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Swelling around popped pimple, staph?

Swelling around popped pimple, staph?

Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unless the area is getting worse, hot and tender then see a physician ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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Can you pop pus filled insect bite?

Can you pop pus filled insect bite?

Many do: Generally we recommend not to pop things...But many people do...Best after warm soaks, do not push hard, and clean well afterwards to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Manage it: You won't be able to do anything about these other than perhaps use warm compresses. You need to increase whatever you do to manage your acne -- benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, prescription-strength medicine from your physician. It's not pleasant, but be persistent with it until it remits on its own. Trying to figure out what makes acne flares is almost never helpful. ...Read more

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Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Difficult: Difficult to discern what they are with one simple description. If they are on one side and do hurt and look like the old chicken pox rashes, they could be shingles, otherwise we can't make a diagnosis as the causes of rashes or cyst like growths is so varied. ...Read more

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Can I get acne scars from popping whiteheads?

Can I get acne scars from popping whiteheads?

Yes: Picking at your skin can cause acne scarring and should be avoided. Wash with a good soap designed specfically for the face. Use a good face moisturizer. Over the counter products like benzoyl peroxide are a good start to treat acne. If your acne is more severe or if there are nodules present you should consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes random pus filled bumps on thighs?

What causes random pus filled bumps on thighs?

Could be: Something called folliculitis, which is inflammation and infection of the hair follicles. The best thing to do is to show your doctor when you get one so that you know how to prevent this in the future. ...Read more

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Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? herpes? impetigo?

Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? herpes? impetigo?

Uncertain: This could be recurrent viral infection such as herpes or dyshydrotic eczema or infection of other type. Without knowing the rest of your health status this is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Boil on ankle pussing painful - treatmeant?

Boil on ankle pussing painful - treatmeant?

Determine cause...: See your pmd to determine why you have developed a boil and get the appropriate treatment. There are many things that can cause this and would be very difficult to try to diagnose and develop treatment plan on line. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Folliculitis?: This sounds most like folliculitis, or some other bacteria infection. Almost certainly not herpes -- both the symptoms (pus if popped) and location are wrong. And I'll bet this doesn't look much like your previous genital herpes outbreak(s), right? Anyway, see a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I pop herpes blister?

Can I pop herpes blister?

You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have a chance of becoming secondarily infected, and although i hate driving business away, you don't need added problems. ...Read more

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Boils recurrent on body?

Boils recurrent on body?

?pyoderma?: Sounds like pyoderma. See your doc! i would place you on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg bid & Metronidazole 500 bid for 30 days. I would bet it clears! ...Read more

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Reoccurring boils on stomach and groin area?

See your doctor: and have them checked and treated. Wash daily with an antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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Should i pop pustules from fire ant bites?

Should i pop pustules from fire ant bites?

No: You will increase the chance of infection if you pop them let them heal. ...Read more

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Boils needs immediate attention on butt, inner thighs?

Boils needs immediate attention on butt, inner thighs?

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Should i pop blisters from chigger bites?

Should i pop blisters from chigger bites?

No don't - it will : ^ your chances of developing an infection. Get chiggers off your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more