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Red Pimples On Skin
I am 28 and had a large red pimple on my cheek. Lasted more than a week. Popped it. Left behind small flat red mark. Pimple or skin damage by sun?
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
Dr I seem to have a big red swollen pimple under skin w/o a head on my labia majora near vagina opening..it hurts to touch. What could it be?
Taking IV infusion of cetaxone (2 gr) two red pimples appeared on skin one on stomach the other on hand. Should i worry about allergic reaction?
Depends: Are you done with the infusion or still ongoing? is it the first time? At any rate communicate that to the nurse/doctor treating you, wish you wellness? ...Read more
Hi doctors. What are difference between medicated toner and clindamycin solution? Which is more effective for pimples, redness & skin discoloration?
Both good: Medicated toners are usually salicylic acid over-the-counter while Clindamycin is a prescribed antibiotic. They can be used together, or you can use Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide. If the acne's on your trunk, your physician may add a systemic antibiotic for a short time. Glad your acne is being managed. ...Read more
I have really bad acne and no time or money to see a dermatologist, I have blackheads on my nose, cystic pimples, and red irritated skin what can I do?
No time?: Any licensed physician can handle all but the most severe cases of acne. I trust you're already using topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; your personal physician can write for the oral contraceptive pill (if right for you), topical / systemic antibiotics, topical spironolacton, or retinoic acid derivatives. College / free health clinic can help. No time for any health care? Big change is needed. ...Read more
Trying to reduce redness on broken skin from pimple with out putting any ointments that could make me breakout. Need some tips?
Hi. My skin is having very weird problem. Its been 3 weeks, there is redness, my skin is dry and flakey. And i've got tiny tiny pimples kinda thing.
Tiny: pimple kinda thing? No helpful. OK tp use a skin moisturizer and certainly see your doctor. ...Read more
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