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How can I get to of stress pimples?

How can I get to of stress pimples?

Metronidazole 1% gel: Metronidazole 1% gel (brand name is flagyl) is a very effective topical treatment for acne and acne rosacea. Applying it either daily or as needed to problem spots may well help with your "stress pimples." also maintaining good hydration and avoiding touching your face and making wise food choices and engaging in regular exercise will relieve stress and promote good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Everytime i got stressed small pimples or acneappear on my face on specific areas like under my nose or on my cheeks, I am getting married really soon

Everytime i got stressed small pimples or acneappear on my face on specific areas like under my nose or on my cheeks, I am getting married really soon

Acne: Three stafe over the counter treatment with a witch hazel facial cleaser , benzoyl peroxide 10% facial scrub and benzoyl peroxide lotion might be very effective and rapidly effective low risk rx. However you need to make sure you dont have rosacea (might to to briefly see a primary care provider if you are unsure. ...Read more

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What is a good goggle for sore throat can stress cause pimples to appear on body?

What is a good  goggle for sore throat can stress   cause   pimples to appear on body?

Chloraseptic: I recommend Chloraseptic for your sore throat. Stress can contribute to acne for sure, thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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I have hurd about skin stress i.E pimples etc because of chronic stress and anxiety . Could somebody explain this please ?

I have hurd about skin stress i.E pimples etc because of chronic stress and anxiety . Could somebody explain this please ?

Pop sub-science: Everybody experiences stress -- it's only distress if you're truly helpless, and the claim that "stress" causes most disease is designed to sell dubious meditation practices etc. You do need that acne treated if that's what it is. Consider starting with benzoyl peroxide plus your doctor's rx for topical clindamycin; accept a systemic antibiotic if it's offered and you seem to need it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does stress give you pimples black heads and bad skin problems in general?

Does stress give you pimples black heads and bad skin problems in general?

Stress : Stress has been linked to a variety of skin conditions including acne flares and eczema . Stress reduction is important as is seeing a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have tightness In my right temple.dull, no pain just discomfort, been very stressed, also have pimples in the area?

I have tightness In  my right temple.dull, no  pain just  discomfort, been very stressed, also have pimples in the area?

Tension headache: It sounds like you probably have tension headache. Tension headaches and acne are often caused by or worsened by stress. The University of Maryland Medical Center has an excellent web site to read up on tension headaches: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/tension-headache Go see your family doctor if OTC remedies and recommended lifestyle changes on this web site are not effective. ...Read more

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Small white bumps in between eye and eyebrow..What are they pimples, stress, lack of sleep? Somehow got more of them lately

Small white bumps in between eye and eyebrow..What are they pimples, stress, lack of sleep? Somehow got more of them lately

Bumps: Multiple different possibilities. Could be milia, pustules, xanthoma, syringoma or other diagnosis. Could be due to the type of makeup you use. See your doctor for appropriate diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause pimples some have puss in ?

Can stress and anxiety cause pimples some have puss in ?

Skin stress : Body is the best thermometer of nature with all the layers alarming us to start taking care of our self otherwise we hear that 911 and get up in ICU with angio yes stress starts manifesting with pimples and goes deeper to muscles then organs then bones depends on what is your weakest zone even genetic shows that we are prone to our weaknesses and that where stress hits us so relaxing cleaning skin. ...Read more

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My bones hurt abit, I have a headache, panic attacks, i feel very fatigued, extreme stress feeling (chest), red pimples on head. 3 days now, worsenin

My bones hurt abit, I have a headache,  panic attacks, i feel very fatigued, extreme stress feeling (chest), red pimples on head. 3 days now, worsenin

Treat anxiety: Your sx seem to be caused by high anxiety. Medications such as ssris [prozac, lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft, celexa] and low dose benzos [klonopin] might provide rapid relief. You also need talk therapy to identify and treat the causes of your stress. ...Read more

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Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Probably exactly: That...sometimes stress can cause severe acne breakouts or intense individual pimples.Sounds like that might be what it is.Do you always get it in the same place? Extra care to your skin-cleansing with a salicylic acid cleanser, and a deep cleanser like a charcoal cleanser several times a week- with the addition of a prescription acne medication may help tame your breakouts.See your doc for an Rx. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat pimples caused by stress?

How would doctors recommend i treat pimples caused by stress?

Reduce stress: 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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Starts out as pimple, has thick pus and blood. Sore and sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly. Mostly occurs with stress. What are they?

Starts out as pimple, has thick pus and blood. Sore and sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly. Mostly occurs with stress. What are they?

See MD: Sounds like a skin infection. Next time it happens ,I would see a physician and get a culture and possible treatment. You may have an infections with MRSA and there is a protocol to keep it from recurring. ...Read more

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I have a swollen vegina lip it feels like a big pimple..I have been going through a lot of stress what should I do to make it normal again?

I have a swollen vegina lip it feels like a big pimple..I have been going through a lot of stress what should I do to make it normal again?

Might need draining: Probably should see your doctor. Might need draining. But, while waiting, you can treat it with long soaks and a hot bath. Stress reduction sounds smart too, though that can be even harder to treat! good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure a pimple and acne really fast bec. I got them from stress and they appear especially right before really imp. Occasions like my wedding?

How can I cure a pimple and acne really fast bec. I got them from stress and they appear especially right before really imp. Occasions like my wedding?

Treat not cure: Wr still don't completely understand the causes of acne but a fairly clear picture of the outcome. Treatments are targeted to reduce sebaceous (oil gland) activity and associated or secondary bacterial growth. ...Read more

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I used to not break out that much. I have lot of pimples in the middle area like between my eye brow. That has not gone away for 2 months. Stress?

I used to not break out that much.  I have lot of pimples in the middle area like between my eye brow. That has not gone away for 2 months. Stress?

NO: The most important factor for acne in adult women is hormones. Do you remove hair between your eyebrows? Do you have normal menst. Periods? Do you have an iud? On bc pill? Any other meds, hormones, herbs, vits? A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Broke out in facial stress acne. after popping whiteheads cleaned face with 50% rubbing alcohol, now my entire face is red; did I burn my skin?!?!

Broke out in facial stress acne. after popping whiteheads cleaned face with 50% rubbing alcohol, now my entire face is red; did I burn my skin?!?!

No harm done: Next time you suspect something like this will happen, start up with a salicylic acid face wash as tolerated, or topical benzoyl peroxide if you have it. Rubbing alcohol isn't a good idea in this sort of situation -- it hurts your tissue more than it does the bacteria -- soap and water is much better for clearing the debris that gives the bacteria an advantage. Your physician's a resource. ...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


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