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I keep getting acne on my nose and i'm 29 years old. What can I do to stop getting acne on my nose?
See a dermatologist: A dermatologist is best at deciding which cream is good for you and whether or not your acne is bad enough to need oral antibiotics. In addition painful pimples can be injected with cortisone which does not get into your bloodstream. But will improve the pimple overnight. ...Read more
Pore size/ oil: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Scars: It depends. If there are shallow marked indentations dermabrasion of varying degrees may be indicated along with a facial or hydrafacial procedure. More severe "pock marks" are generally going to require more extensive dermabrasion and or laser therapy. Ultimately it is most important to get rid of the cause of the problem by first addressing the reason for acne. Seek out a dermatologist first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have acne from the age of 16 (I m 23 now) and dandruff too.Recently my acne started gettin worse & thr r painful black patches on both sides of nose?
Mixed issues...: One might be worsening the other one. You might need anti fungal and antibiotic treatment in order to help with both conditions. Both are known to be caused by possible infectious source so there is no easy fix especially when both are present at the same time. My advise is to see a Dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
Acne: 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
Dermatologist eval.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Don't pop it..: Treatment of acne varies but includes proper use of a skin cleanser to wash off oily residues, the use of benzoyl peroxide (over the counter (e.g. Oxy facewash or cream) over the affected area, make sure not to try to pop the acne because it will leave a scar. If over the counter medications do not work, visit your local dermatologist, ENT or primary medical doctor who deal with acne. ...Read more
I've been suffering from cystic acne for months now. I get them on my nose. Could working in a warehouse environment be the cause?
I have acne which sometimes get puss and if I burst it, small hair comes out of it and then only it gets relieved. My nose surrounding is sensitive.
Manage it: At age 27, acne is a major personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some medicine that will clear you. The "little hair" is the comedone, a keratin-rich structure on which the acne bacteria for a biofilm. The disease must be managed until it remits on its own. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinoic acid: A topical retinoic acid preparation is best for starters if you have a lot of blackheads. Your personal physician can add something else if needed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Try Rx: Mild acne at your age should respond to topical clindamycin, a cheap and easy rx that your physician can offer, or somethng similar. You may wish to add benzoyl peroxide, or if there are blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative. Your physician can also tell whether this is real acne or folliculitis -- these can be a bit tricky to tell apart. ...Read more
How do we get rid of small bumps on the nose that isn't acne but skin colored bumps? And what are they?
Skin colored bumps : Not sure what you are referring to. It could be banal or congenital neville . You may also be referring to sebaceous gland hyperplasia. ...Read more