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Pimples on inside of elbow

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Needs to be drained: Drainage indicated an infected sweat gland or oil gland. If it drained a little bit, then it needs to be drained more by a bigger cut by a doctor. PLE... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Hard to say without: seeing them. The possibilities include warts, psoriasis, seborrhea, dry skin, contact dermatitis, or infection (and probably others). I would recommen... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Needs to be seen: This sounds like a contact rash, or eczema, or psoriasis,but there are other possibilities.Please have this examined.We do not have the ability to do ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Because it can: And does happen. An inflammed oil gland or hair follicle is common, . Keep it protected with a band aid, clean and use warm compresses. It should r... Read More
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Pulmonary Critical Care 41 years experience
Go to urgent care: The rapid increase in size of the pimple suggests a bacterial infection called Staph Aureus and may be a resistant form of this bacteria called MRSA o... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
A picture please!: It may be one of a variety of things. For example it may be shingles, or possibly impetigo or .Psoriasis then again it may be fungal or viral. A pictu... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: If a pimple on an elbow leads to significant swelling of the skin at that elbow, the pimple likely had infectious germs that have spread into the near... Read More
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Pimple: If its a small pimple antibiotic cream can be tried .If swelling/redness spreads or pain increases or start getting fever or generally feel unwell the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Virginio Rodriguez
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Small abscess...: most treatment for that type of lesion involves draining it and then applying alcohol followed by antibiotic cream or ointment three times daily x 7 d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Lots of things: Could be rheumatic diseases, could be infectious, could be irritant dermatitis. Need much better history and physical. Go to your doc or your dermatol... Read More

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