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Dr. David Nelson Dr. Nelson
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Could you please tell me about little hard painful pimple without pus on my face may be?

Could you please tell me about little hard painful pimple without pus on my face may be?

Infected cyst: Warm compresses, of not effective see dermatologist to drain and possibly remove lesion. Minor mark at most.

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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.

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Dr. Jack Gutman Dr. Gutman
Surgery
42 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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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.

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alexander Zubkov Dr. Zubkov
Neurology
23 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeffrey Hick Dr. Hick
Dermatology
9 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Emil Shakov Dr. Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
13 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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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.

Dr. Robert Berger Dr. Berger
Dermatology
37 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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