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Squeezing blackheads
I squeezed several blackheads on my chin today (I know- not supposed to...) and the "stuff" that came out was green and there was a lot of it. I've never seen green "stuff" before.  It doesn't seem like a good thing. Should I be concerned?
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prolly just black heads that have been there for awhile without you noticing that built up over time  sometimes this can cause a slight green color
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Hi. Despite the name, blackheads are not always black and the bacteria-filled substance which comes out with extraction may be green or yellow.
Do not squeeze blackheads in future, this seldom improves the appearance and may leave an enlarged pore behind. It may also spread bacteria under the skin causing more blackheads or spots. Repeated squeezing will lead to permanent scarring.
See your doctor for a topical synthetic retinoid called Differin gel. This is good for blackheads, papular and pustular acne.
Eloise.
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