What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Blackheads?

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Risk factors of blackheads include:
  • irritation of the hair follicles when dead skins cells don’t shed on a regular basis
  • menstruation, or while taking birth control pills
  • producing too much body oil
  • taking certain drugs, such as corticosteroids, lithium, or androgens
  • the buildup of the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria on the skin
  • undergoing hormonal changes that cause an increase in oil production during the teen years, during
Symptoms of blackheands can easily be seen as the black bumps on the skin.