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is it possible to have a pimple on the inner labia minora? if so, how long does it take to heal/ go away?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Anywhere you have hair you can have pimple like problems that start in the glands at the base of the hair.Heat applications can help these drain and heal.Once they drain, healing occurs in 1-2wks.

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How can I get rid of pimples on my butt?

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How can I cover up my pimples without using makeup?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Which foods cause zits?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
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Mostly none: It is a common misconception that foods causes acne. In most patients, chips, caffeine, fried foods, and chocolate do not cause acne. New studies have shown that a small group of patients may benefit from a low "glycemic diet"-- less processed sugars such as sodas, candy.. Excessive intake of dairy products may exacerbate acne, due to growth hormones given to cows. Instead drink organic milk.

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