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I wash my face atleast 8 or nine times a day...but still get Lot of pimples...is there any natural homemade way to solve this??????

I wash my face atleast 8 or nine times a day...but still get Lot of pimples...is there any natural homemade way to solve this??????

Real Rx: You have been done a major disservice. Acne has nothing to do with cleanliness and whoever told you otherwise is ignorant. No home remedy works. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, your physician will need to write a Rx to add to it. "Natural healing" is mostly bunk. You owe it to yourself personally and professionally to be acne-free. Scientific medicine will do it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I get underground pimples constantly. I got prescribed tetracycline from my doctor and wash my face every day but still can't seem to get ride of them.?

I get underground pimples constantly. I got prescribed tetracycline from my doctor and wash my face every day but still can't seem to get ride of them.?

Humph: What are you waging your face with? Don't scrub! Wash with an acne wash like neutrogena for acne then at night start using benzoyl peroxide. Start on for 2 hrs and work up to leaving it on all night. Use a retinol in the am. Moisturize! Use noncomedogenic makeup. Maybe change antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the best way to make pimples go away, I wash my face twice a day and it still doesn't work?

What is the best way to make pimples go away, I wash my face twice a day and it still doesn't work?

Several options: Otc preparations like benzyl peroxide can be helpful. There are others as well. Most help dry and remove superficial skin. Perscription topical meds such as retinoids and stronger agents work as well. Sometimes your doctor can use topical or oral antibiotics, in low dose. There is Accutane which is useful but must be used with great caution. See your doctor. He/she can help. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pimples? How do I get rid of them? Or prevent from getting them? I wash my face every night before I go to bed & morning

Pimples are caused: By a combination of hormones, genetics and hygiene. This is why they flare during adolescence, young adulthood and pregnancy. Washing your face in the AM & PM is a good start and may be all you need to do. The next step, if they develop anyway, is a mild benzoyl peroxide lotion. If that still doesn't help, please ask your own doctor or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the small pimples on my forehead? I wash my face, exfoliate every now and then, and use acne medication.

How can I get rid of the small pimples on my forehead? I wash my face, exfoliate every now and then, and use acne medication.

Many options: Acne during teen and young adult years is not uncommon. Usually when you reach young adult years the acne calms down. Remember washing your face daily is very important. If you can afford an over the counter acne soap that may be helpful. Also around the house items include diluted Apple Cider Vinegar as well as Egg Whites. ...Read more

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Why do I always have pimple breakouts even though I drink plenty water or wash my face often?

Why do I always have pimple breakouts even though I drink plenty water or wash my face often?

Unrelated: It's simply not true that acne is related to inadequate water intake or poor hygiene, and I am sorry somebody told you this. If your acne isn't kept at bay by topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples. The following also describes me: Acne on chest. What should I do? I already wash my face with products, and apply stuff.

I am experiencing pimples. The following also describes me: Acne on chest. What should I do? I already wash my face with products, and apply stuff.

Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream can be quite helpful. An "acne wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel may be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. It can take 3 weeks to 3 months in order to see improvements. ...Read more

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I wash my acne-prone face every morning and before bedtime, is it ok to wash my face if my pimples itch?

I wash my acne-prone face every morning and before bedtime, is it ok to wash my face if my pimples itch?

Yes: Get treated for your acne as it seems to bother you. Start with benzoyl peroxide; if not clear in two weeks, your doctor can write for a retinoic acid derivative and/or topical Clindamycin or something similar. If just on your face this should do it; or you may get a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. All acne is treatable nowadays. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry skin accompanied by pimples. Whenever I wash my face even with a glycerine based soap, a white layer forms in front of my skin.

I have extremely dry skin accompanied by pimples. Whenever I wash my face even with a glycerine based soap, a white layer forms in front of my skin.

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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I have flaky, itchy "pimples" on my chin (more of rash) that ooze a clear liquid when I wash my face, and it's spreading. What is it and how do I treat it?

I have flaky, itchy "pimples" on my chin (more of rash) that ooze a clear liquid when I wash my face, and it's spreading. What is it and how do I treat it?

Skin infection: Your description, pimples with discharge and spreading suggests that you may be having skin infection on the face. Consult your doctor and get treatment as soon as possible. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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If I eat healthyily and wash my face everyday and well, why do I still get acne!?

If I eat healthyily and wash my face everyday and well, why do I still get acne!?

It's you: Despite "pop" wisdom, acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. I'm sorry somebody deceived you. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with a scientific physician for prescription-strength treatment. You need to manage it until it self-cures as you get older. ...Read more

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I wash my face several times a day. Why do I still get acne?

I wash my face several times a day. Why do I still get acne?

