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My nose is filled with blackheads. What should I do? Squeeze them out or leave them be?

My nose is filled with blackheads. What should I do? Squeeze them out or leave them be?

Don't squeeze: If you squeeze them you may cause an infection. It is better to get a professional facial treatment with steam and extraction, followed by some therapeutic lotion to help open your pores. ...Read more

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How to squeeze blackheads?

How to squeeze blackheads?

Recommend use of a: Comedone extractor to avoid damaging skin. Picking at comedones can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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What to do if i squeeze my blackheads everyday, will this cause damage?

What to do if i squeeze my blackheads everyday, will this cause damage?

Quite possibly: It may cause scarring. Pore size could ^. 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. ...Read more

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Were all those facials worth the cost for a couple of blackhead squeezes? I mean really.

Were all those facials worth the cost for a couple of blackhead squeezes? I mean really.

Facials: A facial, is a procedure where a facialist presses on blackheads to remove them from your clogged pores on your face or body. You can also remove blackheads with creams, like retin a (tretinoin) or differen. You can try to avoid black heads by avoiding sun exposure and by using only non comedogenic moisturizers that don't create black heads. You have to decide whether a facial is worth the cost. ...Read more

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I popped a blackhead and now its red? I squeezed it out like 2 weeks ago, but the redness wont go away still. Its always there. Why?

I popped a blackhead and now its red? I squeezed it out like 2 weeks ago, but the redness wont go away still. Its always there. Why?

Acne: This is exactly why you are not supposed to pop your acne because to can force the infected pus into the tissue around the acne. You are 39 y.o. and getting cystic acne that you are popping yourself? why? please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a blackhead if I can't squeeze?

Get a friend: If you can't reach it, get a friend to help. It's very easy and safe to squeeze it out. ...Read more

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I am a 16 yrs old and I have a lot of blackheads. I squeeze them everyday! is this bad for my skin or can I keep doing this routine?

I am a 16 yrs old and I have a lot of blackheads. I squeeze them everyday! is this bad for my skin or can I keep doing this routine?

Squeezing pimples: I would not recommend squeezing your blackheads. You can make matters worse. A simple benzoyl peroxide cream or wash can be the first step to improving your acne. Your doctor can also help with prescription medications. Remind your doctor that acne is cruel and unusual punishment and ask for help! (remember cruel and unusual punishment is not ok in the usa!). ...Read more

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When I squeeze certain bumps on my areolas, a white substance comes out that is similar to cream. I know they're not blackheads, what are they?

When I squeeze certain bumps on my areolas, a white substance comes out that is similar to cream. I know they're not blackheads, what are they?

Sebaceous glands: These are normal sebaceous glands that provide a lubricant for the skin. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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There was a blackhead on my face that was hard to pop, and then when i squeezed it really hard, it finally popped. Now it is bright red. Help! ?

There was a blackhead on my face that was hard to pop, and then when i squeezed it really hard, it finally popped. Now it is bright red. Help! ?

Irritated: You clearly irritated the skin with the trauma of popping the comedome. It may become infected and some topical neosporin may help. If it worsens you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I squeezed what looked to be a blackhead on my thigh, but once the white stuff came out something else did too, and it looks like meat. What is it?

I squeezed what looked to be a blackhead  on my thigh, but once the white stuff came out something else did too, and it looks like meat. What is it?

Epidermal cyst: A likely cause of the problem is something called a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. It contains material called sebum which is the waterproofing of the skin. A surgeon may need to remove the cyst to avoid future infections. ...Read more

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I over squeezed a blackhead yesterday but half of it still didn't come out. Now I'm left with a big fat bruise in the middle of my face. What do I do?

I over squeezed a blackhead yesterday but half of it still didn't come out. Now I'm left with a big fat bruise in the middle of my face. What do I do?

Hmmm....: In such a situation, one can hope there is not a developing infection under the skin, and that the "foreign body" reaction quiets down. A blackhead is the visible end of a comedone, a clump of dead skin cells stuck inside a pore. The stuff stuck behind it leaks into the skin, when squeezed or sometimes by itself, causing the "foreign body" reaction. Warm compresses may help. If needed, see the Dr. ...Read more

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I squeezed out a blackhead which was 1.5cm really hard and my nose turned into a redish brown,is it bruised?Any concern?

I squeezed out a blackhead which was 1.5cm  really hard and my nose turned into a redish brown,is it bruised?Any concern?

1.5 cm blackhead?: May be u meant 1.5 mm. Regardless, if your nose remains reddish brown for more than 12-24 hours, or gets worse with pain or swelling, you should see a doctorfor possible infection and need for antibiotics. Put OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it and take some Ibuprofen by mouth. Good luck:) ...Read more

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Age 49 my face broke out. Pimples blackheads i squeez but nothing, i slide across my face small white stuff like flakes come out skin now tough.

Age 49  my face broke out. Pimples  blackheads i squeez but nothing,  i slide across my face  small white stuff like flakes come out skin now tough.

Skin infection.: It is obvious that you have a skin problem. Any place that deals with beauty - face cleaning procedures , will help you. Bur ideally you should see a dermatologist.(doctor specialized in skin problems. ...Read more