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Infected Pore On The Nose
Picked at whitehead on nose, now a hole bigger than pore and pit like. Dermatologist says not infected. Will my skin repair itself? Will retin a (tretinoin) help?
Skin lesion: Leave your skin alone. It will repair itself. If there was no infection and the whitehead was the only thing that came out of it, it will most likely leave no scars, but let it heal itself and keep your hands off your face. Read more
Squeezed small bump on neck. Awful smelling stuff comes out. Keeps coming back. It is not a boil. Its under skin no head. Is it infected pore.
Sebaceous cyst: This is a typical sebaceous cyst, perhaps a fairly large one. It's probably not infected now, and is harmless unless and until that happens. But it can be a pretty big deal if infection occurs. It can be treated with minor surgery to prevent recurrent accumulation, drainage, and infection -- probably by a dermatologist. Contact your doctor about a referral. Read more
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
Rhinophyma: Rhinophyma was once thought to be caused by heavy alcohol use. This is not correct. Rhinophyma occurs equally in people who do not use alcohol and in those who drink heavily. The problem is much more common in men than in women. The cause of rhinophyma is unknown. It may be a severe form of a skin disease called rosacea. It is an uncommon disorder. Https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/001037.htm Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need More Informatio: We will love to help you but I don't understand the question. You say you have an open and enlarged pore on nose. Do you mean it is a lesion, does it have any drainage, is the skin surrounding it red. It may be a insect bite or some kind of infection. I suggest you get it checked by your doctor Read more
Possible: It is very unusual for these to get infected but tue signs are increasing redness, swelling, drainage, tenderness, warmth. A sensitivity or allergy to metals, particularly nickel, can look like an infection and may respond to a change to titanium or a purer gold. Read more
Comedones?: A topical retinoic acid derivative is a good first medication to try. Read more
What to do if I have a combination skin and have black pores on my nose. What can I do to reduce them?
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I think my nose ring is starting to become infected. What would you recommend my next course of action should be?
I have many pores on my nose and around my nose. What can I do to remove those pores? Because some people have no pores, their face is just flawless
Large Pores: Large pores are genetic. Need to practice good skin hygiene to keep them clean and unblocked. Natural skin tighteners are ice, baking soda paste, lemon & pineapple juice, light scrubs, yogurt mask. May need exfoliants like alpha and beta hydroxy acids every 4-6 weeks to stimulate collagen and tighten pores. There are also Dermapen and light-based tx by medical professional that can smoothen skin. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: It is very unusual for these to get infected but tue signs are increasing redness, swelling, drainage, tenderness, warmth. A sensitivity or allergy to metals, particularly nickel, can look like an infection and may respond to a change to titanium or a purer gold. Read more
Yes: Nasal Septal Piercing can cause heavy bleeding w formation of septal hematoma. Significant deformity may result from complications like necrosis of nasal wall or perichondritis. If stud grows into skin it may need to be cut out. Nasal jewelry could be aspirated into lungs or swallowed. A # of types of bacterial infections are possible (red, swollen, warm, tender, painful w malordorous drainage. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer