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What is the best treatment for pimples?

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

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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What is the best treatment for pimples?

What is the best treatment for pimples?

Try OTC first: Neutrogena makes a nice salicylic acid facial cleanser. Follow this up with an otc benzoyl peroxide treatment according to the label directions. If this is not getting the results you desire, seek a dermatologist. ...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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What is the best treatment of pimples?

What is the best treatment of pimples?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

What is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, you will need to add prescription-strength rx from your physician. ...Read more

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Best treatment for pimples? What is best treatment for pimples?

Best treatment for pimples? What is best treatment for pimples?

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

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What is the best treatment to eliminate blind pimples?

What is the best treatment to eliminate blind pimples?

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

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