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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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Is it really the case that toothpastes gets rid of acnes/pimples?

Is it really the case that toothpastes gets rid of acnes/pimples?

Not recommended: I would not be surprised if it did, but I would not recommend it. If it works it is because it probably just dries out the area due to the ph of the flavoring agents and the Fluoride ion helps to kill bacteria. The potential for particles to clog your pores is too great. There are better treatments for acne that probably cost less than toothpaste. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a huge pimple on my chin: which treatment should I undergo to get rid of it?

What to do if I have a huge pimple on my chin: which treatment should I undergo to get rid of it?

Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment to get rid of and prevent pimples?

What's a good treatment to get rid of and prevent pimples?

See Dermatologist: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...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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Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Red marks: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. Irritated skin will need makeup: coverup/touchup cream if a perfect complexion is needed instantly. ...Read more

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My cheeks are covered with acne, pimples (dents) and I had them for ages, I don't have gp. I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

My cheeks are covered with acne, pimples (dents) and I had them for ages, I don't have gp. I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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I have flat redish marks on my face from pervious pimples. I was wondering how to get rid of these marks without laser treatment or such.

I have flat redish marks on my face from pervious pimples. I was wondering how to get rid of these marks without laser treatment or such.

Multiple: It sounds as if you are describing scar tissue as a result of blemishes on your face. One of the best treatments for scars is using tretinoin cream or gel (retin a) within six months of the scar forming. ...Read more

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I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? Mine is sensitive skin

I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? Mine is sensitive skin

No good way.: The pitted scars would be hard to get rid of. Chemical peeling, laser all have been tried with limited success. No Rx cream would work either. Let your skin repair itself. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?

Hello doctor I am suffering with pus pimples on my scalp, what is the proper treatment for it and how to get rid of the asap?

Antibiotics: You likely have folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicles. Minocin (minocycline) or doxycycline, prescription antibiotics, are often helpful but can take several months to be fully effective. You can also ask your doctor for a prescription of topical Clindamycin solution. You can try a tar shampoo like t-gel by neutrogena. Best to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples fast?

How to get rid of pimples fast?

Scientific Rx: If prom's coming up, start using topical benzoyl peroxide and phone your physician who may be able to write for a supplemental Rx. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples fast?

How to get rid of pimples fast?

No quick fix: I'm going to assume this is common acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. You need to manage the illness until it self-cures. No lifestyle, diet or hygiene measures will do much. I know you're tough and can carry on with this. ...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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Can you tell me how you get rid of pimples fast?

Can you tell me how you get rid of pimples fast?

Youcant: The best is to try and prevent new lesions and reduce the current. Daily use of benzoyl peroxide 10% (clearacil) helps and the addition of a rx formula of retin _A like apaoelene. Other retin-a preps are inactivated by benzoyl p. ...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