Location

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

33
Dermatologists

40776
Cases done
by Dermatologists

27
Dermatologist Hospitals

Comedones: Here is what you should know

About

Comedones are white or black colored bumps that appear on the face generally as a result of the outbreak of acne. However, there might be other causes too for its appearance.

Comedones usually affect people who are over the age of forty, mostly in their 60’s or 80’s. In teenagers and people below the age of 40, they are usually acne.(1)

- Self-diagnosed
- Treatment options available
- Laboratory tests and imaging rarely required
- Time taken to resolve depends on the severity of symptoms

Open comedones are known as blackheads, and closed comedones are known as whiteheads. Comedones are caused by cornification cells present along the line of the sebaceous duct.

Symptoms

Black or white colored bumps.
A solid core may be noticed in the middle area of the bump.
May or may not appear after acne.
Other than the face can be seen in the neck and back area too.

Treatments

Self-care: Choosing cosmetics that are oil-free. Washing face twice daily with mild soap. Avoid smoking. Maintain a healthy diet. Avoid pricking the bumps.

Medications: Various antibiotics, ointments, steroids, and oral contraceptives may be prescribed by the doctor.

Specialists: In many cases, if the condition is severe doctors may recommend various surgical procedures such as microdermabrasion or electrosurgery. For any other queries, you may consult a dermatologist. You may consider consulting at mfine, as it offers holistic treatment plans for optimum health.

Dermatologist

Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

...More

Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

...More

North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

...More

Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

...More

Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

...More

KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

...More

Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

View More on App

Other Medical Conditions

Other Specialities

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App