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Doctor insights on: Drawing Out A Pimple

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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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Is a razor bump turned into a blister a normal reaction?

Is a razor bump turned into a blister a normal reaction?

Razor Bumps: Razor bumps, also called pseudofolliculitis barbae, are small, irritated bumps on the skin. They develop after shaving, when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. Razor bumps cause irritation and pimples. They also may cause scarring. Treatment can be with bump patrol products. ...Read more

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Does ichthammol draw out salve work on a diabetic abcsess?

Does ichthammol draw out salve work on a diabetic abcsess?

NOthing: Do not do anything to your abscess except see your doctor immediately, and then follow their instructions exactly to avoid losing a limb! ...Read more

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Blackhead looking dot in my armpit-- 'popped' it like a normal blackhead and a deodorant looking substance came out and keeps on coming. What is it?

Blackhead looking dot in my armpit-- 'popped' it like a normal blackhead and a deodorant looking substance came out and keeps on coming. What is it?

Oil gland cyst: most likely it is a sebacous cyst the best thing to leave it alone and not to sqweeze it if it becomes infected you need to see a doctor for possible antibiotics they are benign oil gland cyst not harmful until we start to sqweeze them then become painful and possibly infected ...Read more

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Mole turned into a scab has white puss coming out. What do you recommend?

Mole turned into a scab has white puss coming out. What do you recommend?

Have it checked!: Most likely you have irritated the growth on your skin but anytime you note a change in the character of a mole it becomes imperative to have it examined by a dermatologist . Skin cancer can change the feeling and swelling of a mole. Do not delay an appointment with your primary care doctor to have things checked out! ...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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Little bump in pubic hair. Looked like pimple, tried to squeeze, puss and blood came out. Bruised after, still rather big. Unsure what it is?15.Virgin

Little bump in pubic hair. Looked like pimple, tried to squeeze, puss and blood came out. Bruised after, still rather big. Unsure what it is?15.Virgin

Skin abscess: This sounds like exactly what you say, a pimple. More precisely, a small skin abscess, perhaps starting in a hair follicle (i.e. folliculitis). Due to common skin bacteria, no different than on your shoulder, back, or anywhere else -- not special just because it's in the pubic area. Leave it alone, no more squeezing. See a doctor if it doesn't clear up soon, or if any spreading redenss or fever. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple that looked like a zit coming to surface that i popped early ans now I have a scab that turned black like a blood clot, help!

I popped a pimple that looked like a zit coming to surface that i popped early ans now I have a scab that turned black like a blood clot, help!

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Popped a pimple on foreskin and white stuff came out ?

Popped a pimple on foreskin and white stuff came out ?

Question: I'm not getting what the questione is, but if you're still having problems I would see a urologist ...Read more

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Soft bump in armpit. Not a pimple or a boil. Doesn't have a head and when squeezed nothing comes out but a little blood.

Soft bump in armpit. Not a pimple or a boil. Doesn't have a head and when squeezed nothing comes out but a little blood.

See a doctor: This should be examined by a professional. Enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, tumors, infections and other causes are all to be considered. See somebody soon. ...Read more

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Female friend has a whitehead looking dot on skin of clitoris when pulled up. It accidentally popped and little blood came out. What is it?

Female friend has a  whitehead looking dot on skin of clitoris when pulled up. It accidentally popped and little blood came out. What is it?

boil or pimple: Probably will resolve without anything further attention. Anytime there is puss it ultimately needs to come out. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple. After i took a hot shower it drained a little.

Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple.  After i took a hot shower it drained a little.

Pimple: Yes a pimple or cyst may develop under an existing mole. If the mole itself is changing size, color , or shape , and /or the "bump" described does not resolve , have it examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Best way to pop a pimple or zit on a chest?

Best way to pop a pimple or zit on a chest?

Do not "pop": Best to not squeeze due to possible spread of infection and permanent scarring. Moist hot compresses often draw to head. I would seek dermatologist to provide good antiacne skin care program for areas. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst or syphilis? Woke up with large closed lump on penis. It was painful to pop and blood came out. Looks like a chancre after being popped

Sebaceous cyst or syphilis? Woke up with large closed lump on penis. It was painful to pop and blood came out. Looks like a chancre after being popped

Abscess: Chancres don't pop and sebaceous cysts don't swell rapidly or hurt suddenly. Let's shower twice a day for a while and consider a god antibacterial soap. If this gets worse or starts to spread, get seen. ...Read more