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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. . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

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