Whitehead

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Definition

Whiteheads are white, raised bumps caused by collections of oil and skin in pores. Whiteheads are also known as closed

and pimples. They are seen with 

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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.

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