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Why Pimples Come On Face
What can I do to treat black marks on face after pimples. Every time a pimple come, it leaves black marks which will months to lighten and go away.
Hyperpigmentation.: You are describing a common phenomenon which is hyperpigmentation (darkening) after inflammation (pimple). This can take weeks to months to fade. It is important to protect it from sunlight by using an spf30 or higher daily. You may want to see a dermatologist for actual lightening agents as well. With time, this will fade without treatment, assuming no new inflammation occurs at the site. ...Read more
Does claravis/ isotreitnion. Cause you're whiteheads to come to a head is that what the medicine does im on month 5 last 15 days stil have whiteheads.
I have pimple near my vagina and it's been there for 5 days. It has gotten bigger and more painful. I tried hot compress but it doesn't come to a head?
I have a red pimple at the top of my cheek. No matter what it doesn't come to a head nor dries up. What should I do? And why it happened?
I have a big lump on the top of my head. I squeezed it because I thought it was a pimple and some stuff did come out. What should I do?
Lump on head: You may have a sebaceous cyst. Without seeing you in person, this is just a guess. I recommend that you see a plastic surgeon to have it removed completely. Even after removal, these can recur. But to maximize your chances of complete removal and the best possible scar, a plastic surgeon is your best option. ...Read more
I got a pimple to come to a head but couldn't extract the gunk inside out of it, I put a topcial solution on it and it burned the skin on top of the pimple, and the pimple still remains under the scar?
Epidermal cyst: Often times true cysts will persist until the entire sac is destroyed or removed. See your dermatologist to evaluate and likely inject with cortisone. ...Read more
I have a reoccurring knot under my arm the size of a gold ball. Extremely painful. Doesn't come to a head like a pimple.
If its the: Size of a golf ball, it needs to be looked at by a doctor. ...Read more
A fews months now ive had painful pimple bumps near my nose mostly. They come to a tiny head with clear fluid, pop, dry up and start over?
Comedones: You should have them evaluated by your internist or a dermatologist. They will come up with a plan for treatment and prevention. ...Read more
Acne: Often, a combination of such products is required to achieve optimal results. A number of benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic combination medications are available, including different dose combinations of benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin (benzaclin, duac, acanya) and benzoyl peroxide and Erythromycin (benzamycin). Dapsone gel (aczone) and oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or doryx. ...Read more
I have this big pimple on my chin for almost 5 days, it still hasn't come to a head yet and it's about 0.4cm in diameter, what should I do about it?
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more
Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser. 6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne, please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more
Pimples are more likely in areas with more sebaceous glands as happens to the case with face. Also skin in different locations has different sensitivity to sex hormones. Pimples are driven by androgens, even in women.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Pimples: Are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Glad you're seeking treatment. If a few weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide isn't a great success, your physician may add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If your acne is only on your face, you're less likely to need to move onto a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day, but perhaps this is in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read more
Acne: 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
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
Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
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
Scientific Rx: The oral contraceptive pill can end acne in a woman who wants and can take it. Otherwise I start with benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, adding retinoic acid if there are blackheads and a suitable oral antibiotic if there's not a good result in 4 weeks. Dermatologists have stronger medicines. You have a right to a clear complexion. ...Read more
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
Scientific Rx: Start with benzoyl peroxide and make a physician's appointment. If needed, your physician will probably add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, and/or a retinoic acid derivative. This will probably do the trick if it's face-only. There are systemic antibiotics and some stronger meds. This is the 21st century, we're curing most cancers, and we can handle all acne. Good lcuk. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something stronger to this regimen. If it's face-only, probably adding topical Clindamycin or a short course of a systemic tetracycline will do the trick. You can't cure acne but you can keep it under control until it self-cures as you get older. ...Read more
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more