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What is the clear fluid that pours out of popped pimples?

What is the clear fluid that pours out of popped pimples?

Serum: Clear fluid is serum the liquid a cellular portion of blood. You are setting your self up for a more serious skin infection. ...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


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What is the clear fluid that builds up after popping a pimple?

What is the clear fluid that builds up after popping a pimple?

Edema: Generally the clear fluid that leaks is one of two things: either it's edema (swelling) from the trauma of the pressure or it's fluid from inside the cells that have ruptured. Either way it's an indication that you're applying too much pressure to "pop the pimple". It is not generally recommended to squeeze acne. The pressure can actually cause the infection to go deeper or lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Can pimples contain clear fluid?

Can pimples contain clear fluid?

Early pimples, Yes.: Early pimples may have relatively clear fluid that become pus fairly quickly. Other lesions that are not pimples may also have clear fluid. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that herpes sores are itch less/painless, only have pimple looking bumps not clear fluid filled sores? What are the symptoms?

What is the likelihood that herpes sores are itch less/painless, only have pimple looking bumps not clear fluid filled sores? What are the symptoms?

Herpes simplex: This does not sound as if they were likely to have been caused by infection with this virus, but without seeing them cannot really comment on their probable cause. ...Read more

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Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Depends: If this thing is large, enlarging rapidly or causing serious signs or symptoms (nausea, vomiting, pain up the leg, pain way out of proportion to the lesion, high fever, etc.) you should see someone. Otherwise a warm compress a few times a day, a bandage and good hygiene should resolve this. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing on the lower shaft of my penis when I squeeze it clear fluid comes out and it get smaller but comes back within minutes?

I have a pimple like thing on the lower shaft of my penis when I squeeze it clear fluid comes out and it get smaller but comes back within minutes?

Sebaceous cyst: If it is a sebaceous cyst, leave it alone unless it bleeds or causes problems during intercourse. Diagnosis can be made by a dermatologist or a urologist. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple on my chin, and puss came out, then a little while later a clear fluid started coming out-a little bit at a time, what should I do?

I popped a pimple on my chin, and puss came out, then a little while later a clear fluid started coming out-a little bit at a time, what should I do?

Keep it clean: Wash it with soap and water to prevent secondary infection. The clear fluid is normal serum/tissue fluid. Apply pressure and it will subside. ...Read more

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I have these bumps that appear on my hands and back. It looks like a pimple but when you pop it clear fluid comes out and it starts to itach.

I have these bumps that appear on my hands and back. It looks like a pimple but when you pop it clear fluid comes out and it starts to itach.

? molluscum: These could be due to molluscum, a viral infection of the skin which you can spread to other parts of your body. I recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist if these persist. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple on my hand then a white thing came out after that blood came out then a clear fluid started coming out-a little. What is it?

I popped a pimple on my hand then a white thing came out after that blood came out then a clear fluid started coming out-a little. What is it?

Lymphatic fluid: Your body has a bunch of lymph nodes throughout it and they are connected by a bunch of small vessels similar to veins through which flow lymphatic fluid. When you "popped" your pimple you first pushed out some pus, then some blood and finally some lymph which is usually described as straw colored. ...Read more

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A pimple slowly formed on my nose over 2 weeks, I poped it and some pus came out, 3 months later its still here, clear fluid only comes out. Treatment?

A pimple slowly formed on my nose over 2 weeks, I poped it and some pus came out, 3 months later its still here, clear fluid only comes out. Treatment?

Cyst: It may be a fluid filled cyst. A chronic infection would have redness and pus. Since it's been present for that long a period, have it examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment advice. ...Read more

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For the last 3 months I have gotten a clear fluid filled, pimple looking, sore in my mouth, inside lower, front, it hurts bad but gone w/I 2days, ?

For the last 3 months I have gotten a clear fluid filled, pimple looking, sore in my mouth, inside lower, front, it hurts bad but gone w/I 2days, ?

