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What can I do to get rid of acne?

What can I do to get rid of acne?

Many options: Acne is not a disease but a response to hormaones of the pilosebaceous apparatus. It has many expressions from the mildest comedones to the most severe cystic acne. Treatment depends on the age of the patient and the severity of the acne. Some mild acne needs only topical agents and the more severe acne may require signifigant oral medications, hormonal therapy or lasers. ...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


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What do I do to get rid of my acne?

What do I do to get rid of my acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients "get worse before they get better". ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

Depends: If they are milia, a dermatologist can remove them. Tretinoin gel will help. If they are acne, tretinoin will help. Acne pustules are usually easy to squeeze out. You will hear commands to avoid squeezing. In fact, squeezing the pus/sebum out allows them to heal faster and better. Scars are due to inflamed, deep nodular acne, not to squeezing. If significant acne, best treatment for you is spirono ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my adult acne?

What can I do to get rid of my adult acne?

Scientific Rx: Chronic disease at any age; doesn't matter. Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. If new, rule out cushing's, others. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my acne?

What should I do to get rid of my acne?

Acne: Acne can be treated by prescription topical medications such as epiduo, acanya, ziana, and others. Oral prescription antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or Monodox are also helpful. See your local dermatologist for help with treatment of your acne. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of blackheads?

What can I do to get rid of blackheads?

Comedone extractor: Don't pick your face. A comedone extractor is a metal loop with a handle. It can be placed over the blackhead and gentle downward pressure is exerted to extract the black head. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne and boils?

What do I do to get rid of my acne and boils?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne on my back?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my back?

BACK ACNE: Men and boys usually get "bacne" more often than girls and women. Stop eating nuts & peanut butter; stop chocolate; and cut down on dairy products. Use a wash like neutrogena acne wash twice daily; apply an acne cream or lotion like clearasil; and if it doesn't seem to help after a month or two, see a dermatologist. And be patient. Best luck! ...Read more

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What do I to get rid of acne?

What do I to get rid of 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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What can I do to get rid of scars?

What can I do to get rid of scars?

Multiple Options: Scars can be improved but not eliminated by treating in various ways including chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, demarolling, silicone gel usage, and massage. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my spots (zits)?

What can I do to get rid of my spots (zits)?

Zits - acne: 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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What do I do to get rid of my acne fast?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of back acne?

What do I do to get rid of back acne?

Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If the entire back is involved with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne or pimple?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my anxiety?

What can I do to get rid of my anxiety?

Anxiety help: Depends what kind of anxiety - worry or physical, constant or situational, specific triggers or random times... Find a therapist specializing in anxiety to help determine what will work best. Generally, most anxiety is best helped by confronting it in small ways at first, gradually increasing to things that make you more anxious, plus learning coping tools. Exercise can help many types of anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of pimpls or acne?

What can I do to get rid of pimpls or acne?

Acne pimples: Stop eating nuts, peanut butter, chocolate, and cut down on dairy products. Over-the-counter bpo (benzoyl peroxide) products help. But in the long run, only a dermatologist can help by prescribing oral antibiotics and prescription topical (surface) medication for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of pimples fast?

What can I do to get rid of pimples fast?

See doctor: You can get physician grade products topical to treat. Benzoyl peroxide works, proactiv is good, you need moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen and a good facial cleanser. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne scars?

What can I do to get rid of acne scars?

Dermatology visit: Nothing can remove the scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible using dermabrasion, injection, microsurgery or laser. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

What can I do to get rid of my zit overnight?

Benzoyl peroxide: Or proactiv. Keep area clean, exfoliate with retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of mild acne?

What can I do to get rid of mild acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: It doesn't have to be pricey or gimmicky. Find a strength and frequency that you can tolerate, and mild acne will usually remit in two weeks. If not, get with your personal physician. ...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


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