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how to get rid of pus filled pimples

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neelam Uppal
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more informatio: Do you have oral Herpes?
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Do not burst pimples: You could very easily scar your penis if you manipulate a sore. Soaking it with a warm wet cloth or in a tub of warm water can help the pimple come t ... 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No miracles . . .: Go see your Family Doc or Dermatologist. On rare occasions, s/he can lance boil & perhaps inject corticosteroid to minimize inflammation (although ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis?: This may be related to an infection of the hair follicles, in which case topical or oral antibiotics are useful.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Drainage and hygiene: If your infection is recurrent , an antibacterial wash such as Chlorhexidine can reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin and help prevent further i ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Encourage : Medical evaluation to rule out infection, .
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It sounds like an abscess. At a minimum, it sounds like it needs to be incised and cultured.
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Do not break: The best dressing to a wound is your own skin. See your doctor if definitely puss may be infection. May require antibiotics. Puss can also be sterile ... Read More

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