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Synonyms for blackhead

a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin

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Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis of the pilosebaceous follicles, characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and scars.
All the affected individuals in the two families mainly manifested with multiple comedones, pitted scars, and a few inflammatory nodules on their face, neck, trunk, axilla, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs.
In a randomized study of 200 patients with moderate-to-severe acne, erythromycin, 1 g in 2 divided doses daily, significantly reduced the comedone, papule, and pustule count after 8 weeks (SOR: B).
If you have a lot of blackheads, get rid of them with a comedone spoon - a small, spoon-shaped piece of metal which has a small hole in one end, available from pharmacists or The Body Shop.
The basic acne lesion, called the comedo (kom'-e-do) or comedone, is simply an enlarged hair follicle plugged with oil and bacteria.
An instrument called a comedone extractor is available, and doctors may use this instrument to open certain lesions on their patients.
The primary and the pathognomonic lesion of acne vulgaris is a comedone, which may be open or closed.
The lesions recorded were multifocal alopecia, erythema, folliculitis, comedone, nodulocystic lesions papule, pustule (Fig.
Retinoids, a Vitamin A acid, increase turnover and decrease the cohesiveness of the follicular epithelial cells, leading to decreased comedone formation and extrusion of existing comedones (Taffe, 1997).
The disease severity was defined as mild acne when there was predominance of comedones (less than 20) or less than 15 inflammatory papules or a comedone/ papule count of less than 30 on the face and moderate acne when papules and pustules (15-50 lesions) with comedones and rarely cysts were present.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous follicles characterized by comedone, papules, pustules, nodules and often scars.
Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous units characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, abscesses, and later on sometimes as widespread scarring.