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How Do I Get Rid Of Small Blackheads On My Nose
Tape: I have used tape overnight to remove small blackheads. Just put a good hypo-allergenic tape across the bridge of the nose over-night. Many of the blackheads come off with the tape. ...Read more
Diligence: Obtain a comedone extractor (at your regular drug store) then put a hot pad (wash cloth wet with very warm water under your water tap) put this on your nose for several minutes. Then use the comedone extractor over each blackhead to push it out. This is highly effective but does take some time but you will be successful with diligence. ...Read more
Natural Healing: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Acne happens for many reasons--some unknown. There are so many great treatment options for acne. Many people are helped by otc (drug store) products. Your doctor will know of a good prescription treatment that will likely be faster and more effective than the otc things. She/he needs to see it to help you as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Topical treatment: Start with hydrogen peroxide (propa ph) and go from there.Acne is a tough disease and needs a multiple approach-keep your hair off, don't put your hands on the area, keep it very clean with anti-bacterial soap and if this is not enough-see a dr.We have rx meds to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinoids/ Dermatol: 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
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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
Is it really acne?: Over the counter acne products, like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, may help with mild "black heads". Make sure to use with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Adult acne-like lesions can also be associated with the aging process, rosacea, and other medical conditions or medications. See a derm if you are not improving. ...Read more
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