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Had protected sex with a sex worker. Developed simple painless non-itchy pimple with hair in it 16 days after exposure. Pimple popped and a thick white pus came out followed by some clear liquid. Pimple scabbed with hair still visible. Herpes?

Had protected sex with a sex worker. Developed simple painless non-itchy pimple with hair in it 16 days after exposure. Pimple popped and a thick white pus came out followed by some clear liquid. Pimple scabbed with hair still visible. Herpes?

Unlikely: There are some contagious things this could be, it however, does not sound like herpes. On the other hand this can be anything from an ingrown hair to syphilis based on the description. It may be embarrassing, but this is something you need to get checked. If you don't want to see your doctor I'm sure you can find a walk in clinic you don't normally use. Just be open and honest. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Always getting pus liquid pimples they hurt and they are on my face and scalp they cause my hair to fall out what can I do they are sore and real fill?

Always getting pus liquid pimples they hurt and they are on my face and scalp they cause my hair to fall out what can I do they are sore and real fill?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can examine the skin and hear the whole story, to see if such pimples are treatable by the usual acne medications, versus some other type of skin infection or skin disorder. The infection or the inflammation at the site of the pimples is probably causing the hair to fall out, so a dermatologist (skin specialist) may be helpful... as we hope there can be hair regrowth. ...Read more

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What is the clear liquid released from pimples?

What is the clear liquid released from pimples?

Clear liquid: Clear liquid coming from a pimple is serous fluid which serves a lubricant and protection of body tissues. Picking pimples can cause serous infection and/or scarring. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to use monosulfiram inn 25% liquid for itchy pimples all over the body?

Is it appropriate to use monosulfiram inn 25% liquid for itchy pimples all over the body?

See a dermatologist: Sulfiram (inn) or monosulfiram, trade name tetmosol, is an ectoparasiticide used in the treatment and prevention of scabies.[1] it is usually sold as a solution or medicated soap, sometimes in combination with benzyl benzoate. Sulfiram is now rarely used, but, as of 2010, is still available in brazil, india, and south africa (as monotherapy) and france (with benzyl benzoate). ...Read more

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I have a mole that disappeared a few years ago, but now there is a sore on the area that resembles a pimple. Mostly liquid comes out, is it a pimple?

I have a mole that disappeared a few years ago, but now there is a sore on the area that resembles a pimple. Mostly liquid comes out, is it a pimple?

Mole: I had a surgical professor once he said a lump in the body belongs in a bottle. What that means essentially is that you need to have this lesion looked at carefully by dermatologist. No excuses – just go do it! ...Read more

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Why do pimples fill with clear liquid?

Why do pimples fill with clear liquid?

Pimples: Pimples are localized infections and inflammatory pockets. The fluid is the result of bacterial cell breakdown and due to the inflammatory process. Appropriate skin care can dramatically improve acne. ...Read more

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What is the liquid that comes out of pimples?

What is the liquid that comes out of pimples?

Bacteria, white bloo: It is a mixture of bactria and white blood cells. It is inflammatory fluid. ...Read more

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Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Manage it: You won't be able to do anything about these other than perhaps use warm compresses. You need to increase whatever you do to manage your acne -- benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, prescription-strength medicine from your physician. It's not pleasant, but be persistent with it until it remits on its own. Trying to figure out what makes acne flares is almost never helpful. ...Read more

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Swollen pimple on chin with clear liquid. How do I reduce the swelling and will it go away?

Swollen pimple on chin with clear liquid. How do I reduce the swelling and will it go away?

Steroid injection: You can see a physician for a steroid injection into the pimple. Also, avoid picking/squeezing the pimple as this will likely make it larger and more red. ...Read more

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I have pimple on my face and they r not gone frm 4-5 months. The r 1st red and then got filled up with yelowish white liquid?

I have pimple on my face and they r not gone frm 4-5 months. The r 1st red and then got filled up with yelowish white liquid?

Adult Acne: It seems you have adult acne at age 20.You should consult your doctor or a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosi with appropriate theray, which may include benzl perxide wash, topical antibiotics and/or retinoids locally.In severe cases you may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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