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I have pimples on my face that are not but they hurt

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Selkin
24 years experience Dermatology
Allergic reaction: Please visit your nearest board certified dermatologist to assist you with proper medications.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: without a photo your condition must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated: this cannot be done online.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Cystic acne : You describe cystic acne as a problem. You definitely do not want to "release the gunk" on your own as this will worsen the chances of scarring and in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne: If you have acne cysts, your doctor may suggest a stronger medicine, such as oral antibiotics and if this does not work there is always accutane. See ... Read More
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Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermato ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Why indeed: Try warm compresses and have your primary care doctor look at it if it doesn't resolve quickly
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi
31 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
White Pimple: White pimples which are tender, means you have infected skin glands and should see your dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for treatment.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Scalp?: If on the scalp, they're probably sebaceous cysts. If on the forehead, could be acne or warts. See your doctor to get it taken care of.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Many benign tumors can be labelled a pimple. Some of these are blocked glands(sweat glands/sebacious glands etc). What to do about it? depends on if i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst. A cyst is a pimple that grows in the deeper skin. It fills up kind of like a water balloon. These don't turn bad bu ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May not be acne: Bumps on the face that hurt may be deeper-than-average acne bumps. A dermatologist can help treat them. If they are not acne, and don't come to the su ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience Urology
Probably not normal.: Depending on its duration the pimple may be related to infection, viral, fungal, or bacterial, or to trauma. What is the history of sexual contacts? ... Read More
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