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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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What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: As a young person, whoever is responsible for your health has a duty to make sure you are effectively treated. Acne is not a lifestyle or hygiene problem; it's a chronic disease that can be a grave social problem. Don't waste time on folk remedies; if benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get a physician's appointment for a topical or systemic antibiotic, topical retinoic acid etc. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of blackheads on face.

What are good ways to get rid of blackheads on face.

Blackheads: Blackheads develop when oil and dirt become trapped in your pores. Keeping your skin clean and having a healthy diet will help. There are many products available over the counter, found in the skin care section. They will most likely contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Since they can occassionally be irritating, a good oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer should be on your list. ...Read more

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What are the ways to make my skin clear and get rid of acne scars?

What are the ways to make my skin clear and get rid of acne scars?

Meds/ laser: Antibiotics/ retin a/ acutane bleacjing creams & laser may lessen the residual scar always use sunscreen. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of sunspots on your skin?

What are good ways to get rid of sunspots on your skin?

Variety of choices: Depending on the extent, depth and skin type a variety of options ranging from skin care with exfoliation to chemical peels such as glycolic acid to laser resurfacing potentially combined with skin bleaching agents using varying concentrations of steroids, retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid, and other ingredients. Of course, one must first be sure these are not melanoma. So see a dermatologist 1st. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

The Pill: If for some reason you have an aversion to topical medications, many women for whom the benefits and risks of the oral contraceptive pill are acceptable can find a formulation along with their physician that will clear acne. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of scars on my skin?

What are some ways to get rid of scars on my skin?

Improve not remove: Unfortunately scars cannot be removed unless they are excised which will only replace them with a different albeit better scar. Most advise non surgical rx siuch as bleaching, chemical peels, laser, injection, dermabrasion, fillers, and later interventions such as excision, grafting, or local flap reconstruction with possible use of expanders. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars?

Depends on severity: There are different lasers, from non-ablative to ablative, that can help a lot. The more severe acne scars require more invasive techniques. These include dermabrasion or even surgical excision for the deeper scars. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of large zits that are deep under the skin?

Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of large zits that are deep under the skin?

Cystic acne: Deeper acne or cystic acne may be treated with intralesional corticosteroid injections performed by a dermatologist. These treatments are particularly effective when the cysts are red and tender (inflamed). Prescription Retin-A type creams are indicated for cystic acne. Talk to your dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of dandruff?

What are the best ways to get rid of dandruff?

Aim for control: Washing you hair frequently will keep it under control. As you age, it will become less problematic. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples and blackheads on nose?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples and blackheads on nose?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples and acne?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples and acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples and blackheads?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples and blackheads?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of spots and acne?

Whats the best way to get rid of spots and acne?

Scientific Rx: The red spots that mark a regressing acne lesion must face on their own. Try topical bezoyl peroxide for two weeks. If you are not clear, get with your physician and explore the prescription options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of black heads or hyper-pigmentation?

Comedone extractor: Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor. Gently press wire loop over blackhead to express material from pore. Don't squeeze blackheads. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of stretch marks I have some on my belly and underarms what are some non product or practical ways to get them gone?

Whats the best way to get rid of stretch marks I have some on my belly and underarms what are some non product or practical ways to get them gone?

No easy way: Other than surgery (which would basically remove the scarred/stretch-marked skin) - you can't make them go away completely, but mederma and strivectin both make topical products to help fade them. ...Read more

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What are the causes of moles on the skin and how to get rid of them without surgery?

What are the causes of moles on the skin and how to get rid of them without surgery?

Surgery: Moles appear when the cells that give the skin color, melanocytes, grow in clusters. They are usually thick into the dermis, so the only way to remove them is surgically. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of rough skin on my nose/chin?

What are some ways to get rid of rough skin on my nose/chin?

Topicals or lasers: Rough skin on the nose and chin can be treated with a number of topical treatments or laser therapy. There are a number of topical medications or cosmeceuticals that can help and many different lasers that can be very effective. See a dermatologist for all of your options. ...Read more

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What are the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of whiteheads?

What are the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of whiteheads?

Sore throat: Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better. Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water. If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of a red throat?

What are the best ways to get rid of a red throat?

Sore throat: Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus. These tips may help you feel better. Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl oz (240 ml) of warm water. If you have postnasal drip, gargle often to prevent more throat irritation. ...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?

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. Linda Callaghan
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Whiteheads (Definition)

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