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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


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I have a tiny bump on my bottom lipline for 2-3 months it looks like a pimple &feels a bit hard. I tried popping but its no use it has a dot in the center. And sometimes when I try popping it a clear liquid comes out?

I have a tiny bump on my bottom lipline for 2-3 months it looks like a pimple &feels a bit hard. I tried popping but its no use it has a dot in the center. And sometimes when I try popping it a clear liquid comes out?

Need to have checked: If this is lesion has not healed it may be more than a pimple. You should stop trying to pop the lesion, that may be causing it not to heal. See your MD or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

Infection/cellulitis: See a physician immediayely and never pop a facial pimple!-you may have a facial skin infection (cellulitis) which requires immediate medical attention- call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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I have an infected thigh pimple that i had popped tonight. A lot of blood and puss came out and when you look inside the hole it looks very black. Prior to popping it was harden in a weird way.

I have an infected thigh pimple that i had popped tonight. A lot of blood and puss came out and when you look inside the hole it looks very black. Prior to popping it was harden in a weird way.

Probable cyst: This is most likely a cyst from a foreign body or hair follicle. However, it could represent a more serious underlying problem and the infection could become worse and spread. See a dermatologist or your internist. ...Read more

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So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do?

So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do?

Sebaceous glands...: Without further specific info on these bumps, it is hard to give an accurate diagnosis. BUt, clinically, what you described most likely represents the common occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which require no active care — leave them alone — as long as you are not mentally or/& physically bothered. More? Seek counseling or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC... ...Read more

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How can I avoid from popping a pimple?

How can I avoid from popping a pimple?

Dont pick at it: Cleanse the area
warm soaks
exfoliate with an otc wash
benzoyl peroxide ointments may help as well you can fond 10% over the counter as well ...Read more

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How can I stop popping my pimples?

How can I stop popping my pimples?

See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get a good treatment to stop your pimples from appearing in the first place, then you will not need to pop them. ...Read more

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I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

Abscess: We are in the middle of an epidemic of a difficult to treat and very dangerous staph infection epidemic. Any lesion with an abscess should motivate you to seek medical care urgently. Please go see your doctor today. ...Read more

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What is the clear fluid that builds up after popping a pimple?

What is the clear fluid that builds up after popping a pimple?

Edema: Generally the clear fluid that leaks is one of two things: either it's edema (swelling) from the trauma of the pressure or it's fluid from inside the cells that have ruptured. Either way it's an indication that you're applying too much pressure to "pop the pimple". It is not generally recommended to squeeze acne. The pressure can actually cause the infection to go deeper or lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been popping a pimple type thing on my back for years now. Large amounts of the white stuff. Starting to itch and bleed a little now.

Hello, I've been popping a pimple type thing on my back for years now. Large amounts of the white stuff.  Starting to itch and bleed a little now.

Uncertain: Don't know if this is a cyst that may have become enlarged or infected. At this point, medical assessment would be your best option to determine what the lesion is and what treatment options are. Take care. ...Read more

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Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Can popping pimples lead to flesh- eating disease?

Unlikely: The so-called flesh eating disease is a bacterial infection caused by an aggressive staphlycoccus organism which usuallly infects deeply into the skin and deeper tissues. It is fortunately not very common. However, it is not a good idea to "pop" pimples as this can cause the infection and inflammation to spread. ...Read more

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After popping a pimple in your nostral, why is it still sore?

After popping a pimple in your nostral, why is it still sore?

Nostril: The nose is a very sensitive place, as you've discovered. You can consider a pimple a simple infection and when you pop it, the infection isn't magically completely gone. Much of the pus is. Also, when you pop a pimple, there is now an open wound and nerve endings that are exposed to the air/outside world. These are the reasons your nose still hurts. It will get better... Just takes time. ...Read more

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Popping pimples make them red? How to calm my skin

Popping pimples make them red? How to calm my skin

Pimples: Don't pop them--it just makes your skin red and can leave scars. See your doctor for a treatment to proven them. ...Read more

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Can the triangle of death on the face really cause death if popping a pimple in that area?

Can the triangle of death on the face really cause death if popping a pimple in that area?

What?: I have never heard that popping a pimple could cause death. Get on a prescription based skin care regimen to reduce outbreaks. ...Read more

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How can one stop pimples from popping out?

How can one stop pimples from popping out?

See a dermatologist: The type of acne you have helps determine the best treatment. Whiteheads and blackheads respond well to topical tretinoin (retin-a). More inflamed acne may require the addition of an antibiotic, either topical or oral. Sometimes women may need some form of hormonal manipulation (birth control pills or other types of medications). Seeing a dermatologist will help you get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Not the key: Whether you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could sleeping late be the cause of my pimples popping up?

Could sleeping late be the cause of my pimples popping up?

Possibly: Sleep affects your hormone levels, and acne can be affected by your hormones. So this is possible. The other question to ask is — why are you getting up late? Staying up late? Eating?, drinking?.... In other words — maybe it is what is going on the night before is causing your skin problem. ...Read more

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Was popping pimples on scrotum but one didn't pop well and now is still there 5 or so years later. Others have come and gone sense. Won't touch them?

Was popping pimples on scrotum but one didn't pop well and now is still there 5 or so years later.  Others have come and gone sense.  Won't touch them?

Ask your doc to: Take a look. It may be scar tissue or ingrown hair but you need to avoid infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had a big pimple that I didn't get fully popped a few months ago. I noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. Now, the bump has become tender. I've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

I had a big pimple that I didn't get fully popped a few months ago. I noticed that the skin healed over the leftover puss, leaving a bump on my neck. Now, the bump has become tender. I've been popping it like a pimple every few hours, but can't seem to ev

Please be seen: That sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst. You will need to see your primary care doctor and he or she can remove it with a simple in office surgery. It will not go away until the cyst sac is removed. I suggest getting in as soon as possible to avoid any further infection risk. ...Read more

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I can't stop popping pimples! How do I break this habit?

I can't stop popping pimples! How do I break this habit?

Remember SCARFACE: Sq ueezing the pimples can cause severe acne breakouts and can leave long-lasting scars&craters
it is the worst thing you can do to your skin. ...Read more

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Can I use BP after popping the pus out of a pimple? Cause it says don't use on broken skin and its bleeding. What else can I use if not?

Can I use BP after popping the pus out of a pimple? Cause it says don't use on broken skin and its bleeding. What else can I use if not?

You can: You can use it but it may sensitize you to it. Which means you could develop an allergy to it. Never the less it will sting more with the skin being open. ...Read more