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I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

Unclear on the?: Dermatologic conditions hard to discuss w/out seeing them. Not sure of what information you would want nor "large" etc.
1) the area is not unique except there is more abrasion and moisture than other spots so a bit more susceptible to skin infections.
2) can't think of any std it could be EXCEPT normal skin germs which are often transmitted with skin contact.
3) may need professional drained. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. What could this possibly be?

I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. What could this possibly be?

Painful=infection: It may have started a an obstructed pore/follicle now infected...skin discoloration and painful lesion may be indicative of MRSA cellulitis/abscess formation...get seen by doctor the may decide to open it drain it and culture the discharge to identify the bacteria...good luck ...Read more

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I have a sore on the top of my ear it started out looking like a small pimple or blood blister and now its big and lumpy its reddish purple and bumpy

I have a sore on the top of my ear it started out looking like a small pimple or blood blister and now its big and lumpy its reddish purple and bumpy

A: A worsening lesion on the top of the ear could be an infection, scar tissue, or even something more concerning such as a skin cancer. It is very important that you have your ear looked at as soon as possible for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! They are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If I squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?

I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! They are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If I squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?

There: There are several possibilities. I wonder if you might have hidradenitis suppurativa:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818

the main things I would think about would be acne, folliculitis, cysts, or hidradenitis. If it has been present since childhood nevus comedonicus would be possible. ...Read more

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I failed popping my cystic pimple. Now it's still got puss, and it's inflamed and purple. Is there a way of treating this at home?

I failed popping my cystic pimple. Now it's still got puss, and it's inflamed and purple. Is there a way of treating this at home?

Cystic acne: Popping pimples/cysts not a good idea: can drive infection deeper. Warm-hot compresses can draw cyst to head so it opens on its own & drains. But best treatment is to see dermatologist for definitive care of acne: topical meds + oral antibiotics; possibly accutane-like product if condition is severe. Should also be checked for polycystic ovarian ds by doc. ...Read more

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My son has a purple like pimple rash what could it be?

My son has a purple like pimple rash what could it be?

Many things: If it hurts, itches, if the child is in any way sick, then it should be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Have a hard purple pimple on my buttocks for a few days. How do I take care of this? Doesn't hurt, no puss just hard bump.

Have a hard purple pimple on my buttocks for a few days. How do I take care of this? Doesn't hurt, no puss just hard bump.

Do nothing: If it is due to minor trauma it will reabsorb itself. However, other conditions may mimic a small bleed for the untrained person. If other ones appear or does not go away have it check by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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My pimple became this purple spot on my chin. I didn't pop it. Does that mean its healing and what cream should I use?

My pimple became this purple spot on my chin. I didn't pop it. Does that mean its healing and what cream should I use?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have these bumps that look like huge pimples but when I try and pop them I can feel them move under my skin and they turn blue/purple what r they?

I have these bumps that look like huge pimples but when I try and pop them I can feel them move under my skin and they turn blue/purple what r they?

Your Mother says:: Do not pop your pimples. Do not squeeze them. Do not pick at them. Do you want scars and damaged skin from acne?

Please please get some real medical advice and learn how to care for your skin so that the acne can heal appropriately and you do not have life long scars to deal with.

And, in your specific case it sounds like there is worse infection happening. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a small purple pimple like bump on my inner thigh from my thighs rubbing together. It started off red and now its purplish. Will it go away?

I have a small purple pimple like bump on my inner thigh from my thighs rubbing together. It started off red and now its purplish. Will it go away?

Eventually,: As long as the skin is protected and is not repeatedly irritated by repeat friction and rubbing, but most skin injuries take months before color becomes more flesh colored. ...Read more

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Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?

Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?

Healing Inflammation: The redness/purpleness of a healed abscess (skin infection) can take a few months to resolve. The skin will remain firm, slightly tender and have a purple/red color for some time after the infection itself has healed. This is the scar tissue healing and settling. If the area back tracks and get swollen, hot and tender again, you will need to see a doctor. Hang in there. ...Read more

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I have pimple under my breast it looks like purple but in start spreading nah its all around red?

I have pimple under my breast it looks like purple but in start spreading nah its all around red?

Possibly cellulitis: You may have a bacterial infection of the skin if there is a rash spreading. Did you pick the pimple? If the redness doesn't go away see a doctor - you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have this sore like thing in the public hair area it started to look like a pimple but now it's purple red what could it be?

Get medical checkup: Any growth which is painless, can be a serious issue. So it is best you get yourself examined by a doctor and get your growth removed if it is suspect for skin cancer (want to be sure it is not melanoma) ...Read more

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Why do I have purple color pimples on right side of my stomach? They don't hurt or anything they are just there

Prob. Benign: A tiny purple or red pimple could be there for long eriod of time. Called Cherry Angioma.
If they are not expanding, Multiplying, Painful, or bleeding, not to worry. But next time you see your doctor or possibly you can bring this your parents' attention. They may be able to answer definitively ...Read more

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I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?

I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?

See a dermatologist: The acne cyst can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) which should help shrink it. Usually trying to pop a pimple creates more inflammation and pain. Your dermatologist may also want to determine if there is any infection there. ...Read more

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Woke up with a red swollen pimple like lump on base of penis, tried to pop it and now its purple and bigger. Pimple or something else?

Woke up with a red swollen pimple like lump on base of penis, tried to pop it and now its purple and bigger. Pimple or something else?

Penile Lesion: Never try to 'pop' a lesion on the genitals. You have a significant risk of pushing the infection deeper into the tissues and spreading the infection. You will need to have this seen by a health provider. It cannot be managed without being seen directly. ...Read more

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My vagina is itchy, I have an occasional pimple, lot of gooey discharge, I think its swollen, the clitoris sticks out kinda far, and its dark purple?

My vagina is itchy, I have an occasional pimple, lot of gooey discharge, I think its swollen, the clitoris sticks out kinda far, and its dark purple?

Need an exam: There are lots of common causes of vaginal itching. The discharge, swelling and abnormal discoloration of the clitoris though needs evaluation. Schedule a visit for an exam. ...Read more

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Had a pimple on the outside of my lip. It popped and now has a purple/black ish color. It is not sore or itchy. What could it be?

Had a pimple on the outside of my lip. It popped and now has a purple/black ish color. It is not sore or itchy. What could it be?

Well: A pictures worth 1000 words. In order to get a diagnosis treatment or advise the doctor needs to examine it, you can do a HealthTap visit with photographs or see a primary care doctor in person ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Insect bite painful, swollen, has reddish purple color, and is a white pimple- like bump that popped. It is on a toddler's second toe.

Insect bite painful, swollen, has reddish purple color, and is a white pimple- like bump that popped. It is on a toddler's second toe.

Insect bite: Is what it sounds like. A small area like a toddlers toe will swell impressive. My favorite treatment for insect/ spider bites is a raw onion... Slice it and rub on the affected bite area tl the juice is dry (a couple minutes). It neutralizes the toxin and reduces swelling.
If it is painful or getting worse, see your child's doctor. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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