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I have a blackhead that continuously returns on my back.

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I have a blackhead...

I have a blackhead that continuously returns on my back. When we try to get it all out of the pore it just leaves like an open hole and eventually fills back in. What is causing this?

Doctor's Assistant: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?

The only skin issue I really ever had is precancerous miles that I get checked yearly for.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

About a year and no not until recently. I've started getting little bumps along my neck and temples like little blackheads

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I don't think so

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

Blackhead is medically known as an open comedo.

There are a number of over-the-counter remedies available from pharmacies to treat mild acne. These usually contain antibacterial agents such as benzoyl peroxide. It is available at your pharmacy without prescription by name of clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream.

If still after this,the black head persists,then you need to consult your skin doctor as you may need prescription medications like: Azelaic acid , Retinoids - medicines based on vitamin A,Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) , antibiotic lotion. Antibiotics, such as tetracycline, can be prescribed.

You should take these daily for around three months, although it might take four to six months for you to see the benefits.

So I advice you to make an appointment with your dermatologist for these prescription medications accordingly.

Thank you.

Hope this helped

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