Comedones occur as small flesh-colored bumps. It forms when excess oil and dead skin cells block the oil-producing glands in the skin. It makes the affected pores bulge outward to form comedones. Blackheads and whiteheads are the standard forms of comedonal acne. Applying acne products, gentle cleansers, and moisturizers can help to cure it.

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What could be the reason behind the buildup of pores on my face and cheeks for the past three months?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the past three months, I have had a bad build-up of pores on both sides of my face and cheeks. I have never suffered with the same problem before. I want to know what is best for this.   Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi Welcome to I understand your concern. You seem to have grade one to two comedonal acne. I would suggest you the following medications: Adapalene-Benzoyl Peroxide gel application on acne once at night in a tiny amount without rubbing it. Benzoyl peroxide face wash. Consult your...  Read Full »

I have many bumps that are joining together and growing big. How to get rid of them?

Query: Hello doctor, I have many mole types of bumps joining up together. They have a waxy look and sometimes there is a yellow keratin-like fluid coming out of them. It is above my lip and no it is not cold sores. It has been growing over the last year. How can I remove it as it is getting big? They are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the clinical photographs attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The differential diagnoses are: Closed comedones. Molluscum contagiosum. Milia. The treatment for all the above is needling and curettage. In case of molluscu...  Read Full »

How can these boils on my face be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. For the past one month, I have got these boils on my face. Ten years ago, I had the same issue and got treated. It is a kind of acne that is what the doctor had diagnosed at that time. At present, I do not take any medications for the same.These are the sam...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) You have lots of closed comedones on your forehead. Yes, it is acne. There are two types of comedones. They are closed comedones nothing but whiteheads and the other are open comedones wh...  Read Full »

How do I cure the small bumps on my forehead, nose, and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have small bumps on my forehead, nose, and chin. When I researched my skin condition online, closed comedones are the name of my skin issue. I have used multiple skincare products, but none of them seems to work for me. Right now, I do not know what to do. What sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Comedones appear due to humidity, lifestyle, diet, and hormonal fluctuations mostly seen during teenage. Kindly include an image as it will be easier to advise you based on your skin type. As of now, to lessen the appearance of the tiny bumps, I would suggest,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some home remedies for the acnes in my chest and back.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had acne on my chest and back for several months. It does not become worse, and also it does not improve either. How do I get rid of it at home?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). People in your age group are prone to getting acne as your oil glands, and sebaceous glands are active under hormonal influence. More than acne, I could see stretch marks...  Read Full »

Do antibiotics help in treating acne?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do antibiotics clear acne? Is bacteria the cause of acne? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query. Yes, acne is caused by a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, but beside this other factors also play in forming acne. Change in keratinization pattern in pilosebaceous unit, which leads to a keratinous material to cause blocking of sebum secre...  Read Full »

What could be the tiny pimples on face easy to pluck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some acne on my face. It is not painful or big but it is very tiny and it appears for one night only, and in the morning wherever I got that small tiny acne my skin is little red and for this I have tried everything. I apply Adapalene for this but when I apply Adapalene on my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your photo and history suggest you have comedones that is whiteheads. It is a type of acne only. Now Adapalene is a good gel for acne but if your skin is sensitive to Adapalene, we need to start you on other antiacne cream. Apply Peroduo gel (Hydroxy Benzoyl peroxide...  Read Full »

How can I permanently get rid of blackheads on nose and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, How do I permanently get rid of blackheads on my nose and chin?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Blackheads (Comedones) are skin pores that get clogged. There are no definite treatment for a permanent cure from it although you can treat the present ones and also follow steps to prevent it. 2. If you have an oily skin, you are much more prone to developing b...  Read Full »

I have bumps on my nose and chin, but there are no pus or pores. What are those?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bumps on my nose and chin. I believe that as pimples but I am not sure. They do not contain any pus or pores because nothing squeezes out.  Read Full »

Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The history that you have given and the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you supplied makes me inclined to believe that these are what we call closed comedones. Pimples are often referred to as open comedones. Closed comedones occur when cel...  Read Full »

10-year-old has white spots on cheeks. What has caused it?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-year-old son has white spots on his cheeks. They have been around for the last couple of years. Some appear to look like blackheads. I do not know how to treat them. Or if this is milia or keratosis. They are only on his cheeks and some tiny spots under his eye. But chin and for...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The white colored papules are indeed milia. The others are comedones. Comedones are part of acne vulgaris.  Read Full »

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