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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evidence-based Rx: Benzoyl peroxide, the antibiotics, and the vitamin a analogues that actually work are all derived from nature's bounty. Especially if you're responsible for a young person's physical and emotional health, please don't waste time on "home remedies." if you're the patient and you want to experiment, try vinegar or tea tree oil. They may help some. ...Read more
OTCs help some: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more
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
You can't: Please forgive my frankness. Smearing your face with "magic" honey or squeezing lemon juice on your pimples are unworthy of an adult in the 21st century. The stuff that works best -- antibiotics and vitamin a analogues -- are gifts from mother nature. Don't deprive you or someone who trust you of effective treatment because of a "natural is better" superstition. ...Read more
Acne gone quick?: The answer to your question is 'not much.' acne reflects a chronic progessive skin condition which most doctors will tell you takes at least 4-6 weeks to respond to any of the standard treatments. To improve your cosmetic appearance only more quickly you will have to use acne blemish cover up creams, but these do not heal the problem. ...Read more
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