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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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Swollen glands tired open acne wounds on face could it be impetigo?

Swollen glands tired open acne wounds on face could it be impetigo?

Infection: It appears that you have a substantial infection going on. If the swollen glands are in the neck, they are reacting to the infection on your face, trying to stop it from spreading any further, but you definitely need to see a doctor ASAP to prescribe antibiotics and control this infection. ...Read more

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Why would a montgomery gland around my nipple be sore and swollen?

Why would a montgomery gland around my nipple be sore and swollen?

Oil build-up?: It's possible that a person could experience some pain from clogging of normal montgomery glands, and get relief from gentle washing and placing a warm moist towel over them for 20 minutes at night. ...Read more

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I don't know if tis is infected montgomery gland. Its swollen, painful, tender and there's an itchy part. I just want to know what to do with this?

I don't know if tis is infected montgomery gland. Its swollen, painful, tender and there's an itchy part. I just want to know what to do with this?

Montgomery gland: The Montgomery glands’ position on the surface of the breast means they are susceptible to infection or irritation. Infection is often related to mastitis, a problem involving the mammary glands as well as surrounding glands and tissue and is most common in lactating women, and medical treatment is almost always required in order to get rid of the infection and keep it from spreading. ...Read more

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Does Montgomery gland appear raised on outer skin during involvement in intimate activities?

Does Montgomery gland appear raised on outer skin during involvement in intimate activities?

Montgomery Glands: Yes- Montgomery glands can respond to intimate activities along with other conditions that increase certain hormones. Pregnancy one of the most common causes for persistently raised Montgomery glands. ...Read more

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I have a white head at the bottom side&base of penis in the middle. From the white head there is a tender and semi swollen line going to the side.

I have a white head at the bottom side&base of penis in the middle. From the white head there is a tender and semi swollen line going to the side.

Urologist: Have this lesion examined by your physician or a urologist. It is important to reveal any sexual exposure, if any, and especially if you're not sure of the health status of your partner if there was exposure. Either way, the signs are suspicious of an infection which, if present, would require appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Can you pop spider bites? It is very swollen with a huge white head and burns.

Can you pop spider bites? It is very swollen with a huge white head and burns.

See your doctor: It is best to have it looked at by your doctor to make sure it's not infected and needs drainage. You may also need antibiotics if infected. If you pop it, you risk infecting the area too info already infected. ...Read more

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I had a very lumpy swollen bump with a slight white head on it near my smile line like a bite almost I squeezed it and a clear fluid came out a lot it?

I had a very lumpy swollen bump with a slight white head on it near my smile line like a bite almost I squeezed it and a clear fluid came out a lot it?

Don't squeeze: We discourage people from squeezing these things because it increases the risk of scarring. But now that you've already done it, keep it clean and hope it doesn't heal with a scar. If it doesn't heal, see a dermatologist to make sure it isn't something more significant. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

Unclear on the?: Dermatologic conditions hard to discuss w/out seeing them. Not sure of what information you would want nor "large" etc.
1) the area is not unique except there is more abrasion and moisture than other spots so a bit more susceptible to skin infections.
2) can't think of any std it could be EXCEPT normal skin germs which are often transmitted with skin contact.
3) may need professional drained. ...Read more

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I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

Ant bites?: Looks like they could be fire ant bites (recall if you were bare footed outdoors)
You may take OTC Loratadine once a day for the itching and apply Caladryl or Calamine to the foot, as well as cold compresses. ...Read more

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Left side of my face: swollen, warm & painful. On the lining of my jaw, between left inner cheek and my molar (19) is hard mound with white head. Help?

Left side of my face: swollen, warm & painful. On the lining of my jaw, between left inner cheek and my molar (19) is hard mound with white head. Help?

Infected tooth: You are describing an abscess with a fistula due to an infected tooth. Please get yourself checked by a dentist to deal with the situation. ...Read more

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My 15 yo has bad acne on left forehead and both sides of his head for 6 mths. 2 mths ago, find a swollen lymph node (<1cm) on left back neck. Related?

My 15 yo has bad acne on left forehead and both sides of his head for 6 mths. 2 mths ago, find a swollen lymph node (<1cm) on left back neck. Related?

See Your Doctor: Acne causes inflammation/infection in the hair follicle units of the skin; reactive regional lymph nodes can occur. Your son's history of "bad acne" would support finding a prominent lymph node in this area however additional features are needed to confirm a benign nature eg. Consistency, mobility. See your doctor for definitive assessment & to evaluate adequacy of your son's present acne regimen ...Read more

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I had a pimple on lower lip and it was bugging me so I popped it, over night lip became swelled and I'm not sure if it has turned into cold sore or not, lip appears swollen with sore filled with fluid and white head. Feels irritated?

I had a pimple on lower lip and it was bugging me so I popped it, over night lip became swelled and I'm not sure if it has turned into cold sore or not, lip appears swollen with sore filled with fluid and white head. Feels irritated?

Abscess?: Although it may just be swelling from the trauma of "popping" it (the lips are very sensitive), it may have developed into an abscess. It should certainly be evaluated by MD. It may need antibiotics or to be drained. Most urgent care clinics can take care of this, as well as primary care offices, though they may shy at draining since it's on your lip. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

I don't know if I have a boil or cyst it is next to my bikini line about 3 inches sore swollen red has a white head the lump is very hard been 9 days?

Infection: You likely had an infection develop in a hair follicle that has now encased itself in a protective coating or rhine. These are usually staph, and commonly MRSA. Early on they can respond to local application of heat, which can bring the thing to the surface and let it drain. If it has been there that long it is likely in need of surgical drainage. This can be done under a local. Call and get in soon ...Read more