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How should I clean oily skin to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads?

How should I clean oily skin to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads?

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 more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, ...Read more


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I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?

Oily skin: Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. ...Read more

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Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads ?

What can I do to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads ?

Exfoliate: 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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How do I get rid of blackheads and whiteheads in my teen?

How do I get rid of blackheads and whiteheads in my teen?

Rein A: Retin-a or one of it's derivatives (differin, tazorac, (tazarotene) etc) is the best preventative prescription for this. In addition, you may see a dermatologist who can open up and drain the white heads and inject a local cortisone to the bumps. Your skin will thank you for the trip to the derm office! ...Read more

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How can peal or get rid of blackheads and whiteheads fast and easy?

How can peal or get rid of blackheads and whiteheads fast and easy?

Comedonal Acne: There are a number of prescription medications that treat acne and are very effective: epiduo, ziana, and acanya. See your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads and whiteheads if nothing that i tried worked?

How can I get rid of blackheads and whiteheads if nothing that i tried worked?

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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How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads on your nose?

How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads on your nose?

Blacheads&whiteheads: Gentle steam ove rhte face helps. Gentle facial peels also help to some extent. See a dermatologist if really bad. ...Read more

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Home remedies on how to get rid of spots/pimples/whiteheads/blackheads ect.?

Home remedies on how to get rid of spots/pimples/whiteheads/blackheads ect.?

Home remedies: Soap and water washing. Try applying small amounts of real lemon juice to the spots daily. Short amounts of sun exposure every other day (15 minutes) these are home remedies. For otc remedies try 4-5% benzoyl peroxide. Use a sunscreen that has glycolic acid base. Salicylic acid based products will also be effective. Taking a zinc supplement with a good multiple vitamins is also beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Whiteheads (Definition)

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