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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 help?

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 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

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I have the things coming through the pores outside and inside from my nose also the skin is very oily it must be a STD which I've caught stdfromtoilet?

I have the things coming through the pores outside and inside from my nose also the skin is very oily it must be a STD which I've caught stdfromtoilet?

Not sure how to: Answer this question. You describe issues related to your nose but yet you feel like this is a related to a STD. Not that you don't have a problem, but it's not likely a STD causing these issues. Additionally realize it's very unlikely that you've be infected with an STD from a toilet set. Most bacteria, viruses, and parasites cannot live outside a person for any prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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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 think my nose ring is starting to become infected. What would you recommend my next course of action should be?

Take it out: Take it out and see a doctor today. An infection in the cartilage can be very serious and lead to a deformity if not treated early. ...Read more

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Nose looks like a ball at end. Huge pores.

Rhinophyma: Usually after rosacea for many years.

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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

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 more

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How can you unclog tiny pores on my nose?

How can you unclog tiny pores on my nose?

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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I have "holes" in my armpits. They get infected easily. Are they just large pores?

I have "holes" in my armpits. They get infected easily. Are they just large pores?

Armpits: a lot sebaceous cysts in the axilla (armpits) are from deodorants. Use baby powder for a while. I found Arm and Hammer stick deodorant best for cyst prevention after your initial episode has cleared up ...Read more

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Getting enlarged nose pores/ what can I do?

Getting enlarged nose pores/ what can I do?

Dermaroller : Other than physician grade skin care products and treatments, a dermaroller treatment is probably the best to decrease pore size. ...Read more

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I took my nose ring out because it was swollen and painful I think it was infected how king can I keep my nose ring out before the hole closes?

I took my nose ring out because it was swollen and painful I think it was infected how king can I keep my nose ring out before the hole closes?

Please get this: medically evaluated. The evaluating physician will be in a better position to answer this. Take care. ...Read more

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My nose is really bad infected. I think i'm allegric but i'm not sure. ?

My nose is really bad infected. I think i'm allegric but i'm not sure. ?

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

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