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Dermatologist: It would be preferable for you to see a dermatologist, if possible. However if you are not able to do so for any reason at least have your general doctor take a look at it and begin to treat as he/she deems necessary. ...Read more
A normal brown mole turned red and throbbing with pus overnight. Is it possible to get a mole infected or is it a deadly nodular melanoma?
It is possible to: irritate a mole, so apply some topical ointment and a bandaid and get in to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. It may just be infected ...Read more
How to keep a freshly removed mole from getting infected. I was told to put vaseline on it and a bandaid. Is that a good idea?
Had a large mole burned of at the dermatolist.5 days ago it has a red ring around . Could it be infected or is this a healing process..hurts a little ?
Normal: often you will have a healing read ring around the area. If the redness gets worse or it becomes painful then check with provider ...Read more
Why would a mole keep getting sore and infected? It healed but now it's sore again it is on my cheek
What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.
Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more
I just had a mole removed on my leg, they said to keep vasoline on it. It is raised red all around it and warm. How do I clean it? Is it Infected?
Probably infected.: The redness and raised area suggest that it is infected. You can wash with warm soapy water and keep it clean. Use alcohol for cleansing after you wash with soap and water. If the area of redness increases or there are red lines crawling up the leg you need to get oral antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
Mole on arm raised and painful. Hurt it in work. Has only been this way since Monday. Doc said infected and gave meds. Not cut Or oozing. Correct?
Don't know but ...: A week or two of antibiotics will not hurt and if the swelling and pain go away so be it. Sometimes you don't see an entry point for a wound but remember that these organisms are microscopic. You cannot seem them with your naked eyes so your doc used his clinical judgement as to what he thought was the most likely thing happening. Since I am not there I have to defer to his call. ...Read more
My mole on my face has turned into what looks like an infected hair /pimple with pain into my jaw and neck. Is this normal?
I had a mole on my stomach cut out 2 days ago, have 4 stitches. It feels like i'm getting poked with a needle, is it just healing? It's not infected.
Mole: You may feel some tugging or mild discomfort for a couple of days. If the discomfort is worsening, see the physician who performed the removal. ...Read more
I have an abcess on my face from an infected hair. How do I get the head. .So it can start to heal?
Boils treatment: Do not squeeze, wait when the boil starts draining. Wash the area with soap and water, clean with alcohol and apply neosporin otc. Repeat 3-4 times a day until complete healing is achieved. For pain NSAID otc as needed. Rec.: if concerned or running a fever see your pcp. ...Read more
Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?
Orofacial pain: orofavial pain could be due to many reasons. Usually the main reason is odontogenic in origin . Please have a checkup By your dentist first and then take it from there ...Read more
I was told that skull that was infected. They also found pseudomonas in an area in his head. What is it?
Pseudomonas: Pseudomonas is a gram-negative, aerobic gammaproteobacteria which can be a source of serious infections. ...Read more
What to do if his skull that was infected. they also found pseudomonas in an area in his head. what is it?
Bacteria: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that can cause disease in humans. The problem with pseudomonas infections is that it is multidrug resistant. ...Read more
Punctured head with sharp object 3days ago., broke skin, swelling gone down. Peroxide. Still hurts to touch , move forehead. Is it infected?
Not infected: If the swelling gone down is not infected. This pain that you have is considered "normal" and physiologic and is associated with an inflammatory response that is part of the healing process. In normal pain, the pain usually disappears when healing is complete. Wait about 2 weeks or so. ...Read more
Antibiotic cream: Baring any other conditions, the best therapy for an infected hair follicle is to use a tweezer to pull the infected hair out of the follicle, wash the area with warm clean water and soap, dry with a clean linen or cotton wool and then apply triple antibiotic ointment 3 or 4 times a day for about 3 - 5 days. If however the infection is deep, you may need lancing and oral or parenteral antibiotics. ...Read more