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Comedo

... comedo nes Definition: comedo nes are small, flesh-colored, white, or dark ... of a sebaceous follicle ( pore ). See acne . comedo nal acne ...

Blackhead

... ). Blackhead : A familiar term for what is medically called an open comedo . A comedo , the primary sign of acne , consists of a dilated (widened) hair ...

Keratin

... Keratitis ) Keratitis Sicca (Kerato conjunctivitis Sicca) ... A comedo , the primary sign of acne , consists of a dilated (widened) hair ... keratin squamae ( skin debris), bacteria , and sebum (oil). An open comedo has a wide opening to the skin and is capped with a blackened mass of ...

Pore

... This prevents the pore from draining, and it becomes inflamed. comedo ne ex traction . The comedo is removed from the pore with a special tool. Chemical peels . Gly ...

Comedones

... infection . Stops the development of new acne lesion s ( comedones ) and encourages cell turnover, unplugging pimples Adapalene Decreases comedo (basic acne lesion ) formation ... Because these pimples look like teenage acne , rosacea has often been nicknamed adult acne or acne ...

Immune response

... body, an immune response is triggered, and the body produces antibodies targeted specifically against protein s on the foreign cells. When a comedo ne rupture s and the body mounts an immune response against it, an inflammatory reaction occurs. Acne lesion s get very red, with small ...

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