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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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After shaving my face sometimes pimples appear from the hair pores. And they leave marks. How to get rid of the pimple marks. ?

After shaving my face sometimes pimples appear from the hair pores. And they leave marks. How to get rid of the pimple marks.
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It is important: to wear sunscreen everyday. Those red marks can turn dark due to sun exposure. Also there are antiredness creams from Eucerin that help, and i suggest using a shaving gel with some benzoyl peroxide. Remember to shave in the direction of the hair growth to reduce razor bumps ...Read more

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How to clean pimple from face?

How to clean pimple from face?

Options: include: benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur are the most common over the counter medicines for acne or pimples. Assuming your case is pretty mild, try starting with these. As far as actual cleaning of your face, do it gently with a mild cleanser twice a day and after heavy exercise. If you have acne scarring, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and juvederm can greatly improve.... ...Read more

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How to get reed from pimple of face?

How to get reed from pimple of face?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which fairness cream is best for pimpled face?

Any suggestions on which fairness cream is best for pimpled face?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I have many pimple on my face.?

I have many pimple on my face.?

Many options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics, and oral contraceptives (for women), are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read more

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Why is my zitt or pimple still on my face for weeks?

Why is my zitt or pimple still on my face for weeks?

Possibly not a "zit": It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted this long and is still raised. It may also be some persistent inflammation. If it's just redness, but it's flat it may be PIH (hyper pigmentation from the acne). You could try a low concentration, over the counter steroid cream on it to see if that helps, if not, see MD. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pimple like things on my face hellp !!!!?

Pimples: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Why pimples are coming in face?

Why pimples are coming in face?

Glands: Pimples are more likely in areas with more sebaceous glands as happens to the case with face. Also skin in different locations has different sensitivity to sex hormones. Pimples are driven by androgens, even in women. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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