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What can I do to ease the redness and itchiness of my acne rosacea?

What can I do to ease the redness and itchiness of my acne rosacea?

Laser: Vbeam laser can help with the redness. An anti itch cream such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a steroid cream can help with the itch. Make sure your being treated appropriately with a good cleansing regiment and antibiotics as prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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 have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

Get treated: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day for starters) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Life's tough enough without dealing with this as an adult. ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!

I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!

See Dermatologist: Until then keep face clean and dry, do not squeeze the pimples. Need to be seen. Have you tried any treatments before? If yes, what? Best to be seen and asked a lot of questions before giving a treatmentŲ° ...Read more

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Itchy acne all grouped together hurts to touch looks really red? On the side of my forehead

Itchy acne all grouped together hurts to touch looks really red? On the side of my forehead

Acne: Acne on the side of you forehead may be due to exceesive sweating caused by wearing a hat or helmet. Oily shampoo may also be a cause. If you are already using acne medication, stop it for a few days nd apply a moisturizer instead to reduce the redness. Once the redness is gone you can restart acne medication such as benzyol peroxide. You may alsoneed to see a dermatologist if antibiotics have to ...Read more

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I had red inflammation and then what looks like acne at top of my bottom/base of tailbone which was never painful or that itchy. Would it be herpes?

I had red inflammation and then what looks like acne at top of my bottom/base of tailbone which was never painful or that itchy. Would it be herpes?

Pilonidal cyst?: It is difficult to provide an opinion without examining the lesion. It could be pilonidal cyst. See this site for information and discuss the issue with your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pilonidal-cyst/ds00747. ...Read more

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I am having some red bumps in my back. I'm sure its not acne. They were small and itchy. They are kind of scatering. Started as a group then spreads.?

I am having some red bumps in my back. I'm sure its not acne. They were small and itchy. They are kind of scatering. Started as a group then spreads.?

Needs to be seen: This could be any of a great number of things. One entity that's very common is pityrosporum folliculitis, with red spots at the bases of the tiny hairs; it is easy to treat. Only your physician can tell the cause of a rash. If this is a new rash and you are already taking some kind of medication, consider stopping the rx if you can. ...Read more

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Yesterday night I used litle benzyl peroxide (2.5%) on my cheeks I have very very mild acne. N today when I woke up. My cheeks are red and itchy..

Yesterday night I used litle benzyl peroxide (2.5%) on my cheeks I have very very mild acne. N today when I woke up. My cheeks are red and itchy..

Did you leave it on: All might? It was probably too much. Pit a moisturizer on it. When it calms down try it again but only leave it on for 2 hours then work up slowly to leaving it on overnight. Your skin will thank you and your acne should improve. Don't forget to moisturize with sunscreen daily! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I currently have dry itchy red skin from acne medication, what do I do?

What do you suggest if I currently have dry itchy red skin from acne medication, what do I do?

Get help: The over-the-counter agents that work, such as benzoyl peroxide, do this. Your phyiscian can help you find the best combination of prescription and topical meds for you. ...Read more

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Can I manage my red itchy acne with lemon juice?

Can I manage my red itchy acne with lemon juice?

Probably not: Benzoil peroxide which can be purchase w/o a prescription is the way to start with acne. After a few weeks of that you may want to see your family doctor for more help. Lemon juice isn't known to help at all - in fact, it may make your skin make more oil. ...Read more

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I have small red non itchy bumps that go up my abs to my pecs. I think it might be KP, acne, or a rash? I have tried a SA renewing lotion but no luck

I have small red non itchy bumps that go up my abs to my pecs. I think it might be KP, acne, or a rash? I have tried a SA renewing lotion but no luck

Chest papules: Really the treatment would depend on the diagnosis. Try a exfoliative cleanser or topical such as lachydrin (lactic acid) lotion and antibacterial cleanser. If this does not help you may need to see someone to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My face started to become itchy yesterday afternoon I know it s not poison ivy because it hasn t spread and it isn t red I also know its not acne beca?

My face started to become itchy yesterday afternoon I know it s not poison ivy because it hasn t spread and it isn t red I also know its not acne beca?

Insufficient info: An itchy face can be caused by many causes, the simplest of which is a harsh soap or too hot water. First aid would be a cold compress and then applying an unscented lotion such as vanicream light lotion. If symptoms continue, see your physician. ...Read more

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A big firm red spot appeared under my skin on my face. Not itchy or painful. Skin near the spot is firm when I touch it (i have used anti acne products)?

