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Blackheads on buttocks

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several things: Do your daily hygiene with NORMAL soap/water - NOT antibactierial soap. This will only kill "nice" germs - not the aggressive staph infections. Laundr... Read More
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Protect the skin: Keep the area cool and dry, loose fitting cotton underwear, and wash with mild soap. Do not traumatize the skin (for example, shaving, abrasion). Ta... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Painful lump: This may be an early boil (abscess} or infected cyst. Apply hot(not boiling) water compresses. If increasing pain, worsening swelling and/or spreading... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
It is unclear what your question is but, if you are looking to treat your acne, you should see a skin doctor. A skin doctor can evaluate the severity ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Keep skin clean: Avoid squeezing , wash with warm water use mild soap , I prefer glycerin soaps or none a cream for daily use Topical application of benzoyl peroxide o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
There is a tool: That looks like a little spoon with a hole in it and you place the blackhead in the hole and push down. Probably available at a drug store.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Fingernails at base: Just push at the base with a fingernail on each side and push them together until it comes out. Do not push hard enough to break the skin, it isn't ne... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 13 years experience
You are on it: The best medicine for this are the retinoids as I see you are already on. Other than that, using facial products that are non "comedogenic" and they w... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You might not be: able to. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching fac... Read More
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