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I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

Serious Rx: The 'home' / 'pop' remedies like pepper or lemon juice are cruel pranks. Get a tube of benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully once or twice daily as you can tolerate. If you're not better in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne can be managed today. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
3x year
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I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

See dermatologist : Consult a dermatologist to see if the bump is a cyst, lipoma, lymph node, or other lesion. They may do a biopsy or excision to help diagnose the lesion or remove it completely. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Wash face with a hydroxy acid cleanser
2x day
Apply OTC benzoyl peroxide in the morning
Daily
Consider a topical retinol at bedtime
Once
Consider taking vitamins
once
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How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

Pimples: If they are indeed whiteheads, or pimples under the skin, a tiny needle can be used to create an opening in the skin to release the oil inside. This should be done under sterile conditions, preferably in a doctor's office, to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

See a Doctor to prescribe a treatment plan based on your acne severity
3x year
Use your medications consistently; don't skip doses or days
daily
Wash twice daily & after exercise, make-up removal, extra oily skin
daily
Use mild, oil-free soaps, avoid exfoliating products & don't scrub
daily
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Was biten by something it looks like a pimple but its hard under the skin and it itch?

Was biten by something it looks  like  a pimple but its hard under the skin and it itch?

Cyst: The body tends to wall off any infection and when the infection resolves it can turn into a cyst and it will feel firm. It stretches the skin when it continues to grow. These type of lesions should be looked at to confirm the diagnosis. ...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

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