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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


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8 yo daughter has pimples on face n blacheads on chin. Tried washn face with dial, alcohol, face cleansers, warm compress. Saw dr no help what to do?

8 yo daughter has pimples on face n blacheads on chin. Tried washn face with dial, alcohol, face cleansers, warm compress. Saw dr no help what to do?

See dermatologist: As you are worried about pimples and black head on face and chin and application of different things is not helping . May be she needs some other treatment for her problem . Better consult dermatologist and get right treatment. . ...Read more

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Is warm compress effective for acne pustule ?

Is warm compress effective for acne pustule  ?

Yes: Depending on the size and whether it is ripe warm compresses can open up and allow the pimple to drain minimizing infection and squeezing and pain. ...Read more

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What's more helpful for acne cyst. Warm compress or topical acne medications?

What's more helpful for acne cyst. Warm compress or topical acne medications?

Acne cyst: Both modalities are helpful. The warm compresses will soften up the cysts and the medication will become more penetrable ...Read more

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Can toothpaste help bring a boil to a head along with warm compress? (found the idea on home remedy site)

Can toothpaste help bring a boil to a head along with warm compress? (found the idea on home remedy site)

No: However, warm salt waterrinses does help bring a boil to a head. The application of heat softens the walls of the abscess to it drains more quickly. ...Read more

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Boil on lower buttcheek where cheeks meet , doing Epsom baths, augmentin & warm compress; tiny fluid/pus came out today, how long to fully drain?

Boil on lower buttcheek where cheeks meet , doing Epsom baths, augmentin & warm compress; tiny fluid/pus came out today, how long to fully drain?

Pilonidal Cyst: You may have a Pilonidal Cyst. A pilonidal cyst occurs at the bottom of the tailbone and become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the technical term is pilonidal abscess. Pilonidal abscesses look like a large pimple at the bottom of the tailbone, just above the crack of the buttocks. These may be caused by ingrown hairs. If infected, they may have to be drained surgically ...Read more

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How does a warm compress help skin spots?

How does a warm compress help skin spots?

What?: I have never heard of a warm compress helping skin spots. The warmth increases blood flow to the area. The area may look more red, but that doesn't last when the compress is removed. ...Read more

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My dentist told me to cold then warm compress but i did not do it, should I be worried?

My dentist told me to cold then warm compress but i did not do it, should I be worried?

No worries: The suggestion of hot and cold compresses is for your comfort. It helps with swelling and pain management. If you didn't need them you do not have to worry about not following instructions. ...Read more

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