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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Causing Blackheads

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are there any treatment for spots caused due to blackheads?

Are there any treatment for spots caused due to blackheads?

Products: They make a lot of cosmetic products now designed to try to minimize the appearance of pores. Microdermabrasion treatments may help. Also, your dermatologist may have some treatments involving lasers or chemical peels that may be able to help minimize the appearance of pores. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if blackheads cause other acne to form as well?

Wanted to know if blackheads cause other acne to form as well?

Yes: Blackheads are the retained oil-rich masses that are markers for proneness to acne, and the bacteria gain the ability to cause disease by adhering to their surfaces. If you have a lot of blackheads / comedones and have acne, your first step to clearing up may be using a topical retinoic acid derivative as tolerated. Your physician can add another Rx if this coes not clear you. ...Read more

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I "popped" a blackhead right on border of danger triangle. The blackhead didn't pop OUT but went INSIDE the skin,left a hole.Can it cause meningitis?

I "popped" a blackhead right on border of danger triangle. The blackhead didn't pop OUT but went INSIDE the skin,left a hole.Can it cause meningitis?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. In that area the infection can spread and cause either ENCEPHALITIS OR MENINGITIS .SEEK PROLPT MEDICAL EVALUATION ! ...Read more

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What are the main cause for facial blackheads?

What are the main cause for facial blackheads?

Cell overgrowth: The fancy terms are follicular hyperkeratinization and epithelial hyperproliferation. This medical jargon means that the cells lining the pores are growing too quickly and producing too much keratin which covers up the pores. Otc products like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can help combat this. My favorite prescription medication for blackheads is tazorac (tazarotene) gel/cream. ...Read more

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During my facial, the attempted extraction of a blackhead that wasn't ready to leave caused a tiny bump consisting of hardened skin. Will it go away?

During my facial, the attempted extraction of a blackhead that wasn't ready to leave caused a tiny bump consisting of hardened skin. Will it go away?

Acne: After popping pimples or one resolves, often a scar can occur with filling in of calcium and become firm. It can resolve on its own and not be a permanent finding, however, sometimes, will scar and be permanent. A term MD can be consulted or check on this if it does not go away after 6 months. ...Read more

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What is the major cause of blackheads? How can I stop it.

What is the major cause of blackheads? How can I stop it.

Genetics/Blackheads: This is interesting, in that the primary cause is genetic! i mean, the oil glands you have are being plugged by something, and usually it's your own oil! other times, cosmetics and the wrong sunscreens would cause them! ...Read more