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A 22-year-old female asked:

Woke up with pimple like sore on inner thigh. it had a white head so put bandaid on it and it popped now it has a raised head. is it pimple or herpes?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you however your symptoms suggest a pimple. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
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Last updated Oct 28, 2016

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