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How to determine if a face blemish is a wart or pimple

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Treat not cure: We still don't completely understand the causes of acne but a fairly clear picture of the outcome. Treatments are targeted to reduce sebaceous (oil gl... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
There : There is a possibility that she could have molluscum contagiousum which is caused by a wart like virus. They look like little red or flesh colored bu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Warts: First - the HPV vaccine only offers protection towards the 2-4 types of HPV virus that have a high risk of causing cervical cancer. There are over a ... Read More
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 39 years experience
Lip warts: Usually when warts don't drain so it I is most likely some other inflammatory process. If it's clear fluid it could be a cold sore type lesion.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most physicians: would be able to visually distinguish between a wart and a pimple.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Urology 63 years experience
Don't kniw: Hard to tell from words. Go to Utologist and get a prompt answer and treatment.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Recommend : Recommend that you see a dermatologist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is trained to diagnose skin lesions. There are many possibilities as to ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Need to be seen: This is probably an infection -- several come to mind, including chancroid -- and your physician needs to see it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Needs exam to tell.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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See dermatologist : This type of problem cannot be dealt with adequately on this platform. I would suggest you discuss it with your dermatologist who already has your pas... Read More

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