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Get Rid Clogged Pores Nose
Bad practice: Squeezing these can result in having the pimple center rupture and spread germs inside the skin. A reaction that accompanies a transient infection would cause a noticeable nasal swelling that would eventually fade. Such infections originating in this area could spread into the blood vessels that feed the brain....bad idea to mess with them. ...Read more
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
Blocked nose/ears: Hello. Things you can do to rid of blocked ears and nasal passages is to begin saline nasal spray. If this doesn't work after a week, then step up therapy to using Afrin nasal spray for 5 days only. That should help. After 5 days, if it still is bothering you then begin using Nasacort (triamcinolone) every night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve not remove: Manynoptions exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so dote treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
Acne Therapy: Benzoyl peroxide has an antibacterial effect and may also decrease the chemical reaction that changes the lining of the hair follicle. This may help reduce the plugging that causes comedones. Benzoyl peroxide may be used for a mild case of comedones or to help prevent formation of others. Tretinoin (retin-a) tretinoin (retin-a, avita, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackh. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of a cold.. Naturally and quickly? (stuffy nose, plued ears, runny nose, hard to breath... Pluged ears)
Oily skin: Clogged pores contribute to whiteheads & blackheads. Over-the-counter products containing salicyclic acid can help unclog pores but can be irritating if overused and are less effective than topical retinoid medications that require a prescription. Advise that you consult a dermatologist for evaluation & treatment for your specific skin care needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pores are a process: We all have pores on the face and when they accumulate cellular debris, oils etc they tend to become engorged and funnel shaped. There are several steps yu can take, the easiest is to start a daily exfoliating cleanser, I like the Vi peel coupled with laser genesis to assist in unclogging. Once opened they become smaller in diameter once again ...Read more
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, etc.). ...Read more
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Mouth breathing: It is not uncommon with osa that an individual may have nasal airway insufficiency and thus breathe primary through their mouth. This dysfunctional breathing pattern may lead to an enlarged tongue and at night during sleep obstructive sleep apnea which will not allow extended time in restorative delta sleep levels. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Prevention is best: Preventing acne breakouts is the best form of treatment. Once formed, scars are amenable to variety of techniques depending upon whether they are depressed, pitted, boxlike or elevated.. These include fillers and subcision to free up and elevate depressions and boxes; punch-excision or pinpoint chemical peels to remove pits; and intralesional injections and scalpel removal for elevations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stuuffy nose &ear: Stuffy nose and ear can be due to allergies, in that case it will be recurrent or chronic and you need antihistamines and decongestants and consult an allergist.If it is acute and due to common cold then it will be self limiting, but to be comfortable and feel a little better you may use decongestants for couple of days. ...Read more
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