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What is Acne Comedones: its symptoms, and facts?


Acne Comedones are the lesions/papules (small bumps) found frequently on the chin and forehead of the people having acne mainly due to oil and dead skin cells or trapped hair follicles.

Acne is a common condition in adolescents that generally occurs in 70-80% of adolescents.

  • Non-inflammatory and can be open or closed
  • Affects both male and female and all races
  • Does not require lab test or imaging
  • They are common and not risky
  • Can be easily treated at home or clinic

Comedones acne usually appears on forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. A comedone is a result of the blocked hair follicle and turns into acne if left unattended. They are two types; blackheads and whiteheads.

Ages affected – Affects all ages but common in teenagers (both boys and girls).


The common symptoms include small bumpy acne papules. For mild acne comedones, OTC acne-creams can be used. If acne comedones get severe, it is always recommended to consult a dermatologist.

  • People may experience
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Pustules
  • Small red fleshy spots


Self-care: Try not touching and squeezing the acne, usage of mild soap and cleanser can be recommended, use of less makeup, water-based and oil-free makeup, avoid direct exposure to sun, and certain dietary changes.

Medications: Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, azelaic acid, nicotinamide, retinoids, oral antibiotics, oral contraceptive pill (for females), and isotretinoin. (Must be taken only on prescription)

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