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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Scabies.: Eurex application would be appropriate for scabies, which is typically intensely itchy. With pus, though, it sounds like you may have a bacterial sup ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek evaluation: Chronic infections conditions in this area may warrant a multifaceted approach, which may include a wound culture to determine the appropriate antibio ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Cyst or lymph node: Either you have a lymph node or more likely an infected sebaceous cyst. Once it pops it will continue to pop. You can try warm compress and meticulo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Infection: You have a lump draining pus. This means that you have an infection. Can't tell you what is infected. But you need to see a dentist asap for exam a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: You certainly have an infection. Get examined and treated with broad spectrum antibiotics.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience Family Medicine
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Cannot tell here what you nay have. It may be as simple as an infection that needs antibiotics. Needs a physical exam. Will need mammogram once the ac ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Sore throat. : Please tell your parents, and go to the doctor for evaluation. I wish you the best!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: You need to be seen by your doctor. This sounds like an infection and it needs to examined and cultured. You most likely need antibiotics. This could ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Just a pimple: This sounds like just a pimple, or maybe folliculitis (hair follicle infection), especially if it's an area that you shave. No STD causes this -- no w ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Acne: Could be acne lesion that is infected. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you will get treatment that will clear the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Possible papilloma: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection can cause similar picture. You can get testes for HPV
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I woul ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dental abscess?: If a lump is in the gums (not on the inside nor the outside of the cheeks), and it swells with pus and then breaks open, it can be a tooth abscess. A ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Krendl
16 years experience Dentistry
A visit to your MD: The symptoms could be related to multiple healthcare concerns. You may want to consult your md or dds as soon as possible.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bump behind ear: This could represent a cyst. it is best to have it evaluated by your doctor as we can not see it or examine it on health tap.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Biopsy : You need a biopsy of the area. Your dermatologist could do this could for you.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: whatever it is it is infected. Go see your doctor to be evaluated and treated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Infection: Infections of the glands on the lips can become infected and cause an abscess. When you popped it the inflammation was extended into the surrounding t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vestibulitis: The most common cause of a painful red lump on the inside of the nose is vestibulitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles of the inside skin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly infected: hair follicle, try some warm compresses and OTC antibiotic cream, if that doesn't help check with your doctor, good luck
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor tomorrow: You could have several different things. Best is to see your doctor for a pelvic exam and definitive treatment. I hope you feel better soon.

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