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I have bumps on my face similar to pimples, and the more i pop them, the more they seem to spread. What is it?!

I have bumps on my face similar to pimples, and the more i pop them, the more they seem to spread. What is it?!

Maybe not pimples: It could be molluscum contagiosum, a viral condition similar to warts - and called "contagiosum" for a reason! it could also be a folliculitis due to either bacterial or yeast organisms, which can also be spread by squeezing. The lesson here, obviously, is stop squeezing! and see a dermatologist to find out exactly what it is and get proper treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have 3 bumps on my face looks like pimples but it has puss and blood and hard very painful also have one on my arm what could this be?

I have 3 bumps on my face looks like pimples but it has puss and blood and hard very painful also have one on my arm what could this be?

You have cellulitis.: It sound like you have an infection of the skin called cellulitis. Most infections can be treated easily with a proper antibiotic. However, certain infections, like mrsa, a drug resistant infection may require you to see your doctor and have the drainage cultured. By culturing the drainage, your doctor can chose the right antibiotic to clear the infection. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

May not be acne: Bumps on the face that hurt may be deeper-than-average acne bumps. A dermatologist can help treat them. If they are not acne, and don't come to the surface and break open to drain themselves, then the dermatologist will also be very helpful. Sometimes the doctor can open a bump to see what is inside. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my face it is not a pimple, its not sore or anything, its on my upper face a little above my nose. What is it and any treatments?

I have a red bump on my face it is not a pimple, its not sore or anything, its on my upper face a little above my nose. What is it and any treatments?

Bumps: The word bump is in no way descriptive enough to diagnose by internet. I am sorry but, your problem will require examination. Please contact your family physician. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my face , its red and it hurts to the touch , it also is shedding once in a while but looks like a pimple . ?

I have a bump on my face , its red and it hurts to the touch , it also is shedding once in a while but looks like a pimple . ?

Probably Acne "Cyst": Arleen, This is probably an acne cyst, which is a ruptured, painful bump where an oil gland ruptured below the skin. The body walls this off and makes a filled cavity called a cyst. Often this is serious and can scar, so you should see a dermatologist for help. Possibly, an injection of the cyst with a dilute cortisone would help. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my face the size of a large inflammed pimple and it looks a sort of bruised color. What's this sound like?

I have a bump on my face the size of a large inflammed pimple and it looks a sort of bruised color. What's this sound like?

Cystic lesion: This can be a rather serious sebaceous cyst situation, and you should never squeeze it - it can make it worse. If anything seek the attention of a dermatologist for assistance- scarring on one face is never an attractive option. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like bump on my face, i've had the bump for a few months what could it be and should it be checked by a doctor? I have used acne wash on it and i've tried popping it but nothing works.

I have a pimple-like bump on my face, i've had the bump for a few months what could it be and should it be checked by a doctor? I have used acne wash on it and i've tried popping it but nothing works.

If : If your skin tends to be thick, oily, and you have had problems with acne or similar type lesions, chances are you have a sebaceous cyst. If it is something that is bothering you have your dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

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