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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
Will femcinol a gel is effective for pimple marks removal? will this effect skin texture or moisture? I apply it only night.
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?
Folliculitis tx: It's helpful if shaving is done 3-4 days before laser hair removal. If pustules appear, acne medications may be helpful, such as a benzoyl peroxide wash. There should not be a lot of scrubbing as it may irritate hair follicles further. All benzoyl peroxide must be washed off the skin completely. There are also acne lotions that your doctor can prescribe to help. ...Read more
I used a cream hair removal on my face and on my pimple it get a little pit sollwen and my face feels dry it donst hurt that bad what do I do help?
Acne: You probably have acne which commonly gets infected. There are many substances which you can put on your face that will help and their are antibiotics which you can put on if you have an infection of the glands on your face.DON'T squeeze the lesions. Acne is a right of passage for 80% of teenagers and it usually gets better on its own over time. ...Read more
I have a tiny pimple like cyst in my upper inner labia. Not painful, but hasn't gone away. Gp said it was nothing. I think it's a tiny cyst, removal?
Bartholins Cyst: These cysts are common and aid in lubrication. If painful have it addressed, but otherwise it can be observed. ...Read more