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Got A Pimple? Here’s A Quick Fix!

Leading Dermatologist, Dr. Jaishree Sharad shares some quick tips to treat a pimple!
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Pimples are something we all struggle with, regardless of our age category or our genders.

On the exact day of a grand event that has been in plans for many days prior, we generally come in face-to-face contact with an old time bestfriend, the pimple, right somewhere where it is extremely visible and pretty much impossible to hide with makeup! What do you do in situations like that? 

According to Dr. Jaishree Sharad, “Dermatologists are skilled to inject super diluted triamcinolone acetonide into a cyst or nodule to dry it within 12 hours. Don't attempt on your own. Visit your dermatologist. Don't be scared of the word cortisone. This is a FDA approved safe treatment.”

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Some Other Amazing Hacks As Suggested By Her Are:

1. Benzoyl Peroxide Gel

  • Apply 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide gel on the pimple twice a day. 
  • This reduces oil secretion, it is a comedolytic i.e it reduces whiteheads and blackheads. 
  • Thirdly, it kills the bacteria responsible for acne.

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  • Dab a little gel on the acne.
  • Make sure the skin is not dry or flaky when you apply the gel.
  • Word of caution : Too much quantity can lead to burning, irritation, redness.

Read More- 5 Proven Tips For Fighting Acne By Expert

2. Acne/ Pimple Patches

  • These are hydrocolloid patches can be applied on a pimple and left overnight or at least for 6 hours.
  • They absorb oil or pus from the pimple and allow the wound to heal.
  • They also play an active role in preventing scarring and the urge to pop a zit.
  • However, avoid using them on large cystic or nodular acne.

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3. Never Pop A Zit

This can lead to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and secondary infection.

4. Avoid Popular Ingredient: Toothpaste On Pimple

Though widely promoted as a common hack to treat pimple and acne, toothpaste can lead to irritation and scarring.

Do not apply toothpaste on a zit as it may worsen the condition.

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The dermatologist further goes on mentioning a word of cation: ‘Quick fixes are only meant to be done when you have a party or an important event or a shoot. Please consult your dermatologist for proper management of acne.'

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com