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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
Treatment: The blackheads can be treated with topical retinoids or other agents or extraction. The scars need special care and the therapy choice would depend u ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
22 years experience Family Medicine
Take precautions: Apply topical antibiotics and avoid further irritation or trauma to the area. Also, avoid sun exposure or use sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation ... Read More
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Don't squeeze.: Don't squeeze your blackheads any more! What you're describing can leave scars. For now I would go to your doctor to have them check for infection. Me ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be careful!: It is tempting to go after these - but you will often cause more damage. Bruising should heal over a few days. Put light layer of neosporin on opening ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
Typically : Typically for blackheads, a retinoid medication is used (such as differin (adapalene) or retin-a). Read more about acne, including the treatment optio ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
The : The right treatment depends on the type of acne but there are many effective options. Take a look at my website which breaks down the treatment optio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: You already have scarring, you describe both pustules (white heads) and comedones (black heads), and you mention scarring. Your acne won't be manageab ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Generally not: Unless you squeeze a blackhead, thus traumatizing the surrounding skin, a blackhead is unlikely to cause a scar. It is simply a plugged-up sebaceous ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoy ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Blackhead: Blackheads are comedones, a type of acne using an exfoliative wash such as glycolic washes and salicyclic acid can help improve exfoliation to this a ... Read More
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