Small white eruptions on the face and skin are defined as whiteheads. One can also call them as small white minuscule eruptions. It is caused due to dust and dirt that settles on the surface of the skin. Eruption of tiny white growth on the face that give your skin a rough feeling are common symptoms. You may also have blackheads alongside and together these give you a rough feel.
HOW IS WHITEHEADS DIAGNOSED?
Dermatologists diagnose Whiteheads through complete examination of skin. They may check for other skin problems that may be causing Whiteheads. The doctor may also check for any facial creams and cosmetics that may clog skin pores.
HOW IS WHITEHEADS TREATED?
Whiteheads are considered a mild form of acne. They are relatively easy to treat. Both over-the-counter and prescription washes and ointments can treat this condition. Products that contain benzoyl peroxide can help reduce oil production in the pores. Products containing salicylic acid work by directly breaking down existing whiteheads. The doctor may recommend other acne drugs and treatments as well. These include:
• light therapy
• chemical peels
• whitehead extraction
• steroid injections
DID YOU KNOW?
If you maintain good cleansing and exfoliation habits then the problem of Whiteheads would not recur, especially ensuring a weekly exfoliation routine for your face.