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Blackheads

Blackheads are tiny, dark spots on the skin. They are caused by a small plug in the opening of a follicle (pore).  Blackheads are also called open comedones.

Related conditions include:

Considerations

Blackheads can be treated with creams containing salicylic acid or tretinoin.

References

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed.Clinical Dermatology

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Update Date 11/20/2012