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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
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
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
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
I think I have staph on forehead now sore neck pimple inside nose runny nose increasingly productive cough?
Stap nose, stiifneck: Seek immediate medical examination and therapy...Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?
Chickenpox blisters on face now infected with bacteria, yellowish fluid oozes. Am taking coamoxiclav.What will I do w/ the infected blisters?Pick them?
Use Antibiotics: Orally and topical. Do not touch the blisters. ...Read more
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