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Sick of having pimples and nothing is working. What do I do?

Sick of having pimples and nothing is working. What do I do?

Acne: There are so many great prescription treatments for acne now--both topical and oral. Much of the otc cleansers, washes, masks, toners and lotions don't do much. Go see your doctor to get a regimen tailored to the type of pimples you have. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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I'm sick of having pimples. I've tried everything. Does toothpaste help get rid of them?

I'm sick of having pimples. I've tried everything. Does toothpaste help get rid of them?

Sorry but..: Toothpaste has nothing scientifically proven to help with pimples... Better to use items made exclusively for the skin! ...Read more

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I'm so sick of getting so many pimples! what can I do?

I'm so sick of getting so many pimples! what can I do?

Pimples in a 40 y/o?: You do need to see a dermatologist for the latest and best methods of managing adult acne. ...Read more

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Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

Healthy diet: Healthy diet and exercise. Keep face clean. avoid touching your face and you may use over the counter acne moisturizing cream or gel. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more