Comedones

Definition

Comedones are small, flesh-colored, white, or dark bumps that give skin a rough texture. The bumps are caused by acne and found at the opening of a sebaceous follicle (pore). See: Acne

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