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Blackheads

It's Black. It's Ugly.
And it's the most serious teenage problem today.

In medical terms, a blackhead is a common follicular disorder affecting hair on the face, neck and upper parts of the body. It's characteristic of acne, a common skin condition among adolescents.

Cause ::
Interplay of genetic, hormonal and bacterial factors.

Symptoms ::
Whiteheads. Dirt collects in them as also lipid bacterial and epithelial debris. Oily skins are more susceptible. Prominence in mid-face. Faint odor in extreme case. Can be aggravated by emotional stress, sweating or a premenstrual flare up in women.

Management ::
Avoid chocolates, fried food, colas and milk products. Maintain skin hygiene. Wash twice a day with a cleansing soap and an abrasive sponge. Avoid oil based cosmetics and creams. Benzoyl Peroxide preparations and vitamin A acid force blackheads out. Strictly avoid squeezing blackheads; it'll only worsen the problem. Reassurance an attentive listening to be part of the psychological treatment. For drugs and surgical treatment options, consult your doctor.


 
 
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