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Consistent hard and painful pimples on face, neck, back since coming off b/c 2 years ago. I wash regularly with all natural soap to no avail. ?

Consistent hard and painful pimples on face, neck, back since coming off b/c 2 years ago. I wash regularly with all natural soap to no avail. ?

Try proactive : use OTC proactive. If this doesn't help, see a dermatologist. You describe a bad case of acne. Hopefully it will help. ...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 an extremely large and painful pimple on my face right beside my ear. How can I pop it without too much pain?

I have an extremely large and painful pimple on my face right beside my ear. How can I pop it without too much pain?

Large pimple Abscess: A large pimple may very well be an abscess. If this is on your face you may need this surgically drained. Do not pinch or squeeze this. Abscesses on your face are very very close to your brain. Please do not make this worse. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Pimples on face?

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 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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How to cure pimples on face?

How to cure pimples on face?

Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more

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I usually get pimples on face?

I usually get pimples on face?

Rosacea: At 43, the most common cause of pimples is rosacea. Talk to your doc, there are medications that may help. Antibiotics have been used with success. There are some topicals such as metranidazole and finacea, but have a doc look at you first. ...Read more

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How to removes pimples on face?

How to removes pimples on face?

Pimples: are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do for pimples on face ?

What should I do for pimples on face ?

Scientific Rx: The oral contraceptive pill can end acne in a woman who wants and can take it. Otherwise i start with benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, adding retinoic acid if there are blackheads and a suitable oral antibiotic if there's not a good result in 4 weeks. Dermatologists have stronger medicines. You have a right to a clear complexion. ...Read more

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Hello how to remove my pimples on face ?

Hello how to remove my pimples on face ?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something stronger to this regimen. If it's face-only, probably adding topical Clindamycin or a short course of a systemic tetracycline will do the trick. You can't cure acne but you can keep it under control until it self-cures as you get older. ...Read more

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I have many pimples on face how to rid of them?

Acne: Start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid daily. Yku will notice a difference in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Pimples on face due to waxing solution for this please Don't need the marks to last forever They are receding just need tips on taking care of it?

Keep oil away: from your face at all times, and that includes wax! Apply warm washcloth to your face or to any individual pimple as soon as it appears to help it get blood supply to kill the bacteria. Get out in the sun unless this makes your particular acne worse. Take vitamins A,E,D, and zinc. Wash with a non-irritating but non fatty soap. When these lesions are gone, try benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on face?

Get rid of pimples on face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist will be best to evaluate and treat you-especially where your face is involved. ...Read more

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Can lemon cause small pimples on face?

Can lemon cause small pimples on face?

Anything can: When you are prone to acne anything you place on your skin can make you break out into acne including acne product treatments. Instead of home remedies that may make things worse go see an aesthetic physician that can recommend proper skin care regimen. Proactiv works well. ...Read more

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Can pimples on face, chest and back be mrsa?

Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of large pimples on face?

I need some tips on how to get rid of large pimples on face?

Injection: The best way to get rid of a large pimple on your face is to see a dermatologist who will inject the pimple with cortisone. This does not get into your bloodstream but for make the pimple improve overnight. It will also help avoid getting a scar. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples on face, shoulders and back?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples on face, shoulders and back?

Acne: Treatment of acne includes topical prescrtions such as epiduo, ziana, acanya, attalin, aczone and others. Oral antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx are also helpful. However, the strongest medicine for acne is Accutane but this drug is used to treat cystic acne. ...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