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Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis is a: a concern and looks nothing like a pimple. I would see doctor preferably dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


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Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Scarring: Any form of chronic inflammation of the skin can result in scarring. Technically, the vagina refers only to the tube leading from your genitals to your cervix, and if you are referring to the skin of your pubic areas or the areas around the genital lips then the answer is yes, this can happen. Hope this clears things up. Best. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis on forehead appear on nose?

Can cellulitis on forehead appear on nose?

Yes: Cellulitis means infection/inflammation of skin and tissue..It can appear anywhere on the body. But if the area is small and appears irregular see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Photo/derm: unable to diagnose without photo documentation or direct examination. ...Read more

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Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Yes: Do not pick off, clean gently with soap and warm water, or use warm compresses to sooth area, then apply topical bacterial cream/ointment and take oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can large under the skin pimples be drained?

Can large under the skin pimples be drained?

Pimple: Whiteheads or cysts under the skin are often treated with extraction , a technique where a dermatologist makes a tiny nick in the skin with a small needle and presses out the sebum with an instrument (comedone extractor). If a cyst is present for a long time it may be surgically removed. See a dermatologist for treatment options based on the size and type of the cyst. ...Read more

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Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Pimples on forehead: IF YOU WEAR A HAT OR A CAP, STOP IMMEDIATELY. TRY AN ACNE WASH AND APPLY A BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION OR CEAM TWICE DAILY. STOP EATING NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND TOO MANY DAIRY PRODUCTS ...Read more

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Staph on scalp?

Staph on scalp?

Staph on a Scalp?: Yes...Staph can live in symbiosis or as a virulent bug infecting us humans. Staph can be found nearly everywhere in nature. This dangerous bacteria can be deadly when it is infecting skin and other organs. I would love to know more about what is behind your question. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my vaginal area?

See doctor: Dryness in this area can be a sign of eczema or a yeast infection or fungal infection. See a doctor to have the issue evaluated and for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Two hard bumps under skin on penis. Tumors?

Two hard bumps under skin on penis. Tumors?

Hard bump: This may be as harmless as a blocked hair follicle, but may be a more serious infection, harmless or harmful tumor. Please get it checked by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?

My 3+ weeks Baby had boils on inner thighs near genital area and also on scrotum. Siloderm Cream cleared boils leaving broken skin. Was it safe?

No harm: I don't think you did any harm but it sounds like your baby had/has a staph infection. There are no antibiotics in siloderm. I think if you are seeing open lesions, he should be checked and receive antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Can ingrown hairs on vagina spread?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later. ...Read more

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Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Follow up w/ doctor: Bumps in the groin area can be from many things. It can just be irritation from shaving or where clothing is rubbing. But it could be something more serious, such as a sexually transmitted infection. It is important to follow up with a doctor. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Murphy Townsend iii
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Urologic Oncology (Definition)

All medical, surgical, chemotherapeutic & radiotherapeutic aspects of management and care of urologic malignancies, i.e. cancer of kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, prostate testicle and adrenal gland. Physicians involved can be urologists, medical oncologists, ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hepatic Abscess (Definition)

Hepatic abscess is a pus-filled mass inside the liver. The most common causes are abdominal infections such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to haematogenous spread ...Read more