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What causes pimples and how do I stop them? Already past my teen years.

What causes pimples and how do I stop them? Already past my teen years.

Acne causes: Acne can be from hormonal changes, stress, friction with hats, etc as well as some diets high in refined sugars and dairy. First make sure you are on good skin care products with an Alpha hydroxy, salicyclic acid and retin-a; consider peels or lasers to help prevent further damage; and if that does not work you need to have your hormones checked to rule out hormonal imbalances. ...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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I am 18 years old.I have small holes on my face which are created by pimples.I am suffering from this problem since 4 years.i need permanent treatment?

I am 18 years old.I have small holes on my face which are created by pimples.I am suffering from this problem since 4 years.i need permanent treatment?

Cystic acne: It sounds like you have cystic acne. There are treatments for this but they can have some serious side effects so you need to see a dermatologist for an effective treatment. ...Read more

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A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? 4 years since I noticed it

A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? 4 years since I noticed it

See urologist: This pimple seems to be something benign, has been there for 4 years with no change in size and no infection. Since it is bothering you, better consult urology who can examine you and explain about this pimple like spot, also if any treatment to be done. ...Read more

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A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? Around 4 years when I first noticed

A small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. What is it? Any treatment to get rid of it? Around 4 years when I first noticed

Penis pimples: Could be a blocked gland and should resolve on its own but since it is hard to describe bumps accuratly it could be something else especially since it's been there for awhile such as a wart so please get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I got one white pimple ?? On my anus from 4 years no pain , some time itchy , sometime can see very small spot of blood on paper never got any treatment and I am overweight

Hi  I got one white pimple ?? On my anus from 4 years no pain , some time itchy , sometime can see very small spot of blood on paper never got any treatment and I am overweight

Skin tag: You get pimples on areas of the body like face/shoulders,upper back. On your anal opening you could have a hair follicle inflamed, but it wouldn't last 4 yrs.This is most likely a skin tag left over from a fissure (crack) or food reaction or whatever. It is common and of little importance.If irritated you can reduce it with OTC hydrocortisone cream . ...Read more

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What causes acne? I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples.Whta are the causes, treatment ?

What causes acne?
I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples.Whta are the causes, treatment ?

Many factors: There are several causes for acne: 1.The skin turns over slower, causing pores to plug up, 2. Increased bacteria on the skin . 3. Increased hormones 4. Heredity. I would get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine your best treatment options. It is not caused by dirt or foods in most cases. I would try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide, one i like is panoxyl 10% bar soap in the meantime. ...Read more

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How can stop the pimples in face and which is the solution in pimples finis please give me the treatment?

How can stop the pimples in face and which is the solution in pimples finis please give me the treatment?

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 is the best treatment for pimples in people who are out of their teens?

What is the best treatment for pimples in people who are out of their teens?

Same as teens' meds: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read more

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I have a harmone problem from one year ago please give me treatment my weight is 68kg in the age of 20 my mc is not come regurly n pimples problem ?

I have a harmone problem from one year ago please give me treatment my weight is 68kg in the age of 20 my mc is not come regurly n pimples problem ?

Irregular periods: If you are experiencing irregular periods and acne you may want to see a doctor and ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is a common hormonal imbalance that can lead to these symptoms ...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