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What is the best way to cure blackheads on your nose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to cure blackheads on my nose and chin?

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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Skin products: There are a variety of skin care treatments including facials that can relieve the problem areas. Consider a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for advice on skin care products.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

What is the best way to get rid of blackheads on your nose?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Blackheads and acne: Acne is due to hormone induced changes in skin follicles/increased sebum production compounded by p. Acnes in the follicles & inflammation. Increased keratin in follicles mixed w/sebum results in comedo's or blackheads wh/create environment for acne. Topical retinoids & benzoyl peroxide are most effective for comedo's. Otc in low concentrations. Use faithfully twice daily if no effect need a doc.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What's the best way/best products to get rid of blackheads on nose?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Esthetician session: Salicylic acid can help to reduce pore size. This along with good skin hygiene that may include light microdermabrasion and treatment. Most importantly, take good care of your skin by eating right, staying well hydrated, & protecting your skin from the sun. You can find salicylic in many skin care products & facial washes. Mild laser treatments may also help the appearance of your skin over time.

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