White Heads

Whitehead is a form of acne, and it occurs as a result of clogged pores. It can occur anywhere in the body, and hormonal changes during puberty is a common cause. Topical retinoids help to treat this problem.

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I am suffering from a lot of acne. Which items should I use to get rid of my pimples and blemishes and give my skin a healthy glow?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing quite a bit of acne on my skin. I thought it might be due to dehydration caused by my diet and also my skin appears discolored and showing signs of acne, whiteheads, blackheads, and dryness. I have ordered some skincare products, but they do not seem to be making ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, Please follow the below instructions. Please use face washes that contains aloe vera 5 %, Clostridium Butyricum, and Glycolic Acid 1 % twice daily for 20 days. I suggest you to use face cream that contains Niacinamide, Panthenol and hydrating g...  Read Full »

How to get rid of skin roughness around the nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. For the last 40 days, I notice some pimples or skin roughness around my nose. I usually use bath soap and anti-acne men's face wash. I have attached images. I have my marriage in 40 days. I need a solution. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It has made things very clear. What you have are not pimples but closed comedones or whiteheads in layman's terms. You need to start applying Epiduo gel (Adapalene and Benzoyl Perox...  Read Full »

I am experiencing lots of whiteheads and blackheads on my face. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had acne for three years, and I have tried almost everything you could think of. I have whiteheads and blackheads on my face, and whatever I do, they never go away. I wash my face twice a day with a facewash, and I also use an oil-free moisturizer. I regularly exfoliate 2 to 3 tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. I think you have used more products than required. First, you need to understand acne is a common problem of your age and often gets aggravated by fast food, cosmetics, hormones, and even by stress. Minimize your self-remedies as you ha...  Read Full »

I have whiteheads and pimples along my jawline suddenly. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,Suddenly I saw white heads and pimples on my jawline. I use salicylic acid face wash and toner, and I have oily skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 to 3 acne and will require oral antibiotics. The acne over the lower face, particularly the jawline, may also indicate a hormonal etiology. In addition, if you have irregular menses, recent weight gain, or unwanted ...  Read Full »

My doctor prescribed Spironolactone, and I have started developing small bumps and whiteheads. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got prescribed Spironolactone and started taking it last week. A few days later, I started developing clusters of very small things like whiteheads and bumps. Should I stop taking this medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history and images provided by your end (the attachments have been removed to protect the identity of the patient). Acne vulgaris has multiple modes of treatment. As you have already mentioned that you are using Clindamycin as well as Tretinoi...  Read Full »

I have tiny whiteheads on my penis shaft and pubic area. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tiny whiteheads on the top of my shaft and some in my pubic area that showed up only recently. These are not itchy or irritating; this is the first time such whiteheads have appeared. I had unprotected sex two weeks ago. I had a blood test done and received a negative result. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and reviewed the image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a viral infection. If you had unprotected sex, it could be a sexually transmitted infection. I suggest you to ...  Read Full »

I have tiny whiteheads on my chin and jaw area with no signs of itching, pain, and inflammation. Is it rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting tiny whiteheads on my chin and jaw area. They are not painful, do not itch, and have no inflammation. Unfortunately, it is difficult to clearly picture these bumps because they are so small and white. I would not worry about it because, as I said, they are tiny, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history provided, based on the description and location of the lesions, they may most probably be closed comedones due to excess sebum secretion and clogging of pores. Multiple factors, including hormonal fluctuations, climate changes...  Read Full »

I have many whiteheads on my face, which keeps worsening. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have lots of whiteheads on my face. For three years, day by day, it has been getting worse. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history provided, whiteheads or closed comedones may appear due to genetic factors, increased oil secretion, climatic changes, dietary imbalances, hormonal fluctuations, and gynecological reasons. I suggest 1. Ahaglow face was...  Read Full »

Will rashes due to contact dermatitis spread despite taking antihistamine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash. It started ten days ago, first on my neck, which was red and itchy, then on to the back of my neck. The chemist advised antihistamine and mild derma cream, but it then continued to spread to my face, top of my back, and chest. The itching went away but more like spots now,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have developed allergic contact dermatitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The important thing to reduce the lesions is to identify the trigger and avoid it. It can be anything under the sun like grass, chemicals, insects, ce...  Read Full »

I have oily skin with whiteheads and pimples. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an oily skin. For the past eight to nine years, I am having white heads and pimples. I used to get pimples on my back also. I have not taken any medication till now, but I am fed up with this. I used to think that it happens when you enter adolescence, but now I do not think tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Almost 90% of the people experience acne during their age from 15 to 30 years. It is because of the hormonal fluctuations of adolescence. However, the grade and severity differ according to the skin type and tendency. Acne is mainly driven by the effect of various bo...  Read Full »

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