good history, physical exam, a thyroid check and a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks  and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more

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I popped so many pimple on my foehead year ago, the redness is still there but if i stop popping them, will my acne clear up?

I popped so many pimple on my foehead year ago, the redness is still there but if i stop popping them, will my acne clear up?

Dermatological consult: Please consult your deramtologist that can advise you about your skin condition and how best can it improve it ...Read more

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From popping acne when i was younger, i sadly have scarring over my cheeks. What can remedy this? Will it fix the discoloration completely?

From popping acne when i was younger, i sadly have scarring over my cheeks. What can remedy this? Will it fix the discoloration completely?

Lasers can help: If you only have blemishes and no textural changes then non-abaltive laser treaments and a bleaching can be very helpful. Some of the lasers to look for are the nd/yag lasers such as the affirm mulitplex, and fraxel. Also pulse dye lasers are extremely helpful for this condition. If there are texrtural changes on the skin as scar and pits, then factional co2 lasers are the best! ...Read more

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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