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Synonyms for comedo

a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin

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For instance, the fraction of patients without any signs of inflammation had more than quadrupled and the proportion of patients with > 20 comedones was reduced from 53.
The lesions bleed easily and may be accompanied by comedones.
Using less stringent objective criteria that allowed up to 25% of facial involvement with small papules and comedones, 82 patients were deemed to have "mild acne," and 27 of these scored positive on the BDDQ-DV With the less stringent criteria, 27 (21%) of all patients had body dysmorphic disorder.
Recurrent deep inflammation of cysts repeatedly required and still requires surgical interventions and mechanical removal of the comedones, oral adminstration of methyl-prednisolone (4-40 mg/day Urbason; Hoechst Marion Roussel, Vienna, Austria), and analgesic drugs and antibiotics.
There are two kinds of pimples: comedones, also known as blackheads, and other more unpleasant inflammations called papules, pustules or nodules, which range from a typical red pimple to a painful, pus-filled zit.
Tretinoin, a type of drug called a retinoid that contains vitamin A, is the most effective topical medication for stopping the development of new comedones.
Initially, HS manifests with open comedones (usually with two or more 'heads") and tender subcutaneous acneiform papules.
Acne vulgaris is America's most common skin disease and is characterized by non-inflammatory, open or closed comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules.
Cosmetics, and some moisturisers, too, can cause acne by blocking the pores with a greasy layer that encourages the proliferation of bacteria, providing the ideal conditions for comedones, or blackheads, to develop (a comedo being the basic acne lesion).
5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) indicated for acne vulgaris when comedones, papules and pustules are present.
Table 2: Severity of acne vulgaris symptoms before and after treatment Symptom Patients % n % n % n <20 >20 no data Comedones before 44.
With the relaxing strokes of the therapist's fingers on your skin you can drift off on a cloud of scented oils, safe in the knowledge that while she can see all your comedones (they're blackheads, you heathen), she can't see up your nostrils from that angle.
It has also been observed in follicular lesions such as comedones and ruptured follicles.
The presence of comedones can be used to differentiate acne vulgaris from acne rosacea.