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how to tell the difference between a wart and a pimple

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Atkins
19 years experience Dermatology
Thanks for asking!: A wart looks like a pimple that is very 'ragged' on top and it typically does not itch or respond to most topical products (except liquid nitrogen and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
So many answers: There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are diff ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: If these have appeared since being treated for chlamydia, definitely see your doctor for a good exam to determine whether these are infections or norm ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The penis is covered by skin (epithelium), which makes it susceptible to the formation of disease such as warts or pimples.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
By the way it looks: A cold sore is a basically an ulcer of the skin created by a virus, there may surrounding redness, but there is no come do (a clogged hair follicle or ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Freckles darken and lighten depending on sun exposure and occur in groups. A lentigo is a solitary dark spot that's flat. A nevus tends to be larger t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Is it painful?: Warts do not hurt. But a spider bite will often cause quite a bit of pain, produce redness and then it will go away completely in a week to 10 days. W ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Clinical exam: these 2 conditions have quite distinct clinical characteristics on clinical examination and the toenail, tends not to have hair
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Locations: Skin tag usually present at neck, arm pits and sometines under breasts and groins. They are tiny(1-2 mm) and sometimes, elongated. Warts caused by hpv ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Easy: Skin tags look like regular skin, usually on thin stalk that can be "pulled up" or stretched from the skin. Often occur under arms, in groin, around ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Giunta
53 years experience Family Medicine
Area lesion is found: Bed sore is inflammed and may have drainage. Pimple may have head to it or sore center point.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it look ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Its difficult: Herpes sores are like craters or blisters which are initially clear then yellow. Pimples are normally red hard, pus filled . Both can be tender. A pic ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin Issues: A zit is visible and looks like a zit. A lump is under the skin and has no visible symptoms except perhaps seeing the outlines of it.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Both same: Both terms are inconclusive and refer to a palpable lesion not ulcerating but present in back region. The most common small knot or tumor is lipoma w ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
A Biopsy: A sample of the tissue will be sent to the Pathologist by your Surgeon. The Pathologist will examine the tissue microscopically to determine the tumor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin: Warts usually do not itch, they are sharp and small. Mosquito bites itch, are temporary and are usually rounded and smooth.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Growth vs open sore: A wart is a growth. A sore is, well, an open sore -- a hole in the surface. Herpes is the most common cause of genital sores. For sure check it out AS ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Same: A zit is slang for pimple. Larger pimples are called cysts.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Wart is type of rash: A rash is a description for any abnormality of the skin which causes changes in skin color, texture, appearance, thickness, etc. A wart is a type of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy is only: way to tell for sure. A qualified dermatologist can usually tell the difference between a benign or suspicious lesion in the majority of cases, so yo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Skin: Masses under the skin that are rubbery and freely mobile are often benign, but the only way to really know would be an excision or tissue sampling and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Bump is raised: A bump is raised, a patch of sunburn is not.

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