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Long lasting pimple that when tried to pop squished under skin but NO fluid came out I heard and felt it squish... Is this a problem?

Long lasting pimple that when tried to pop squished under skin but NO fluid came out I heard and felt it squish... Is this a problem?

Do not: Squeeze a pimple. Use either of the available acne treatment and avoid comedonic creams or lotions and see a dermatologist. Gets better with age ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How long will pimples last for teenagers?

How long will pimples last for teenagers?

Hard to say: There are some that finish puberty only to deal with acne into their 30s or 40s. Best to get on a good basic skin care plan and stick with it as long as you need it. Your PCP or dermatologist can tailor a plan to meet the needs of your skin type. ...Read more

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What would you recommend for curing pimples on the back that keep appearing all year long?

What would you recommend for curing pimples on the back that keep appearing all year long?

See dermatologist: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise, good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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A small skin growth resembling a pimple on my back? Been there too long to be a pimple, I think.

A small skin growth resembling a pimple on my back?  Been there too long to be a pimple, I think.

Consult a Derm: Since you can't see it. Why not let a professional take care of it? See the dermatologist and while you are there get a full body examination. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away? Is it a papula?

How long will it take for an inflamed large pimple without a whitehead to go away? Is it a papula?

Usually a few days: Large pimples that do not have an outlet like a whitehead, may represent significant inflammation under the skin, and sometimes the presence of pus underneath. Some pimples may actually be a cyst related to certain sweat glands. A papule is a swelling of the skin of a certain size that may or may not be a pimple. Try not to pick or pop it as that may make it worse. If it gets bigger see doc. ...Read more

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Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily?

Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily?

Infected: Sebaceous cysts probably what you have. Need antibiotic for staph infection. See your docor. If you want this to discuss with me shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?

How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?

Yes, & See doctor: If you have any concern about having syphilis, see your doctor as it is an easily treatable infection.
You may visit this site for various pictures of chancre.

https://www.google.com/search?q=chancre+pictures&biw=1440&bih=726&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIvbzF5b2VxwIVCKCACh2-UQvF&dpr=1 ...Read more

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How long does it take for pimple scars to go away?

How long does it take for pimple scars to go away?

Depends: If true scarring has occurred, they may never disappear. However, with excellent healing they are typically not very conspicuous. In the meantime do not pick and keep wounds clean. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an indented pimple wound to heal after picking at it and picking the resulting scab? It's 3mm in diameter and fairly deep.

How long does it take for an indented pimple wound to heal after picking at it and picking the resulting scab? It's 3mm in diameter and fairly deep.

Will not go away: If this scar is deep it will probably not go away. You could see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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I had this pimple in my groin 4 months & it never seems to disappear although it sometimes festers. Now I have another one next to it, they look long?

I had this pimple in my groin 4 months & it never seems to disappear although it sometimes festers. Now I have another one next to it, they look long?

Groin infx/abscess?: Sounds like it may be a groin abscess or possible folliculitits. Certainly a possible infection may be there causing your issues that periodic arise in the groin. See the Dr. when they are present, and get the proper diagnosis as the best treatment would follow. Sometimes cystic abscesses need to be!&D'd/excised or they will continue to return as long as their "core" remains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a pimple and I put white vinegar on it. It went away but it left behind a white puffiness. Now a few days later it has turned into brown flat skin. What can I put on this to go away? How long will it take to go away?

I had a pimple and I put white vinegar on it. It went away but it left behind a white puffiness. Now a few days later it has turned into brown flat skin. What can I put on this to go away? How long will it take to go away?

Depends on skin type: You have caused a mild acid burn or "frosting", thus the white puffiness by using vinegar (acetic acid). The end result is a dark spot (hyperpigmentation). How soon it fades will depend on your skin type (i-vi), sun exposure and how dark the spot is. Often takes a few months. Otc bleaching creams may be of some value. ...Read more

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How long before newly formed pimple in nostril to pop?

How long before newly formed pimple in nostril to pop?

It is recommended : That pimples not be popped. It is especially dangerous to pop a pimple in this location (the triangle of death) because it can lead to infection involving the brain. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for zapzyt to clear your acne pimples?

How long is it supposed to it take for zapzyt to clear your acne pimples?

May work: We evaluated this modality several years ago in our practice when it first came out and did not find it was very effective by our patient's experience. If it works the blemish should be improved in one day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the redness and swelling to go away after a cystic pimple has burst?

How long does it take for the redness and swelling to go away after a cystic pimple has burst?

several months: The next time you get a large acne cyst like that it is best to go to the dermatologist, so it can be injected with cortisone. This does not get into your bloodstream but will improve the cyst in only one day and then there will be a little risk of scarring and the redness will go away faster. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a lump/pimple to go away if using hot compresses? Do hot compresses work for it?

How long will it take for a lump/pimple to go away if using hot compresses? Do hot compresses work for it?

2-5 days: Using warm compresses on a pimple on your face will help, but may not go away very quickly. Using a mild soap with a wash cloth with warm water will mechanically help area to heal more quickly. Do this with clean wash cloth three to four times a day. You may also use over the counter acne medications or speak to the pharmacist at your drug store for ideas. Do not squeeze pimple. See MD. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a pimple on the inner labia minora? If so, how long does it take to heal/ go away?

Is it possible to have a pimple on the inner labia minora? If so, how long does it take to heal/ go away?

Yes: Anywhere you have hair you can have pimple like problems that start in the glands at the base of the hair. Heat applications can help these drain and heal. Once they drain, healing occurs in 1-2wks. ...Read more

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How long does a pimple can last on a penis before it disappears? Like a red one and one with little white on top.

How long does a pimple can last on a penis before it disappears? Like a red one and one with little white on top.

Pearly Penile Papule: PPP are small skin-colored papules that typically are located on the sulcus or corona of the glans penis. Commonly, PPP are arranged circumferentially in one or several rows and often are assumed wrongly to be transmitted sexually. PPP are considered to be a normal variant and are unrelated to sexual activity. Often, lesions cause great anxiety to patients until their benign nature is clarified. ...Read more

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I have two red marks after two pimples, my question is will it fade? And how long does it take? Thank you for your time

I have two red marks after two pimples, my question is will it fade? And how long does it take?  Thank you for your time

May take weeks.: The condition where there are "marks" after a pimple or other inflammatory process occurs in the skin is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is not scarring, and it will fade over time but it may take weeks to months for it to do so. Make sure you are applying spf30 to the areas to ensure that sunlight does not prolong the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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My daughter have a little ball in her leg like if it was a pimple,but a centimeter long and wide. She also feels pain when it is squished or pressed.

My daughter have a little ball in her leg like if it was a pimple,but a centimeter long and wide. She also feels pain when it is squished or pressed.

Evaluate/biopsy: This sounds as if it should be evaluated and should likely be excised for both diagnostic and therapeutic indications. ...Read more

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Squeezed pimple (very bad i kno), scabs fell off leaving red/pink marks. Will it go away? How long will it take to blend into my normal skin? Crying :(

Squeezed pimple (very bad i kno), scabs fell off leaving red/pink marks. Will it go away? How long will it take to blend into my normal skin? Crying :(

Pinched pimple: Will go away. How long? I would recall the last time you did this and how long it took. Should be about the same. Everyone is different.

I would not do it again unless you want to do another healing test on yourself. ...Read more

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If you have a cystic pimple, how long untill it heals by itself?

If you have a cystic pimple, how long untill it heals by itself?

Infection : It can vary depending upon secondary infection. Additional medication may be required for the infection ...Read more

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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