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Can You Get Pimples On Your Lower Eyelid
Yes: Herpes is a viral infection that can follow the nerves of the face (and lots of other nerves for that matter). The upper branch of the fifth cranial nerve (v1) innervates that area and the nerve can affect that particular area. Herpes infection in this area is called herpes zoster ophthalmicus. It will look like blisters. Can treat with antiviral. Need to have aggressive treatment if affects eye. ...Read more
No: You cannot get a traditional "pimple" on your tongue like on your skin. A pimple on the skin is a blocked oil gland or pore which has become infected with bacteria. The tongue does not have oil glands or pores, so it doesn't get pimples. However, there are all sorts of other lumps and bumps which can form on the tongue (but not pimples). If you have something, get it checked by a dentist or ent. ...Read more
See below: Try using a warm oist cloth to the area for at least 30 minutes, at least three times daly. ...Read more
Not the usual site: If you have been DX'd with shingles, it might have spread to such a place, but that is not the usual starting site and not usual even then. See a Dr for such a DX - other rash issues can often be treated well. If they finf that you do have shingles, there is treatment but it's best to get it early. So have an exam. Best! ...Read more
How can you get rid of moles on your face and neck naturally? What causes moles on the face and neck area and what causes them to get bigger?
Med vs laser ..: I am not sure if there is truly a cure, but there are treatments. Depending on the severe and extent (how large an area), bleaching cream such as lustra (hydroquinone) (actually otc) may help..But will re-darken with exposure to the sun. Laser treatments actually destroy the pigment-producing cells and thus more permanent. Would first check with doc to make sure pigmented area/moles not cancerous..Good luck. ...Read more
What happens if you get zits around your hairline due to excess oil and sweat, why don't you get them on your scalp, in your hair?
Forehead acne: You can get "zits" in your scalp but it is more common on the forehead near the hairline for several reasons. One is thinness of forehead skin compared to scalp. Two is composition of glands both seat and sebaceous. Third is hormonal effects. Finally sun exposure or lack there of can play a role. Hope this helps and keep washing with a mild cleanser twice a day. ...Read more
Allergic reactions: I recommend that you make an appointment with your md asap for a thorough examination. It sounds as though you are having an allergic reaction to something. Allergies that involve your lips and soft tissues in your mouth can, in fact, be part of a broader allergic reaction. Some allergies are to foods, metals, chemicals, household items, insect bites, etc. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the type of the cysts. We can get a stye which is the oil gland blockage on the lid margin. The cyst can be a different kind of skin oil gland or sebaceous gland. It also can be a fluid filled cyst. If its a stye heat pack can help. Majority of the time it requires surgical drainage or excision. ...Read more
Blackhead treatments: The most effective treatment for blackheads is a prescription retinoid, including retin a (tretinoin) or differin. Over-the-counter treatments are available including retinol, but are usually not as effective. Other treatments that help, to a small degree, unclog pores include: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
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