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Acne - close-up of pustular lesions
Acne - close-up of pustular lesions


Blackheads (comedones)
Blackheads (comedones)


Blackheads (comedones) close-up
Blackheads (comedones) close-up


Acne, cystic on the chest
Acne, cystic on the chest


Acne, cystic on the face
Acne, cystic on the face


Acne, vulgaris on the back
Acne, vulgaris on the back


Acne, close-up of cysts on the back
Acne, close-up of cysts on the back


Acne, cystic on the back
Acne, cystic on the back


Comedones

Definition:

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 a sebaceous follicle (pore).



Alternative Names:

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



Considerations:



Common Causes:



Home Care:



Call your health care provider if:



What to expect at your health care provider's office:



References:

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




Review Date: 11/14/2012
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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