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Why does my pimples on my face itch?

Why does my pimples on my face itch?

Part of the illness: Some people become allergic to the bacteria that cause acne. My question to you is why you still have the pimples. If someone is preventing you from getting 21st-century treatment, you're big enough now to phone your physician and ask to be seen. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not cleared you, we can add something that can. This is the 21st century. Let us help. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Acne increasing on my face. Tips/advice?

Acne increasing on my face. Tips/advice?

Stop neglecting it: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend. Forget all pop / home / 'natural' remedies. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related problem that can cause you to fail a job interview. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, yoj need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Acne like spots on my babys face?

Acne like spots on my babys face?

Neonatal Acne: This is very common and resolves on its own. Neonatal acne (birth - 3 months of life) is a reaction to malassezia yeast as well as the maternal hormones in-utero. This all resolves spontaneously by month 3 of life. Infantile acne (3 - 6months of life) is a bit more complicated but can be treated. However, you should see your pediatrician for help with this. ...Read more

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Why does my lips itch, bump on my tongue and getting pimples on my face?

Why does my lips itch, bump on my tongue and getting pimples on my face?

Allergic reaction: This sounds uncomfortable if not painful. I wonder if the pimples are really acne or if it's actually some other kind of rash which in turn could be related to the symptoms from you lip and tongue. An allergic reaction comes to mind. ...Read more

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I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Great for treating acne. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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I have tiny beads all over my scalp pimples on my face neck back and on my arms?

I have tiny beads all over my scalp pimples on my face neck back and on my arms?

Get seen: This may simply be a heat rash / miliaria or it may be acne or it may be any of several other skin diseases. Only a physical exam can make the distinction. Please pick up the phone and make an appointment now. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more

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I applied toothpaste on pimples and left. Burnt mark on my face what to do?

I applied toothpaste on pimples and left. Burnt mark on my face what to do?

Give it time to heal: Toothpaste is good for your teeth, not your face. There are a variety of acne meds. Toothpaste is not one of them. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?

I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Pimples on face?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How to reduce having pimples on my face and on my back?

How to reduce having pimples on my face and on my back?

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

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Remidie to red dots on my face?

Remidie to red dots on my face?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

Not curable: You must manage your acne until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some prescription-strength Rx. Since you say you have it only on your face, it's likely that adding a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin will be sufficient, but if you need something strong, go for it. ...Read more

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What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

Lots of things: Although acne is known to be more common in teenage years, it does occur in older age groups as well. A wide vatiety of thing may contribute like cosmetics, physical, emotional or even environmental stress. ...Read more

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How will I remove my pimples on my face?

Benzoyl peroxide: Gently wash your face with warm (not hot) water every night using a moisturizer bar such as dove. Do not use a washcloth or abrasive rag. Rather, use your fingers (after washing your hands) to gently apply the soap. Pat your face dry, although not completely. Apply regular, generic, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide lotion evenly over affected areas. Allow to dry and leave on overnight. ...Read more

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Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Try stronger stuff: Instead of pricey soap, if you want to actually do something about your acne, you'll need something much less pleasant. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (strength, frequency of application) will probably clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Will cauterized spots on my face scar?

Will cauterized spots on my face scar?

Cauterized Scars: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the exact depth of the cauterization and why the face was cauterized. Any injury involving the full thickness of the skin should leave a permanent scar. If the outer layers of the skin were cauterized, theoretically there should be minimal scarring. ...Read more

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I burn my face on over using chemicals on my face what medicines deminish my burns scar on it!

I burn my face on over using chemicals on my face what medicines deminish my burns scar on it!

Depends in deprh: Superficial (1st degree) burns with redness require minimal treatment with an ointment & possible nsaids (if not sensitive). Partial thickness burns (2nd & 3rd degree) with blisters must be treated with topical antibiotics (bacitracin for face - silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) for body) if not allergic in order to minimize the risk of infection which may increase the amount of tissue damage. Sulfamylon for ear eschars. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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