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I have these hard bumps under my facial skin, pimple like that appear and re-appear in the same area. They are not like my usual pimples tgh?

Cystic acne + others: Age makes a difference. Presuming you are in teens or early 20's, the most likely cause is cystic acne. These are deep acne lesions that must not be squeezed and often cause scarring--must see dermatologist. Other possibilities are angioedema (caused by an allergen, a food, a medication), bug bite, sebaceous cysts (ice, us. Resolve) small abscess (red, hot, tender--need antibiotic &/or drainage. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I have a small pimple/bump (painless) under my chin, it is under the skin and won't go away. Is it a cyst?

I have a small pimple/bump (painless) under my chin, it is under the skin and won't go away. Is it a cyst?

Maybe, likely not: Many small bumps, especially in hair covered areas, can be caused by pimples or ingrown hairs that never reach the surface of the skin. Most of these will go away on their own in a few months. ...Read more

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I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since i was young,these are white i n color,what can they be?

I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since i was young,these are white i n color,what can they be?

PPP: Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign , normal and no need for concern. You always take and send a picture for our review & confirmation. It would not be sexting, would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

See dermatologist : Consult a dermatologist to see if the bump is a cyst, lipoma, lymph node, or other lesion. They may do a biopsy or excision to help diagnose the lesion or remove it completely. ...Read more

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Hi I have this pimple looking bump, just below my elbow. It doesn't have a white head and I have had it for a couple of weeks.

Hi I have this pimple looking bump, just below my elbow. It doesn't have a white head and I have had it for a couple of weeks.

Trauma: is very common in this area and so that is very likely unless it is a pimple. Try using a hot compress on it 3-4 times a day and otherwise, leave it alone so as not to irritate. Most such things eventually disappear. ...Read more

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Hello I have this bump on my right boob and it looks like a pimple but it has no white head , been on my boob for 2 years and more ..

Hello I have this bump on my right boob and it looks like a pimple but it has no white head , been on my boob for 2 years and more ..

Wart, mole or other: you don't mention if it is tender or warm to touch. It may not be anything bad, but at 17 years old you should have a checkup every year. Get your checkup and have the doctor look at your bump. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a doctor for an under their skin pimple?? It's big and a hard bump and I made the mistake of trying to pop it (oops)

Do I need to see a doctor for an under their skin pimple?? It's big and a hard bump and I made the mistake of trying to pop it (oops)

May need follow up: Keep area dry and clean, try putting over the counter antibiotic ointment on it. If in the next few days it is not better see a Physician. ...Read more

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Cluster of bumps Under skin on crown of scalp. squeeze one to see if it was pimple and orange fluid came out. could be? and what to do for it?

Cluster of bumps Under skin on crown of scalp. squeeze one to see if it was pimple and orange fluid came out.  could be?  and what to do for it?

Keep hair washed.: Bumps on the scalp can be sebolytic bumps that are filled with scalp oils Main cause is seborrheic dermatitis. Treatment is by simply frequent hair wash with antiseptic shampoos. SOME OF THESE CONTAIN SALICYLIC ACID AND BENZYL PEROXIDE. Teatree oil has been written up as being useful. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a very big bump on my nose i think it was a pimple, it hurt so so bad so i tried to pop it, it wasnt ready so i ended up pilling skin off :(?

I had a very big bump on my nose i think it was a pimple, it hurt so so bad so i tried to pop it, it wasnt ready so i ended up pilling skin off :(?

Nose: You should not squeeze things on your face because it in many instance creates more trauma that causes more swelling. Please try to stop squeezing these areas and see a dermatologist who has aestheticians. ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on far side of left side of neck is it normal for there to be just one isolated pimple on neck (with no head ) or could it be more?

Pimple like bump on far side of left side of neck is it normal for there to be just one isolated pimple on neck (with no head ) or could it be more?

It might not be: a pimple. There are other things that one could have like a cyst, a swollen lymph node, persistent thyroglossal duct, etc. A physician may be able to identify the lesion. ...Read more

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There's a pimple like bump on my inner thigh. I popped it the other day, puss came out. It feels like there's a bump inside my skin and it pops inside?

There's a pimple like bump on my inner thigh. I popped it the other day, puss came out. It feels like there's a bump inside my skin and it pops inside?

Please see your: doctor. There may be an abscess (infection under the skin) still present, or a cyst that may need further treatment. Meanwhile apply warm compresses several times per day, until you can be seen. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more