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Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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Home remedies on how to get rid of spots/pimples/whiteheads/blackheads ect.?

Home remedies on how to get rid of spots/pimples/whiteheads/blackheads ect.?

Home remedies: Soap and water washing. Try applying small amounts of real lemon juice to the spots daily. Short amounts of sun exposure every other day (15 minutes) these are home remedies. For otc remedies try 4-5% benzoyl peroxide. Use a sunscreen that has glycolic acid base. Salicylic acid based products will also be effective. Taking a zinc supplement with a good multiple vitamins is also beneficial. ...Read more

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On oral clindamycin for sinuses, but breaking out in pimples/whiteheads on face. No acne before, just oily skin- does this med affect oil production?

On oral clindamycin for sinuses, but breaking out in pimples/whiteheads on face. No acne before, just oily skin- does this med affect oil production?

Find a better DR: Unless you have high fever with severe sinus pain, you should probably not be on any antibiotic. Chronic or acute sinus congestion is seldom a valid reason for antibiotic. NO, clindamycin does not cause acne. In fact it is used as therapy for acne. But it may cause C. Diff. colitis which is often lethal. For an adult woman with acne the best treatment is oral spironolactone. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a huge whitehead pimple i don't know what to do?

What do you recommend if I have a huge whitehead pimple i don't know what to do?

Warm compress: Pustules, boils, fluid filled cysts, etc. can benefit from warm moist compresses which may help them drain or heal faster. Avoid excessively warm temperatures and rubbing, as this may further inflame these lesions and cause worsening. ...Read more

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How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

Heat: Hot compresses or machines like zeno can shrink pimple and bring it to a head. Peeling agents such as salicylic acid will unclog. Whiteheads before they form. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away? Is it a papula?

How long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away? Is it a papula?

Usually a few days: Large pimples that do not have an outlet like a whitehead, may represent significant inflammation under the skin, and sometimes the presence of pus underneath. Some pimples may actually be a cyst related to certain sweat glands. A papule is a swelling of the skin of a certain size that may or may not be a pimple. Try not to pick or pop it as that may make it worse. If it gets bigger see doc. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...Read more