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Comedones are small, flesh-colored, white, or dark bumps that give skin a rough texture. The bumps are caused by acne. They are found at the opening of skin pores. A solid core can often be seen in the middle of the small bump. 

Alternative Names

Skin bumps - acne-like; Acne-like skin bumps


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Zaenglein AL, Thibouto DM. Acne vulgaris. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, et al, eds.Dermatology

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Update Date 12/2/2014