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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can whitehead disappear itself?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, sometimes: a whitehead is a collection of sebum or sticky oil in an oil gland whose openening is blocked. Sometimes the plug enlarges enough to rupture through the thin skin layer. However, it often ruptures more internally which causes inflammation, which is a red Paulette or pimple. Retin A (tretinoin) type products help to exfoliate the skin and helpful for those with acne with mostly comedones.

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What should you do if you have a whitehead?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Extraction: The only way to get out a whiteheads is gentle extraction.

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