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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of large zits that are deep under the skin?

Please help! what is the quickest way to get rid of large zits that are deep under the skin?

Cystic acne: Deeper acne or cystic acne may be treated with intralesional corticosteroid injections performed by a dermatologist. These treatments are particularly effective when the cysts are red and tender (inflamed). Prescription Retin-A type creams are indicated for cystic acne. Talk to your dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

See your doctor.: This could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. Your doctor should be able to tell you and recommend the proper treatment (or observation). ...Read more

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What to do if I had big zits. I need help?

What to do if I had big zits. I need help?

Dermatologist eval.: 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

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Have odd zit on face that suddenly appeared. Painful; if I try to pop it, skin around sinks becomes dark, wont pop. Only one. What is this?

Have odd zit on face that suddenly appeared. Painful; if I try to pop it, skin around sinks becomes dark, wont pop. Only one. What is this?

ZIT: It may not be acne and even if it is you should NEVER pop it. It may be a cherry hemangioma. But since there is no picture, diagnosis based on your description is not possible. Consult your dermatologist and do not manipulate the lesion. ...Read more

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How do I treat large zits around my ankles?

How do I treat large zits around my ankles?

See a doctor: I don't think "zits" are a common finding on the ankle, perhaps it is something else. ...Read more

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Antibacterial cream for big zit, would that work?

Antibacterial cream for big zit, would that work?

A few 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

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I have bad facial skin with zits at 15. Will I have acne?

I have bad facial skin with zits at 15. Will I have acne?

Yes: You are describing "acne"."zits" are the lesions we describe as acne.Do not think that all acne is the same-some is very severe with painful and large cysts while most often the problem is small and quickly cleared pimples.All the spectrum is treatable with everything from mild over the counter cleansers to powerful oral medicines.Ask you dr. ...Read more

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The difference between a large zit or a brown recluse bite?

The difference between a large zit or a brown recluse bite?

Can be similar: Brown recluse bite usually doesn't hurt while the zit does. Also there is bulls eye in the center of the bite. If not sure see a doctor. Either way, if it's a bite you might need proper wound care as the center of the bite will become dead and leave a temporary hole in the skin. So good wound care is important. ...Read more

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I had a zit.. Squeezed it now there is a hard bump under my skin from where i squeezes it..

I had a zit.. Squeezed it now there is a hard bump under my skin from where i squeezes it..

Zit: This is exactly why we advised everyone not to do what you did. You likely pushed the infection deep in to tissue. I would advise that if becomes tender or red, see your doctor for antibiotic. If it does't resolve soon, may need to be extracted. ...Read more