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What Are Whiteheads
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
My mum who is 54 has noticed a cluster of what looks like whiteheads in her ear is this an infection as they won't pop? Thanx
Be seen: It sounds like some small inclusion cysts, but she needs to be seen for an exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Popped a big whitehead it came out and some clear liquid came out 30 seconds after taking out the whitehead. What is it? And is that normal?
Yes: Tissue fluid can ooze out after pressure is relieved. No worry. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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
Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?
Please consult this site for suitable home treatment.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My 6 month olds diaper rash has whiteheads. What should I do? & could this be more serious than a diaper rash?
Wash with soap and water then dry and apply
neosporin ointment should be gone in 4-5 days. ...Read more
White bump on nose very small at bottom of nostril no red been there for about a month doesn't look like a whitehead. What could it be?
Nose lesion?: Best to be seen by derma or PS for evaluation &/or bx of it. ...Read more
I have what looks like a hard whitehead under my eye and it's been there several months. I'm pretty sure it's called Milia. Can I remove myself?
Milia: It should not be removed by yourself. Go see your doctor who can diagnose it and remove it safely and using sterile technique. ...Read more
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
I am a 18 year old female. Have small very itchy red bumps on my pubic area. They are not whiteheads. What is this?
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
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