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Im getting blackheads and whiteheads around my nose is it normal?

Im getting blackheads and whiteheads around my nose is it normal?

Blackheads: Whiteheads and blackheads are a normal part of the skin of the nose reponding to hormones. The best creams for it is retinoids such as Retin-A but watch for irratation and it may take awhile to work. ...Read more

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Hi, Im 23 female and I am getting little whiteheads inside of my nose and often I get them in my t zone too. This is something new to my skin. ?

Hi, Im 23 female and I am getting little whiteheads inside of my nose and often I get them in my t zone too. This is something new to my skin. ?

Not serious: Sounds like you are having more oil production and the pores are getting clogged. Try scraping very gently to get the tops off, using just a fingernail. Apply very warm washcloth to any place that these develop to help keep the pores open and use a soap that is not oily. You may have some hormonal issues. ...Read more

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I have a lot of blackheads around my nose area. It has a brown colour and it's deep inside my pores. I keep my face clean all the time. many thanks?

I have a lot of blackheads around my nose area. It has a  brown colour and it's  deep inside my pores.  I keep my face clean all the time. many thanks?

Not dirt: Blackheads are not dirt. Acne is sebum plugs in large oil glands. We call them comedones. When open to air the sebum becomes oxidized, which is a dark color. Often they can be squeezed out, which does not cause scars. The best treatment is a retinoid. Tretinoin [RetinA] and adapalene [Differin] come in different strengths as creams or gels. Often irritating initially, they provide results in 3 mon ...Read more

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I keep having bad acne just around my lips and below my nose. What could this be? History of acne, but at 27 now just around the mouth.

I keep having bad acne just around my lips and below my nose. What could this be? History of acne, but at 27 now just around the mouth.

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis (pod) is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. It mostly occurs in women and children.The clinical and histologic features of the perioral dermatitis lesions resemble those of rosacea. Patients require systemic and/or topical treatment, an evaluation of the underlying factors, and reassurance. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious? My bf seems to have it in his beard now my face is breaking out in itchy pimples that come and go around hairline and nose

Is folliculitis contagious? My bf seems to have it in his beard now my face is breaking out in itchy pimples that come and go around hairline and nose

Yes: it is caused by Staph. Aureus. Most people do not have this germ on their skin. It can cause boils/pimples with any break in the skin. ON THE OTHER HAND, hairline and nose are places for acne rather than boils. And different germs are involved with that than in folliculitis. So, while folliculitis is contagious (as folliculitis or as boils) it is NOT contagious as acne and YOU probably don't have ...Read more

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I've been on accuyane 30mg 16 weeks my cheeks and nose and blemishes are very red when I get embarrassed or hot is this normal?

I've been on accuyane 30mg 16 weeks my cheeks and nose and blemishes are very red when I get embarrassed or hot is this normal?

Check with derm: Accutane may cause blushing which usually resolves after treatment. People speculate that Accutane increases vascularity if the skin like. increased redness in the skin while on Accutane can also be due to sun burn (as the skin is more sensitive) and dryness. You should follow-up with your dermatologist to see if there is something else like rosacea occurring. ...Read more

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Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.

Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.

Acne: This may be all about your hormones and genes and the skin type you have. If you are doing everything right and still having trouble you may need some prescription medication to supplement what you are doing naturally. It is not impossible to get improvement. You just may need help. ...Read more

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I have whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead. I started using face wash with salicylic acid now they are turning to blackheads. It this normal?

I have whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead. I started using face wash with salicylic acid now they are turning to blackheads. It this normal?

Black vs whiteheads: Whiteheads are pores covered by a thin layer of skin cells. Thus, oils and white blood cells that react to oils (or to acne bacteria in the oil gland) are stuck just under the surface of the skin. The result is a whitehead. It's possible for them to "turn into" blackheads if the thin layer of cells got scrubbed away with washing, allowing the trapped comedone to darken upon exposure to air oxygen. ...Read more

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HI.I've got little bumps like acne around my nose On front cheeks for months.I am not very sure as to what it really is.they r pinkish n smtims itchy.