Acne and Washing: Acne is not due to lack of washing.
It is due to hormone changes that are affected by many things: if you are a girl/woman, it often gets worse before the menstrual period. Cettain foods tend to aggravate acne: nuts, peanut butter, chocolate; dairy products (cheese, milk) in excess, and sugary foods. While washing is beneficial, it cannot rid your face of the blemishes. ...Read more

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It seems like no matter what I do I still get acne. I'm 16 but it's pretty bad and when it seems to go away it comes back. I wash my face twice a day.

It seems like no matter what I do I still get acne. I'm 16 but it's pretty bad and when it seems to go away it comes back. I wash my face twice a day.

Forgive my frankness: You're sixteen now and it's time to take charge. Nobody else will help you. Acne is unrelated to diet, lifestyle, or hygiene. Go to the pharmacy and buy a tube of 5% topical benzoyl peroxide and apply it as you can tolerate up to 2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, pick up the phone and make your own appointment with your family physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of acne off of my forehead even if I wash my face everyday, keep the hair tied?

What are some ways to get rid of acne off of my forehead even if I wash my face everyday, keep the hair tied?

Medicine: Washing face may not be that helpful, especially if done excessively. There is a number of topical and oral preparations that may be tried to get rid of acne. Some acne are stubborn enough to have to use both. You may want to consult your primary care provider or dermatologist for the best approach in your case. ...Read more

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I am experiencing oily skin along with acne. How do I get rid of my oily skin? I wash my face everyday, use toner and moisturizer. I also exercise.

I am experiencing oily skin along with acne. How do I get rid of my oily skin? I wash my face everyday, use toner and moisturizer. I also exercise.

Oily skin: How much transfats and other oils are in your diet? Good oils include coconut oil and olive oil. Please avoid junk food and fast food. Lots of fruits and vegetables are healthy and detoxing. Avoid any skin product w/alcohol in it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why could I still be getting acne if I wash my face every night?

Water may help: Although proper hydration may help acne, washing your face with water may not be enough to remove all dirt or oils from your skin. You may need to invest on a nice cleanser for your skin type. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to wash my face and back and get rid of the acne?

Please help! What is the best way to wash my face and back and get rid of the acne?

Serious Rx: Acne on your trunk won't respond to anything short of systemic prescription rx. One combination is topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline; there are many other possibilities depending on what's right for you. Acne is basically unrelated to washing, hygiene, lifestyle, or most other things, and it's a serious personal and professional liability. Let us clear you up. ...Read more

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I cannot get rid of the acne on my cheeks. I wash my face every night and morning.

I cannot get rid of the acne on my cheeks. I wash my face every night and morning.

Medications may help: Make sure you're using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide in it. If you start getting irritation on your face from using this then you should switch to something more mild like cetaphil and talk with your doctor as there are other creams and lotions available (i.e. Clindamycin, tretinoin). ...Read more

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I wash my face 2 times a day. Is there any other way I can get rid of acne fast and naturally?

I wash my face 2 times a day. Is there any other way I can get rid of acne fast and naturally?

Different face wash: Try changing your face wash. Consider something with salicylic acid (an exfoliatiant). You may have some redness and irritation at first. Any makeup should be gentle, and designed for sensitive skin. Your doctor can offer other treatments if this doesn't help; consider a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I wash my face every morning and night, but I still gets zits and blackheads that will not go away, help?

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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I bathe a lot and wash my face but acne is still spreading. How can I stop this?

I bathe a lot and wash my face but acne is still spreading. How can I stop this?

Acne: Is most definitely related to diet and the endocrine changes occurring in adolescence. The only thing you can do is clean up your diet. ...Read more

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I have acne. Sometimes after I wash my face I would feel itchy on my cheek. I cannot scratch it bcause I fear it'll get worse. What should I do about it?

I have acne. Sometimes after I wash my face I would feel itchy on my cheek. I cannot scratch it bcause I fear it'll get worse. What should I do about it?

Many options.: You're right, don't scratch or pick, it will just get worse. Begin with benzoyl peroxide, available in many otc brands. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. If no improvement, see a dermatologist, who will design a regimen just for you. ...Read more

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I have suffered from acne for a few months now and can't seem to get rid of it. Its just below my temples on both sides of my face. I wash my face both morning and night. I admit I have a problem with picking at my skin and scratching it and popping them.

I have suffered from acne for a few months now and can't seem to get rid of it. Its just below my temples on both sides of my face. I wash my face both morning and night. I admit I have a problem with picking at my skin and scratching it and popping them.

Don't Pop, See Doc: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best with regular check-ups; or referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been breaking out a lot on my cheeks. I eat healthy, wash my face and use prescribed acne treatment. I don't know why my face still breaks out?

I've been breaking out a lot on my cheeks. I eat healthy, wash my face and use prescribed acne treatment. I don't know why my face still breaks out?

Don't ask why: You're going to need stronger acne Rx until it remits on its own. Get with your personal physician. I trust you're using topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, and some added prescription Rx. SInce you're a female (right?) you may be a candidate for adding spironolactone. ...Read more

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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