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A 24-year-old female asked about a male:

pimple filled with pus (maybe cyst). redness surrounding bump about size of a quarter. pimple has been there for over a year with minor complications?

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Dr. Viswanath Chinta
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Cellulitis: Problem is not pimple. You developed cellulitis/infection on face. You need antibiotics taking into account he size of lesion.

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