Top
30
Doctor insights on: Clogged Pores On Legs And Arms

Share
1

1
What is the most effective way to cleanse dark/clogged pores on legs and thighs?

What is the most effective way to cleanse dark/clogged pores on legs and thighs?

Clogged pores: Warm water to open the pores. Recommend cleaning in a hot shower. Then use an antibiotic soap like Dial. ...Read more

5

5
I have these hard bumps on inside of my thigh (2 of them). There is no puss and I have been outside a lot in the heat. Are they staph or clogged pores?

I have these hard bumps on inside of my thigh (2 of them). There is no puss and I have been outside a lot in the heat. Are they staph or clogged pores?

Several options: Insect bites, clogged ducts, ingrown hairs, and localized infection are all options. Usually topical treatments like antibiotic ointment and warm packs are adequate treatment. If they continue to get worse, have your doctor check them out. ...Read more

6

6
If you have clogged arteries in your arms and legs, is it possible to have them in your neck?

If you have clogged arteries in your arms and legs, is it possible to have them in your neck?

Yes: You almost have to imagine the arteries of the body as a tree. If one branch is diseased, then it is likely that other branches are also diseased. In fact, we know that peripheral vascular disease is a strong marker for coronary artery disease. If you have peripheral vascular disease, there is a greater than 90% chance that you have concomitant coronary artery disease. ...Read more

7

7
I often have hard tiny brown scales like dots in pores on my legs and arms.If I remove it by nails,I see tiny hole and it will reappear,sometimes becomes black moles or make the skin becomes brown. What is this condition?

I often have hard tiny brown scales like dots in pores on my legs and arms.If I remove it by nails,I see tiny hole and it will reappear,sometimes becomes black moles or make the skin becomes brown. What is this condition?

Acne or folliculitis: type of eczema or too oily skin , use good washcloth Scrub , can try over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5-5 % gel try it two months use once at night thin film , it dries out your skin and get a new layer within 2-3 months and it may help , if not see a dermatologist , it will dry out your skin and might make it a little red liek a sunburn and it bleaches so be carefull with clothes but it work ...Read more

8

8
Have lupus. Been getting what looks like swollen raised large red pore far apart from eachother randomly on legs, abd, arms. Very itchy.Lupus related?

Have lupus. Been getting what looks like swollen raised large red pore far apart from eachother randomly on legs, abd, arms. Very itchy.Lupus related?

Possible: If you have SLE ( systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

9

9
Will baby powder clog pores, I have folliculitis and hidradenitis suppurativa under my arms, so clogging my pores is a bad idea! ?

Will baby powder clog pores, I have folliculitis and hidradenitis suppurativa  under my arms, so clogging my pores is a bad idea! ?

Yes: Powders and creams can clog pores. Use only soap and water for best results and to avoid making the situation worse. ...Read more

10

10
What's the white, stringy stuff that comes out of the small bumps on the skin of my face and arms? Are they dead skin cells that clogged my pores?

What's the white, stringy stuff that comes out of the small bumps on the skin of my face and arms? Are they dead skin cells that clogged my pores?

Maybe so...: Sometimes it is a mixture of dead skin cells, sometimes it is sebum (creamy oil from the sebaceous glands in the skin), and sometimes it is both things. Vigorously trying to get the stuff out can lead to "inflammation" of the skin glands and skin pores, which then leads to rashes and pimples. ...Read more

11

11
Clogged pore on leg not caused by shaving or acne. ?

Clogged pore on leg not caused by shaving or acne. ?

Dilated Pore : A dilated pore is a condition in which a small skin tumor forms within a hair follicle. Dermatologists often call the resulting bump an open comedo, although a dilated pore does not have the exact same cause as acne blemishes from excess sebum. This skin problem is also frequently called a dilated pore of winer, . ...Read more

12

12
Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy.Cause?

Have lupus. Getting very itchy raised red pores (far apart) on arm, legs, torso. Getting lots of bruising around them. Not sure if from itchy.Cause?

Possible: If you have SLE ( systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of SLE is photosensitive and typically describe as "butterfly rash" on your face, but SLE is known for many other dermatologic manifestations. You should ask your rheumatologist and if in doubt dermatologis can help sometimes with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

13

13
How to differentiate clogged pores or open pores?

How to differentiate clogged pores or open pores?

