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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Hi, I'm 23 female and I am getting little whiteheads inside of my nose and often I get them in my t zone too. This is something new to my skin.?

Hi, I'm 23 female and I am getting little whiteheads inside of my nose and often I get them in my t zone too. This is something new to my skin.?

Not serious: Sounds like you are having more oil production and the pores are getting clogged. Try scraping very gently to get the tops off, using just a fingernail. Apply very warm washcloth to any place that these develop to help keep the pores open and use a soap that is not oily. You may have some hormonal issues.

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I'm getting blackheads and whiteheads around my nose is it normal?

I'm getting blackheads and whiteheads around my nose is it normal?

Blackheads: Whiteheads and blackheads are a normal part of the skin of the nose reponding to hormones. The best creams for it is retinoids such as Retin-A but watch for irratation and it may take awhile to work.

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How do I get rid of my horrible black/whiteheads all over my nose and chin?

How do I get rid of my horrible black/whiteheads all over my nose and chin?

Blackheads+: Start with a deep pore cleansing facial from an aesthetician with experience treating patients with acne. Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads can be done at the time of the facial. You will also benefit from using a cleanser appropriate for your skin type, as well as a treatment lotion that helps skin exfoliation and cell turnover. You may need a series of monthly facials with extractions.

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Bump on tip of nose. Looks like whitehead but it's not. Tried to pop it, but it won't. Bleeds only. I tried to cut it off. Grew back. Hurts to touch.

Bump on tip of nose. Looks like whitehead but it's not. Tried to pop it, but it won't. Bleeds only. I tried to cut it off. Grew back. Hurts to touch.

See doctor: It is not feasible to be sure, but what you described suggests a keratoacanthoma, a benign tumor. It would be prudent to see your doctor, (you should have one under the Canadian healthcare). Request referral to a plastic surgeon for removal and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.

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How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads on your nose?

Blacheads&whiteheads: Gentle steam ove rhte face helps. Gentle facial peels also help to some extent. See a dermatologist if really bad.

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I have whiteheads on my nose and my forehead there real prominent. How do I get rid if them?

I have whiteheads on my nose and my forehead there real prominent. How do I get rid if them?

Acne treatment: There is no one treatment for whiteheads or acne. You need to keep the skin clean and healthy. Sometime you need to have extractions. Most programs add an antibiotic. Find a physician that specializes in acne sometimes it is a trial and error system to find the correct combination of therapies.

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I squeezed the tip of my nose to remove whiteheads. When I let go it was really red and thought it was going away, now bruised and red. What can I do?

I squeezed the tip of my nose to remove whiteheads. When I let go it was really red and thought it was going away, now bruised and red. What can I do?

Leave nose alone: The more you try to press your nose, the greater the bruising will be. Popping whiteheads can also result in scarring. Try to resist the temptation to "pop those zits." Instead use acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide wash and adapalene cream.

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How do I get rid of the oily skin and whiteheads and small bumps on your forehead, nose and chin?

How do I get rid of the oily skin and whiteheads and small bumps on your forehead, nose and chin?

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.

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I completed a Accutane treatment 10 months ago it cleared my big cyst.. But I am getting whiteheads on nose, forehead, chin what can I use t cure dat?

I completed a Accutane treatment 10 months ago it cleared my big cyst.. But I am getting whiteheads on nose, forehead, chin what can I use t cure dat?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer. Since you have already completed a course of Accutane, a last resort for treatment of acne, re-consultation with your prescribing physician would be beneficial.

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How to I get rid of Millia under my eyes. Also, how to get rid if whiteheads. I have blackheads in my nose too. Any home remedies?

How to I get rid of Millia under my eyes. Also, how to get rid if whiteheads. I have blackheads in my nose too. Any home remedies?

MILIA UNDER EYELIDS: MILIA ARE WHITEHEADS. WHITEHEADS ARE MILIA. A DERMATOLOGIST CAN GET RID OF THESE. IF YOU USE A LOT OF CREAMS AND OINTMENTS ON YOUR FACE YOU DEVELOP MORE. . .

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I have black/whiteheads between my eyebrows & nose! I eat healthy/drink tons of water. I use benzoly peroxide & salicylic acid cleanser. Advice please?

I have black/whiteheads between my eyebrows & nose! I eat healthy/drink tons of water. I use benzoly peroxide & salicylic acid cleanser. Advice please?

Need one more thing: You may need to talk to your dermatologist to possibly add something in the retinoid family to your regimen. If it persists it can potentially lead to scarring. We have a few weapons at our disposal to help address your individual acne needs.

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I have a whitehead just inside my right nostril. I suspect it's a zit over a nose hair follicle. I've l googled and I'm scared popping it will kill me?

I have a whitehead just inside my right nostril. I suspect it's a zit over a nose hair follicle. I've l googled and I'm scared popping it will kill me?

Pimple: I am not aware of any deaths caused by popping pimples in your nose. The internet is full of bad medical advice. We typically suggest you don't squeeze pimples because of the trauma and scarring that can occur. However, realising how painful these can be, do what you need to do. I trust San Rafael is wonderful used to live there as a youth.

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane.

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Picked at whitehead on nose, now a hole bigger than pore and pit like. Dermatologist says not infected. Will my skin repair itself? Will retin a (tretinoin) help?

Skin lesion: Leave your skin alone. It will repair itself. If there was no infection and the whitehead was the only thing that came out of it, it will most likely leave no scars, but let it heal itself and keep your hands off your face.

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