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Pimples In Children
My 4 children developed itchy, small pimple like bumps, some which have clustered, on various parts of their bodies in the last couple of days. Help!
Does children with more acne and pimples on their faces grow taller then the children that has barely to none?
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Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more
Acne: 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
Simple pimples...: Simple pimples don't hurt. So if you have something on your butt that seems like a pimple but is really hurting, it's likely it is an abscess. It may need to be drained and you may need antibiotics. Take the El over to the medical district and see a doctor there or one in your own neighborhood, but be seen. while waiting, hot compresses to area and wash area with antibacterial soap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hot compresses: Don't interfere with it otherwise untill it ruptures naturally. ...Read more
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, 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 contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer