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Softening A Hard Blackhead
3yr old scalp scar formed large bump. Squeezed w/ light bleeding eventually a pencil eraser sized hard grizzle tissue emerged. What is it? Cause?
?foreign body: possibly injured by a object like wood and FB remained now that it is out the scar should heal ...Read more
Kept picking leg scab (nervousness). Formed a thick skin like lump large pimple size. Besides stop picking, any way to make smooth again?
Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. See doctor and don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See a Dermatologist: If you have a wart on the tip of your nose, and you want to make sure that it does not leave a scar after removal. Make sure you see a dermatologist. There are many ways to remove warts, some leave a scar, some do not. It is also important to note that what appears to be a wart may not actually be a wart. I would see your dermatologist to make sure it is just a wart before removing it. ...Read more
Hot diggity dog.: Your description is typical of at least 5 different conditions that can found on the bottom (plantar) surface of the foot. Each is treated differently. I suggest you remove all doubt and have your foot examined by a specialist. ...Read more
Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months.I scratch it comes back?
May be a skin cyst: A bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a hard area on knee cap about size of a dime other knee cap has a smaller bump. Not painful and very hard like bone reminds me of a head bump.
What is a hard lump deep in the skin on elbow? Picked at it badly causing scab, a pea sized white fluid filled lump pulled out with the scab, no pain.
Could be a cyst: This sounds like a cyst, but there are many other causes for the "hard lump". You should get is checked out. ...Read more
Hard white scab on foot following diagnosis of cellulitis... Not eschar or dead skin because very hard to touch and bend and pure white, help please?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?
Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more
Can hear a bursting noise when pressure is applied to hard pimple on forehead and pimple under chin what could it be ?
Hi. I keep getting pieces of hard black pieces in my stool. The black outside is hard skin like with an orangish soft piece underneath. Is this blood?
It's more likely....: ...something you're eating that your digestive system can't absorb & is showing up intact in your stool. If you can identify what you're eating, eliminate it and no longer see this weird stuff in your stool, then you have your answer. If you can't, you need to see a doctor. A simple test can show if it's blood or not. Possible blood in the stool shouldn't be ignored! ...Read more
Please help! I have blackheads for a wile now and im having a hard time to let it go away how to get rid of blackheads.?
Blackheads : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can squeezing nose hard that it pains to squeeze out blackheads make your nose bigger PERMANENTLY?
No: No. Nose size may change due to swelling bu twill promptly return to normal. ...Read more
There was a blackhead on my face that was hard to pop, and then when i squeezed it really hard, it finally popped. Now it is bright red. Help! ?
Seabacous cyst? I googled it and it looks like what I have painless and a hard thing inside the lump, no blackhead or liquid coming out of it help!
Cyst: Best to see a doctor or surgeon for possible excision. ...Read more
Acne: You are still during the period of time in life where acne can flourish significantly. If you have tried over the counter medication and failed it is time for a dermatology consult or even with your pcp if he(she) feels comfortable treating acne. You might need antibiotics in order to treat acne effectively. ...Read more
I squeezed out a blackhead which was 1.5cm really hard and my nose turned into a redish brown,is it bruised?Any concern?
1.5 cm blackhead?: May be u meant 1.5 mm. Regardless, if your nose remains reddish brown for more than 12-24 hours, or gets worse with pain or swelling, you should see a doctorfor possible infection and need for antibiotics. Put OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it and take some Ibuprofen by mouth. Good luck:) ...Read more
I have blackheads in my nose and they are very hard to get out. There are small ones and bigger ones. How do I get rid of them so i don't get anymore?
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Fordyce Spots for years. 2 weeks One grew and it bugged me picked at it and nothing happened. Yesterday I squeezed it hard and the skin broke leaving red irritated skin with a whole that kinda looks like a blackhead. No insurance so this is my last ?
Fordyce spots: Leave them alone. You did not say where there were. Usually on testicles but prob not in you. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a big, deep blackhead in my armpit? Scrubbing harder, switching washcloth to loofah didn't help. :(
Blackheads: Seek the assistance of a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
I have two black bumps on my labia minora, they look like two big blackheads although are causing pain and seem to be very hard underneath the skin?
Black bumps: Any skin lesions that are new, or are symptomatic, or that your body brings to your attention should be checked by your dermatologist or gynecologist or family doctor. They will want to know how've long have the spots been present, has there been any trauma (blood blister), and are they changing to help in their evaluation. ...Read more
My bottom lip is swollen for about 3 days. I was using a blackhead remover on my chin and lower lip and pushing quite hard. Is it trama like a punch?
Hangover with hrs of vomitting.Noticed blue spots all over my upper arms and chest like blackheads but blue in colour and hard to squeeze. Help?
I have blackheads (or clogged pores) all over my breasts and small hard lumps under my skin particularly on my stomach. What could cause this?
Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.
Acne: This may be all about your hormones and genes and the skin type you have. If you are doing everything right and still having trouble you may need some prescription medication to supplement what you are doing naturally. It is not impossible to get improvement. You just may need help. ...Read more
My niece has two black spots on her scalp. It's hard for her to go to sleep. They look like blackhead pimples but are large. Is it staph infection?
I'm worried too: You are correct. Especially since it's painful, this is the bad staph until proved otherwise. Have her seen now. ...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 (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blackhead treatment: A blackhead occurs when the opening to a hair follicle is blocked with dead skin cells, oil (sebum) +/- bacteria but the pore is open at the skin surface, allowing the material to darken. I recommend that you see a skin care specialist- spa or medical aesthetician for the instant gratification of "removing" it. For ongoing management, opt for a topical agent to accelerate skin cell turnover. ...Read more
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