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how long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away is it a papula

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Usually a few days: Large pimples that do not have an outlet like a whitehead, may represent significant inflammation under the skin, and sometimes the presence of pus un ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Agree with Dr.B. In addition to his advice, you may try warm fomentation to facilitate maturation of the pimple, if it is a pimple.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About a week: "large" means different things to different people. If large, it might still dry up without popping, but it also might pop by itself. Trying to pop it ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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PictureWorth1000Word: This is not something easily discussed via text.A pic would help,but would just be the start of the process.You need to see a dermatologist.Maybe a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Scabs: If you leave it alone and don't pick at it any more it should be gone in 4-7 days possibly sooner if it's really small.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Visit you doctor: Hi. Those symptoms you mention (pain, inflammation) are concerning for an infection of the eyelid. Try to keep your hands clean and wash the area with ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Warm compress: A warm compress can help bring infection/inflammation to the surface resolve faster. If you're compelled to pop it, better to use sharp needle cleane ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Can outgrow it: Acne isn't 'cured' but can be controlled with medication. Ask your Dermatologist for help with this. Acne can last into your 20's or 30's (occasiona ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin lump: Should see a doc. It can be surgically removed and also at the same time send for pathology to rule out skin cancer.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good hea ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
29 years experience Pediatrics
Could be a boil: Most pimples, boils or abscesses get larger and are red and painful. They do not typically last a few weeks but it could be. I would use a warm comp ... Read More

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