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Boils Appearance Pimples
Size mostly: A zit/pimple is a hair follicle filled with oil and dead skin cells and bacteria. But it is just one hair follicle. An abscess (a boil) is usually much larger, it starts as one hair follicle but then the bacterial infection spreads to a much larger area (the size of a nickel to the size of an egg). Boils need medical attention. They need to be lanced and you might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Penile lesion: If you've had no sexual activity with another individual within the past few weeks, this may simply be a pustule which you can treat with warm applications and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. However if you've had any exposure see a physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have a vaginal boil or pimple? Is that possible, because there naturally is no hair in that area?
See a dermatologist: Large inflammatory pustules in the groin can be infectious or an inflammatory response to oil, irritation, sweat, bacteria, fungus, yeast, medications, soaps or other irritating substances. A condition call hidadrenitis is an acne-like condition that presents as inflammatory pustules in the groin. See a dermatologist for consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a boil that i popped thinking it was just a large pimple, but there is still a bit of white fluid that doesn't drain. What should I do?
Pimple: I suggest you see a doc. I would not tamper with it to avoid making it worse or getting it reinfected. ...Read more
M 19 and I have lots of pimple marks and some kind of boils on my face.. What do I do to make my face clear and to get away with the tan on my face?
Start conservatively: You have to see a dermatologist. It sounds as though you need to begin both oral and topical treatments. ...Read more
Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?
Often bacteria: The groin is a common place to get boils or "pimple like" lesions. Naturally occuring bacteria like staph is on our skin, and sometimes shaving, or small infected hair follicles can get inflamed and irritated causing boils, absceses, or pimple like lesions. You should see a dr. And get an exam and proper treatment, good luck. ...Read more
My son had boils for a long time.The other day it erupted and give bad smell.What is it .And what should be done..Is it somethin is it something to be afraid of.It grows on top of his shoulder and look like pimples..It erupted the other day and give bad s
Pigmentation p/acne: Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time. Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bites or no bites: A boil is kind of a pimple "gone nuclear", and it is more serious, usually the result of an infection. An arachnid, or spider bite, is completely different, with injection of a toxin which the spider uses to paralyze or kill it's prey. Interesting question! ...Read more
Why the painful boils or pimple like things keep occurring every now and then near hip area? Some staying for a couple of days and some do for months
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more