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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
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
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?
Black heads: Improving blackheads involves daily home care regimen. A glycolic acid cleanser can be helpful, along with a retinol treatment cream. For immediate resolution, our practice has great success with a deep pore cleansing facial with extractions. It starts you off with a clean slate. ...Read more