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Drawing Out Pimples
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
Question: I'm not getting what the questione is, but if you're still having problems I would see a urologist ...Read more
Age 49 my face broke out. Pimples blackheads i squeez but nothing, i slide across my face small white stuff like flakes come out skin now tough.
I get tiny milia on cheeks if I don't exfoliate. One beside outer corner of eye pin head size. Gentle press & cheesy stuff easily came out. Milia?
Very Likely: That sure sounds like a milia. Keep up your exfoliation. Sounds like its working. ...Read more
Weird bumps on r shoulder. Start out as whiteheads then turn to blackheads w/o touching them n after just black circular flat bumps. Full of bumps?
Maybe scar?: It's hard to tell exactly what happened by your description however it sounds almost like you had an infection that turned into a scar. It sounds like the original culprit was the whitehead that maybe then progressed and the blackhead was the scab that crusted over it which was replaced finally by scar. ...Read more
Cystic acne: Although many people use the term "cystic" to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. Cysts are the most serious kind of acne blemish. They feel like soft, fluid-filled lumps under the skin's surface. Cysts can be painful. ...Read more
Frequent zits on my nipples and when i squeeze them black and red stuff comes out. Is this serious?
Glands of Montgomery: These may be glands of montgomery if they are on the areola. They aren't mean to be squeezed - black ; red material could be blood (black = deoxygenated). Get it checked to ensure that is what it is. ...Read more
Penile Anatomy: Yes, of course. There are veins all over our body. Sometimes they are more visible or prominent without any 'medical' reason. Sounds normal to me. ...Read more
At 26 suddenly developed acne, black heads? I think and when i squeeze face white stuff comes out of pores... Tried proactive and nothing helps? Sugge
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very close almost on lip, small pimple. Popped and white strand of semi-solid puss came out just like pimple. Can cold sore pop this way?
No: You probably have a cyst on your lip or whitehead. ...Read more
Can i put dry ice on blood blisters forming on my scrotum to get rid of them? I'm getting blood blisters & have been popping them, but they keep coming back. Some dried out & formed skin bumps. Itchy.
Here are some ...: Please stop popping them, which may just some senile harmless hemangioma and tend to occur in some men as they age. To verify what they are and how to handle them, seek pro-evaluation and counseling once for all so to ease and benefit life down the road. On the way to see doc, bring the detailed Hx of the concerned symptoms and signs for analysis + exams ... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Felt bump forming under skin on the edge of lip, tried to go ahead & pop it, only little clear liquid came out & it swelled alot , possibly? ???
Don't squeeze!: This is one of many reasons not to automatically squeeze bumps; you just make it worse. If it's still there after the swelling subsides, let a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more
Blister could occur: but frankly, it can be hard to know it is a spider bite without seeing the spider. Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?
Warm compresses to: the area may help, but it sounds like you may need more treatment than you can do on your own at home. Please have it checked by a doctor, so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I have what I thought was a pimple on the back of my neck but it’s been there for several months and shows no sign of going away. Also, it burns/itch?
PCP/ Dermatologist..: 29 y/o Female says, i have what I thought was pimple on the back of my neck but it's been there for several months and shows no sign of going away. Also, it burns/itch? Could be benign Skin tag that gets irritated on and off. But could be other things also. Best to show it to one's PCP/ Dermatologist and get a Diagnosis/Management/Treatment. ...Read more
I have a pimple on my cheekbone which doesn’t go away, no matter what. It was usual pimple for years but now it’s under the skin. Is it a cyst?
Could be: Go to doctor for exam. May need to be opened and drained. So get checked out ...Read more
How come I have this little pimples on the back of my thighs it doesn't hurt or anything and it turns black when it 's gone. What is it? Is it normal?
If my son has a little pimple on his thumb for more then 2 weeks what should I do I already took him to the dr and they said to put neosporin but it s?
Find a better Dr: Throw away the neosporin. Not only is it useless for this, it often causes allergic reactions. If it is a significant concern see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had 3 pimples next to each other then i squeezed and picked them, they became open wound pimples which I've had before but then the outside of the s?
Concerns: Much as it is tempting - please do not pick/squeeze at pimples! If they haven't matured this can cause more irritation and cause more risk for secondary infection. You indicate this has happened before - the open wound may become infected with MRSA. Talk to your doctor for a medical treatment to help you reduce your pimple outbreaks. Soap/water/neosporin - if pain or discharge see MD asap ...Read more
I have one pimple looking bump near my gland of my outer va... it’s been there for almost 3 days and it hurts when I walk and sit down. What should I ?
Genital lesion: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. What you describe could be normal, a pimple, herpes, genital warts, syphilis or many other things. Painful lesions are concerning for herpes and testing is warranted ...Read more
No: I am not sure i fully understand your question, but there is not typically any connection between a pimple and the spine. A pimple is a very superficial problem usually involving the dermis and the epidermis, the spine is much deeper than that and is deep to the para spinal muscles and so the two are usually not connected. ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Asking about acne?: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe Accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage them: Acne cannot be cured until it self-cures as you get older. There's no predicting when. I was able to stop treating mine when I was 50. Until then, topical benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid are your best friends; about half of acne patients will need to add prescription-strength medication from their physicians. Ignore all "pop" advice about treatments and supposed causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks and/or it's on your trunk, get with a mainstream scientific physician who can add prescription-strength meds such as topical Clindamycin and/or a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps something stronger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep at bay: While you're a male teen, all we can do is keep them controlled. For the long-term, often a systemic antibiotic is best for most men; your physician can make a recommendation. Over-the-counter drugs fail except for benzoyl peroxide; you may wish to add this. All acne can be controlled nowadays and it's your right. Good luck. ...Read more
The correct answer: Is no, but everyone does it. Sometimes popping them will cause them to burst under the skin and create a cyst-which can last for weeks or more. Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor, that you can purchase at a drug store. White heads, usually can be emptied without much pressure. Red or tender pimples should probably be left alone until they "come to a head.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Part of puberty.: Due to the changes in hormone levels, skin bacteria, and oil production, most people get pimples with puberty. Acne can continue until mid-20's to mid-30's, so whatever your doctor suggests to control it, keep using it on all acne-prone areas even when your skin is clear. No squeezing, scratching, picking or poking pimples; it not only can leave scars, but it can increase the pimples! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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