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Pimple With Two Heads
I have a problem with picking at blemishes on my nose. Big, red pimples/nlackheads,white heads always show up on it. Rest of my face is clear. HELP?
Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. Try not to pick as that will increase inflammation and infection risk, and make your pimples more noticeable! ...Read more
Hot compresses: The most natural way to help with these: place a hot compress over the whitehead, black head, etc. Without popping it till the pore opens on its own: change when it gets cold; 20+ times till it decreases; not burning skin. Ideally do this as soon as you feel a head starting. ...Read more
How can I get rid of my small pimples, white heads and blackheads on my face?I am suffering with these skin problems on my face for a year..
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I suffer from severe itchycheek acne with pimples, black heads and sometimes cystic acne. I have tried salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinol A.
See a dermatologist: Your acne is a function of hormones. Certain birth control can make it better, other birth control can make it worse. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? You will probably do well with oral spironolactone and topical tretinoin. This usually works in 3 months, then is continued. If it fails, oral isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more
Whitehead like pimples on my penile shaft with hairs i applied alcohol for bacteria and the pimples have decreased in size and are scab like now help?
Pimple on lip line, then became pimple with big white head. I haven't popped it. Just one bump with one white head on top. I hope its a pimple?
I have clusters of really small pimples across my forehead and a bit on my cheeks, will microdermbrasion help with that?
Pimples: It depends on the diagnosis... See a dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more
I popped a pimple and it dried up in a day and now there's a scab on my forehead. I use the 3 step benzac (benzoyl peroxide) acne solutions as a face wash.
Keep clean: washing over the scab gently. Avoid removing the scab as this will probably result in bleeding and delay healing. In the future, avoid popping pimples. There is an antibiotic ointment called Metrogel which can help prevent the development of pimples by applying it twice a day as soon as you feel a pimple starting to develop. Consult a physician about Metrogel & other medical treatments for acne. ...Read more
Keep getting boilson me face especially around my nose, chin, and eyebrows. They start with a red bump and then forms a crater with ai red ring .
Cystic acne: You may be describing cystic acne (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/multimedia/cystic-acne/img-20006234) for which isotretinoin (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/isotretinoin.html) does wonders. However, it is also Category X as it is teratogenic (can cause congenital/birth defects) so women of child bearing age must use 2 forms of contraception (birth control) while taking this drug. ...Read more
Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it ?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne all over nose and chin. Approx. 7 pimples, 12 white heads and at least 30 black heads. What products help but don't dry out your face?
See details: Try proactiv but you may be better off consulting with a dermatologist for a problem that severe. ...Read more
African femeale with PIH on cheeks as well as small tiny pimples. My esthetician suggested bpo 10% at night on a schedule. Will this remove dark marks?
I get cystic acne rarely on my chin.. I have 2 large, painful cystic pimples on my chin recently. Should I use benzoyl peroxide?
Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia
I have whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead. I started using face wash with salicylic acid now they are turning to blackheads. It this normal?
Black vs whiteheads: Whiteheads are pores covered by a thin layer of skin cells. Thus, oils and white blood cells that react to oils (or to acne bacteria in the oil gland) are stuck just under the surface of the skin. The result is a whitehead. It's possible for them to "turn into" blackheads if the thin layer of cells got scrubbed away with washing, allowing the trapped comedone to darken upon exposure to air oxygen. ...Read more
I have black heads under my chin, nose , back, and forehead. I have big pimples on my back and sometimes front. I've tried an acne treatment?
See dermatologist: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Lot of pimples in my face and black heads and face in hole tell me best treatment pimples black heads hole to close?
Many options: Topical formulations containing aha/glycolic acid, bha/salicylic acid, lactic acid, retinol help with pores and blackheads. Also cleansers and washes containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid help. Prescriptions for tretinoin, aldapalene (differin), tazaratene (tazorac) also help. Biore strips, microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels also helpful to clear out blackheads. ...Read more