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Boil like pimple corner of mouth. It had a white head so tried to pop it. Nothing came out and there is mark on my inner lip. Still feel lump in lip?

Boil like pimple corner of mouth. It had a white head so tried to pop it. Nothing came out and there is mark on my inner lip. Still feel lump in lip?

Have your doctor: Take a look. May be a cyst underneath that was infected. If that's the case, it may become infected again, so it's best to have it properly diagnosed. You can also apply warm compresses to the area, rather than trying to pop it.

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How to get rid of pimple/boil on face?

How to get rid of pimple/boil on face?

TLC: You can gentle soak the area with luke- warm water and gently express the contents but do not manipulate too much.

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Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?

Use warm compress: And see doctor. A little topical hydrocortisone won't hurt but need to make sure it is not infected, and may need oral antibiotics if not clearing

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I squeezed a large white head pimple/boil on my cheek perhaps too early and roughly skin is red discolored for 2 weeks. Why so long to go away?

I squeezed a large white head pimple/boil on my cheek perhaps too early and roughly skin is red discolored for 2 weeks. Why so long to go away?

Granulation tissue: It takes about two to four weeks for the new vessels supplying the damaged area to mature, and you may have postinflammatory pigmentation for another few weeks. The same process is taking place as in a surgical scar if you've ever had a chance to watch this. Don't worry.

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Soft bump in armpit. Not a pimple or a boil. Doesn't have a head and when squeezed nothing comes out but a little blood.

Soft bump in armpit. Not a pimple or a boil. Doesn't have a head and when squeezed nothing comes out but a little blood.

See a doctor: This should be examined by a professional. Enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, tumors, infections and other causes are all to be considered. See somebody soon.

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I had an infected pimple which turned into a boil. My doctor prescribed topical & oral antibiotic. My main issue is that my face is slowlyswelling up.?

I had an infected pimple which turned into a boil. My doctor prescribed topical & oral antibiotic. My main issue is that my face is slowlyswelling up.?

Skin infection.: If the boil is located on the trunk or lower extremities, then the most frequest cause of swelling would be allergy to the medication (s). If the boil is on the head or neck there could be a spread of the infection to the face.

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I got 3-4 boils (kind of pimples) on my head at the temple area. What is the possible reason for this and how to get rid?

I got 3-4 boils (kind of pimples) on my head at the temple area. What is the possible reason for this and how to get rid?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.

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I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

Small abscess: It may have been a small hair follicle infection that has now expanded after your initial manipulation. A warm compress may draw it out over a day or two but it may expand & need to be drained by your doc.

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Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?

Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?

Probably ok: Hopefully the clinic took a wound culture and placed you on antibiotics. You should follow up in a few days if it does not improve.

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I have a boil like pimple on my vagina in upper corner. What should I do?

I have a boil like pimple on my vagina in upper corner. What should I do?

Blocked gland: It sounds most like blocked gland. Basically pimples. There are a lot of glands in the vaginal area. Sweaty rubbing like with sex can cause dead skin and bacteria to get pushed into the pore and block the gland secretion. Showering after sex and applying a heating pad for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily can help. Get an evaluation if that doesn't help within 3 days. Sometimes drainage is needed.

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Small cluster of boil like pimples on back. They disappeared when I started to boost my immune system. Itching stops with body powder. Is it my diet?

Small cluster of boil like pimples on back. They disappeared when I started to boost my immune system. Itching stops with body powder. Is it my diet?

Diet unlikely cause: If you are eating a fairly balanced diet then it is unlkely that the lesions are related to your diet. Pimples are more likely related to excessive sweating and plugged pores. A cluster of pimples sounds suspicious for zoster or herpes. If you have a flare up, I advise you to have them evaluated.

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What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

Unlikely to return: Pimples/acne are driven by testosterone in both sexes. The level of this hormone goes down with age, therefore your pimples are unlikely to come back. However, you may consult this site for home care for acne, should, God forbid, you get any. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment

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I have dark spots from acne on my face and boils on my chest. How do I get rid of them?

I have dark spots from acne on my face and boils on my chest. How do I get rid of them?

See the doctor: Acne treatment will help you preventing future dark spots and boils on chest.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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