U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of stubborn blackheads?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Comedone extractor: Don't pick or squeeze skin. A comedone extractor can be placed over blackhead. Apply pressure gently downward and it will express the material from the pore.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 49-year-old member asked:

Tips on how i can get rid of my blackheads?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Blackheads: Blackhead are a form of acne and essentially just a clogged, open pore. Exfoliating washes with salicylic acid, light chemical peels and prescriptions in the retina-a family can be helpful for blackheads, but it takes time.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can you really get rid of blackheads?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.).
A 39-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get rid of blackheads fast!?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatologist eval: You can see a dermatologist or esthetician who can remove with comedone extractor (however, pores will refill). Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl.
A member asked:

How can I get rid of blackheads naturally?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Scrubbing: Blackheads (come drones) are collections of dirt and glandular secretion that gets caught in gland opening. Scrubbing with soapy water and terry cloth helps. Go to the pharmacy and ask for a come done extractor to remove them.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can a facial get rid of all your blackheads?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
It depends: Blackheads can respond well to acne washes and "facials". Anything that can help soften and dissolve the obstructing debris in the pore could work for this kind of acne.

Related questions

A 45-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 35-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 21, 2013

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.