A 36-year-old member asked:
I have blackheads around my nose.. any home remedies to get rid of them?
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.).
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Never pop a zit around the nose or from the tip of the nose to the corners of the mouth as infection here can spread to your brain. The renowned professor of anatomy at Vanderbilt University used to warn his medical students of this frequently since he lost a medical student to a brain infection from this very thing.
Dec 24, 2013
A female asked:
How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose with simple, inexpensive remedies?
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Dr. Joel Sabeananswered
Dermatology 53 years experience
Many options: A few simple inexpensive options include pore cleansing strips, salicylic acid peels, turmeric and mint tea scrubs, fenugreek paste, honey and cinnamon mix of 1 tbsp to 1/2 tsp, comedone extractors and numerous other herbal/organic options.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
How do I get rid of small blackheads on my nose?
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Dr. Danny Westmorelandanswered
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Tape: I have used tape overnight to remove small blackheads. Just put a good hypo-allergenic tape across the bridge of the nose over-night. Many of the blackheads come off with the tape.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2013
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