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On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

Get seen.: Your problem may be simple and uncomplicated and as simple as a small sebaceous cyst (plugged oil gland) or it may be a severe infection with MRSA or other microbe. One cannot rule out other causes and possibilities. I would be seem by my pcp and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchy, cheesy) and rash on chest.

I am experiencing pimples, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge (quality: itchy, cheesy) and rash on chest.

Various symptoms: I don't feel that these varied symptoms are related to one disease process. Your vaginal discharge may be a vaginal infection. Pimples and chest rash are nonspecific. I recommend an examination by a gynecologist in view of your pelvic discomfort and probable vaginal infection. A dermatologist can evaluate your chest rash if it persists. ...Read more

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'i popped a pimple and now it''s black?

'i popped a pimple and now it''s black?

Really black?: I think you probably just mean the skin is discolored or darker than your normal skin. This should improve with time especially if you wear a light sunscreen with an spf of 30. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

It is possible.: They may be ingrown hairs and you may keep touching them. They can be darker after irritation. You can apply a bleaching cream. But you have to treat the pimples first. Thanks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How do I treat a giant pimple?

How do I treat a giant pimple?

Leave it alone: Is probably the best advice as long as it doesn't become infected or associated with cellulitis. In certain areas of the face, particularly around the eye, you may be advised to seek a doctor's evaluation and treatment for drainage. ...Read more

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What can I put on a open pimple?

What can I put on a open pimple?

Soap & water best,: Possibly also apply some topical triple antibiotic & cover with a small band-aid daily to reduce bacterial concentration & ease/speed healing. Benzoyl peroxide (& other more expensive antibiotics) can be used to kill local bacteria. Localized salicylic acid (relative of aspirin) can be used as an exfoliant to help open blocked pores for black heads before they become an acneform cyst. ...Read more

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What can be done about a pimple?

What can be done about a pimple?

Gentle healing: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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How can I reduce a pimple overnight?

How can I reduce a pimple overnight?

YOU can't.: A dermatologist can inject it with an anti-inflammatory suspension that will probably (no guarantees) melt it away in a day or so. Don't do what you want to do, which is squeeze it. That will only make it worse. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a pimple?

What is a good way to cure a pimple?

Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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Health, when is a pimple not a pimple?

Health, when is a pimple not a pimple?

Time: A pimple has a short life span, usually no more than 2 weeks. However, a cyst, a deeper acne lesion, can last for months. ...Read more

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What to do if a popped pimple leaves a hole?

Don't pick on it: First of all you should stop the habit of sqeezing the pimples
if there is a hole you have to leave it alone and eventually depending on the size of the hole it will leave a scar which may be permanent
follow up with your doctor or dermatologist to treat underlying acne properly to prevent scar formations. ...Read more

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What's the best way to make a pimple smaller?

What's the best way to make a pimple smaller?

Drainage: Draining the pimple. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my huge pimple?

How would you recommend I cure my huge pimple?

Some basics: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a pimple?

What would be a good way to take care of a pimple?

Natural Process: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can use auqaphor on a pimple?

Yes but not advised: Aquaphor is a thick moisturizer useful for some skin conditions but not pimples. A light oil free moisturizer is better for acne [pimples]. ...Read more

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Is there any easy n simple way for pimple removing?

Is there any easy n simple way for pimple removing?

Yes/no: I am not being flippant (a joker).It is best to leave a pimple alone because "popping" it often leads to a more severe and dangerous lesion. Best to cover the pimple with a peroxide based topical product like "propa ph" and leave it alone. Your dr should offer a 3 pronged approach to over-all treatment of acne. ...Read more

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Hello, I just want to ask how can I clear my pimple?

Hello, I just want to ask how can I clear my pimple?

First step: Is to rinse your skin gently with mild liquid soap. Apply over the counter Benzoyl peroxide or Clearasil for 2-3 days. If no results, please see a dermatologist. Also Google "Foods that cause acne" Try to avoid them ...Read more

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What happens when you pop a pimple? And what happens when you leave it alone.

Pimple popping: If you pop a pimple in the area of the face called the triangle of death (top of nose to corners of lips) infectious material can be driven into blood vessels that contact with the brain. This could have very bad consequences. Popping pimples can lead to dark spots & scarring. If you leave it alone it may come to a head a on it's own or reabsorb. ...Read more

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My pimple shrinks and is close to disappearing but then comes back again really badly. Is this serious?

My pimple shrinks and is close to disappearing but then comes back again really badly. Is this serious?

Pimple: May be blocked sebaceous gland. Warm compresses and otc pimple meds help but sometimes they need to be drained, Check it out with your dermatologist ...Read more

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Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Please DO NOT do: That - it is teaming with herpes simplex virus - popping it will spread the infectious material. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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