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Puss filled bumps on back of head

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
See a dermatologist : This is not normal and requires physician evaluation and treatment with possible minor surgery.

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Abscess: If pus is definitely present, the diagnosis would suggest an abscess. An evaluation by your physician or dentist would be advisable to determine and ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Urgent Care 14 years experience
Puss filled bumps: You need to be evaluated. Need antibiotic and may also need Incision and Drainage.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Folliculitis: they are small infections. Sometimes they pop, drain, and heal up by themselves but sometimes they can pop into the skin and give a progressing infect... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Here's what to do: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated for two weeks on the assumption it's acne. If you're not clear, get with your physician.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Veronica Orick
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Dermatologist: I suggest you see a dermatologist for this. Sounds most like acne, but unusual to be on your lips.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Winget
Dentistry 19 years experience
Cold Sores: It sounds like you have cold sores. They are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. 80% of people are exposed to this virus, usually through parental/c... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Cyst : most likely this is an infection of the Bartholin's cyst or a boil or abscess in area See an OB/GYN or family doctor for management
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Dermatology referral: The most common cause of pustules is acne. Other possible causes are an allergic reaction to food, allergens in the environment, or poisonous insect b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Needs testing: There are several things that can do this but it sounds like it may be a herpes infection. No one could confirm that without seeing it though. Schedul... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Acne: Most likely acne. But difficult to determine without an exam.

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