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Is it normal to have a large amount of whiteheads suddenly just over night and how can it be treated ?

woke up with suddenly lots of little whiteheads on my face . I m 16, female.My height is 5 3 and i m about 45kg. This morning i woke up with some spots on my body feeling itchy and kind of red but they aren t too bad so i ignored them. Then i washed my face and noticed i ve broken out with a lot of little whiteheads on my face. What do i do? Is it normal to have suddenly a huge amounts of whiteheads just over night like this?
Asked On : Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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You are probably having symptoms of acne. You need to cut down on fatty and junk food. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water. Apply sunscreen and avoid sunexposure for now. Show to a dermatologist and get examined thoroughly to find the right cause and treatment.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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Its not possible that you get a sudden eruption of white heads on face.It seems to be miliaria(prickly heat) which develops because of sweat accumulation and heat.It can also occur on body as you have mentioned esp as red small dots.It can be mild itchy also.
You can use calamine lotion and take a cetrizine tablets for few days .Keep yourself in a cool environment.
If it does not go off in two days then kindly consult a dermatologist.

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