A 23-year-old member asked:
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i scratched a pimple and about 0.4inches of the skin arround the wound is yellow (it's not the pimple head) and stays for several days.?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Infection?: It might be an infection. You may want to see a dermatologist if it's still there.
Answered on May 25, 2012

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