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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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How should I clean oily skin to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads?

How should I clean oily skin to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads?

Oily skin: Clogged pores contribute to whiteheads & blackheads. Over-the-counter products containing salicyclic acid can help unclog pores but can be irritating if overused and are less effective than topical retinoid medications that require a prescription. Advise that you consult a dermatologist for evaluation & treatment for your specific skin care needs. ...Read more

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How to get rid of under the skin whiteheads?

How to get rid of under the skin whiteheads?

WHITEHEADS TREATMENT: SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. THERE IS NO QUICK OR EASY WAYS TO DO THIS YOURSELF. ...Read more

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Clear combination-skin with whiteheads around lipline made worse by picking at them. What can I do to prevent/get rid of these?

Clear combination-skin with whiteheads around lipline made worse by picking at them. What can I do to prevent/get rid of these?

Acne: Its hard but try not to pick. See your doctor or a dermatologist about medications to use to help your acne. In the meantime wash your face twice a day with a mild soap. Use benzoyl peroxide products OTC. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and still have&occasionally get pimples and whiteheads...how can I get rid of it for good without leaving my skin dried up or scared further?

I'm 21 and still have&occasionally get pimples and whiteheads...how can I get rid of it for good without leaving my skin dried up or scared further?

Remember acne: Is a chronic condition that may or may not resolve as you get older. In fact some people get acne layer on in life too! It can't hurt to optimize your heath by minimizing your stress, optimizing sleep, eating healthy (remember there is no clear antiacne diet). You should minimize the number of products you use on your skin and don't wash too much. You could try an OTC salicylic acid wash. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the oily skin and whiteheads and small bumps on your forehead, nose and chin?

How do I get rid of the oily skin and whiteheads and small bumps on your forehead, nose and chin?

Clean and Buff: Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face. Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...Read more

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I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?

Oily skin: Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of acne when you have very sensitive skin without going to a dermatoligist?

What's the best way to get rid of acne when you have very sensitive skin without going to a dermatoligist?

Over-the-counter med: Over-the-counter medications for acne are helpful and usually contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. They help kill some acne germs, reduce the amount of dead skin cells plugging pores, and decrease some of the skin oils, to dry the skin somewhat. One should not over-wash, over-scrub, or irritate the skin. Otc acne meds are usually twice a day, but less if the skin gets too dry or irritated. ...Read more

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I have acne for almost 3 years now in my face and I have a oily skin which sometimes becomes sticky. What would be the best cure to get rid of this?

I have acne for almost 3 years now in my face and I have a oily skin which sometimes becomes sticky. What would be the best cure to get rid of this?

Scientific Rx: Being a teen is tough enough without acne, and i'm sorry you went through 3 years. I start with topical Clindamycin with either benzoyl peroxide or (if there are blackheads) a retinoic acid derivative. If results are not good in a month, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you; a dermatologist has a less-pleasant rx that can abolish the oil and eliminate the acne. You deserve to look good. ...Read more

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What would be the best natural way of having a pimple free skin? If any occurs,how could i get rid of it naturally?

What would be the best natural way of having a pimple free skin?
If any occurs,how could i get rid of it naturally?

Wrong question: "Natural" has no meaning in science or medicine. The better questions are directed at identification of the most effective therapies, how well tolerated, how expensive, how safe. Notice that poison ivy is natural, but please do not rub on your face. Since there are a variety of treatments for different kinds of acne on different people, you will do best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimple under the skin of my nose and have work in about 12 hours, what is the best way to either get rid of or hide it?

I have a pimple under the skin of my nose and have work in about 12 hours, what is the best way to either get rid of or hide it?

Warm pack: A warm moist pack such as a warm moist towel applied to the nasal area can help open the pimple without traumatizing your nose. ...Read more

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What's the best face skin lightning cream that will get rid of post acne marks?

What's the best face skin lightning cream that will get rid of post acne marks?

Dermatologist: The face-lightening creams aren't much help. Nobody can reverse a scar, but our 21st-century dermatologists have several different options to make the scars less visible -- a couple of hollywood stars have recently had their disappear, while others actually choose to keep them to give their faces character. You should know you have many choices here; you decide what's right. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of deep acne scars without a skin graph?

What is the best way to get rid of deep acne scars without a skin graph?

Laser abrasion: Several options are available, but the most effective for deep scars, in my opinion, is laser abrasion, which smoothes out the edges of the scars to make them less visible. Find a dermatologist who has done lots and lots of them; you don't want a beginner doing this procedure. Skin grafting is seldom a good option for acne scars. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

Depends on scar: Redness tends to resolve over several months. If it is related to raised scarring therapy with intralesional steroids or pulsed dye laser. Depressed or atrophic scars may require fillers, saline injections or laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Which is the best facewash to get rid of whiteheads on chin & forehead?

Which is the best facewash to get rid of whiteheads on chin & forehead?

Benzoyl peroxide: Have you tried anything before? I don't think any specific benzoyl peroxide wash is superior but I would start with a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash. If your acne is moderate to severe consider dermatology consult for prescription medications ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of whiteheads on the forehead?

Whats the best way to get rid of whiteheads on the forehead?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's best way get rid of all of my acne and get clear skin?

What's best way get rid of all of my acne and get clear skin?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If not clear in two weeks, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative, or some systemic medication as appropriate. All acne can be managed successfully nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more