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A Pimple That Turned Into Ulcer
I always get pimple under my tongue, what can be the cause of it? Usually one at a time, approx 1-2mm in diameter, afrer days it turns into an ulcer.
Mucocele: Could be a mucocele. Underneath the tongue is a very common place for them and it may be rupturing after a few days looking like an ulcer. Mucoceles are caused by an obstructed or ruptured salivary gland duct, hence clear fluid within. Some mucoceles spontaneously resolve on their own after a short time. Others are chronic and requmucire removal through minimally invasive sx or the use of a laser. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
I have an ulcer or pimple on the bottom and back of my tongue and it hurts a little to eat and drink. Is there a way to get rid of it?
Usually Just Time: It should be gone in a week. If not have a dentist look at it. Orabase can help. ...Read more
No: I don't think there is any way this could happen. ...Read more
Hi, I have a copper IUD over a year. For the 1st time ever I got 2 periods 10days apart. No changes in my life. Now pimples & ulcers? What's happening
Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?
Bad timing..: If this had never happened before then it could be your partner had an outbreak of herpes and it was in its active phase. It is that persons responsibility to know when kissing or sexual contact is safe. If they didn't know...Then go see a physician or dentist next time they have an outbreak. Then they might not pass it on. ...Read more
Hi Dr. I have been diagnosed with HSV-1 after an NAAT swab was taken, as I had a huge rash in my genital area. The rash did not resemble blisters, just pimples that became ulcers inside the vagina and around the anus. It did not really hurt, but was hard
Herpes simplex: What's your question? It may have been cut off short ...Read more
Sore throat rhs and ear is partially sore. Took photo & appears a white-head pimple at back of throat. Could this be ulcer or cancer? Photo attached
Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?
Not when healing: Herpes lesions generally go from red bump to superficial blister to pimple-like (with pus) to open sore to scab, and then healing, all over a total period of 7-14 days (up to 21 days for the first outbreak). In moist areas (e.g. vulva) ulcers develop earlier and persist longer. So a pimple-like (whitehead) appearance can be present early in an outbreak, but not likely "in the healing process". ...Read more
I have reocurring apthous ulcers, red inflammatory acne, and brain fog. I have always had apthous ulcers but never this frequent.?
Dry mouth genital ulcer oral ulcers perephral neuropathy dry eyes nose fatigue acne folliculitis all STD tst neg at 8 months what else could it be?
OK: No harm done. It will heal. Avoid putting undiluted Dettol. ...Read more
Is this a spider bite? Or a pimple? It used to be smaller and a week later it turned red and hard to the touch and it really hurts! Please help
Cannot diagnose: Go and see a doctor and this is not likely to be a spider bite, but probably a staphylococcal boil. Go now, don't waste time asking questions on the net of people who cannot see the lesion you are referring to. Good luck. ...Read more
When I shine a light at my soft palate I see a bunch of tiny tinyyy bumps and one of them hurts after I ate and turned into pimple. What is that?
Salivary glands: You probably bumped or scraped one of them and it became inflamed and swollen. It should go away on its own. Do not go poking at it. Can happen when eating things like chips, crusty bread, and crackers. Good Luck. ...Read more
I had a pimple it started irritating so I rubbed it, now the skin has turned black and growing further. Where can I get treatment and is it common?
See your doctor: If there hasn't been any resolution for a month, see your doctor. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it appropriately. ...Read more
Yesterday I put an icepack on my face thought I had a pimple. But turned out it was not a pimple and now I have a pink spot. Will ice burnevergo away?
Burn: Yes the burn will go away. Apply aloe to your skin to promote healing ...Read more
I popped a. Pimple and it grew over night into a big scab so I started usuing peroxide and over night it turned into a scab the whole size of my chin?
I had a pimple on my cheek and I popped it. 5 minutes later it turned black. After 3 weeks it hasn't gone away. What do I do? Today I used bp
It turned black: Because you created a blood scab. It has persisted for 3 weeks perhaps because you are picking at it. This will cause the inflammation to become chronic and increase likelihood of scarring. The best thing for you to do is use a gentle facial cleanser (do NOT scrub), 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and a light facial moisturizer everyday, and LEAVE IT ALONE. Seek dermatologist advice if that fails. ...Read more
Little red pimple like thing on my clit that turned black after I tryed to pop it and got smaller now can barly notice it but where it was hurts?
I used rubbing alcohool then peroxide on a pimple and it turned white immediately. I woke up this morning it is red and burning. How do I treat this?
Leave skin alone: Leave the spot alone. Rubbing alcohol and peroxide in combination is very irritating to skin. You might end up with scarring if you continue to use these two products on your skin. In the future safer to use benzoyl peroxide and adapalene, both are products specifically for acne. ...Read more
I had a pimple and I put white vinegar on it. It went away but it left behind a white puffiness. Now a few days later it has turned into brown flat skin. What can I put on this to go away? How long will it take to go away?
Depends on skin type:
You have caused a mild acid burn or "frosting", thus the white puffiness by using vinegar (acetic acid). The end result is a dark spot (hyperpigmentation).
How soon it fades will depend on your skin type (i-vi), sun exposure and how dark the spot is. Often takes a few months. Otc bleaching creams may be of some value. ...Read more
Pimple turned into hard bump on chin. Tried to burn it off but it comes back. What can I don't remove it?
Hello, I used to have a pimple on my penis and it turned into a cyst, what is the best way to treat it or make it go down?
I prematurely popped a huge pimple and it turned into a blood clot. 2 months later it's still here. How can I remove it permanently?
Professionally.: If you still have the remnants of a lesion you previously manipulated it would be wise to consult you physician, a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for advice and/or treatment. ...Read more
Turned 18 few months ago. Suffering from acne or pimple on the face. It appears in colonies. Reddish in colour. Goes away n appears again. Please help.
Acne: See your dermatologist who stands ready to help you with a variety of different meds. ...Read more
I have about 7 pimple-like (not itchy) thing on my thighs which 3 eventually turned into itchy 'mosquitoe bite' bumps after I applied cream. Worry?
Need exam: A minor rash will most likely resolve or significantly improve within 7 days. If not, see a doctor for an exam, it is very difficult to accurately diagnose a rash without good exam, history and follow up. Fortunately, most of them will respond to OTC or prescription cream. ...Read more
Pimple near my groin area turned a light shade of grey. Popped it a lot of blood came out. Hurt a lot and pimple got bigger. What can I do to treat it?
See a doc to treat: This is called an abscess. The "definitive" treatment is to get it cut open and drained. They call that an "I and D" (incision and drainage). The doctor might also prescribe antibiotics. In the meanwhile you should do hot soaks on the area. However, you really need to go to your doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more
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Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Simple pimples...: Simple pimples don't hurt. So if you have something on your butt that seems like a pimple but is really hurting, it's likely it is an abscess. It may need to be drained and you may need antibiotics. Take the El over to the medical district and see a doctor there or one in your own neighborhood, but be seen. While waiting, hot compresses to area and wash area with antibacterial soap. ...Read more
Hot compresses: Don't interfere with it otherwise untill it ruptures naturally. ...Read more