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Habit of eating blackheads and piles from face. Any health risks?

Hi,.I m going to see a dermatologist in a few weeks to prescribe me the oral acne medication for my face ridden of blackheads and pinples, I have been eating my blackheads and pimples ever since I can remember but I m stopping tonite. I would like to know if there are any health risks I should be aware of from my discusting habit. I would also like to ask you if maybe since I was eating these excretions frim my skin, if it was the result for my countinous outbreaks.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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HI..thanks for the query..
You should not touch any eruption happening on your face for any reason.Every time you touch, the possibility of having scar( some of them permanent) and a superimposed infection increases tremendously.
About eating the blackhead and piles from face, as you realize , this is definitely one of the most unhealthy practices that anyone has acquired.Acne does not 'occur' due to eating them, but under all circumstances , this has to be stopped ASAP.
hope this helps..take care!
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