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Pimples (Definition)

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


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How to prevent pimples?

How to prevent pimples?

See below: Please consult this site for good information on this topic. You may need to try more than one treatment to see which one suits you well.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples?

How to prevent pimples?

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 or 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 help. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples? :)

How to prevent pimples? :)

Multiple Methods: Eat a good health diet, drink lots of water and keep hair, hats, and headbands off of your face. Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to keep face clear. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on the back?

How to prevent pimples on the back?

Bacne: Acne on the back, or "backne, " has the same causes as acne located anywhere else on the body--an overproduction of sebum coupled with a proliferation of dead skin cells, with the possibility of bacteria and dirt and other debris thrown into the mix.Benzoyl peroxide acne spot creams works great as a topical solution for drying up annoying back acne (bacne) blemishes. But make sure it dries complete. ...Read more

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Tips for preventing pimples n how to reduce it?

Tips for preventing pimples n how to reduce it?

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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How do I prevent pimples from forming on my butt?

How do I prevent pimples from forming on my butt?

Salicylic acid wash: When taking a shower use the salicylic acid wash and then apply your prescription topical. If you do not have this seeyour doctor so you will have it in the house for when this occurs. ...Read more

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What are some recommendations on how to prevent pimples?

What are some recommendations on how to prevent pimples?

Start with OTC's: First avoid the use of oil based products on face be they make -up, moisturizers or sun screen. Try otc acne medications that contain benzoyl peroxide, if you are not allergic to it as your first treatment option. If not effective visit a dermatologist for more aggressive treatment options. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on face?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to treat and prevent pimples?

How to treat and prevent pimples?

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

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How can you prevent pimples and cysts?

How can you prevent pimples and cysts?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. True cystic acne referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello doctor how to prevent pimples..

Hello doctor how to prevent pimples..

Clean face: Wash your face twice a day with warm water and mild soap. Avoid scrubbing your face hard with a washcloth. If you have acne use an over the counter medication like benzoyl peroxide. Use a moisturizer if skin is dry. Don't use hair products as they can get on your face and block your pores. Avoid greasy and fast foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Exercise every day. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent pimples?

What can I do to prevent pimples?

Acne: While acne is hormonally and genetically driven and impossible to prevent, it is controllable with appropriate antibacterial washes and creams, topical and oral antibiotics, and accutane. See a dermatologist at the earliest signs of acne. ...Read more

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What are good ways that can I prevent pimples?

What are good ways that can I prevent pimples?

Wash Your Face: Washing your face can remove dirt and sweat from the pores and keep your face clean. Additionally, you may benefit from topical medications. See a dermatologist if your acne is really bad. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pimples and acne?

How can I prevent pimples and acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Topical benzoyl peroxide will clear mild acne and prevent most recurrences. It is not especially pleasant but is quite effective. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples and dark spots.?

How to prevent pimples and dark spots.?

Derm & protection: You should see a dermatologist to get on a good skin regimen with topical (and possibly oral) treatments for acne. Dark spots can be from the sun and wearing a high spf sunscreen daily (>30 spf) is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What kind of cream I use to prevent pimples??

What kind of cream I use to prevent pimples??

Retinoids and Benz p: Hi, the best daily creams for prevention of acne are topical retinoids, like adaplene or retin-A, both available by prescription. Another is topical benzoyl peroxide, available without a prescription. If those fail, see your physician for more intensive treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent pimples after masterbating?

Is there a good way to prevent pimples after masterbating?

Whoa: Entertaining yourself doesn't cause pimples. It's basically a good thing that lets you learn about your body and mind to prepare for adult life, keeps you comfortable and able to focus on other things, and almost all guys do it. To stay pimple-free, use topical benzoyl peroxide daily until you outgrow your acne. And enjoy your body without people putting these foolish ideas into your mind. Cheers. ...Read more

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How can I prevent pimples from leaving scars?

How can I prevent pimples from leaving scars?

Don't pick!: See a dermatologist for acne recommendations, including antibiotics to reduce scarring from infected tissues being damaged. But more damage is done by picking, so this is critical. Clean skin also helps, as can some dietary changes to reduce oily skin and blocked pores. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples from growing on my face?

Cleaning & medicine: For the little pin sized pimples, usually cleaning one or two times a day for a couple of weeks with an otc product from benzoyl peroxide (proactiv, zapzyt, panoxyl and others) is enough. If not you can add salicylic acid, resorcinol or sulfur products (various neutragena, clearogen, clearasil and others). If you have large/cyst like pimples these will often need more- see your family doctor. ...Read more

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