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How to treat a pimple?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Gels/creams for acne

For treatment of acne pimples, 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 pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe accutane.

In brief: Gels/creams for acne

For treatment of acne pimples, 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 pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe accutane.
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See dermatologist

Topical acne medication and a good cleanser can typically treat a pimple.
Sometimes they require oral medication. Seek consultation with a dermatologist.

In brief: See dermatologist

Topical acne medication and a good cleanser can typically treat a pimple.
Sometimes they require oral medication. Seek consultation with a dermatologist.
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