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What is the best way to get rid of pimples?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples?

Rx: This is the 21st century and you shouldn't have to be troubled by these annoying lesions -- being a teen is difficult enough. I start with topical Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide (over-the-counter) or a retinoic acid derivative (if there's lots of blackheads); a systemic antibiotic as appropriate is helpful if this fails and dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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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What is the best way to get rid of pimples that can't be popped?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples that can't be popped?

Steroid injections: Deep cystic acne can be treated with steroid injections. If there are many and recurrent, you may need antibiotics (oral & topicals), accutane, laser treatments combined with ala or a pixel resurfacing laser. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples and acne?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples and acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

The Pill: If for some reason you have an aversion to topical medications, many women for whom the benefits and risks of the oral contraceptive pill are acceptable can find a formulation along with their physician that will clear acne. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimple scars?

What is the best way to get rid of pimple scars?

A little bit of work: Facial scars from acne can be addressed with office based cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a pimple on your cheek?

What is the best way to get rid of a pimple on your cheek?

Pimple: Clean you skin with a good cleansing soap and use benzoyl peroxide 10% over the counter. You can find coverup to put on the blemish at the counter of your local department store. You have to match your skin tone. A sales rep can help you find the right shade. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of pimple scars/marks?

What's the best way to get rid of pimple scars/marks?

Laser: I would recommend trying laser therapy like a co2 laser (expensive but better) or laser genesis (less expensive, less effective). With that said, nothing is great. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly get rid of pimples?

What is the best way to quickly get rid of pimples?

There is no best way: Often times consumers are sold on 'secret' treatments for acne. This is because acne is a difficult problem without a best way to treat all cases. Start with standard otc treatment: salacylic acid wash, benzoyl peroxide and a good moisturizer and if this is not effective make a visit with your primary physician to discuss prescription therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of facial scars (pimples)?

What is the best way to get rid of facial scars (pimples)?

Scar improvement: Is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to get rid of pimples/acne pleaseee!?

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 and fastest way to get rid of pimples/acne pleaseee!?

No quick fix: Sorry. Acne is a serious, chronic illness unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. Forget all the "pop" wisdom. Until it self-cures, use topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and/or a retinoic acid derivative as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. Be prepared to manage this for years or decades. ...Read more

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What is the best and fastest way to get rid of a pimples?

What is the best and fastest way to get rid of a pimples?

Scientific Rx: If it's before the prom, get with your personal physician; topical benzoyl peroxide plus either systemic tetracycline or topical Clindamycin may clear you. If you have to ask this, you need to be under a physician's care for your acne; it's not expensive and quite easy. Acne isn't lifestyle or hygiene related. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi ilike to ask what is the best natural way to get rid my acne and pimples and acne scars I hope you answer my quesstion tnk u.

Hi ilike to ask what is the best natural way to get rid my acne and pimples and acne scars I hope you answer my quesstion tnk u.

Forget: Today it is criminal to allow a teen to suffer with severe acne or endure unwanted scarring. If a preference for "natural" over today's scientific evidence-based medicines has resulted in your being disfigured, you'd be right to be angry. All acne can be managed with meds that work (topicals like benzoyl peroxide & retinoic acid; topical / systemic antibiotics, accutane). Good luck, be brave. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of whiteheads on the forehead?

What's the best way to get rid of whiteheads on the forehead?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimple under the skin of my nose and have work in about 12 hours, what is the best way to either get rid of or hide it?

I have a pimple under the skin of my nose and have work in about 12 hours, what is the best way to either get rid of or hide it?

Warm pack: A warm moist pack such as a warm moist towel applied to the nasal area can help open the pimple without traumatizing your nose. ...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