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Foul Smelling White Cheesy Pimples
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This could be a cyst: Encourage dermatological evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
YOU SHOULD HAVE IT: Looked at by a physician please.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: You can only tell you are going to have a pimple when you feel a bump on the skin. ...Read more
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
No: No but this can rarely be seen. ...Read more
My pimple shrinks and is close to disappearing but then comes back again really badly. Is this serious?
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