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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


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Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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I have lots of tiny whiteheads on my lower left cheek. I don't have any spots elsewhere or these small whiteheads elsewhere on my face. What can I do?

I have lots of tiny whiteheads on my lower left cheek. I don't have any spots elsewhere or these small whiteheads elsewhere on my face. What can I do?

Do you cradle your: Cheek, chin in your hand? That can cause breakouts in a a specific area. If yes - try not to touch your face during the day and don't prop your head/ face/cheek with your hand. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a big red and blotchy section on my right cheek that has some whiteheads. I can also feel it pulse. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?

I have a big red and blotchy section on my right cheek that has some whiteheads. I can also feel it pulse. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?

Abscess: This sounds like a developing abscess. You need to see your GP or the ED to have it drained, unless it is really tiny. Try applying warm compresses and gentle pressure and scrub gently at the whiteheads to see if you can get anything to drain out. If you do, you can continue to use the warm compresses 6 times a day and it might go away. But if it does not drain or does not get smaller, then go ...Read more

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Area on my lower jaw closest to the war is killing me, I also discivered a painful pimple-like whitehead on my stensen duct on left cheek. Any ideas?

Area on my lower jaw closest to the war is killing me, I also discivered a painful pimple-like whitehead on my stensen duct on left cheek. Any ideas?

Jaw pain: Not sure what 'war' is but it may be tooth related, like a wisdom tooth. When you are describing things like stensens duct, it seems you're doing a lot of 'searching'. In fact most wouldn't know how a normal stensen's duct would appear and it's unlikely it's causing lower jaw pain as it's an upper cheek/jaw structure. See an oral surgeon instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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My daughter has tiny, whitehead like bumps in her head like bumps in her head. Could it be something more than a rash?

My daughter has tiny, whitehead like bumps in her head like bumps in her head. Could it be something more than a rash?

Maybe: That is tough to answer without seeing it. White bumps in a newborn can be nothing significant. In an older child could be just a rash...A virus...If they are tender that is a concern. Are they on the scalp? Or on the hair shaft in which case we think of nits. Is it in the hairline or in the hair? A great question and best answered with a face to face visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have one of these clear hard bump on my thumb right where the thumb bends. It has a head onit almost like a whitehead pimple.

I have one of these clear hard bump on my thumb right where the thumb bends. It has a head onit almost like a whitehead pimple.

Dyshidrosis?: This may be a form of eczema that can be brought out by allergy, stress and environmental exposure. Read about it online - verify by viewing online images and read about symptomatic relief. See a Dr if you need a Rx. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead. Should I be worried?

I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead. Should I be worried?

Probably ok: This is difficult to assess over the internet but based on the symptoms you described this sounds like a "pimple" or folliculitis. If the lesion heals well then don`t worry. If you the area becomes red, painful or doesn't go resolve have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the solid, yellow, stuff that squeezes out of a zit/black head/whitehead when you pop it? I've seen it on cysts too.

What is the solid, yellow, stuff that squeezes out of a zit/black head/whitehead when you pop it? I've seen it on cysts too.

Sebum: The white cheesy material present in acne and in sebaceous cysts is called Sebum. It is essentially the waterproofing of the skin produced by sebaceous glands. When these glands get blocked by oils and dead skin cells, it results in an acne blemish. If the gland ruptures into the deeper tissues it can result in the growth of a cyst containing the same material known as a sebaceous cyst. ...Read more

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Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding?

Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding?

White bump: Sounds like it could be an Apthous ulcrr. However I would definitely have it checked by your dentist when it is acute not after its healed. That would give him the best information to make a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Skin: Could it be allergic, infectious? If it's not pimples, I don't have enough to go on to help. Rashes are difficult, without seeing them. For oily skin, a mild sensitive skin soap, washing several times a day, should help. ...Read more

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What causes acne on my right cheek?

What causes acne on my right cheek?

Well young lady: Different things resulting in plugging the pores of your face oily skin, perhaps resting your right hand on your right cheek the oils from your hand get into the pores, makeup, purberty just to name a few. Good luck :). ...Read more

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Pimple inside of cheek is caused by infection?

Papule: A papule or swollen raied area inside the cheek may represent a gland that has been pinched off or a duct that has been pinched off depending on where it is, it may just be a simple closed duct or the beginning of an infection in the salivary or parotid gland. Conservative management with salt water gargles unless you have fever, chills, sweats or pain or swelling of the cheek or a gland. ...Read more

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What causes small wounds and cuts on the inside cheeks and lump like structure on the gum filled with salty like fluids? Small Pimple like in the cheek

What causes small wounds and cuts on the inside cheeks and lump like structure on the gum filled with salty like fluids? Small Pimple like in the cheek

Wounds: Your skin inside your mouth is cut occasionally by the mechanical action of eating. Stiff/sharp food edges can scratch the wall, and the open scratches are noticeable because they expose nerve endings. The tissue also has mucous producing glands underneath and eating can crush their plumbing. If the gland cannot empty the mucous it creates a sac full that bulges out into the mouth until it ruptures ...Read more

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For over a year now my forehead and right cheek has clusters of acne some big some small. What is the cause and how to get rid of them?

Acne: Acne has a lot of causes including hormones, stress, and family history. The best way to treat it is to use salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol creams. If it doesn't improve, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can I get rid of the spot?

Brown spot=No scar: This is the normal skin reaction when healing after inflammation if the patient is tan or has olive or brown skin. Is called PIH. It's not a scar and it willl fade away with time. To speed up the lightening, protect from sun exposure always, and apply twice a day a cream with hydroquinone (never above 4%), glyzirrhiza or licorice glycolic acid or retinoic acid. ...Read more

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What causes acne to cause parts of the face to swell up? (Like whole cheek, lips, and forehead) Birth control is not completely preventing it.

What causes acne to cause parts of the face to swell up? (Like whole cheek, lips, and forehead) Birth control is not completely preventing it.

Common: Inflammatory acne regularly causes swelling. You neglected to designate your birth control!!!!! Some birth control helps acne, some makes it worse. Often SPIRONOLACTONE is used with birth control to turn off acne. ...Read more

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Pimple-like bumps in the head after a haircut, how are they caused?

Pimple-like bumps in the head after a haircut, how are they caused?

Folliculitis: Red bumps on the scalp can occur when the hair shaft is pulled from its follicle, creating irritation and inflammation. Occassionally, fungus or bacteria enter the follicle, creating an infection which requires treatment. ...Read more

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I have one pimple on my head is it caused by std.

I have one pimple on my head is it caused by std.

"Pimples" on the: Head are usually Pilar cysts or folliculitis neither of which is an STD. I can't think of any STD's that would appear on the scalp unless there was a rash all over the body. ...Read more

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Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Probably not: Most sexual lubricants are water based and shouldn't cause blockage of oil glands. Friction from intercourse or STD may be a concern. Anal sex is slightly higher risk for infection. If the pimple is very sore or takes a long time to heal I would get STD testing. ...Read more

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I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms What shud I do about it? And what causes them?

I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms What shud I do about it? And what causes them?

Keep clean & dry: Leave it alone, other than keeping the area clean with soap and water and drying thoroughly after washing. It may be just an errant pimple.
Unrelated to your question.
Practice safe sex
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

Yes: This could be as simple as a pimple that has not come to surface yet. Constant pressure or irritation to the area can cause this. If you are having fevers, chills or limited range of motion of your elbow joint, a more serious infection could be developing and you should seek medical attention. If not, a warm compress and avoiding the pressure to the area should be helpful. ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more