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A 23-year-old female asked:

How to get rid of black head pimple on my nose and make the pores smaller?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Skin care: 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 chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of a black head on your nose crease?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: You can buy a blackhead extractor at the drugstore and gently press it over the blackhead until it pops out. If you can't get it out you will have to visit the doctor. Either the doctor can extract it or you might have to use a medicine like retin a (tretinoin) and slowly remove the layers of skin until it comes out.
Last updated Nov 27, 2014


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