HI.I've got little bumps like acne around my nose On front cheeks for months.I am not very sure as to what it really is.they r pinkish n smtims itchy.

Normal: sounds like comedomes (white heads) Every hair has a gland making sebum (wax) at its base. The wax can build up in the follicle and give you little white bumps. In ACNE these bumps get infected. I have seen this improve with weight loss. ...Read more

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Iam getting hair on my lips, nose, and around my eyes what is causeing this?

Iam getting hair on my lips, nose, and around my eyes what is causeing this?

Hormone Problem?: You could have a hormone abnormality--i recommend you see your primary care doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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My legs always itch, but now im getting bumps and they're changing color and pus comes out when i squeeze'em, is this bad?

My legs always itch, but now im getting bumps and they're changing color and pus comes out when i squeeze'em, is this bad?

Pus: Is never a good thing and a sign of infection. It could have come from all the scratching. You should see a doc ...Read more

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I am using Caro White. Around my nose and my cheeks started getting lighter. Is this safe?

I am using Caro White. Around my nose and my cheeks started getting lighter. Is this safe?

Not trustworthy: Although it seems the cream is doing its expected job on you if your skin is lightening, it does not seem that this product is very trustworthy. For one, it does not have a full list of ingredients and the manufacturers don't even give detailed instructions on how to properly use it. There isn't even a website with manufacturing info to consult. I would not use this particular product. ...Read more

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I've been on 30mg Accutane for 4 months im still breaking out and my face is red and my red marks are severe im so depressed is this normal?

I've been on 30mg Accutane for 4 months im still breaking out and my face is red and my red marks are severe im so depressed is this normal?

You have options: Your dermatologist may add any of a variety of other meds -- ask about topical clindamycin, systemic spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, a host of others. We can clear you. Just be assertive. ...Read more

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I just started using tretinoin for my face. I have a lot of white heads and black heads. My face started to itch and build allergies. Is this normal?

I just started using tretinoin 
for my face. I have a lot of white heads and black heads. My face started to itch and build allergies. Is this normal?

Yes: Your face is itchy, but not from allergies. During introduction of tretinoin it is usually irritating. With continued use the skin will tolerate it without itch, redness, peeling, etc. Use of other acne topicals , harsh washing, and use of large amounts make this worse. Wash gently. Wait at least 15min after wash before application. Use very small amt., use moisturizers. Skip 1 or 2 nights when se ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

Serious Rx: You need to get with a physician. Cleansers aren't going to help. Monitoring your diet is good advice. I'm going to assume you've tried benzoyl peroxide without being cleared. Chances are that your physician may add a topical antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or (if it's right for you) the oral contraceptive pill, and you can end this suffering, managing it until it self-cures. ...Read more

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I keep breaking out in spots and skin always feels oily. I am also getting excessive black hairs on face. Is this all hormonal or is it pcos?

I keep breaking out in spots and skin always feels oily. I am also getting excessive black hairs on face. Is this all hormonal or is it pcos?

Skin and hair: I am sorry you are having this problem. Please see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. The problems you have are unlikely to go away quickly but the doctor will do everything possible to get you back to where you need to be. ...Read more

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Why is my skin red everyday i wake up its in between my eyebrows and on my cheeks and near bottom corner of nose it never itches but it just looks bad?

Why is my skin red everyday i wake up its in between my eyebrows and on my cheeks and near bottom corner of nose it never itches but it just looks bad?

Rosacea?: Without a photo, it is hard to say. One likely possibility is the skin condition called rosacea. It can be aggravated with alcohol and prone to flare ups from time to time. Rosacea is associated with an increased propensity toward acne and styes. To get an accurate diagnosis, you will most likely need to see a doctor in person or upload a high res photo. ...Read more

Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more


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