Clogged vs open pore: Open pores are normal. Some opens are small while others are large. Some topical treatments like AHA's can help reduce the size of open pores. Clogged pores have something stuck in them. Usually sebum, the normal substance that the glands produce. If it becomes dry, it makes a plug. Skin can also grow over the exit to the pores blocking them. Looking at them is enough to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

14

14
Im still purging after 3 months in tretinoin. Is this normal? i had quite alot of deep clogged pores. But pores are still really clogged

Im still purging after 3 months in tretinoin. Is this normal? i had quite alot of deep clogged pores. But pores are still really clogged

Stop self medicating: see a dermatologist-ASAP! Until seen you can clean with witch hazel ( applied to face or externally ) and 10% benzoyl peroxide ( external use only ), Why are you purging anyhow? ...Read more

15

15
I have some bumps under the skin on my face that I can't get rid of? Thinking maybe clogged pores but some are a little raised flat circles

I have some bumps under the skin on my face that I can't get rid of? Thinking maybe clogged pores but some are a little raised flat circles

Examination: These lesions would require evaluation to include visualization and history to provide you with an accurate diagnosis & treatment plan. Consider assessment by you PCM or a dermatologist. ...Read more

16

16
Started using benzoyl peroxide 10% for clogged pores and seems to be working but abit red in places and really dry will this stop after awhile?

Started using benzoyl peroxide 10% for clogged pores and seems to be working but abit red in places and really dry will this stop after awhile?

Maybe: Some acne treatments may be hard at the beginning as it could irritate the skin. If it gets to irritated you might want to use the treatment every other day instead of every day. ...Read more

17

17
Are tiny little bumps (skin coloured) clogged pores or acne? They're covering my whole face and I can't wash harshly because of my hypersensitive skin

Are tiny little bumps (skin coloured) clogged pores or acne? They're covering my whole face and I can't wash harshly because of my hypersensitive skin

Milia: Primary or secondary milia in an adult may disappear on their own, but your doctor may treat you with one of the following:
Piercing each milium with a sterile lancet or scalpel followed by removal of the cyst, topical vitamin A prep, or derm abrasion. See your dermatologist for an exam and consult. Primary milia will resolve without therapy on their own ...Read more

22

22
New tattoo, is it staph or clogged pores?

New tattoo, is it staph or clogged pores?

Sorry that: Can't be differentiated that easily online. If in question have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

23

23
How to get rid of clogged pores/whiteheads? Press, poke, pick?

How to get rid of clogged pores/whiteheads? Press, poke, pick?

No perfect solution: There is no perfect solution - you should wash well, pat dry and there are prescription meds that can help. Poking, picking and squeezing can actually make things worse and you should refrain from this. ...Read more

25

25
Is it normal to still have clogged pores after 5 months on tretinoin? i still purge every now and again but those are from deep clogged pores

Dosage: I'm guessing you are referring to the topical version of it. If the dosage is too low then you could still have some keratin buildup. You can consider increasing the dosage if your skin tolerates it or consider adding salicylic acid to your facial wash routine. ...Read more

26

26
I've tried everything for my skin, nothing helps. Have very oily skin. Being a woman of color what can I use to help with the acne&clogged pores?

I've tried everything for my skin, nothing helps. Have very oily skin. Being a woman of color what can I use to help with the acne&clogged pores?

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

28

28
Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse. ...Read more

29

29
How do I get rid of blackheads/clogged pores on my nose? I have tried a pore cleansing expholiating scrub (st. Ives)

How do I get rid of blackheads/clogged pores on my nose? I have tried a pore cleansing expholiating scrub (st. Ives)

Retinoid: Blackheads are not dirt. They are plugs in oil ducts which are open to air [open comedones]. Air oxidizes sebum, turning it a dark color. Often they can be squeezed out. This does not spread acne and it does not cause scars. Tretinoin and adapalene are 2 agents which, used correctly and with patience, tend to clear blackheads after 2 or 3 months, then are continued to keep it clear. ...Read more