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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

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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What if have whiteheads around my nipples?

What if have whiteheads around my nipples?

Hair root infection.: At your age...hair root infection will be logical.....if oral manipulation is done....oral bacterial flora should be considered in treatment. ...Read more

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What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

Probably milium: These are likely milia. They are very common in newborns and caused by sebum (sweat lubricant) buildup in the hair follicles. They usually disappear on their own over a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What would cause whiteheads to come up on the inside of my elbow and how can I get rid of them?

What would cause whiteheads to come up on the inside of my elbow and how can I get rid of them?

Infection: Sometimes bacteria can cause whiteheads to occur and local care can help treat them, just like you would use for a white headed pimple on your face. If they continue, then see your Dr. For a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm scared I have genital herpes. No red or itchy, but I have a line of what looks like whiteheads or pimples on my or is shaft?

I'm scared I have genital herpes. No red or itchy, but I have a line of what looks like whiteheads or pimples on my or is shaft?

Penile lesions: These may be sebaceous cysts, but can be molluscum contagiosum, a sexually transmitted viral infection, or possibly a variety of other minor conditions. They are most likely whiteheads or cysts. They are generally normal anatomical variants which will not produce long term damage. Show them to your pcp and they can refer you to dermatologist if needed.. ...Read more

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My 4month old daughter has what looks like a whitehead on her bottom gum. What could it be?

My 4month old daughter has what looks like a whitehead on her bottom gum. What could it be?

Epithelial pearl: Sometimes we find bright white round pearl like bumps on the gum surface. They are not teeth but may be located where they will emerge. They can also be found along the inside of the palate or other sites & are called epithelial pearls. They will disappear over time & don't mean anything bad. ...Read more

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What works best for whiteheads around the mouth?

What works best for whiteheads around the mouth?

Gentle exfoliating: Whiteheads around mouth are best treated with very gentle exfoliation with a fine grit polishing facial scrub. Only do this once to twice weekly as this problem takes time to correct and the more aggressive you are, the more likely you are to cause inflammation, worsening of acne and possible scarring. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a whitehead on the lip of my vagina. It doesn't hurt I tried to squeeze it and when I did white puss came out of it what is it?

I have what looks like a whitehead on the lip of my vagina. It doesn't hurt I tried to squeeze it and when I did white puss came out of it what is it?

Cyst in the Labia: Paula this could be a Bartholin's cyst or Skene Gland that its duct has gotten clogged, You should not squeezed it because you are going to cause trauma to the tissue and worsen the condition, Luke sits bath with epson salt avoid any tampons or any manipulation and scheduled an appointment with your gynecologist, Take advantage and have your annual Pap ...Read more

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Can pimples appear on lips? Been sore for a few days and came to what looks like a whitehead now. It popped and is now tender. No blister, tingling.

Can pimples appear on lips? Been sore for a few days and came to what looks like a whitehead now. It popped and is now tender. No blister, tingling.

Pimples on lips: Lesions that appear on the lips are usually cold sores that are the result of a herpes simplex viral infection.
Cold sores are contagious by direct contact.
They usually heal and dry up in 7-10 days.
Check with your dentist for medications to relieve any pain or discomfort. ...Read more

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My breast felt very sore, so I looked at it and saw what looked like a whitehead on my areola about an inch from my nipple. Today it is huge and red.

My breast felt very sore, so I looked at it and saw what looked like a whitehead on my areola about an inch from my nipple. Today it is huge and red.

Breast: SInce it has increased in size and is red, this could be an abscess and should be evaluated and treated by a surgeon ...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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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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Montgomery tubercles with whiteheads, what should I do?

Montgomery tub: These are benign lesions that appear like a whitehead. They are not easily treated but can be reduced in size by electrodesiccation. ...Read more

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What are the best blackhead/whitehead removal?

What are the best blackhead/whitehead removal?

The best way to: Remove them is to see a dermatologist. Don't try to remove them yourself. You will cause more problems with possible infection and/or scarring. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with what appears to be a whitehead on my gums? It's painless unless if I touch it with my fingers.

Should I be concerned with what appears to be a whitehead on my gums? It's painless unless if I touch it with my fingers.

Whitehead on gums: It's probable you have an aphthous ulcer (canker sore). If it lasts longer than 7-10 days, or goes away and then re-occurs, have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My 6 month olds diaper rash has whiteheads. What should I do? & could this be more serious than a diaper rash?

My 6 month olds diaper rash has whiteheads. What should I do? & could this be more serious than a diaper rash?

Not serious: Wash with soap and water then dry and apply
neosporin ointment should be gone in 4-5 days. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair on vagina whitehead, what can I do?

Ingrown hair on vagina whitehead, what can I do?

Treat like acne: Hot soaks several times a day. Try topical acne cream (benzoyl peroxide) to try and treat the infection. If no better in 1 week or getting worse with increase pain, swelling, redness, fevers....see healthcare provider. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about whiteheads / pimples / infected follicles on the scalp and underarms?

What can I do about whiteheads / pimples / infected follicles on the scalp and underarms?

Dx:Hidradenitis supp: If you have 'infected follicles' under the arms then you may have an 'acne' related condition: hidradenitis suppurtiva. You should get seen by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, possible injections). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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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

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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Whiteheads (Definition)

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