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Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of large zits that are deep under the skin?

Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of large zits that are deep under the skin?

Cystic acne: Deeper acne or cystic acne may be treated with intralesional corticosteroid injections performed by a dermatologist. These treatments are particularly effective when the cysts are red and tender (inflamed). Prescription Retin-A type creams are indicated for cystic acne. Talk to your dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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


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How can one get rid of a zit?

How can one get rid of a zit?

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, pangea organics, 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 can I get rid of a zit really quickly?

How can I get rid of a zit really quickly?

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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What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of a zit overnight?

Can't: 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, pangea organics 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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What can I use at home to get rid of a zit over night?

What can I use at home to get rid of a zit over night?

Several OTC products: There are several otc products that will help with the appearance of an acne lesion overnight. These include antibiotic ointment, salicylic acid ointment, Hydrocortisone and benzoyl peroxide. The most important thin is not to squeeze the lesion, this typically will make it worse. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

How do I get rid of a zit overnight (it's been 3-4 days)?

May not be able to.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a zit that looks like a small boil?

What do I do to get rid of a zit that looks like a small boil?

Zit: First of all, don't pick at it! this can result in spreading of any bacteria present and even contagion to yourself and distant sites. You really must see your doctor or dermatologist as soon as possible to get this resolved. If it is an acne condition, there are hundreds of ways we treat it . It's very necessary for you to do this to prevent scarring and long-term problems. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a zit scar?

How do you get rid of a zit scar?

Depends: There are different types of scars from acne. Pits, craters, etc.. Often use of mechanical dermabrasion for crater-like scars helps reduce their visual effects. Occasionally dermal fillers help with these also. "ice-pick" like scars are more difficult to deal with, and may remain looking like enlarged pores. If very extensive and close together these are removed surgically to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a zit on private area?

How to get rid of a zit on private area?

Zit: Apply warm water compresses morning and evening for 10 minutes. Poke is with a sterile needle if pus. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a zit at home.Does tooth paste and sitting in the sun help?

How do I get rid of a zit at home.Does tooth paste and sitting in the sun help?

Not really: Urban legend. You are better off with something over the counter made for your problem. Or get serious with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of zits?

What's the best way to get rid of zits?

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, pangea organics, 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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Is there a good way to get rid of zits quick!?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits quick!?

Nothing quick.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits overnight?

Won't happen: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has gotten a lot of zits on her face in the past week. Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

My girlfriend has gotten a lot of zits on her face in the past week. Is there a way to get rid of them fast?

Acne: Typical acne therapy is with topical prescription medication like epiduo and oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or monodox. A low dose of Prednisone is also helpful but only a tempory fix. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

The Pill: If for some reason you have an aversion to topical medications, many women for whom the benefits and risks of the oral contraceptive pill are acceptable can find a formulation along with their physician that will clear acne. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of zits & acne scars naturally?

Is there a good way to get rid of zits & acne scars naturally?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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