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puss filled bump on elbow

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eczema...: It can be eczema, staph infection.

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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Folliculitis: Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving. In most cases of folliculitis, th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Abscess: Use hot compresses 4 times a day and see your doctor asap for antibiotic treatment.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Puss bumps under arm: Means you have a hair follicle infection. See you Dr.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lemme
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more lik ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be Bartholin's: cysts or folliculitis along the hairline, or abscesses. Go see a GYN or family physician for diagnosis and proper treatment. Thanks for trusting in ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I woul ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Acne: Could be acne lesion that is infected. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you will get treatment that will clear the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Infection: Infections of the glands on the lips can become infected and cause an abscess. When you popped it the inflammation was extended into the surrounding t ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
See doctor: This represents probable infection or allergy which needs medical treatment. Over the counter medicines will not be effective for a case like this. It ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Just a pimple: This sounds like just a pimple, or maybe folliculitis (hair follicle infection), especially if it's an area that you shave. No STD causes this -- no w ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Pop pimples?: It is better to not pop pimples any where or any time as this may increase the chances for infection. If it doesn't go away or becomes red and irrita ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Likely a boil!: It looks like you have a boil which is an infection of the hail follicle of oil gland, it may require simple drainage with or without oral antibiotic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
??????: May or may not be. Herpes is usually painful with a few grouped vesicles but an inflammation of the base of a hair follicle may present like this.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Growing?: Hard to say without examining you. Possibilities include fatty tumors(benign), cysts, abscesses? Calcified lesions? Cancer is very rare but not impo ... Read More
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pimple on thigh: It could be anything from a big bite to an infected hair follicle. If it progresses, have your pmd take a look.
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A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Check with your doc: Sounds like a skin infection but to ensure proper treatment, I will recommend that you have nurse or a doctor take a look.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good hea ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience in Dermatology
Bump: Can not diagnose it without seeing it. See your dermatologist if i were to guess from your description i would think about molluscum contageosum.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience in Family Medicine
Form of eczema: Do you have your hands in a lot of water. It is a form of eczema that comes with itchy small blisters that look like pus bumps. If this is happening ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Two things: Antibiotics and drainage. See a doctor to properly treat this.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consider: evaluation by podiatrist if these are chronic lesions.

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