Top
20
Doctor insights on: A Zit That Won T Go Away

Share
1

1
I have a scab from a stye that won t go away how do I get rid of it ?

I have a scab from a stye that won t go away how do I get rid of it ?

See ophthalmologist: A scab that won't go away can mean foreign body trapped that became infected, trapped eyelash, or even a low grade cancer. You need warm to hot but not too hot compresses for 30 seconds with gentle finger rubbing through a washcloth in a circular motion for 10-20 seconds after the warm compress. Do not squeeze! if this a loculated infection it can spread rapidly. You need an eye md/do. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,530 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

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


2

2
I have a bubble on my gums that won't go away even when it deflates. How can I make it go away?

I have a bubble on my gums that won't go away even when it deflates. How can I make it go away?

Consult DDS: The bump on your gum is likely a periodontal or tooth infection this condition needs to be diagnosed by your dds . You may need root canal therapy on a tooth in the specific area or a periodontal infection treated . Be well grant phipps dds. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
A headache that doesn't go away.

A headache that doesn't go away.

Need more info.: It would help to have more information about your headache to help determine what type they are, the best way to manage them, and if any additional testing is indicated. 1. Were are headaches located 2. What do they feel like 3. Any related symptoms 4. what makes it worse / better 5. what have you tried I suggest a live virtual consult with one of our Healthtap Doctors or go see a clinician. ...Read more

5

5
I have a cough that won't go away.

I have a cough that won't go away.

More info, please!: How long have you had it? What makes it better? or worse? Do you smoke? Are there any other symptoms, like fever, weight loss, trouble breathing? Ask again, and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

8

8
How do boils spread? Is it contagious before its popped? Do they have to pop or would it go away if i just leave it alone?

How do boils spread? Is it contagious before its popped? Do they have to pop or would it go away if i just leave it alone?

MAy have pus: A boil occurs when there is an infection of one of the many skin glands. If there is simply infection, then antibiotics will do the trick. However, most boils are collections of pus (abscess) which means that even if the infection gets better, the pus has to be absorbed which takes time. Opening abscess releases pus which promotes faster healing. Simple dressings to the wound change 3 x/week. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

Rash that won t go away with cortisone cream?

See the doctor: Not all rashes are treated with steroids, time to see the dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

10

10
I have a little stye that wont go away, help?

I have a little stye that wont go away, help?

Chronic chalazion: You most likely have a chalazion, not a stye. A chalazion is a chronic infection in the eyelid gland, causing a small pea-shaped lump in the eyelid. This may respond to warm compresses and oral antibiotics, but sometimes this needs to be incised and drained. This is a simple office procedure that is not difficult for the patient to go through. See your eye doctor if this doesn't get better. ...Read more

11

11
Have a tummy pouch that wont go away. What to do?

Have a tummy pouch that wont go away. What to do?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Is depression just weakness? How do I deal with it? I always just "plowed through" (never medicated)but it doesn't go away, how do you make it go away

Is depression just weakness? How do I deal with it? I always just "plowed through" (never medicated)but it doesn't go away, how do you make it go away

MDD is a disorder: Medical depressive disorder is a neurobiological disorder. There are many effective treatments for it. See your doctor for a thorough exam and recommendations for counseling and/or medications. Exercise is remarkably helpful in depression. Discuss this with your doctor as well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Rash just won't go away. Any cream i can use to make it disappear?

Rash just won't go away. Any cream i can use to make it disappear?

What have you tried?: First , does the rash itch? What does it look like? Any new medications/supplements taken recently? How long ? We need to know at least that much otherwise it would like telling us that you saw a furry animal with four legs and a tail in your backyard and ask us to guess what it could be. ...Read more

15

15
I have a sore bump on my armpit could it be an ingrown hair?? What can I do if anything to make it go away, will it go away on its own

I have a sore bump on my armpit could it be an ingrown hair?? What can I do if anything to make it go away, will it go away on its own

Depends: Assuming the bump is on the skin, if it is associated with a hair follicle, you could have a simple case of folliculitis (inflammation/infection of the hair follicle). These bumps sometimes occur in areas of hair and friction (like the armpit). If it is growing, getting redder, draining, or increasing in pain you should consult a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

16

16
I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

I have a scrape from a skateboard that wont go away. Please help?

Infected perhaps: Chronic nonhealing wounds that otherwise would expect to feel in a routine amount of time (to 10 days), are highly suspicious for being infected. You should seek medical attention to have the wound evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more

17

17
I have a blister on my toe that won't go away. Should i just ignore it?

I have a blister on my toe that won't go away. Should i just ignore it?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
I have a perineum infection that won't go away, what to do?

I have a perineum infection that won't go away, what to do?

Medical tx: At this point - medical intervention is indicated. Take care. ...Read more

19

19
What to do about razor bumps that just won't go away!!?

What to do about razor bumps that just won't go away!!?

Razor bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more