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Could epiduo (acne stuff) sting my face extremly bad?

Could epiduo (acne stuff) sting my face extremly bad?

Acne: If your skin is dry or inflamed then epiduo can sting. Use a gentle cleanser, ideally soap free (cetaphil or aveeno). Also using a "non-comedogenic" (non acne promoting) moisturizer just prior to applying the epiduo may help. Don't "scrub" your skin harshly. If your skin is already irritated then using Hydrocortisone 1% once or twice may help, but don't use for prolonged periods. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?

Oily skin: Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Infected gland: Probably one of the little glands has gotten infected and produced a little abscess. Put some warm compresses on it. If you get a fever, or the pain gets severe, or is starts spreading, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Worse: Considerably worse. Unlike acne, herpes of the lip and herpes of the genitals produces actual sore ulcers. ...Read more

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How can I pop pimples without getting red spots all over?

How can I pop pimples without getting red spots all over?

Don't: "popping" pimples can cause infections in the area which will exacerbate your problem. Additionally, it could leave scars behind which over time will look worse. Try using spot treatment creams for the break out and daily astringent to keep future breakouts from forming. If your situation is severe, see a dermatologist for meds. ...Read more

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I have oily skin, blackheads, and zits. Suggestions?

I have oily skin, blackheads, and zits. Suggestions?

Options: 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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I have tiny red itchy bumps all over my stomach, back, legs, breasts and arms. I don't thinks its poison ivy or chicken pox.

I have tiny red itchy bumps all over my stomach, back, legs, breasts and arms.  I don't thinks its poison ivy or chicken pox.

Might be scabies: Rashes are hard to diagnose without seeing them. Sounds like a disease caused by tiny mites. Would need a special medicine. ...Read more

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Why do pimples scar?

Why do pimples scar?

Acne Scars: Scarring occurs when there is damage to the deeper layers of the skin. In acne, scarring/dimpling can result from inflammation, cysts, & nodules deep in the skin, or as a result of trauma from squeezing lesions. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is when a dark or reddish flat spot remains after a pimple has cleared. Unlike true scars, pih can fade with time (months) & sun protection. ...Read more

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Why don't my red acne marks go away?

Why don't my red acne marks go away?

Takes months: They are granulation tissue and the new blood vessels haven't acquired the ability to constrict or been removed as the new dense connective tissue replaces the area where the skin was destroyed by the infection. I trust you are managing your acne now and that you'll work with your physicain as needed. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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I've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?

I've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?

Possible: It is possible, but you really need to have this checked by your family doc, dermatologist, or infectious disease specialist...You need to find out the cause of the recurring infection...If that is what it really is.. ...Read more

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Do cold sores have whiteheads?

Do cold sores have whiteheads?

No: Apthous ulcers (cold sores) are usually shallow, ulcerative with a crater in the center, and painful. Generally do not have a white pustule in the center. ...Read more

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Getting goose bumpswhen im not cold, why?

Getting goose bumpswhen im not cold, why?

See below: Goose bumps are bumps on a person's skin at the base of body hairs which may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, pleasure, awe, admiration and sexual arousal. ...Read more

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Always getting sick. Have 10 month old baby and I have had sinusitis, colds, flu, tonsillitis, sores in my mouth' stomach bug. What is going on?

Always getting sick. Have 10 month old baby and I have had sinusitis, colds, flu, tonsillitis, sores in my mouth' stomach bug. What is going on?

Sick: Your immunity may have been comprimised by your pregnancy and possibly breast feeding your child. Also your severe allergies may make you more prone to the viral illnesses that you have come down with. ...Read more

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I have struggled with acne since i was 12...It keeps getting worse. I have pimples on my cheeks, my chin, nose, and cystic pimples on forehead help!

I have struggled with acne since i was 12...It keeps getting worse. I have pimples on my cheeks, my chin, nose, and cystic pimples on forehead help!

Absolutely: There are a wide variety of treatments available. You would probably be best served by seeing a dermatologist since you have struggled for so long. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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