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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have scarring or lesions on your trunk now, get with your personal p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Unfortunately, you are never too old to get pimples. Acne is certainly more common in adolescents but it can happen to anyone. Acne often gets worse d ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Whiteheads: Anyone can get whiteheads at any age. Adults often get them from oils in cosmetics. Sun damage also triggers whiteheads in later years.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, sometimes: a whitehead is a collection of sebum or sticky oil in an oil gland whose openening is blocked. Sometimes the plug enlarges enough to rupture through ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Whitehead: You can treat one whitehead by simply pricking it open with a sterile needle. If you are getting a lot then you have acne and you can consider using o ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Extraction: The only way to get out a whiteheads is gentle extraction.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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 (cradli ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Whiteheads: Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is a form of acne.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Normally it will.: Fight the urge.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Closed comedones: White heads are known medically as closed comedones. They are blocked follicles that are plugged with keratin and sebum. They appear white because the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Here's some : White heads, or closed comedones, are hair follicles filled with keratin and sebum from oil glands in your skin. You can try an otc benzoyl peroxide w ... Read More
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