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I have lots of tiny whiteheads on my lower left cheek. I don't have any spots elsewhere or these small whiteheads elsewhere on my face. What can I do?

I have lots of tiny whiteheads on my lower left cheek. I don't have any spots elsewhere or these small whiteheads elsewhere on my face. What can I do?

Do you cradle your: Cheek, chin in your hand? That can cause breakouts in a a specific area. If yes - try not to touch your face during the day and don't prop your head/ face/cheek with your hand. Take care. ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...Read more


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Dear doctors, I have been having whiteheads and blackheads growing all over my face.The whiteheads grow in small lump on my face?

Dear doctors, I have been having whiteheads and blackheads growing all over my face.The whiteheads grow in small lump on my face?

Multiple treatments: Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face.  Minor swelling.  Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have had a slightly raised mole on face for many years. A small white bump rose on it, like a whitehead. I picked off. What could it be? Now healing

I have had a slightly raised mole on face for many years. A small white bump rose on it, like a whitehead. I picked off. What could it be? Now healing

Difficult to tell: Difficult to tell without seeing. However, most likely a clogged oil gland or hair follicle. Now that you have opened the area it should go on to heal. If it does not resolve completely or comes to a head again I'd have your physician take a look. ...Read more

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I keep getting these small whiteheads, almost like blisters on my face around my mouth, on my cheeks and on my chin. They will go away, but come right?

I keep getting these small whiteheads, almost like blisters on my face around my mouth, on my cheeks and on my chin. They will go away, but come right?

Perioral dermatitis: You may have perioral dermatitis--a cousin to acne that usually only occurs around the mouth. Easily treated with a tetracycline antibiotic for about a month. Go see your doctor for a check and a prescription. One other possibility could be cold sores--usually come, blister, scab then gone in a week. To be sure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I remove small whiteheads on my skin?

How do I remove small whiteheads on my skin?

Clean and Buff: Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face. Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for clearing your face of whiteheads?

Are there any home remedies for clearing your face of whiteheads?

Benzol peroxides: There are multiple benzoyl peroxide washes and topicals that are over the counter that should help. If that is not successful you may need a topical retinoid from your dermatologist. Don't wait too long for help as acne scars the face. ...Read more