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Looks Like Pimple But Won T Pop
I've got a small bump on my back, it's been there for about 4 days. Everyone says it looks like a pimple, but won't pop & causing pain all around it!?
Abscess: Most likely an early abacess. You probably need to get lanced. ...Read more
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
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.
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
Tried popping pimple 5 days ago that wasn't ready. I had a scab, and this morning accidently rubbed off. Now I have a crater looking scab. Help??
When you pop pimples: You can cause a scab and a scar. You need to see a dermatologist but temporarily the topical bandaid duoderm can help ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My 8 year old girl has things popping up on her skin that look like huge pimples, trying to pop them doesn't work. They have been on her arm, her leg a couple of weeks ago. That still hasn't completly healed after I popped it with a needle. She just had
See Dermatologist: You should take her to a dermatologist — let him/her examine and treat. ...Read more
Child has little pimple like bumps on arms and legs, there's no yellow heads and he doesn't seem to have any discomfort by them. These bumps appeared roughly 4 days ago and more keeps popping up.
Rash: Hard to answer without more information and pictures so get him examined would be recommended ...Read more
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
Popping a pimple on my cheek resulted in a swollen, red wound that hasn't been cured for well over a month. Is there anything I can do to treat it?
Pimples: You should see you primary care physician to have the wound evaluated. ...Read more
I have a red pimple-like bump after popping my previous pimple. Could it possibly become a cyst because bacteria went deeper inside the pore?
Yes: Rupturing a pimple can cause a cyst, and its one of the reasons we discourage people from doing this. ...Read more