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What Is The Best Treatment For Pimples
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick at them! A dermatologist should be able to help you, but be sure to report your current pregnancy. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several good options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It : It depends if you are talking about whiteheads/blackheads or pimples (small red bumps/pustules) on the face and the tolerability of your skin. Check out the link below where i discuss someo of the options that work well. There is a combination treatment called epiduo that works pretty well for many of my patients. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Injection by derm: "blind pimples" are deep acne lesions that usually do not reach the skin surface. They can't be "popped", so don't try, you'll only make them worse. The best treatment is injection of an anti-inflammatory medication with a very tiny needle. A dermatologist can do that for you. You'll probably also need an antibiotic to prevent formation of further lesions, but the dermatologist will decide that. ...Read more
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