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Skin layers
Skin layers


Whitehead

Definition:

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



Considerations:



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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: 10/28/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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