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How can infected whiteheads on the side of the face be treated?

hi I have ingrown hair deep under my skin and out . I have very coarse hair and been taking different medation . I was trying to put the hairs but also founding holes under my skin and white heads and infected all on one side on my face. so tired dealing with it . I neeed the best way to get rid of it
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Infected whiteheads are treated with antibiotics to reduce inflammation & infection.

Medicated creams, ointments & gels (Benzoyl Peroxide, salicylic acid) also work well.

Keep your skin clean, avoid excessive sun exposure, remove makeup before going to bed, refrain from squeezing or scratching the whiteheads.

Neglected whiteheads can become acne. Acne can cause emotional distress. Get examined by a dermatologist & get treated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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