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How To Get Rid Of Clogged Sinuses
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
What's the difference between aczone and Fiancea? How do they work? I'm trying to get rid of clogged pores. Which of these two would you recommend?
Neither: Aczone is topical dapsone which is an antibiotic. Finacea is azealic acid . This medicine is better for rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Retinoids (Retin A and Differin eg) are better for comedones (blackheads and whiteheads). Also glycolic acid and salicylic acid help with clog pores. ...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
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
How can I get rid of clogged pores on my breast? I also have blackheads behind my breast. Is this normal should I be worried?
What's the best way to get rid of a chronic sinus infection? An MRI shows a completely clogged sinus cavity in the cheek area.
MRI=poor sinus film: Mri's are notoriously inaccurate for evaluating your sinuses, they frequently over estimate disease. If you didn't know your had sinus problems until you got your MRI and someone told you, you probably don't have a serious issue. A course of antibiotics is in order, along with follow at your local ENT to evaluate the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sorry - you can't: Sinuses are large air-filled cavities that we are both born with and that develop as our head grows. Thus, one cannot "get rid of them." however, if you are plagued by chronic infections or benign tissue growth in the sinuses, surgeons can sometimes open up the sinuses to help them drain or remove polyps that are causing obstruction. ...Read more
Pores on cheeks and chin are always clogged. Tried everything to get rid but nothing works. Over 10 years of trying to get rid of it.
Sounds like "blackhe: Sounds like "blackheads", more precisely open comedones. Forget what you thought you knew about "pores". These are plugs in enlarged oil glands containing sebum which is dark on exposure to air. The best treatment is adapalene or tretinoin topical, which needs a few weeks for the skin to tolerate it and a few months to achieve results. It is OK to squeeze them out. Squeezing does not cause scar ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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