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do blackheads go away by themselves

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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
21 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Blackheads are a normal and common skin finding. It is near impossible to make them "go away". There are treatments to minimize the look of blackhead ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Eventually.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
REMOVING BLACKHEADS: TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS FOR GOOO, DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SHE OR HE CAN TELL YOU.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
No: Probably shld see a surgeon to get the excised before becoming infected.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Acne: This is exactly why you are not supposed to pop your acne because to can force the infected pus into the tissue around the acne. You are 39 y.o. and g ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Blackhead treatments: The most effective treatment for blackheads is a prescription retinoid, including retin a (tretinoin) or differin. Over-the-counter treatments are ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blackheads : Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: After popping pimples or one resolves, often a scar can occur with filling in of calcium and become firm. It can resolve on its own and not be a perma ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Weisman
28 years experience Addiction Medicine
Time: You created a small bruise by squeezing the “black head”. That small bruise will go away in a few days like other bruises .
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Don't pinch any more. It will heal over 5-7 days.

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