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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Overview)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, pustule, blackhead, whitehead, carbuncle.


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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,497 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Overview)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, pustule, blackhead, whitehead, carbuncle.


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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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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
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Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as your doctor advises
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See your doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
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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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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

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Can i still be pregnant despite negative home pregnancy tests? What are other reasons for missing period for this long? Hi! I am about 15 days late on my period. I have some pregnancy symptoms such as dull pain in my back and lower abd, pimples, bloating,

Can i still be pregnant despite negative home pregnancy tests? What are other reasons for missing period for this long? Hi! I am about 15 days late on my period. I have some pregnancy symptoms such as dull pain in my back and lower abd, pimples, bloating,

Possible reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a good natural product for pimples on your face?

Does anyone know of a good natural product for pimples on your face?

Many options: There are many things that may help. For a commercial product that has all natural ingredients, is effective and has a guarantee see http://pronexin.com
For a discussion of a wide variety of natural home remedies such as apple cider vinegar and how to use them see https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/acne.html ...Read more

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What actually causes pimples?

What actually causes pimples?

Inflammation: Combinwtion of clogged pores with sebum and inflammatory cells and bacteria. Ca whitehead is the earliest lesion followed by a blackhead where sebum is exposed to air. Pimples, pustules and cysts are inflammed and vary in size and depth. ...Read more

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What's a red bump like pimple mean on my penis?

What's a red bump like pimple mean on my penis?

See derm: See dermatologist because you may need blood test and or biopsy to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have small red pimples on penis and I get a pain on tip when I pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

I have small red pimples on penis and I get a pain on tip when I pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

See a doctor: Without being able to see these lesions there is no way in which to make a rational diagnosis. You need to go and be evaluated by a professional and treated accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. Ilike to ask you how to treats my acne, pimples, black and white heads?

Hi. Ilike to ask you how to treats my acne, pimples, black and white heads?

Acne: Acne sometimes takes few years, but you can control it by topical medication such as "benzoyl peroxide which is the base of all commercial acne medications. If it fails you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is pimple hyperpigmentation and how is it treated?

What is pimple hyperpigmentation and how is it treated?

Inflammation-caused: Inflammation can cause the hyperpigmentation after a pimple. Some skin types are more prone to this than others. A prescription product with the active ingredient of tretinoin (retin-a is one brand) might help over time. A gentle topical cortisone to reduce inflammation might help. Avoiding manipulation, pinching, squeezing, or rubbing the area may help prevent the problem. ...Read more

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What is the quickest remedy, product or solution for treating pimples?

What is the quickest remedy, product or solution for treating pimples?

No easy answer: There is no "quickest" way to treat pimples. Otherwise, you would not see so many products on the market and so many patients looking for dermatologists who might have "magic pills". ...Read more

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Lot of pimples in my face and black heads and face in hole tell me the best treatment pimples black heads hole to close?

Lot of pimples in my face and black heads and face in hole tell me the 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

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Can teenagers get facial treatments in which the dermas prick their pimples or acnes?

Can teenagers get facial treatments in which the dermas prick their pimples or acnes?

Yes: The term is extractions of blackheads or whiteheads which are obstructed hair follicles. If there is inflammation or infection present the lesions can be extracted and possibly injected with dilute corticostoids. It is much better than the patient trying this at home. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to cure pimple?

What is the best cream to cure pimple?

Acne Medications: There are some very good topical medications for acne. There is ziana which offers a free coupon. There is epiduo with a coupon for $35.00. See your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Hello doc, I had a urine test, and it came out I had yeast cells, please what drug do I use to treat it? I have 3 pimple on my penis over 2 months now

Hello doc, I had a urine test, and it came out I had yeast cells, please what drug do I use to treat it? I have 3 pimple on my penis over 2 months now

Need a DR: Yeast in urine, by itself, is usually not significant because it usually means the specimen was not fresh at the time of exam and/or it was not collected properly. Any treatment is best determined by symptoms and results of exam. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use acetaminophen tablets for a pimple face mask?

Is it ok to use acetaminophen tablets for a pimple face mask?

Won't work: That's probably going to make things worse. Internet charlatans make this sort of thing up as cruel pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, your physician has medicine that can clear you. Don't be a sucker for something that you already know won't help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D3 help clear acne (not genetic or hormonal)? I've been taking vitD3 for a week. Instead of clearing up, I'm breaking out on chin & cheeks

Does vitamin D3 help clear acne (not genetic or hormonal)? I've been taking vitD3 for a week. Instead of clearing up, I'm breaking out on chin & cheeks

Vitamin D 3: The vitamin has been recommended in the treatment of acne. However, acne can get worse before it gets better. Give the vitamin more time to work. If no improvement, see a dermatologist after 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Does diet affect the risk of having pimples?

Does diet affect the risk of having pimples?

Genetics : Genetics is the major determining factor in acne. Diet plays a minor role. See your doctor for initial treatment and referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Plz how can I prevent pimples from my face naturally?

Plz how can I prevent pimples from my face naturally?

No way to prevent: Acne is a fact of life, determined genetically. Some dietary triggers may worsen(ie chocolate, nuts, dairyetc), but is variable from person to person. There are a myriads of treatments to control acne, and until one outgrows it one must control it. Stress is the number one trigger. If otc meds not helpful, then need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I avoid pimples that never go away? They seem to encapsulate and become permanent.

How can I avoid pimples that never go away? They seem to encapsulate and become permanent.

See a dermatologist: After exhausting basic skin care such as soap and water and over the counter acne alcohol pads, I would see a dermatologist. You may need to try Doxycycline or even retin a (tretinoin) to help if its severe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?

I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?

Warm compresses to: the area may help, but it sounds like you may need more treatment than you can do on your own at home. Please have it checked by a doctor, so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have what I thought was a pimple on the back of my neck but it’s been there for several months and shows no sign of going away. Also, it burns/itch?

I have what I thought was a pimple on the back of my neck but it’s been there for several months and shows no sign of going away. Also, it burns/itch?

PCP/ Dermatologist..: 29 y/o Female says, i have what I thought was pimple on the back of my neck but it's been there for several months and shows no sign of going away. Also, it burns/itch? Could be benign Skin tag that gets irritated on and off. But could be other things also. Best to show it to one's PCP/ Dermatologist and get a Diagnosis/Management/Treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,177 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more