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I woke up w clusters of little whiteheads all over my upper lip and chin. It looked like a rash and my face was swollen like I had a reaction. Help!

I woke up w clusters of little whiteheads all over my upper lip and chin. It looked like a rash and my face was swollen like I had a reaction. Help!

Drug reaction: Did you take any medication before the rash appeared or have you eaten something that you were allergic to or did you any new cosmetics? Are you getting short of breath
Or wheezing You should go to the ER for evaluation for angioedema. You need treatment ASAP ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Tiny whiteheads on chin with thick layer of skin (almost like a scab) covering them. Very painful. Feels stiff. What could this be?

Tiny whiteheads on chin with thick layer of skin (almost like a scab) covering them. Very painful. Feels stiff. What could this be?

Tiny white heads: It is hard to tell from your description. However, it sounds like an infectious process. Please seek the help of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which is the best facewash to get rid of whiteheads on chin & forehead?

Which is the best facewash to get rid of whiteheads on chin & forehead?

Benzoyl peroxide: Have you tried anything before? I don't think any specific benzoyl peroxide wash is superior but I would start with a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash. If your acne is moderate to severe consider dermatology consult for prescription medications ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my horrible black/whiteheads all over my nose and chin?

How do I get rid of my horrible black/whiteheads all over my nose and chin?

Blackheads+: Start with a deep pore cleansing facial from an aesthetician with experience treating patients with acne. Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads can be done at the time of the facial. You will also benefit from using a cleanser appropriate for your skin type, as well as a treatment lotion that helps skin exfoliation and cell turnover.

You may need a series of monthly facials with extractions. ...Read more

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I have these white bumps all over my cheeks and chin. Are these whiteheads? How can I get rid of this?

I have these white bumps all over my cheeks and chin. Are these whiteheads? How can I get rid of this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter has tiny, whitehead like bumps in her head like bumps in her head. Could it be something more than a rash?

My daughter has tiny, whitehead like bumps in her head like bumps in her head. Could it be something more than a rash?

Maybe: That is tough to answer without seeing it. White bumps in a newborn can be nothing significant. In an older child could be just a rash...A virus...If they are tender that is a concern. Are they on the scalp? Or on the hair shaft in which case we think of nits. Is it in the hairline or in the hair? A great question and best answered with a face to face visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I get boils (whiteheads) on my chin now and then. Most of the time my chin is dry area and it burns when stretched or scrubbed. Please help.

I get boils (whiteheads) on my chin now and then. Most of the time my chin is dry area and it burns when stretched or scrubbed. Please help.

Several ideas: This may be a form of acne. Keep your hands off of your face. Avoid scrubbing your face which can be irritating to your oil glands. Use a mild antibacterial soap that is moisturizing. Sometimes dairy products makes this worse, so try going dairy free for a few weeks. Tea Tree oil can be effective. Dab a small amount using a cotton tipped swab on each lesion twice a day until they shrink. ...Read more

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I seem to have gotten a lot of whiteheads and breakout on my chin and jaw line in the past few months. What works best for this problem?

I seem to have gotten a lot of whiteheads and breakout on my chin and jaw line in the past few months. What works best for this problem?

"Hands off".: This pattern often is seen by someone who holds there head up with their hands. Oil and dirt on the hands & fingers enters the pores. Try to keep your hands from your face - it may help. ...Read more

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I have one of these clear hard bump on my thumb right where the thumb bends. It has a head onit almost like a whitehead pimple.

I have one of these clear hard bump on my thumb right where the thumb bends. It has a head onit almost like a whitehead pimple.

Dyshidrosis?: This may be a form of eczema that can be brought out by allergy, stress and environmental exposure. Read about it online - verify by viewing online images and read about symptomatic relief. See a Dr if you need a Rx. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead. Should I be worried?

I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead. Should I be worried?

Probably ok: This is difficult to assess over the internet but based on the symptoms you described this sounds like a "pimple" or folliculitis. If the lesion heals well then don`t worry. If you the area becomes red, painful or doesn't go resolve have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Had a whitehead pimple on my chin. Popped it/applied makeup. It formed a scab. Will aloevera help with the scab? What if the pimple is still 'active'?

Had a whitehead pimple on my chin. Popped it/applied makeup. It formed a scab. Will aloevera help with the scab? What if the pimple is still 'active'?

Monitor: It is common for a pimple after it opens to scab. It usually heals itself but you can add aloe or an antibiotic cream If it gets larger or increase in redness then may need more therapy ...Read more

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I have been recently breaking out with random patches of small whiteheads on the chin cheeks and forehead I have no idea what causes it I have cut soy don't wear makeup and I stopped using face washes that seemed to irritate what's going on?

I have been recently breaking out with random patches of small whiteheads on the chin cheeks and forehead I have no idea what causes it I have cut soy don't wear makeup and I stopped using face washes that seemed to irritate what's going on?

You don't understand: Acne is a dysfunction of your oil glands. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you will get a therapy that will make it go away completely. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the oily skin and whiteheads and small bumps on your forehead, nose and chin?

How do I get rid of the oily skin and whiteheads and small bumps on your forehead, nose and chin?

Clean and Buff: Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face.
Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...Read more

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What is the solid, yellow, stuff that squeezes out of a zit/black head/whitehead when you pop it? I've seen it on cysts too.

What is the solid, yellow, stuff that squeezes out of a zit/black head/whitehead when you pop it? I've seen it on cysts too.

Sebum: The white cheesy material present in acne and in sebaceous cysts is called Sebum. It is essentially the waterproofing of the skin produced by sebaceous glands. When these glands get blocked by oils and dead skin cells, it results in an acne blemish. If the gland ruptures into the deeper tissues it can result in the growth of a cyst containing the same material known as a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding?

Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding?

White bump: Sounds like it could be an Apthous ulcrr. However I would definitely have it checked by your dentist when it is acute not after its healed. That would give him the best information to make a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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I completed a Accutane treatment 10 months ago it cleared my big cyst.. But I am getting whiteheads on nose, forehead, chin what can I use t cure dat?

I completed a Accutane treatment 10 months ago it cleared my big cyst.. But I am getting whiteheads on nose, forehead, chin what can I use t cure dat?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer. Since you have already completed a course of Accutane, a last resort for treatment of acne, re-consultation with your prescribing physician would be beneficial. ...Read more

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I keep getting these small whiteheads, almost like blisters on my face around my mouth, on my cheeks and on my chin. They will go away, but come right?

I keep getting these small whiteheads, almost like blisters on my face around my mouth, on my cheeks and on my chin. They will go away, but come right?

Perioral dermatitis: You may have perioral dermatitis--a cousin to acne that usually only occurs around the mouth. Easily treated with a tetracycline antibiotic for about a month. Go see your doctor for a check and a prescription. One other possibility could be cold sores--usually come, blister, scab then gone in a week. To be sure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take tetracycline & doxycycline at the same time? I am 40 all of a sudden broke out with cystic and whiteheads around mouth & chin. Thanks!

Can I take tetracycline & doxycycline at the same time? I am 40 all of a sudden broke out with cystic and whiteheads around mouth & chin. Thanks!

Don't take both: As the name implies, these drugs are chemically very similar and they have exactly the same activity against various problems, including acne. There is never a reason to take both; it would just increase the chance of side effects (like stomach upset, sensitivity to sunburn) without improving your acne. Speak with the doctor (s) who prescribed them and/or taking care of your acne. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more

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Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Skin: Could it be allergic, infectious? If it's not pimples, I don't have enough to go on to help. Rashes are difficult, without seeing them. For oily skin, a mild sensitive skin soap, washing several times a day, should help. ...Read more

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I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more