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Will bacitracin help a pimple?

Will bacitracin help a pimple?

Maybe-: If the pimple is caused by a streptococcal bacteria, yes. If it is caused by staphylococcal bacteria such as community acquired methicillin resistant staphulococcus aureus ( ca-mrsa), or most other types of bacteria to cause boils, then no. ...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


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Acne, pimples, and pimple scars! please help me out!, what to do?

Acne, pimples, and pimple scars! please help me out!, what to do?

Scientific Rx: If you've got scarring, over-the-counter stuff like topical benzoyl peroxide won't be enough to clear you, though you should start with it. Phone your personal physician now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My face has pimples and pimple marks ... Can you please help me?

My face has pimples and pimple marks ... Can you please help me?

See your doctor: U shd go and see your doctor or a dermatologist who can help you with your pimples problem. There are many good creams and gels that are effective in treating pimples or acne. And meanwhile do refrain from picking on them as that leads to more infection and scarring. ...Read more

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How does heat help pimples?

How does heat help pimples?

Chemotaxis: It tends to bring in more white blood cells to fight the bacteria. You'd do much better to use topical benzoyl peroxide to prevent / treat acne lesions, and if this is not sufficient, to get with your physician. ...Read more

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Does it help to put bacitracin on popped zits?

Does it help to put bacitracin on popped zits?

Treatment of Pimples: Bacitracin ointment is not the best treatment for acne. Cleansers containing salicylic acid are important. Treatment of breakouts with benzoyl peroxide is effective, too. ...Read more

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Do ichthammol oiament helps boils bust?

Do ichthammol oiament  helps boils bust?

Possibly! : Ichthammol (also known as ammonium bituminosulfonate) is not used much anymore, but is an interesting old remedy. Sometimes referred to as a "drawing salve", it can soften the skin over a boil to help it come to a head. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which makes it very neat! but: if you have a boil, it is important to get it incised and drained asap by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will mouthwash help Fordyce spots on lips?

Need doctor's help! will mouthwash help Fordyce spots on lips?

Not very likely: If the spots are fordyce granules, they are sebaceous glands that are a normal part of your anatomy, found in many people on the inner lips and the inside of your cheeks. ...Read more

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Can a bag balm help clear up my acne scars?

Can a bag balm help clear up my acne scars?

Scars: Nope. You can use scar massage, moisturizer and a creamer or ointment with silicone. You can also have stood injections and surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Will using dermabrasion help me get rid of blackheads?

Will using dermabrasion help me get rid of blackheads?

Yes: You probably mean microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a very aggressive treatment used for acne scars. Microdermabrasion is a milder treatment that is often performed by estheticians. It removes a thin layer of skin and can help with removing blackheads. ...Read more

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Does ice help you with getting rid of pimples?

No: I am not aware of ice helping. I have heard if cryotherapy for acne to peel the skin. But i think there are better ways to tx. ...Read more

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Is ice can help remove pimples?

Is ice can help remove pimples?

Unclear question: For home treatment of pimples, consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Boil on eyelash, please help!

Boil on eyelash, please help!

Warm compresses: Use warm wet compresses several times a day (some people use used teabags). If it persists ask your ophthalmologist for an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Oily skin, blackheads, and zits. I need help. any ideas, what to do?

Oily skin, blackheads, and zits. I need help. any ideas, what to do?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne, pimple scars, blackhead etc?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne, pimple scars, blackhead etc?

Scientific Rx: You've got scarring from acne? This should never have happened and i'm sorry your disease was neglected. Forget home / "natural" remedies, use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated now, and phone your physician for help. You'll need prescription strength medicine and in today's world, you owe it to yourself to get cleared -- both personally and professionally. ...Read more

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Pliz tell me how to cure pimples and acme in my face... And I have pimple scar..... Everyday i found new pimples poping out lik a bump.. Pliz help.

Pliz tell me how to cure pimples and acme in my face... And I have pimple scar..... Everyday i found new pimples poping out lik a bump.. Pliz help.

More ???????'s: How old are you, are you on birth control, are you taking antibiotics for acne, and what do you currently use on your face? Those are just a few questions that need to be answered before us docs can give you a straight answer:). As a general rule....If it's a deep bump and you think you can make it better by messing with it...Don't! that action will cause scarring. ...Read more