A 16-year-old male asked:
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blackheads. how can i get rid of them without having to pick at them? without them leaving behind marks/holes on my skin? need to get rid of them,asap

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
16 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple treatments: Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic. If all else fails an esthetician can properly extract blackheads or white head from the face.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014
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