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Doctor insights on: Hard Whiteheads On Face

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Are there any home remedies for clearing your face of whiteheads?

Are there any home remedies for clearing your face of whiteheads?

Benzol peroxides: There are multiple benzoyl peroxide washes and topicals that are over the counter that should help. If that is not successful you may need a topical retinoid from your dermatologist. Don't wait too long for help as acne scars the face. ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...Read more


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Can whiteheads be stubborn? The ones on my face have been there since months!

Yes: Whiteheads certainly can be stubborn. Its also possible that you have milia, which are tiny little cysts that look like whiteheads which definitely can be stubborn. Seeing a dermatologist for medication or removal of these (relatively simple, in office) may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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I have pimple and whitehead inmy face , which facewash and cream I used in face?

I have pimple and whitehead inmy face , which facewash and cream I used in face?

Acne: The first thing to start with is a good benzoyl peroxide scrub and cleanser. Do not use anything to block your pores. Drink lots of water. Avoid greasy foods and chocolate. Understand that acne is an ongoing problem. ...Read more

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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes. It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

Probably : In all likelihood it probably is, particularly if there are no significant areas of redness or fever which if present would suggest you would be best served with a visit to your physician. Having said that in all likelihood this is a presentation of acne and would likely be well addressed with over-the-counter acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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What to do if I have these whiteheads on my eyelids but they wont pop they are hard what r they?

What to do if I have these whiteheads on my eyelids but they wont pop they are hard what r they?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking swanson's ovarian glandular - recently have broken out in tiny whiteheads all over my face?? help???

I am taking swanson's ovarian glandular - recently have broken out in tiny whiteheads all over my face?? help???

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem is. The rash may or may not be related to the ground up cow ovaries that one is taking. Trying to eat animal hormones? All bets are off when a person starts eating fresh, freeze-dried, or ground up animal ovaries or testicles. Nobody really knows for sure what's in that stuff, what the effects could be, or what the side effects could be. ...Read more