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What to do for pimple and black head?

What to do for pimple and black head?

Simple: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Usually: This will typically help bring an infection to a head. Just be careful not to over do it. ...Read more

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How can I remove the Pimple and black head signs on skin? I am 24 year old boy.

How can I remove the Pimple and black head signs on skin? I am 24 year old boy.

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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A black head looking pimple on my back doesn't pop. After squeezing it it hurts now a little. What do I do?

A black head looking pimple on my back doesn't pop. After squeezing it it hurts now a little. What do I do?

See a Pro: Ask your physician for the name of a good dermatologist, a skin doctor, who can manage this for you. As you have discovered, this isn't a diy problem. Please get help. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of a black head on a pimple?

How should I get rid of a black head on a pimple?

Acne wash: The black head on a pimple (open comedon) is pigment seen in the opening of a hair follicle and not dirt. Using benzoyl peroxide--either alone or in combination with another acne medication---is an effective means of taking care of this. Manual expression of the plug in the hair shaft will also work, but is not recommended if their is a large number of blackheads. ...Read more

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I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

Get a mammo and US.: Sorry, I'm very skittish when it comes to findings on the breast. And there are skin changes associated with breast cancer. I'm not saying you have cancer, believe me. Chances are great that you don't. But I'd be safe and get tested, especially if breast cancer runs on your family. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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I have many pimple on my skin and black head so please tell me treatment of my face?

I have many pimple on my skin and black head so please tell me treatment of my face?

Topical cream/gel: Keep face clean and avoid touching face. Over the counter acne gels and cream may help if you are not allergic to the components. Your doctor can prescribe some cream as well as oral antibiotics. Cosmetic procedures and surgeries are also in use today ...Read more

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I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

That can be. ..: Such described pimple even on the penis is nothing unusual and harmless unless becoming infected like an acne. So, leave it alone as long as painless. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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I have a lot of black head pimples. What is the best way to treat this? I have african skin.

I have a lot of black head pimples. What is the best way to treat this? I have african skin.

Several options: If you are a female, the oral contraceptive pill may solve it. Your physician may want to work you up for possible androgen excess. A good starter if there are many blackhead is a retinoic acid derivative topically. There are additional meds available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doc I have pimples having black head on my penus they r not painfull bt too much itchy. May u please help?

Doc I have pimples having black head on my penus they r not painfull bt too much itchy. May u please help?

Normal: It is normal to have small pimples or cysts to from on the penis or any other skin surface -- pimples and cysts are related to hair follicles that can become blocked or inflammed. Not to worry though, treatment can be rendered. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got this pimple by my lip and it looks like a black head but how do I get rid of it?

I got this pimple by my lip and it looks like a black head but how do I get rid of it?

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist or an aesthetician can rid you of this easily. ...Read more

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24 male I have pimple marks on my face and deep scares and black head can u suggest any cream to get rid of them? I am from india please help

24 male I have pimple marks on my face and deep scares and black head can u suggest any cream to get rid of them? I am from india please help

Cratered acne: Ice-pick scars from acne require deep skin treatment as provided by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Laser treatment may help. There are no topical creams or ablatives that will help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of black head pimple on my nose and make the pores smaller?

How to get rid of black head pimple on my nose and make the pores smaller?

Skin care: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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On my thighs I get black head and pimples frequently and after I get the red little spots and/or black circles. What should I do?

On my thighs I get black head and pimples frequently and after I get the red little spots and/or black circles. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: Shaving there? Tight clothing? Acne/ folliculitis. Meanwhile try a bit of OTC 5% or 2 1/2% Benzoyl Peroxide gel. Remember that this bleaches fabrics. Avoid shaving there, wear loose clothing, gently wash in a shower daily. ...Read more

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I have black heads under my chin. I have blackheads on the side of my nose. I have black heads on boob area. Pimples on backneed over counter med?

I have black heads under my chin. I have blackheads on the side of my nose. I have black heads on boob area. Pimples on backneed over counter med?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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 ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the solid, yellow, stuff that squeezes out of a zit/black head/whitehead when you pop it? I've seen it on cysts too.

What is the solid, yellow, stuff that squeezes out of a zit/black head/whitehead when you pop it? I've seen it on cysts too.

Sebum: The white cheesy material present in acne and in sebaceous cysts is called Sebum. It is essentially the waterproofing of the skin produced by sebaceous glands. When these glands get blocked by oils and dead skin cells, it results in an acne blemish. If the gland ruptures into the deeper tissues it can result in the growth of a cyst containing the same material known as a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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Since 1 month on my face am seeing blackheads and tiny pimples. Day by day I am becoming black an black I have various products, but they dosn't work.

Since 1 month on my face am seeing blackheads and tiny pimples. Day by day I am becoming black an black I have various products, but they dosn't work.

See your doctor: It sounds as though you're getting discoloration from your acne. Try the Proactiv bleaching regimen. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist before your spots get worse. ...Read more