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Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. Everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. Everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common occurence. Wash her face with mild soap once a day. Do not try to pop the pimples or blackheads. The acne will disappear over several months. If the acne is becoming more widespread have her seen by her doctor. Read more

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What can I do to get blackhead free skin?

What can I do to get blackhead free skin?

Zapping blackheads: Blackheads are just pores that have sebum stuck in them. The sebum has been oxidized and turned a dark color (its not dirt!). The key to getting rid of them is either decreasing sebum production, which is hard to do or keeping the sebum from accumulating and oxidizing, which is also hard to do. I recommend washing with an aha (alpha hydroxy acid) wash twice a day and using the clarisonic brush. Read more

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What Is the best thing I can get that's over the counter, for blackheads?

Phisoderm: Use an antibacterial "scrubbing" soap like Phisoderm and keep your skin as "clean" as possible. There are OTC "methods" for blackhead removal and if directions are followed they are safe. Anti-acne meds are sometimes helpful particularly the anti-acne Soap preparations. Your enemy is OIL so a healthy diet is also considered very important by many Dermatologists; Hope this helps DrZ Read more

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I get blackheads down there. Why does this happen and how can they be prvented? I am a female and it very uncomfortable.

I get blackheads down there. Why does this happen and how can they be prvented? I am a female and it very uncomfortable.

Doctor can examine: Comedones (blackheads) can form in various parts of the body. Comedones are a clump of skin cells stuck together, and that are blocking a skin pore. A primary care doctor, a gynecologist, or a dermatologist can take a close look and see what treatment might help. Read more

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Yesterday, I have seen black dots, it looks like blackheads on my areola. Is it normal? Should I get them off? If yes, how?

Yesterday, I have seen black dots, it looks like blackheads on my areola. Is it normal? Should I get them off? If yes, how?

Not removable: This is a skin finding related to the glands within the areola around the nipple. It is not associated with a problem, but it worth having your ob/gyn do a skin exam of the area and make recommendations on skin care. This is not something that can be removed. Read more

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Does baby soap produce blackheads on my face?

Does baby soap produce blackheads on my face?

Shouldn't: Probably has no effect. The best treatment for blackheads is long term use of prescription tretinoin or adapalene. If you can only use over the counter products and cannot go see a doctor, you will benefit from over the counter products with salicylic acid. A procedure called dermasweep has given my patients good results, too. Read more

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What should I do to get blackheads out permenantly?

Blackheads: Tretinoin cream is the main treatment for blackheads: renova, (tretinoin) retin a micro, atralin, epiduo, ziana, tretin-x, and others. See your local dermatologist for a prescription. Read more

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How to get rid if blackheads?

How to get rid if blackheads?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. 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 peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). Read more

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How to get rid of blackheads?

How to get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Best evidence for over the counter are the salicylic acid washes and creams. If those don't work, best evidence for prescription are the retinoid preparations like tretinoin and adapalene. Read more

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How to get rid of blackheads!?

How to get rid of blackheads!?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. 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 peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). Read more

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How to get rid of my blackheads?

How to get rid of my blackheads?

Exfoliate ; comedone: Extractor. 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, et. Read more

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How do I get rid of my blackheads?

How do I get rid of my blackheads?

Acne: Treatment of acne includes several topical and systemic therapies and is guided by various clinical features, such as the type and severity of acne. Your doctor can best determine how to treat your acne. Exclusively comedonal acne (whiteheads or blackheads) may be treated with topical retinoids alone. It should be assured that acne is not a sign of an underlying hormonal disease before treatment. Read more

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How to get rid of blackheads easily?

How to get rid of blackheads easily?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. Read more

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What do I do to get rid of blackheads?

What do I do to get rid of blackheads?

Comedones: Open comedones are referred to as blackheads -- they are retained oxidized keratin in dilated pores washing with or applying a salicyclic acid containing otc product could help. Read more

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What can I do to get rid of blackheads?

What can I do to get rid of blackheads?

Comedone extractor: Don't pick your face. A comedone extractor is a metal loop with a handle. It can be placed over the blackhead and gentle downward pressure is exerted to extract the black head. Read more

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How can you really get rid of blackheads?

How can you really get rid of blackheads?

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.). Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads for good?

You might not be: Able to. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. Read more

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How can I get rid of stubborn blackheads?

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. Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads naturally?

How can I get rid of blackheads naturally?

Steam and express: Gently warm and moisten the area with a heated moist hand towel for 10 minutes. Then use either slight pressure from 2 fingers or 2 q-tips in a rocking motion to gently express the contents. A purchased comedone extractor may be used, a small round end of a paper clip may also work in a gentle rocking motion. Sometimes the skin will need to opened slightly, this should only be done by your doc! Read more

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