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A 45-year-old member asked:

How should i get rid of a black head on a pimple?

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Acne wash: The black head on a pimple (open comedon) is pigment seen in the opening of a hair follicle and not dirt. Using benzoyl peroxide--either alone or in combination with another acne medication---is an effective means of taking care of this. Manual expression of the plug in the hair shaft will also work, but is not recommended if their is a large number of blackheads.
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What to do for pimple and black head?

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Simple: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
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Healthy diet: Healthy diet and exercise. Keep face clean. avoid touching your face and you may use over the counter acne moisturizing cream or gel.
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