···· or ····

Health Information

Blackheads
Bookmarks

Blackheads

Print-Friendly  

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:

  • Acne
  • Whiteheads

Blackheads can be treated with creams that contain salicylic acid or tretinoin.

I Would Like to Learn About:

  • Considerations

    Blackheads can be treated with creams that contain salicylic acid or tretinoin.

Related Information

  AcneWhiteheads    

References

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2009:chap 1.

BACK TO TOP 

Review Date: 12/2/2014  

Reviewed By: Richard J. Moskowitz, MD, dermatologist in private practice, Mineola, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

adam.com

 
A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.
© 2015 UCHealth University of Colorado Health