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What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

Milia: Milk bumps most likely. Avoid trying to open them. They will likely pass. While a resident, i was trained to "ask the grandmother" if you don't know the rash. There is a lot of truth here. ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

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


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I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! they are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If i squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?

I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! they are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If i squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?

There : There are several possibilities. I wonder if you might have hidradenitis suppurativa: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818 the main things i would think about would be acne, folliculitis, cysts, or hidradenitis. If it has been present since childhood nevus comedonicus would be possible. ...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

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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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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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Does raw almonds cause whiteheads? I get them.

Does raw almonds cause whiteheads?  I get them.

No: Raw almonds does not predispose acne breakouts, but if this happens to you, then avoid raw almonds. Best wishes. ...Read more

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