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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 inflammation (a small pustule).

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How can I remove pimple from my skin quckily ?

How can I remove pimple from  my skin quckily
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Don't squeeze! : Squeezing will just make your acne worse, and will cause scarring in many cases. Your dermatologist has specialized equipment for removing pimples, and can prescribe medications to prevent getting pimples in the first place. ...Read more

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How does pimples go in an hour?

How does pimples go in an hour?

Aspirin: You can't completely get rid of it so fast but two things you can try are crushing some aspirin and making a thin paste to put on it. This will reduce inflammation. Additionally you can try to ice it a little. But careful and don't put ice directly on your skin ...Read more

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Acne (Tip)

Acne

Sun exposure first seems to dry pimples but eventually leads to more oil production and more acne. ...See more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
3x year
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Are goosebumps like pimples a pregnancy symptom?

Are goosebumps   like pimples a pregnancy symptom?

Goosebumps: Goosebumps have nothing to do with cleanliness. They are a result of a very small muscle around the base of a hair follicle that causes stiffening of the hair and follicle called "piloerection." your body does this most often when you feel cold as part of an effort to warm you up, but can also happened when alarmed or scared. There are several rashes common during pregnancy that might resemble it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to effectively treat symptoms of pimples?

Is there a way to effectively treat symptoms of pimples?

Infection,pigmentati: For symptoms due to infection, sometimes antibiotics may be needed in addition to topical creams. For hype pigmented areas, creams containing hydroquinone may be helpful. ...Read more

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Acne (Tip)

Acne

Prevent acne scarring by avoiding picking at pimples. ...See more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Wash face with a hydroxy acid cleanser
2x day
Apply OTC benzoyl peroxide in the morning
Daily
Consider a topical retinol at bedtime
Once
Consider taking vitamins
once
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Is it possible to have a pimple for more than 2months without showing any sign of going away ?

Is it possible to have a pimple for more than 2months without showing any sign of going away ?

May need injection: If it is truly a pimple, you may need a steroid injection from your dermatologist to help the pimple to resolve. Another possibility is a cyst which will require medical help in order to get it to resolve. ...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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