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What should I do to get rid of acne/blemishes?

What should I do to get rid of acne/blemishes?

Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. ...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 should I do to get rid of pimples?

What should I do to get rid of pimples?

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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What should I do to get rid of acne marks?

What should I do to get rid of acne marks?

Acne: You can use hydroquinone but if you are not on medication to treat stop acne it will not help and you will keep getting scars. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my acne?

What should I do to get rid of my acne?

Acne: Acne can be treated by prescription topical medications such as epiduo, acanya, ziana, and others. Oral prescription antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or Monodox are also helpful. See your local dermatologist for help with treatment of your acne. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of acne scars?

What should I do to get rid of acne scars?

See plastic surgeon!: No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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What do I to get rid of 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 should I do to get rid of facial pimples?

What should I do to get rid of facial pimples?

?: Pimples may mean many different diagnoses. For 34 year old acne may not be the right one therefore you need to show it to your doctor. Good hygien, not overheating it, cleaning dust and sweat promptly is always a good idea. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne quickly?

What do I do to get rid of acne quickly?

Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If large surface areas are involved including the face, chest, and back with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne/pimples?

What do I do to get rid of acne/pimples?

Many: Visit your dermatologists for the newest and most effective therapies. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne?

What can I do to get rid of acne?

Many options: Acne is not a disease but a response to hormaones of the pilosebaceous apparatus. It has many expressions from the mildest comedones to the most severe cystic acne. Treatment depends on the age of the patient and the severity of the acne. Some mild acne needs only topical agents and the more severe acne may require signifigant oral medications, hormonal therapy or lasers. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent acne and get rid of it?

What should I do to prevent acne and get rid of it?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of cyst acne?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist, they can best eval what medicines or combo of meds will work best for your sking. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of blackheads?

What can I do to get rid of blackheads?

Comedone extractor: Don't pick your face. A comedone extractor is a metal loop with a handle. It can be placed over the blackhead and gentle downward pressure is exerted to extract the black head. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my acne?

What do I do to get rid of my acne?

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 should I use to get rid of blackheads?

What should I use to get rid of blackheads?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a pimple?

What do I do to get rid of a pimple?

There's no quick 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 do I do to get rid of acne fast?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your personal physician. A topical retinoic acid derivative or topical Clindamycin may be sufficient for acne on the face; a systemic antibiotic is usually required for trunk acne. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed. Use home / folk / pop remedies only as an adjunct. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of pimples ?

What should I do to get rid of pimples ?

So many choices: There are so many options to treat your acne. See a dermatologist in your area for proper evaluation and treatment. In the interim you can use otc products like have benzoyl peroxide or sal acid. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

What do I do to get rid of acne scars?

Improve, not remove: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of back acne?

What do I do to get rid of back acne?

Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If the entire back is involved with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...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