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I picked a pimple. How can I get rid of the redness and swelling?

I picked a pimple. How can I get rid of the redness and swelling?

Leave it alone: Leave it alone. Just wash it as normal, don't put any chemicals on it (including acne cream or lotion). It will heal. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can you get rid of swelling caused from poping a pimple?

How can you get rid of swelling caused from poping a pimple?

Local care: You have just drained an inflamed, sometimes infected, abscess. Warm baths/showers to clean the area, followed by cool compresses. Folk wisdom will suggest following this with some witch hazel. Treat the area gently and it will settle down over time. Next time avoid abusing the skin by popping pimples. ...Read more

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Hour do I get rid of the redness around my pimple on my nose without using medications over night?

Hour do I get rid of the redness around my pimple on my nose without using medications over night?

Cover up: Although some lasers such as ipl may work that is probably excessive. Your best way to get rid of the redness is to conceal it. The redness is due to the inflammatory process which takes place over a 48-72 hour period. Salicylic acid may help but it is a medication and you do not want to use these per your request. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimple redness?

How can I get rid of pimple redness?

Depends what cause I: If the cause is the medicine, benzoyl peroxide or tretinoin, they come in different formulations and strengths. Talk to your doc about it. If the lesions are infected then you qwill need antibiotics to deal with that. Speak to your doc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of redness in a popped pimple?

How can I get rid of redness in a popped pimple?

Leave it alone: If you hadn't popped the pimple in the first place it would be gone by now. I know how hard it is to leave pimples alone, but you'll be surprised how much less "angry" your face looks when you use your prescribed treatment and keep your hands off. I tell all my patients, "your face is not on strike, you don't have to pick it.". ...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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Using eyedrops to get rid of pimple redness, will this work?

Using eyedrops to get rid of pimple redness, will this work?

Probably not: Eyedrops are not formulated to penetrate the skin, so they are not likely going to be effective. See your dermatologist for proper medication. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of pimple redness?

How can I quickly get rid of pimple redness?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of redness left from pimple?

How do I get rid of redness left from pimple?

Redness from pimple: It is best to let it fade. Cosmetic make up can cover it. If it had to be treated it could be treated with a pulse dye laser. The most important thing is to see your dermatologist for therapy of the acne so that you won't continue to get lesions. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to get rid of pimple redness?

Any home remedies to get rid of pimple redness?

Yes, IPL, PDL, cream: Intense pulsed light, pulsed dye laser or anti redness lotion or cream from skinceuticals can help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I get rid of redness from a pimple?

Can you tell me how could I get rid of redness from a pimple?

Hyperpigmentation: The red spots may be Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation if the pimple has fully healed. This will likely improve over time (all scarring will lighten with time). There are treatments that can improve the appearance, including creams like hydroquinone, steroid creams and laser treatments like laser genesis. See a dermatologist or cosmetic physician to learn more about treatment options. ...Read more

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Hello I am Akhil I am having some problems since yesterday I am having a pimple on my starting of hips they are a bit painful and got redness how to get rid off them?

Hello I am Akhil I am having some problems since yesterday I am having a pimple on my starting of hips they are a bit painful and got redness how to get rid off them?

Red hip pimple: May be eczema (usually not painful) or infection- folliculitis/ abscess. You can try over the counter topical antibiotic like bacitracin and wash the area with hibiclens (found in pharmacy). if it does not get better in next 24 hours MUST see doctor/urgent care to get it drained and for oral antibiotics f/u with doc. ...Read more

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I have pimples and lots of redness around them, what products could I use to get rid of 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 to get rid of redness where acne and pimples used to be?

How to get rid of redness where acne and pimples used to be?

Inflammation: If your acne/pimples were recent and they're just now going away after treatment, you may just still have some inflammation from your body trying to fight off the cause of the pimple in the first place...Bacteria. It may however be possible to use a topical steroid to reduce the inflammation, like Hydrocortisone which you can get over the counter. ...Read more

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Pimples grew n uttocks leaving dark spots after redness looks terrible and staying for months. Cant get rid of them+ I wear 100% cotton undies. Help!

Pimples grew n uttocks leaving dark spots after redness looks terrible and staying for months. Cant get rid of them+ I wear 100% cotton undies. Help!

