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How do you get rid of Comedo acne?

How do you get rid of Comedo acne?

See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than treatment to see what works for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What I thought was a pimple, turned into a rash. Red, itchy, and swollen. No Pus/comedo. Has lasted for 4 days. Not sure how to treat/go to doc.

What I thought was a pimple, turned into a rash. Red, itchy, and swollen. No Pus/comedo. Has lasted for 4 days. Not sure how to treat/go to doc.

See your doctor: Recommend that you see a doctor about this one. There are many potential causes including bacterial infection, fungal rash, poison ivy, eczema, etc.. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you recomend using a comedone extractor to remove black heads?

Do you recomend using a comedone extractor to remove black heads?

Comedone Extractor: A small metal implement used to aid in removing blackheads, or comedones. Most comedo extractors have metal loops on either end, although some extractors may have a small lance on one end. To use, the loop is placed around the blemish to be extracted. Gentle pressure is placed on the skin, and the extractor is carefully turned or rocked until the pore blockage is pushed to the surface. ...Read more

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What's the apropriate treatment and drug for white comedon?

What's the apropriate treatment and drug for white comedon?

Acne comedones: Comedones (whiteheads and blackheads) are a type of acne. Medications that work well for comedones include benzoyl peroxides, retinoinds (like retin a, adapalene, tazarotene) and sulfur-based topical creams or lotions. All these can be irritating so one should start using them slowly and gradually increase the frequency. ...Read more

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Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!

Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!

Yes: Accutane helps open closed comedones. Sometimes pt needs to be on accutane for 6 months for results. Follow-up with dermatologist you might need higher dose ...Read more

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Can a comedone extractor be used on a lip?

Can a comedone extractor be used on a lip?

Blackhead extractor: Using a blackhead extractor on the lip is fraught with certain problems, namely pain, bruising, laceration, and almost universally missing the lesion you went thereafter. ...Read more

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When i get comedone they tend to never release all the pus they close a turn brown wound or eschar what can I do to get rid and the comedone?

When i get comedone they  tend to never release all the pus they close a turn brown wound or eschar what can I do to get rid  and the comedone?

Warm soaks: Don't under-estimate the value of warm soaks. The brown is what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can be improved by certain creams in a group known as the hydroquinones. Ask your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have acne and black comedone in my face how can i get rid of ???

I have acne and black comedone in my face how can i  get rid of ???

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. ...Read more

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On accutane 20mg daily. been 5 mths. no new pimples form but why are my existing close comedone turn into pimples? issit normal?

On accutane 20mg daily. been 5 mths. no new pimples form but why are my existing close comedone turn into pimples? issit normal?

Acne: The short answer is yes. Isotretinoin prevents most new acne formation. The pimples you already had may resolve quicker than if you we're not on the medication but will still need time to heal. ...Read more