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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 used a new skin product, which provoked breakouts. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I used a skincare product a year ago, and since then it has provoked a massive breakout. I used many creams and it subdued eventually, but now I have spots around my chin and on the highs of my cheeks that breaks out from time to time that leads to big white heads. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through the pictures attached (the attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity). I could notice predominantly multiple closed comedones or whiteheads along with acne along the jawline, which is u...  Read Full »

I have dull skin post-laser treatment for acne. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and have a history of black and whiteheads, acne, and other skin conditions that have left me with scars and numerous open pores. I have been receiving carbon dioxide (CO2) and peel treatments for the past seven months, but even after six sets of each, I did not expe...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Due to the hormonal changes of adolescence, acne affects everyone in the age range of 15 to 25 years. However, depending on the grade and seriousness of the situation, there are numerous effective treatment options....  Read Full »

Kindly suggest home remedies for my blackheads and acne.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe acne. I have everything from blackheads to filled pores to regular acne, whiteheads, and cystic acne covering my face. I have tried diet change, dozens of different face washes, drinking tons of water, tea tree oil, witch hazel, toothpaste, birth control, face masks, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Pimple is due to hormonal changes. Please follow the suggestions listed below. Avoid oily food, chocolates, and milk products. Avoid dust, and use sunscreen above 30 SPF (skin protection factor). Do not use an...  Read Full »

I am 54 years-old with pimple like patches on my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a couple of these patches on the same type of places on my face for the past few years. I am 54 years old and just recently started going through menopause in the last year or so. The places start out as a pimple, a small white head. The skin around them starts to peel leavi...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Well, I suggest you not touch or squeeze the pimple otherwise it would leave a scar or marks. Do not apply any oily cream or steroid-based cream over the pimple. It is due to your menopausal phase which causes hormona...  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 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 »

What could be done for the scars that occur due to the popping of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. From the last five years, I have acne. It had reduced a bit. But, recently I started to get white heads and papules. I then popped my papule and white head area. Now, it has become red and swollen and it is burning. I have applied cold water and aloe vera gel...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following: Start applying Opexa (a combination of Dimethicone and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) gel thrice daily. This will minimize the chances of scarring. Apply T-Bact (Mupirocin topical) ointment on the Opexa gel. This will reduce the infection. Sta...  Read Full »

I struggle with whiteheads, black scars on my forehead, and bumps all over my cheeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with my skin for quite a bit. For my whole life, I have always had clear skin until I got to college. Now I am struggling with white heads, black scars all over my forehead, and bumps all over my cheeks. It looks awful and I am unsure what is happening. I have tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. I have understood your concern and examined your picture (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem among adolescents and young ad...  Read Full »

Suffering from acne. Need suggestions for clear skin.

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 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 hydrati...  Read Full »

Can rosacea cause tiny whiteheads on the chin and jaw area?

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 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 chang...  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 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 Ahaglow face wash (Gly...  Read Full »

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