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Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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whitehead removal

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whitehead removal
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--can you tell me more about the problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi


 


I seem to have a lot of whiteheads on my face & would like to get rid of them


 


Major ones are on my cheeks & under my eyes


 


Regards


Mike


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry for the delay--could you post a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi


Cannot post photo


 


Regards


Mike

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No problem Mike--how large are these?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi


One is about size of large pimple - others are like small blemishes


 


Regards


Mike

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Mike--here are my suggestions. Cleanse your face with a benzoyl peroxide scrub, then apply a combination of tea tree oil and a tretinoin cream that you can get over the counter. It may take a couple of weeks but this usually is very effective for whiteheads. If that doesn't work you'd need to see a doctor for prescription retin A cream
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Category: Dermatology
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Experience: Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi


 


Is it possible to pierce them to clean them out ?


 


Regards


Mike


 

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
How would you try to do that Mike?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi


 


I was thinking of a sterilised needle


 


Regards


Mike

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You can try that Mike but be careful to make sure it is sterilized and wipe the skin with alcohol first

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