The good news: You are describing two different problems. Acne in the buttock area is not unusual. Tight, non breathable pant will make things worst. The darker pigmentation is a result of the healing process. Uv from the sun causes the red spot to heal with a darker look. Kind of like a tan. Sunlight will go though the weave in your cloths. Hydroquinione will bleach the color back to normal. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne redness quickly, maybe in 24 hours, the pimple is right on the middle of my nose?

How do I get rid of acne redness quickly, maybe in 24 hours, the pimple is right on the middle of my nose?

Acne: warm compresses to take down the irritation. Don't succumb to "popping" it. This can actually make it worse. In addition, use a good cleanser and some benzoyl peroxide preparation. ...Read more

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After getting my eyebrows waxed my skin around it had a bad reaction would tea tree oil calm the redness and get rid of the tiny itchy pimples?

After getting my eyebrows waxed my skin around it had a bad reaction would tea tree oil calm the redness and get rid of the tiny itchy pimples?

Tea tree oil may sting: If the area is already irritated, using tea tree oil may sting, burn, or irritate the skin. So it may make the area more red and inflamed. You're better off using something that's much more mild and less stinging. Pure lavender oil (lavandula agustafolia) is more soothing, because it has less camphor in it, but if it's made from (lavandula), it will be just as irritating as tea tree oil. So read your labels. ...Read more

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I have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?

I have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?

Acne: Cleanse your face with warm water and cleanser twice a day. You can start applying benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) after each facial wash. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for a response. If the pimples remain and you are getting more of them, see your doctor or dermatologist for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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I have a reddish big pimple inside the upper lid of the right eye. It causes to swallowing and redness of eyelid how to get rid of it please help?

I have a reddish big pimple inside the upper lid of the right eye. It causes to swallowing and redness of eyelid how to get rid of it please help?

Internal hordeolum: This is a stye. Treat with warm compresses for 15 minutes 4-6 times per day. If this does not resolve in a week or two may need to see your doc for assistance. ...Read more

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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?

Helps: It is benzoyl peroxide and although drying for some people ot does help acne.Cit may need to be combined with other medi actions along with a sugar free diet and supplements or antibiotics to control your acne problem to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a huge, red, painful, pimple!?

How can I get rid of a huge, red, painful, pimple!?

Abcess: A HUGE painful red pimple is called an abscess by doctors and it must be drained and usually followed by antibiotics to clear it up. I really urge you not to do this on your own - it can turn into a big disaster if you don't do it right. Until you can get into the doc tomorrow, put hot compresses on the area hourly or soak area in very warm water. But most important, see doc TOMORROW! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a huge, red, painful, pimple!!!?

How can I get rid of a huge, red, painful, pimple!!!?

Pimple: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching the pimple. 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 can I get rid. Of my pimple red spots?

How can I get rid. Of my pimple red spots?

Meds: Duac and tazorac (tazarotene) are an excellent combination if your skin can tolerate it. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has a little red pimple. Is that normal? How can I get rid of it?

My 1 month old baby has a little red pimple. Is that normal? How can I get rid of it?

Where?: Hard to say much without knowing the size and location? BUT, you mention little, so I am not at all worried about this as long as the baby is feeding well and not having a fever. I would say do not make any attempt to get rid of this. It will drain and resolve on its own. Any attempt to do so could introduce bacteria into the skin and actually cause infection! ...Read more

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I left toothpaste on a pimple and when I woke up it was red and burned. A month later a red scar/patch remains. How can I get rid of the red scar?

TOOTH paste: So many people place toothpaste on pimples rather than using products specifically formulated for the skin. The toothpaste chemically burned your skin. It may heal on its own, but you should probably see a dermatologist to have the area examined and have proper medication prescribed. ...Read more

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I have some red pimples on my buttock. How can I get rid if them?

I have some red pimples on my buttock. How can I get rid if them?

Acne: Acneoccurs on the face, shoulder back and buttocks. It is triggered by stress, lack of sleep, sun, hormones or genetics. Wash with salicylic acid wash and use a brush. Apply prescription acne cream to the blemishes and they will quickly resolve over the next week. See a medspa doctor if you need a prescription or your usual doctor. ...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