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I have a blackhead that won t go away

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
No: Probably shld see a surgeon to get the excised before becoming infected.

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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
REMOVING BLACKHEADS: TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS FOR GOOO, DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SHE OR HE CAN TELL YOU.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 years experience
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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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Dr. Karen Weisman
Addiction Medicine 29 years experience
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
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Acne: Don't pinch any more. It will heal over 5-7 days.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Probably not at this: Time. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. A... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling c... Read More

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