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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 (tretinoin) 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 (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

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How can I minimize the pores on my nose?

How can I minimize the pores on my nose?

Keep it clean: Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...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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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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Which antibitocs are best for infected nose piercings?

Which antibitocs are best for infected nose piercings?

Skin soft tissue: Skin and soft tissue infection need coverage based on background. Was a clean device used? If so a simple oral cephalosporin will help. They are all prescription and you will need to see your MD. ...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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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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What to do if I have a combination skin and have black pores on my nose ..What can I do to reduce them?

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

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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