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Inverted Black Head Pimple
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
Usually: This will typically help bring an infection to a head. Just be careful not to over do it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc I have pimples having black head on my penus they r not painfull bt too much itchy. May u please help?
See a dermatologist: A dermatologist or an aesthetician can rid you of this easily. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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 fungal infection looks like red little itchy pimples without pus or black head, and they are around buttocks and anus, that's what I got?
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
Am 26yrs old, unmarried. I have some blackheads, black scars on my face and shoulders which has been caused due to pimple and dandruff. Wat can be don?
Lots: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more