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What are some home remedies to get rid of bumps or acne on the face ?

What are some home remedies to get rid of bumps or acne on the face ?

Acne: I recommend st ives facial scrub to patients along with a mild non drying facial soap. The facial scrub deals with the blocked pores and will help smooth the skin (avoid using it like sandpaper). Topical benzyl peroxide works well but can be very drying. Good face makeup ie clinique tend to cause less problems as well. ...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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Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Many possibilities: When you say "no" remedy, tha's hard to believe. You should consider many things that could cause this - topicals, foods, hormones, etc. So there are many options. Call your doctor so you can get back on track! ...Read more

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Hello, i'm trying to get rid of or mitigate a big red bump on my forehead that seems to be cystic acne. Is there any treatment that could help?

Hello, i'm trying to get rid of or mitigate a big red bump on my forehead that seems to be cystic acne.  Is there any treatment that could help?

Grieving Time: Hello, Once you get a big one, my recommendation is to first GRIEVE as this lump is likely not going away in the next 48 hours. This grieving process will decrease stress and prevent the downward spiral. Then, attack it with full fury with hot compresses many times a day and dry it up a bit. You also have the option of a cortisone injection. Better prevention is key. -Dr. Neal ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and i can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful i hate when anyone t

How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and i can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful i hate when anyone t

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid if the bumps (not acne) on my forehead?I try using things but it just makes my face red :(

How can I get rid if the bumps (not acne) on my forehead?I try using things but it just makes my face red :(

Rosacea: You may have rosacea. To help these bumps there are certain triggers you can avoid and also some prescription cream/lotion that might help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of big acne bumps all over my face and torso?

How do I get rid of big acne bumps all over my face and torso?

Bad Acne: If you have already tried the over the counter and simple antibiotic approaches with your doctor... .It may be time to discuss accutane. This very powerful medicine can be like a miracle when many other treatments failed. This drug is highly regulated by the government so to get on it may take a bit of time to get all of the correct prescription in place. You may need a dermatologist to prescribe. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Can i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Yes..: You can try benzoyl peroxide products, a few of which you can obtain over the counter (like Proactiv), and some as a prescription from your doctor. You might want to have your doctor examine your skin, though, to identify what kind of acne it is (if it really is acne and not another skin condition) to better tailor your skincare regimen/medications. ...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