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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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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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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What can you do to prevent pimples before they start?

Pimple prevention: In many cases, you cannot. Most people get acne due to hormones during puberty. In general, cleanse the face with a gentle cleasner, use non-comedogenic (ones that do not clog the pores) products, and try not to let the hair fall down onto the face. If one uses make-up, use ones with few ingredients and is oil-free. ...Read more

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Plz how can I prevent pimples from my face naturally ?

Plz how can I prevent pimples from my face naturally ?

No way to prevent: Acne is a fact of life, determined genetically. Some dietary triggers may worsen(ie chocolate, nuts, dairyetc), but is variable from person to person.There are a myriad of treatments to control acne, and until one outgrows it one must control it. Stress is the number one trigger. If otc meds not helpful, then need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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