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Blackheads On Inner Thighs Treatment
I have a hyper pigmentation on my bikini like and between the thighs and acne scars and black heads. I was fat before and I lost a lot of wight. Is there a treatment for me?!
See specialist: Visit with a dermatologist or a plastics surgeon who runs an aesthetic clinic and may offer you different options for treatment. Possibly laser therapy. ...Read more
If you have: Boils then would recommend a dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
I get blackheads on my inner thigh as well as big pimples the size of golf balls, can it be because of my weight? How can I get ride of it?
Hard to say: Do you shave in those areas? You may be getting irritation of the hair follicles which can cause pimple-like sores. Make sure that you are keeping the area clean. You can use moist wipes to clean when you go to the bathroom. If it's getting worse, or any of them swell and feel like there is fluid inside, see your doctor. There may be an infection. ...Read more
I have blackheads on my stomach and inner thighs. When I squeeze them out the hair also comes out and leaves a scar. What should I do?
Consider seeing a: Dermatologist. It sounds like you may have ingrown hairs. ...Read more
I have really bad pimples, blackheads, & whiteheads on my inner thighs. My thighs rub when I walk & I wanted to know what this is & how to treat it?!
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
I have this red itchy bump with a black center & it is not a ingrown hair or a blackhead it's not a rash its on my inner thigh on my right leg?
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
Bug bite, local trauma, multiple ones of them would mean something totally different, in theory, local infection possibly... probably other possiblities
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You are on it: The best medicine for this are the retinoids as I see you are already on. Other than that, using facial products that are non "comedogenic" and they will usually be marketed as such. Stay away from oil based makeup and use moisturizer to avoid drying out your skin. Good luck! ...Read more
Products: They make a lot of cosmetic products now designed to try to minimize the appearance of pores. Microdermabrasion treatments may help. Also, your dermatologist may have some treatments involving lasers or chemical peels that may be able to help minimize the appearance of pores. ...Read more
Patience. Not quick.: Blackheads are open comedones, which are part of an acne rash. Open means there is no skin covering the pore, which means during a "facial", the aesthetician can more easily get some of the blackheads out. If Differin (adapalene) is not working, one may try a different dosing or try a different retinoid. A dermatologist can help. Freckles are a different story, and are a natural color change as skin ages... ...Read more
Neutrogena blackhead eliminating warming treatment vs. Clean n clear blackhead clearing scrub, which is better?
On Healthtap: We try to avoid recommending one otc product over another. Both of these products work through exfoliation. ...Read more
Forget pop remedies: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for whitheads and blackheads. Is it okay to use retinyl palmitate for my whiteheass and blackheads?
There are tons of: acne treatment out there, and each doctor has their preference. Patients also have their own stories and favorites. So there isn't any best treatment. If you used antibiotics like doxycycline before, then you will stick with that. If people use ProActive, or benzoyl peroxide, or retinoic acid before and it worked, then that's the best treatment. ...Read more
Painless lump on upper back. No blackhead. Size of an egg. Just noticed it 2 days ago. Does it need treatment?
Needs evaluation: A lump the size of an egg needs evaluation even if it is painless. See your doctor for an exam and possible biopsy. ...Read more
Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read more
What is the best treatment to use to get rid of acne, and blackheads? I was thinking about getting proactive. Would you recommend that?
Worth a try: If you have a more severe form of acne like cystic or nodular it probably won't work for you, if not, Pro-Active is worth a try. It is reasonably priced and if you shop around on line you can find some of their sets for a deal. Give it some time, about a month or so to work. If you don't see any improvement you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for blackheads and whiteheads on sensitive skin? Is it okay to use retinol?
Exfoliation: Optimizing your skin care with gentle exfoliants, cleansers and toners offer the best treatment for comedones or black/white heads. These are signs of obstructed pores and inefficient skin cell turnover. There are excellent medical grade products from skinceuticals, skinmedica, obaji, hydropeptide and many others that can get provide total skin care options. ...Read more
I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose...Is there a way to shrink them? An prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!
PORES: Pores are not like doors. You cannot open and close them whenever you wish. Pores are the openings of oil glands; they are inherited; you cannot change their size. Oily skin & severe acne may make pores “appear” larger. Squeezing blackheads & pimples can lead to permanently widened pores. Toners & astringents can make them look smaller temporarily. And get rid of your magnifying mirrors! ...Read more
Oily skin, prone to blackheads molescum contageous as well. When is it best to start retin-a treatment? It's getting warmer now. Hot or cold months?
Sunscreen Important: It is not so much the season that is important. Be sure and protect your skin with sunscreen as it will be more prone to burn. The retin a (tretinoin) will unfortunately not resolve the molluscum contagiosum warts, however. Those will eventually resolve on their own. May take 18 months. ...Read more
Hi I have bumps on my arms and back I think it's my hair clogged. My dad has it on his back. Maybe genetic. Is it acne or blackheads? Help? Treatment?
Keratosis Pilaris: You likely have Keratosis Pilaris, which is keratin build up which covers the fine vellus hair follicles that most people have on their arms, and blocks the hairs from erupting properly. The skin then gets rough or irritated. The simplest way to control it is to use a loofa-type body buff whenever you shower. Don't rub it too hard, but with regular buffing it may improve. ...Read more
Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?
How do you get rid of acne and acne scars. I also have blackheads on my arms and pimples on my back and neck too. I need a treatment that works fast?
Exfoliate: Use of gentle exfoliation and a comedone extractor may be useful. Retinols may help, to lower recurrence. ...Read more