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How to stop whiteheads?

How to stop whiteheads?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have scarring or lesions on your trunk now, get with your personal physician who can add something to your topical Rx. Ignore everything you read on the internet about acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Am I too old to get whiteheads?

Am I too old to get whiteheads?

Whiteheads: Anyone can get whiteheads at any age. Adults often get them from oils in cosmetics. Sun damage also triggers whiteheads in later years. ...Read more

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Can whitehead disappear itself?

Can whitehead disappear itself?

Yes, sometimes: a whitehead is a collection of sebum or sticky oil in an oil gland whose openening is blocked. Sometimes the plug enlarges enough to rupture through the thin skin layer. However, it often ruptures more internally which causes inflammation, which is a red Paulette or pimple. Retin A (tretinoin) type products help to exfoliate the skin and helpful for those with acne with mostly comedones. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat whitehead?

What can I do to treat whitehead?

Whitehead: You can treat one whitehead by simply pricking it open with a sterile needle. If you are getting a lot then you have acne and you can consider using over the counter benzoyl peroxide products or see a dermatologist or gen doc to try differin, retin a (tretinoin) or similar meds. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to clear up whiteheads?

What are some good ways to clear up whiteheads?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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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Sisters are always going on about whiteheads. What are they?

Sisters are always going on about whiteheads. What are they?

Closed comedones: White heads are known medically as closed comedones. They are blocked follicles that are plugged with keratin and sebum. They appear white because the keratin that plugged them has not been oxidized... After this occurs, they become blackheads, or open comedones. ...Read more

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What are some home methods of clearing whiteheads besides masques?

What are some home methods of clearing whiteheads besides masques?

Here's some : White heads, or closed comedones, are hair follicles filled with keratin and sebum from oil glands in your skin. You can try an otc benzoyl peroxide wash, or get a prescription for retim-a or differin (adapalene) to help. ...Read more

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People are always going on about whiteheads. What are they caused by?

People are always going on about whiteheads. What are they caused by?

Blocked follicles: Whiteheads, or closed comedones, are due to hair follicles that are plugged by a combination of keratin (skin flakes) and sebum (skin oil). ...Read more

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I Shaved A few days ago & bout a day later I got about 4 whiteheads were I shaved at, Do I pop them or let them go away over time.

I Shaved A few days ago & bout a day later I got about 4 whiteheads were I shaved at, Do I pop them or let them go away over time.

Leave them alone: They will open up on their own. You can use warm compresses and antibiotic ointment on them. Squeezing them increases the inflammation and can drive the infection deeper. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have whiteheads on armpits?

Yes..: Yes you may have those in the axially area, however, if they are very tender, hard or fluctuate may not be a whitehead and instead boil or an abscess. If it is painful and growing bigger see your doctor for exam and treatment as necessary. ...Read more

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Is toothpaste really helpful in eliminating the whitehead?

Is toothpaste really helpful in eliminating the whitehead?

No: Toothpaste should only be used in the mouth and not on your face. The toothpaste can irritate and cause skin problems. ...Read more

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Whitehead on arm, what is this?

Whitehead on arm, what is this?

Probably nothing: Put warm compresses on it. Leave it alone. If it becomes very painful or begins to spread locally or produce red lines up the arm, think about an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What causes whiteheads in the vaginal area?

What causes whiteheads in the vaginal area?

Many : Infection is most common, but it is also possible to have ingrown hairs, blocked ducts, and normal variants. ...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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Dr. James Krick
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more