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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.

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

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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How do you tell the difference between a pimple in/around nose and a nasal ulcer?

How do you tell the difference between a pimple in/around nose and a nasal ulcer?

Nasal lesion: A pimple has a red convex surface with an occasional papule (white spot with pus) in the center. An ulcer has a concave surface, but it too can be red. If it does not go away within a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not known: It is difficult to give you a differential diagnosis of a lesion without actually seeing it, your teeth, and taking a full medical history including social habits. How long has the lesion been there? If it is more than two weeks, please have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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After kissing my partner I got pimples & mouth ulcers, why it happen so, & what r the remedies?

After kissing my partner I got pimples & mouth ulcers, why it happen so, & what r the remedies?

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

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Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?

Can chlamydia and gonorrhea cause penile pimples and is it true that bacterial infections can cause mouth ulcers?

No just no: Ok... chlamyidia and gonnorhea cause URETHRAL infection. They have nothing to infect on the outside of the penis.
And. The mouth has a lot of bacteria. There isn't a good correlation between bacteria and most mouth ulcers. ...Read more

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Does herpes ulcers have whiteheads in the healing process?

Does herpes ulcers have whiteheads in the healing process?

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

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I have reocurring apthous ulcers, red inflammatory acne, and brain fog. I have always had apthous ulcers but never this frequent.?

I have reocurring apthous ulcers, red inflammatory acne, and brain fog. I have always had apthous ulcers but never this frequent.?

Connective tissue dz: Sounds suspicious for a connective tissue disorder affecting skin, mucous membranes and brain. Or it may be coincidental since the 3 conditions are common. You need an evaluation by an allergist or rheumatologist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Large scab: First off - don't pick at it. Secondly, the hydrogen peroxide may be killing more tissue. If this is huge - I wonder if this is infected. If is enlarging, red, pussy, warm, tender or you have a fever - then please have it evaluated asap. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Nerve irritation?: Did you mean your clitoris? If do, that area is very rich in nerve endings. A skin injury or healing injury can cause irritation to local nerves. The pain should lessen over time. However if it persists, you should see your health provider. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Warm compresses: For 15 minutes 4 times daily will help most pimples and cysts to go down, but it may need to be drained by a clinic. This is not a place that you want a spreading infection (like "flesh eating disease") so other than compresses, do NOT try to do anything else yourself. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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How to get off from pimpled?

How to get off from pimpled?

Hmmm: Wash and keep your face clean. Benzoyl peroxide can help. If acne is very bad sometimes an antibiotics regimens will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had so much off pimple?

I had so much off pimple?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. Your submission makes no sense. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload in files ...Read more

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How to clear pimple marks?

How to clear pimple marks?

Nature: You might want to check out a product called arnica Montana usually in whole food stores, that promotes healing specially skin. ...Read more

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How to fade popped pimple?

How to fade popped pimple?

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

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How to remove pimple marks?

Pimple marks: You need to consult a dermatologist, they can prescribe exfoliating creams. ...Read more

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How to properly treat pimple?

How to properly treat pimple?

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

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How should I treat a popped pimple?

How should I treat a popped pimple?

TLC: Popping a pimple damages the surrounding skin. Apply warm compresses to get all the pus out, don't scrub it, don't pick at it, let it be. Do apply an anti-bacterial ointment or cream. Avoid direct sunlight or you will pigment the area. ...Read more

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I have a pimple On my booty and it hurt?

I have a pimple On my booty and it hurt?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more