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Removing Pimples From Face
No: Unfortunately over the counter creams will do little to change it. See a dermatologist for help.
Options: Include: benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur are the most common over the counter medicines for acne or pimples. Assuming your case is pretty mild, try starting with these. As far as actual cleaning of your face, do it gently with a mild cleanser twice a day and after heavy exercise. If you have acne scarring, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and juvederm can greatly improve....
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Many options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics, and oral contraceptives (for women), are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
Possibly not a "zit": It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted this long and is still raised. It may also be some persistent inflammation. If it's just redness, but it's flat it may be PIH (hyper pigmentation from the acne). You could try a low concentration, over the counter steroid cream on it to see if that helps, if not, see MD.
Pimples: 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.
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 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times.
Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser. 6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne, please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred.
Glands: Pimples are more likely in areas with more sebaceous glands as happens to the case with face. Also skin in different locations has different sensitivity to sex hormones. Pimples are driven by androgens, even in women. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Pimples: Are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health.
Scientific Rx: Glad you're seeking treatment. If a few weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide isn't a great success, your physician may add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If your acne is only on your face, you're less likely to need to move onto a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day, but perhaps this is in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns.See 1 more doctor answer
Acne: 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.
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. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck.
Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
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