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What pimple treatment won't irritate my exzema?

What pimple treatment won't irritate my exzema?

Acne Treatment: Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for acne. It is a disinfectant that can penetrate into the hair follicle, killing the bacteria that cause blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide can, however, dry out the skin. Consumers should therefore start with the lowest dosage possible (2.5 percent) once a day and increase in frequency and concentration only as needed. ...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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What to do if I can't control my pimple and acnee is there is any natural treatment for this?

What to do if I can't control my pimple and acnee is there is any natural treatment for this?

Acne: There are many medications available for acne treatment. There should be a regimen that would work for you. Please go your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am advised to take 20mg combiflam tablets for 10 days along with minoz oz 100mg for pimple treatment. I don't have pain anywhere. Is it ok to continu?

I am advised to take 20mg combiflam tablets for 10 days along with minoz oz 100mg for pimple treatment. I don't have pain anywhere. Is it ok to continu?

Acne????: Neither acetominophen nor Ibuprofen will help acne. I do not know "minoz oz". If this is minocycloine, then it is useful for acne as a small dose for many months. For adult women who are not pregnant, the most effective treatment is spironolactone.. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can keep you from getting the job you want. You do yourself a disservice if you insist on a "natural" / "herbal" / "holistic" / "pop" remedy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pimple marks and dig?

What is the treatment for pimple marks and dig?

A good face program: If you have already had a lot of cystic acne lesions or abscesses with scarring, you may have to get aggressive with ice-pick lesions left behind. Start a good daily face program that includes a dedicated facial cleanser, exfoliator, serum, and moisturizer. Many products these days contain retinoids, but you may want to get Retin-A 0.025% cream from you doctor to be used nightly. ...Read more

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What's the treatment to pimples?

What's the treatment to pimples?

Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is helpful. If needed, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe Accutane. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pimples?

What is the treatment for pimples?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of pimples?

What is the best treatment of pimples?

Several good options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pimples?

What is the best treatment for pimples?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick at them! A dermatologist should be able to help you, but be sure to report your current pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for pimples?

What is the best treatment for pimples?

Try OTC first: Neutrogena makes a nice salicylic acid facial cleanser. Follow this up with an otc benzoyl peroxide treatment according to the label directions. If this is not getting the results you desire, seek a dermatologist. ...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