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Long Lasting Pimples
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?
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
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
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
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?
A red line suddenly appeared between my eyebrows from a pimple that had burst earlier. Should I be concerned? It's about one inch long.
Only if it enlarges: if it enlarges see your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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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
Keloid develope from pimple now years later it's long and paining me what can I rub topically to calm the pain?
See a dermatologist: A professional skin specialist will diagnose and treat you. ...Read more
My pimple dried up and is now peeling. How long will the peeling last and is there any way to accelerate the process?
No: There is not a way to accelerate the healing process. See your dermatologist for the best treatment. ...Read more
I've been suffering from pimple problems since a long time. I have a combination skin type and I get breakouts often. Need a solution to this.
See a dermatologist: You may benefit from a prescription skin care regimen that can be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a pimple that no longer hurts but is red and is like a lump. It has no head or anything and has been there for two weeks. What should I do?
It is still active: The pimple most likely is not fading yet. Usually we use antibiotics to calm it down. So if it persiste, seeking derm help. ...Read more
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
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 :(
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
My son had boils for a long time. The other day it erupted and give bad smell. What is it. And what should be done. Is it somethin is it something to be afraid of. It grows on top of his shoulder and look like pimples. It erupted the other day and give bad s
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