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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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I had my ears pierced and I stretch one and let it close cause it was infected and on my left ear I have these tiny pimple like things what are the?

I had my ears pierced and I stretch one and let it close cause it was infected and on my left ear I have these tiny pimple like things what are the?

Milia: Milia skin is skin that has small bumps under the surface, usually in one or two particular areas. Milia are little bumps that are filled with a white substance. They result from skin cells rejuvenating improperly, in a way that leaves the dead cells trapped under the surface of the skin. The only treatment is extraction by a physician.

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Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple. What is this?

Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple. What is this?

Lymph node: The appearance of a swollen gland, or lymph node, is a sign your body's immune system is working well to clear up the infection. On the same side. Rest easy.

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I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?

I have purple bump that appears to be infected. Is there a home remedy to help the pimple come to a head?

Help for bump: Using a warm compress for 15-20 min several times a day might help it come to a head. You can take an anti inflammatory such as Motrin OTC as well which may help alleviate some of the pain/swelling. If it gets worse, see a doctor since you may need antibiotic or for it to be drained. Good luck!

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I had a small pimple on my lip (one single head not multiple) then I tried to pop it & I rip skin off and now its scabby and infected what should I do?

I had a small pimple on my lip (one single head not multiple) then I tried to pop it & I rip skin off and now its scabby and infected what should I do?

Do not touch pimples: When we try to touch or mess with the pimples with our hands and exposes the pimples to infection. Important is to not touch them and if they bother you too much you can apply benzoyl face and it will dry it up.

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My pierced left earlobe hole is infected. Will my acne cream/gel, respectively, benzamycin and retin-A work, or is neosporin strong enough?

My pierced left earlobe hole is infected. Will my acne cream/gel, respectively, benzamycin and retin-A work, or is neosporin strong enough?

See dermatologist: This may be a reaction to something applied to it, maybe not infection. DOES IT ITCH?? Throw away the neosporin. It is not only useless against infection, it is one of the most common things people are allergic to.

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What could cause a pimple in the ear?

What could cause a pimple in the ear?

Clogged follicles: The ear has follicles just like skin on the face and other parts of the body. Pimples are caused by bacteria, oil, and clogged pores. It is relatively common for follicles on the ear to become plugged and develop into pimples. It is only worrisome if the "pimple" is a sore that does not heal and go away after a couple of weeks.

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A pimple inside the ear?

A pimple inside the ear?

Can Happen: Pimples are simply blocked up pores in the skin. Therefore, they can occur anywhere on the surface of the skin, including inside of the ear. However, if the spot has persisted for as long as a month, it is probably time to go see your doctor to get some help figuring out whether it is just a pimple or whether it is something else instead.

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How to pop a painful pimple right by my ear?

How to pop a painful pimple right by my ear?

Don't Do It: See a dermatologist for care and drainage. Squeezing may spread infection and lead to permanent scarring.

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Is it possible to have a pimple in your ear?

Is it possible to have a pimple in your ear?

Yes: The outer 2/3 of your ear canal contains sebaceous glands, which, when clogged, produces pimples.

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Hello, I have lumbs under both ears up. Its was start growing first one side like a small painfull pimple 5 mm large now no pain. What it can be?

Hello, I have lumbs under both ears up. Its was start growing first one side like a small painfull pimple 5 mm large now no pain. What it can be?

Sebaceous cyst: This condition may be a sebaceous cysts; an inflammation of the oil glands in your skin. DO NOT SQUEEZE. If you rupture the cyst the infection could enter the blood stream. See your physician for an examination. Simple cysts are often treated by oral antibiotics. Complex cysts may need surgery to remove

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I have a pimple in my ear?

I have a pimple in my ear?

Your question is?: You wrote a statement, not a question. Please start over from the beginning, provide background info and ask a clear question. This is not a chat room. Questions are not linked.

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I have a pimple behind both my ears?

Pimples: Could be, try a benzyl peroxide cream first but if it doesn't help see a derm.

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Why do I get a pimple in my ear?

Why do I get a pimple in my ear?

Clogged glands: There are any glands in your ear that produce oils and they can become clogged and cause pimples, just like on other area in your body. Try to keep your ears cleaned out well. See your doctor if you have pain, swelling, changes in hearing, or concerns about this.

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How do I get rid of a big ear pimple?

How do I get rid of a big ear pimple?

Pimple: Warm towel soaks may help. Retin -a cream helps decrease pimples. See a dermatologist who may inject the area with corticosteroid or drain the area. At times, oral antibiotics are prescribed.

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Why do I always get a pimple in my ear? Thanks!

Why do I always get a pimple in my ear? Thanks!

Ear pimple: The skin in your ear and canal have glands that produce oils and wax. If the duct gets blocked it produces pimples, just like elsewhere on the body.

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How do you get rid of a huge pimple in the ear fast?

How do you get rid of a huge pimple in the ear fast?

Vanishing cream: I prefer the daily vanishing cream as it has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, which is the best product available over the counter for the treatment of acne.