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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
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
I have what looks like a small pimple (whitehead) on the inside corner of my eye. It's not on the lid, or the eye ball, but in the pink fleshy part. Will this go away on its own? It's irritating, and stings. I have had it for 2-3 days.
On oral clindamycin (sinuses) now breaking out pimples/whiteheads on face- never had acne before this! Please say it goes away when done with meds?
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
Is it possible for a bad tooth to cause skin problems? Been getting staph infections, pimples, whiteheads, dermatitis for a few months
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
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
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