A big firm red spot appeared under my skin on my face. Not itchy or painful. Skin near the spot is firm when I touch it (i have used anti acne products)?

Black Tea: Use a tea bag of black tea as a compress, activate tea by submersing in boiling water. Be careful not to burn yourself. There is an acid in black tea that will draw any cystic substance out. Use 3 or 4 times a day. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I use Mederma on my face for acne scars will it make my face itchy red and iritated?

Can you tell me if I use Mederma on my face for acne scars will it make my face itchy red and iritated?

Usually not: Me-derma and silicone gel applications are usually soothing due to increased moisture retained at site. The sites do have to be cleaned prior to application however. It may help decrease the redness of the acne scar sites, but will not do anything to reduce or remove them. Often used after facial surgery to reduce noticeability of scarring. ...Read more

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I have normal mild-moderate acne but never on my cheeks. Recently I've been starting to get these lone tiny pin point whiteheads on my cheeks, they get super red and really itchy. They basically fall apart when you touch them. Secondary infection?

I have normal mild-moderate acne but never on my cheeks. Recently I've been starting to get these lone tiny pin point whiteheads on my cheeks, they get super red and really itchy. They basically fall apart when you touch them. Secondary infection?

Here's what to do: You're a grown man now. You need to manage your acne, not obsess over it. Your acne has changed form but it's the same underlying process. If topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician who'll add something that will. For an adult, acne is a very serious personal and professional liability. Get aggressive against it now. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps on the left side of my cheek on my face. In the morning they are fine and by the night time they are itchy and burn. They started clear and now they red and look almost pimple like. I've tried several different acne face washes and nothin

I have tiny bumps on the left side of my cheek on my face. In the morning they are fine and by the night time they are itchy and burn. They started clear and now they red and look almost pimple like. I've tried several different acne face washes and nothin

Bumps on face: Could be eczema or food/ other allergies. If used antibiotics and no benefit may consider topical coconut oil or steroid for 7 days. Could also be rosacea but usually that is on the nose an in older individuals f/u with doc/dermatologist ...Read more

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Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!

Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!

See a dermatologist: It is not unusual for anything you apply to inflamed skin to sting or burn, even topical steroids. However, this really should be examined to make sure it is acne. You might need a short course of an oral antibiotic to help cal this down ...Read more

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I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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I have a rash or acne in my upper thigh region, somewhat red but not itchy testicles, and itchiness near the anal area. Itchiness started 1 week ago.

I have a rash or acne in my upper thigh region, somewhat red but not itchy testicles, and itchiness near the anal area. Itchiness started 1 week ago.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without looking at the lesions and assessing your health in general. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Five days ago I had red itchy skin from using duac cream for acne. I am fine now but I have an enlarged lymph node inferior to my left ear. P. Causes?

Five days ago I had red itchy skin from using duac cream for acne. I am fine now but I have an enlarged lymph node inferior to my left ear. P. Causes?

Prob. Infection: True true and unrelated. We all have lymph nodes throughout our bodies. Far and away the most common reason that they swell is that you have an infection in that area of your body-I.e. your skin, ear, throat, arm, etc. Nearby. Sometimes viral, sometimes bacterial, rarely fungal. If you're basically healthy you'll heal yourself. Otherwise see your doc. If get more nodes could be nasty. ...Read more

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Hi I keep getting these red spots on my upper arms, breasts & stomach, they're nt acne and are raised but smooth & non itchy. Had for 1yr?

Hi I keep getting these red spots on my upper arms, breasts & stomach, they're nt acne and are raised but smooth & non itchy. Had for 1yr?

Spots: This could be a few things. Let a doctor check them and see what they look and feel like and if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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I always have redness around my nose. Sometimes pimples or dryness. I often feel itchy in the area. What can I do?

I always have redness around my nose. Sometimes pimples or dryness. I often feel itchy in the area. What can I do?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangeaorganics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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I get itchy redness with small pimples around my mouth every now and then what could this be?

I get itchy redness with small pimples around my mouth every now and then what could this be?

Many answers: Itchiness may mean that you may be allergic to something the area surrounding your mouth has been in contact with. The potential allergens range from food, juice, or even toothpaste but the skin rash may not occur until 2-3 days after the contact or as early as minutes after depending on the allergic mechanism. If you can't find the answer, you need to see a dermatologist. ...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