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I Feel A Pulse In My Pimple
I have a pimple on my penius that I pop and pulse came out. I have noticed wgat look like little black heads in thd same area what could this be?
My bf has a lump on his temple. It doesn't have bruising & its not a zit/pimple/boil. Been there for 2 weeks. Also has a pulse!? Help!
Should get checked: Not sure about what this "lump" is but if it is pulsing than you should have this checked by your doctor. It could be blood vessel or have proximity to one. ...Read more
I believe I have a pimple under the skin on my nose. It is pulsing with pain all through my forehead to my left temple. What should I do?
You must: See a doctor for possible antibiotics. An infection on nose can spread to brain really fast. Go to ed if your doctor cannot see you over weekend. ...Read more
I have a big red and blotchy section on my right cheek that has some whiteheads. I can also feel it pulse. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?
Abscess: This sounds like a developing abscess. You need to see your GP or the ED to have it drained, unless it is really tiny. Try applying warm compresses and gentle pressure and scrub gently at the whiteheads to see if you can get anything to drain out. If you do, you can continue to use the warm compresses 6 times a day and it might go away. But if it does not drain or does not get smaller, then go ...Read more
I have been on 80 mg roaccutane for six months, thereafter I had a relapse, specialist advised I take a pulse dosage for a month, still have acne?
Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. Your submission makes no sense. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload in files ...Read more
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
Different 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
Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more
Include: benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur are the most common over the counter medicines for acne or pimples. Assuming your case is pretty mild, try starting with these.
As far as actual cleaning of your face, do it gently with a mild cleanser twice a day and after heavy exercise.
If you have acne scarring, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and juvederm can greatly improve.... ...Read more
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
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