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Whiteheads All Over Body
Itchy?: I have a few questions. Are they itchy? Was he immunized against the chicken pox? Any other symptoms like fever? The rash you describe sounds like the chicken pox, typically described as "a dew drop on a rose petal" appearance. Even if your son was vaccinated there is such a thing as breakthrough infections, they tend to be very mild. I suggest seeing his doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more
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
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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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
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.
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
Acne tx: 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
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
Bug bite on leg: Normally bug bites don't get infected unless we scratch and irritate them. The redness and the "whitehead" are a sign of infection. I would try some warm water compresses and gentle squeezing of the white head to see if you can "pop" it. Otherwise using topical antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) will help. These usually resolve without lasting effects good luck ...Read more
Consult with your dr: Recommend to her to see a doctor to check for infection, I am available for second opinion if needed www. Healthtap. Com/drinocenciocandelaria ...Read more