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What are comedones?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Comedones are what people sometimes call whiteheads or blackheads. Essentially, they are pores (sebaceous follicles) that have become clogged with sebum, hair and sometimes bacteria.

 

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