Oral surgeon: It's time to consult an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a simple mucus cyst, but an examination by the specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Clear fluid filled, light pink pimples that meet where the dick and ballsack are. They itch. Popped them and now they are scabby, red, dried and swoll?

Clear fluid filled, light pink pimples that meet where the dick and ballsack are. They itch. Popped them and now they are scabby, red, dried and swoll?

Possible herpes: Clear fluid filled blisters in the genital area, especially in a small cluster, are suspicious for herpes, and some find them itchy, others painful. If there are still crusts, an exam and culture may confirm, and Rx can be given to speed healing and reduce recurrence. A yeast infection causes redness and itching, but usually no blisters, and impetigo has isolated blisters and rare there. ...Read more

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I have pimples that when you pop them there is clear fluid that drains out I have had cancer 2 times someone said it has to do with WBC should I be?

I have pimples that when you pop them there is clear fluid that drains out I have had cancer 2 times someone said it has to do with WBC should I be?

Sebum: Clear fluid from pimples is indicative of sebum, which is a naturally produced substance derived from sebaceous glands. I do not believe this condition has anything to do with white blood cells, but with your history, I would still encourage you to seek dermatologic care to not only get treatment, but peace of mind. ...Read more

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Tiny itchy pimple like bump on arm. Leaking clear fluid. Might be a mosquito bite. What could be causing the fluid?

Tiny itchy pimple like bump on arm. Leaking clear fluid. Might be a mosquito bite. What could be causing the fluid?

Skin irritation: Any time you have significant enough skin irritation, the cells in the skin can make extra fluids to try and sooth/protect it. Think of when you burn yourself and you get a fluid filled blister - same thing. Keep area clean and monitor for redness. If drainage becomes purulent or area gets red, then seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my face just under my eye. Thought it was a pimple but it will not come to a head. It is tender to the touch. Then thought it could be a bug bite. Tried to pop it but it will not pop. Then tried to lance it. Just some clear fluid. What do

I have a bump on my face just under my eye. Thought it was a pimple but it will not come to a head. It is tender to the touch. Then thought it could be a bug bite. Tried to pop it but it will not pop. Then tried to lance it. Just some clear fluid. What do

Possible chalazion: If it involves the lower eyelid not the upper cheek it is probably a chalazion which is inflammation of a clogged meibomian oil gland. Treatment consists of warm compresses and massage and surgical drainage if no resolution after about a month. If the surrounding skin area becomes inflamed a preseptal cellulitis could be occurring which would require systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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Found a blister or pimple like red lump in my belly button. Clear fluid came out of it. What could it be? Put dettol on it. Doesn't smell or itch.

Found a blister or pimple like red lump in my belly button. Clear fluid came out of it. What could it be? Put dettol on it. Doesn't smell or itch.

Hard to say: I suspect even if I were to examine you I would be saying hmm? Well it doesn't appear serious. Let me know if it becomes red or painful or gets worse in any way. Meanwhile, apply some antibiotic cream as you did and apply moist heat and let's watch. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my hands and fingers, it has a clear fluid in the tiny pimples, its not going away and it gets worse after I put my hands in wa?

I have a itchy rash on my hands and fingers, it has a clear fluid in the tiny pimples, its not going away and it gets worse after I put my hands in wa?

Dyshydrotic eczema: This is a type of eczema that is due to frequent washing and water contact. Try washing dishes with gloves on. Apply a moisturizer after each washing. Keep your hands covered overnight after you apply vaseline with cotton gloves and stay away from water as much as possible. Don't use harsh soap or antibacterial gel. ...Read more

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I have tiny painless pimples on my upper lip and below my mouth/on my chin. I can pop them and clear fluid comes out. Also, tingling on my face.

I have tiny painless pimples on my upper lip and below my mouth/on my chin. I can pop them and clear fluid comes out. Also, tingling on my face.

Herpes: This sounds like a herpes infection, especially with the tingling. This is self limiting, but it can be greatly shortened by anti-virals please visit your local dermatologist or your primary care doctor for help. ...Read more