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Medicine For Pimples
Benzoyl peroxide: A good product with benzoyl peroxide is what you want to start with. Use soft, non irritating soaps like neutrogena, and keep hair and other items off your face if possible. Do not use astringents and alcohol cleaners like seabreeze. They actually cause more acne. Your doc can prescribe a lot of medicinal creams that can help in different ways. ...Read more
I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When I stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.
Folliculitis: Folliculitis can be a difficult and chronic condition. You may need to take oral antibiotics for quite a while...Maybe months. ...Maybe longer. If you add a benzoyl peroxide wash it might help control your problem. It is basically a form of acne at the hair follicle so it can linger on for a long time an need chronic treatment. ...Read more
Get real Rx: If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared junior's skin, a physician can clear it with prescription-strength treatment. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that has devastating professional and personal consequences. "pop" remedies like the ones you've described are worthless. Please get junior treated properly. ...Read more
Once you have a pimple, there is no medicine to make it go away any quicker.
The treatment of acne is all about prevention of the next break-out or to reduce the number of pimples with the next break-out.
A good first medication is benzyl peroxide which is available over the counter. It comes in different strengths as irritating. Prevention. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
My 11 years old daughter has rash on her face. It erupted after I put some medicine for her single pimple. Now she has hundred of them on her forehead?
The key to acne prevention is to do it every day - even when your skin looks better. Start with:
1) wash your face, using an acne-specific soap. (e.g. Neutrogena).
2) apply benzoyl peroxide cream to the pimples.
3) avoid touching your face excessively.
4) see a dermatologist about using Retin-A cream or blu-u light therapy. ...Read more
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. Good luck! ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Stronger Rx: If benzoyl peroxide or whatever over-the-counter medication that you're using hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something, perhaps an antibiotic or topical spironolactone. For the tough cases, a dermatology referral for Isotretinoin is in order. All acne can be managed nowadays by evidence-based medicine; it's not expensive but is not altogether pleasant. ...Read more
I started a new acne medicine & all of my deep pimples are coming to a whitehead. Does this mean it's getting better?
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative (great choice if many blackheads), the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today. We can help. ...Read more
You can't: Acne is a serious chronic non-lifestyle-related illness that's a serious social handicap and likely to be disfiguring. If you are responsible for a young person's health, and you are denying them the benefits of scientific medicine for their acne, you are making a very serious mistake. It is likely to be a source of lifelong regrets / resentment. ...Read more
PIMPLES & SCARRING:
I DOUBT IF YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF.
SEE YOU PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST.
ONLY THESE DOCTORS CAN HELP YOU. ...Read more
I was wondering how would preorbital cellulitis look after taking medicine does it pop like a pimple?
Hello, my problem is that on my back below the neck many pimpals and black blots makes when the pimple blast so please help me, which medicine I can?
Sebaceous glands,: Which are not emptying, commonly called blackheads. Best is daily repeated cleansing of skin with soap, water & "soft" brush (thick baking soda/water mix & sweating can also help) to dissolve the sebum before it thickens, oxidizes (the black color) & further blocks the opening of each gland. Longer soaking with very warm/hot solution, at first, will help dissolve the oxidized sebum. ...Read more
See dermatologist: What you describe is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih), a frequently encountered problem particularly in darker pigmented individuals including african americans or asians. Pih occurs as a result of inflammation to skin. Acne is common inflammatory diseases that results in pih, particularly if one picks at their lesions. See a dermatologist to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Some pimple kind of bump under my chin. Few are NT painful. Reason fr dis? N medicine I shud take?
Surgical resection: Suggest you have an oculoplastic surgeon see you for resection biopsy. ...Read more
What are drug free alternatives for reducing my acne problems? For my age having oily and pimple prone skin..
Forgive my frankness: You're asking for "drug-free alternatives", yet you are taking Isotretinoin and you have already got acne scars. You need to decide what you want. No "natural" / "pop" / "magic" remedy is going to match scientific medicine's effectiveness in managing a very serious personal and professional liability. Stay the course with your present regimen, or you'll regret it for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Which medicine should I take because whenever it's hot I get pimples and my body itches please I need help And what can I do to stop it?
Does claravis/ isotreitnion. Cause you're whiteheads to come to a head is that what the medicine does im on month 5 last 15 days stil have whiteheads.
Hello how can I remove my pimples in simplest way and it will be no sideeffect for me? And if there any medicine for this u can give me I will take that
Hey dr m.having pimples. On.my fave n.skin. Getying so bad day by fay plx prescribe me. Medicine?
See your doctor: See your doctor or dermatologist if you are having worsening acne - prescriptions need to be given by someone who is licensed to practice in your country. You can start with over the counter benzyl peroxide ointments; however, since you are asking for a prescription I suspect you have tried the OTC creams. ...Read more
I have had a pimple on my face for over three months. I use acne medicine but it never fully goes away.?
Probably a cyst: The pimple is probable a cyst under the skin. It may need to be drained by your doctor. Don't keep squeezing it as it may get infected. ...Read more
What is the best medicine for little spots that stay after pimples? Is there any fruit acid that can be used for it? :)
There is a pimple like that hurts inside my eyelid. Do I need to take in any medicine to stop it from getting bigger? What medicine?
Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more
I have pimples on my face and I put medicine on them. Is there a way to cover them or make them diassapear? I want them to be covered.
Hi Actually I have alot pimples on my back and face too I have already used so many medicines but it's not healing and im totally worried about it..
Medications vary: There are many different types of acne and different types of treatment help different patients. If the acne is resistant to many topical medications, dermatologists can prescribe oral medication like retin-A or oral antibiotics such as clindamycin to help with resilient acne. ...Read more
Want to know if itching & pimples are a sign of CKCD. What result can tell its CKD. And if comfirmed can it be treated. Will medicines treat the disease?
Ask again: Abbreviations are very confusing which is why so many people use them. This acronym suggests kidney disease to me, in which case, the answer is no. ...Read more
Every small eruption, be it pimple or not leaves marks on my face. What is the problem. Suggest me best remedy/medicine available in india, permanent soln?
Marks: Whenever the skin gets inflamed it will heal lighter or darker in color. People with medium skin tones (not extremely white or not extremely black) have the most troubling pigmentary alterations because they are noticeable either way. See your dermatologist to treat your acne to minimize this process. ...Read more
Hello my husband has a white pimple but when we prick it hard. It bleeds. What kind of medicine to use to cure it?
Rx: Benzoyl peroxide over the counter is cheap and works pretty well; I add topical clindmycin next because it's cheap and usually works great. If there's a lot of blackheads, the more pricey retinoic acid derivatives can come 3rd; failing this, a systemic antibiotic or even a dermatologist's big guns. The oral contraceptive pill can end acne in a woman who can and wants to take it. ...Read more
Yes: You can get acne at any age. I was able to stop using meds when I was 50. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend, or topical retinoic acid. This will usually keep an older guy clear. If you're not better in a few weeks, your physician can add something that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more