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Popped An Old Deep Black Head
How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head?
Ingrown hair: You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches. Hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more
Stop: Stop damaging the skin and leave it alone to jet them heal. Stop popping!!! Doctor's order. ...Read more
How do I know what kind of acne i have? What about face masks for blackheads? Is it okay to clear pores of blackheads with tools? (Popping)
NO: Apply a pea sized drop of 5-10% bexoyl peroxide and wash your face with Hebiclens. ...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
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
What to do if I have a lot of black heads on my nose and I can't pop them. I there a way to get rid of blackheads that's not too painful?
Blackheads: There are some over the counter products to remove blackheads. Otherwise, see a dermatologist to try to prevent this problem. ...Read more
I was trying to pop black head on side of my nose and I see a red vessel that appear I guess from pressure. Will this go away I am so upset?
I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared. Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do?
I have a bump on my penis kinda seems like an ingrown hair or black head bump, I pop it and get it out but it always seems to come back, what can I do?
Pinching Skin: Stop pinching or irritating the skin. If the lesion persists please show your family doctor the next time you are in their office. ...Read more
My dad has a 2 bumps each with a black center under his eye next to his nose. He thought it was a black head and tried to pop it. The area turned blue?
Consult a doctor : It sounds like occluded dermal cysts. It is not a good idea to squeeze any lesion. It will make it worse or it may lead to a bad infection around the eye which is called peri orbital cellulitis. The black head could be a cyst by squeezing it the capsule may rapture and created an inflammation which may caused a larger darker spot. Pls consult either ophthalmologist or Derm. ...Read more
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
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
I have blackheads but there is an especially large and deep blackhead on my nose which is like a bump with a black dot in the middle. What do I do?
Extraction: You can obtain a small hand instrument sold in most cosmetic counters called a comedone extractor. This is like a rounded curve with a hole in the middle. This is pressed on the dot you have and the oxidized plug will squeeze out. ...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
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
OTC and prescription: For treatment of acne, if over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is not helping, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of OTC benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used as well. If severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. (Birth control pills can help women.) ...Read more
Blackheads are acne: A person with typical acne, will see both blackheads (open comedones) and closed comedones. The skin pores that make the dead skin cells that form blackheads continue to stay active, producing more skin cells daily. Acne medications such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) gel can help decrease blackheads. Seeing a professional to do a facial can also help remove blackheads but they will reoccur. ...Read more
Could: Be related to ingrown hair, cyst, milia. ...Read more
Generally not: Unless you squeeze a blackhead, thus traumatizing the surrounding skin, a blackhead is unlikely to cause a scar. It is simply a plugged-up sebaceous gland where the oil has oxidized, turning dark. Most can be emptied by using hot compresses to loosen the sebum. If you can't do it yourself, see your esthetician or dermatologist but don't squeeze! ...Read more
Acne: 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
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 there is many 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 more
No: Herpes lablialis (cold sores) are caused by a virus that lies dormant in your body (specifically the trigeminal ganglion -which is part of the 5th cranial nerve). The virus can be reactivated by trauma, sunlight, stress, fever, etc and manifests itself as a cold sore. It does not start with or from a blackhead. ...Read more
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Usually: This will typically help bring an infection to a head. Just be careful not to over do it. ...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 ...Read more
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