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I have had a dense concentration of blackheads on my nose. How can I get rid of them ?

For over 11 years I have had a dense concentration of blackheads on my nose. There is not a square centimeter on my nose that is not covered with them. I have tried creams, oils, witch-hazel, and prescription medicines. I wash and scrub my face at least twice a day. I drink plenty of water. I jog every other day. I do not share pillow cases or towels. They are not scars, because if I pinch any where on my nose...well, you know. These are all the of the solutions I have ever read on this or any website. How can I get rid of them ? I do wear makeup over it (not when exercising, though) but they are still slightly visible. It is humiliating when children ask me What are those dots on your nose ?
Asked On : Tue, 1 Mar 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Black heads on the nose are notorious for reappearing again and again. Either you keep on removing them on a regular basis.Or for permanent removal, you can opt for laser treatment but multiple sittings will be required.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,
If you have diagnosed it correctly then RETINO -A (0.025%) is the best cream .Apply at night time only and make sure that you use a good sunscreen in the day next morning.There are time patients have very fine hair growth over the nose which mimics black kindly look properly for those very fine hair ..and if you have them then get a laser hair reduction for that.
take care,
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response
Try using Retin A cream 0.05% once daily at night and consult your dermatologist regarding salicylic acid peels and comedone extraction. LAsers may not be a good option.
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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  User's Response
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic!
You are suffering from a type of acne known as comedonal acne for which systemic or topical retinoids are very effective. Peelings or LASER in my opinion are good but COSTLY options. Manual comedone extractions will lead to dilated pores. Do as follows:
1) Apply Adapalene 0.1% gel daily at night
2) Use a good quality soap (lux/ pears will be OK) twice a day to wash your face; avoid face washes
Let me know the results in a month. Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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