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Hemorrhoids Or Pimple
Exam: Physical exam by your doctor is the best way to find out. ...Read more
Small white hard: Not being there to examine you, it can be either and then again neither. At your age, it is probably nothing malignant. If it is concerning to you, then go see your PCP for him to have a look at it. ...Read more
Is it true that hemorrhoids can cause "butt acne"? Cause when I got an external hemorrhoid I also got pimples on my butt...
Related: Hemorrhoids occur with stasis of blood. Prevention is key. Don't sit on toilet for long periods. Try sitz baths. Once you have hemorrhoids keep the area very clean and prevent wiping too hard. If you aren't clean you'll end up with bacteria from feces causing infection on the skin "acne". ...Read more
Small pimple around exterior rectum doesn't seem like hemorrhoid and I have metastaic breast cancer so I'm scared!
Hi. Ihave a small pimple like cystnear anal opening painless. Cant tell whethr its a lump or hemorroid or cyst. Its soft bt I can fill it with my fingr?
Cyst: Have your primary care doc check it out for you don't speculate ...Read more
Anal lump for months, pea sized. Doesn't really change in size unless there's constipation. Painless, looks like a small red pimple. What can this be?
I have what I believed to be a hemroid until I saw a Whitehead at the tip of it. Should I be worried.
Very common: Don't worry it's very treatable but you do need your doctor to mange this for tou ...Read more
From Piles To Smiles: It makes small vessels constrict so blood flow is decreased and therefore the skin is less red. Smoking 10 high-nicotine cigarettes in a row will do about the same thing (don't try that at home, unless you live within one block of a hospital). So, yes, maybe, temporarily it will "help, " if that's what you want to call it. But will do nothing to "help" get rid of the primary cause (s) of the acne. ...Read more
I had a hemorroid, treated but I think is infected now I have 2 little white zits or gains that I have sqeezed and pus comes out, what should I do?
Call your doctor: Who treated your hemorrhoid asap and let them know or go to er. ...Read more
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Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Simple pimples...: Simple pimples don't hurt. So if you have something on your butt that seems like a pimple but is really hurting, it's likely it is an abscess. It may need to be drained and you may need antibiotics. Take the El over to the medical district and see a doctor there or one in your own neighborhood, but be seen. While waiting, hot compresses to area and wash area with antibacterial soap. ...Read more
Hot compresses: Don't interfere with it otherwise untill it ruptures naturally. ...Read more
Soak in warm tub: Bathing, cotton clothing and keep air circulating as much as possible ...Read more
Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne pimples, 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 pimples are severe, a dermatologist may prescribe accutane. ...Read more
It might be a: Montgomery gland. They are bumps that contain white material. If it becomes swollen, red, painful, hot - please have it evaluated to ensure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more
Acne: Often, a combination of such products is required to achieve optimal results. A number of benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic combination medications are available, including different dose combinations of benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin (benzaclin, duac, acanya) and benzoyl peroxide and Erythromycin (benzamycin). Dapsone gel (aczone) and oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or doryx. ...Read more