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Old 01-20-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
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quickest way to get rid of those BIG zits...

i get a group of those big zits on my face, i was told they r caused by stress... what is the quickest way to get rid of them.... when one starts to go away another comes! help.

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Old 01-21-2004, 03:48 AM   #2
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Re: quickest way to get rid of those BIG zits...

I'm prone to those big ones - nasty ones they are. Anyway - what I do is increase my Akamin/minocyline (antibiotic) tablets to X3 per day, on the pimple I treat with my clindamycin as per usual + add toothpaste and cover with a bandaid - during the day if possible and always at night time. Seriously, it works for me. Occasionally I have tried an ice pack - seems to decrease the swelling. Oh and rule #1 don't squeeze - it's tempting, I know but will only make it worse and increase the likelihood of another pimple developing.

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Old 01-22-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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Re: quickest way to get rid of those BIG zits...

If they just won't go away I take some ibuprofen (advil, nurofen, etc) before bed and they'll be almost gone by morning. However I restrain myself to doing this to only when it's absolutely necessary or I have a very important event and need my skin to look better. It's not good to take painkillers regularly so I try to keep it to once a fortnight.

Old 01-22-2004, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: quickest way to get rid of those BIG zits...

I just ignore the zits. I used to touch them, cover them with products, etc... I think it just prolonged the process.

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