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Does The Person Performing A Facial Lance The Closed Comedones To Get Them Out
Depends on State: State laws vary regarding what is allowable. It is best to check with the cosmetology board in your state for an accurate and specific answer. ...Read more
Since i hit my 30s, my face has non-inflamed closed comedones. My cheeks used to feel smooth, but now they're bumpy to the touch. How do I fix this?
How can I get rid of the closed comedones littering my jawline and cheeks? And how can I prevent them in the future?
Many options: A retinoids acid derivative may be a good first choice. It takes a few weeks. ...Read more
How do you get rid of comedone acne? This little flesh coloured bumps on surface of face only visible in certain lighting.
A tool: It is called a comedone extractor, believe it or not. Find one on the 'net. ...Read more
I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. im a 24female. could it be hormonal? but i heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth,chin,jawline
Treat it: All acne is actually hormonal. That stuff about the jawline is dubious at best. Why not get yourself a tube of retinoic acid and apply it to your face as tolerated? This would be my choice if it's a lot of comedones. Searching for a cause of acne is almost never productive. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add antibiotic / spironolactone. ...Read more
Sensitive subject: You can try doing it yourself with a mirror. A family member or close friend could also help. Another option is for your doctor to arrange a home visiting nurse. It is important to do the dressing changes properly, so the wound will heal correctly. ...Read more
Good skin care: routine is very important to have clear glowing skin. Use a salicylate based face wash twice a day, exfoliate regularly and use a sunblock. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy. You can also use retinoid cream for comedones once or twice a day on affected areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minor surgery: Usually a topical anesthetic followup by a local. Then the area is opened and the fluid within it is drained to remove some of the bacteria and decrease the inflammation. The area is dressed and usually compresses are used at home to continue the drainage. Sometimes an oral antibiotic is prescribed. Some physicians pack the wound although i no longer do this. ...Read more
See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than treatment to see what works for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!
I recently had a big boil lanced when I shower should I try and not get it wet or do I want watter they stuffed it with a packing?
Boil I&D: Since it was Incised and Drained and then even has the packing in it, you do not want to get it and the packing wet. Keep the area clean and dry and follow-up as instructed by your Doctor to have the packing removed and the area assessed for proper healing and improvement. Best wishes. ...Read more
For the past year both me and my husband have been getting abscesses. We have to get them lanced but they keep coming back. We don't know what to do. ?
Recurrent abcesses: You and your spouse may be exposed to bacteria in areas that you go to...gym, grocery store etc. wiping down objects with wipes, washing hands is important. Also you can try Hibiclens solution to wash your skin to remove bacteria. Try not to pick or scratch your skin as well. ...Read more
Axillary boil: Depends on size, location, and preference of your surgeon with whom u discuss the procedure in detail. ...Read more
No: Lancing a sebaceous cyst, if that is what it was, is not appropriate treatment. In any case you face should not feel numb. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
When i get comedone they tend to never release all the pus they close a turn brown wound or eschar what can I do to get rid and the comedone?
I just had an abscess lanced at the emergency room, but my face is even more swollen and red and the abscess is still there. Is this normal?
Abscesses/Cellulitis: An abscess is a collection of pus usually from a bacterial infection. When an abscess is lanced the collection of pus is released, but the bacterial infection, in this case *cellulitis, can probably still be there with the symptoms. Antibiotics usually resolve this and pus exits through the wound as the condition resolves. Local care with soap and water is recommended. No improvement, see PCP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closed comedones under skin that when squeezed white stuff comes out but keeps filling up unless they turn into a spot/pustule then after that they go?
Comedones: These are plugged oil glands that keep doing their thing-making lanolin. That is, until infection destroys them. Abrasive washing with a cloth or sponge will reduce the clogging. Squeezing tends to irritate and produce more oil. Try hands off. If this does not work. ask your pharmacist for a mild keratolytic ...Read more