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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
10 years experience General Surgery
Maybe scar?: It's hard to tell exactly what happened by your description however it sounds almost like you had an infection that turned into a scar. It sounds like ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Vague: The cited symptoms are too vague to provide for much of a response. Skin issues most often require direct observation for assessment. Past history, re ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Comedones: Blackheads or comedones are blocked pores. They can be reduced with washing with soap and water morning and night, and exfoliation.
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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blackhead treatment: A blackhead occurs when the opening to a hair follicle is blocked with dead skin cells, oil (sebum) +/- bacteria but the pore is open at the skin surf ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: You need a topical medication that helps the skin exfoliate to open pores
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
37 years experience Dermatology
Topcial retinoids: Topical retinoids like Retin-A or differin (adapalene) are the best treatment for blackheads( also known as open comedones). You can have an acne fa ... Read More
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