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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 popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful ?

Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful
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Rule out skin cancer: Possibly a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. See a doctor to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Soft lump pimple like on inside thigh ?

Soft lump pimple like on inside thigh ?

Pimple on thigh: It could be anything from a big bite to an infected hair follicle. If it progresses, have your pmd take a look. ...Read more

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Red mark or spot left behind by pimple on cheek. how?why?

Red mark or spot left behind by pimple on cheek. how?why?

Inflammation/pigment: If the pimple just healed, this is likely some residual inflammation. If it's been a while, you may have some post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It may resolve on it's own, but if its been there for a while you might try a bleaching cream or steroid ointment on it. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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Swollen and red bump on outer left labia?

Swollen and red bump on outer left labia?

Hair Gland:oil/sweat: There are a variety of sources for red bumps that typically originate from the hair follicles or oil gands in the labia. Sweat glands may also become diseased (known as hidradentitis suppuritiva). See your physician if this becomes worse or does not resolve within 10 days. ...Read more

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Tiny bump on lip line, herpes?

Tiny bump on lip line, herpes?

Herpes simplex: Possibly. But without seeing it there is no real way to tell. Show this to a doctor. ...Read more

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Red painless bump a little itchy on vagina lip?

Red painless bump a little itchy on vagina lip?

Unsure: There are many different possibilities as to why you may have the bump. One possible explanation could be a clogged gland which is not harmful. Is there any possible exposure to STDs? I recommend that you see a physician such as a family doctor or OB/GYN to make sure that this is not some sort of STD. Do you have any history of genital herpes? Usually, genital herpes is painful especially more pronounced with the first episode ...Read more

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Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause this too. Of course bacterial infection cold do the same. ...Read more

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Painful red lump on inside of nose?

Painful red lump on inside of nose?

Vestibulitis: The most common cause of a painful red lump on the inside of the nose is vestibulitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles of the inside skin of the nose where the hairs grow. The treatment is oral antibiotics, an antibiotic cream and careful cleaning. This should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Infection?: This could be an infection. If it's red and painful see a doctor soon. You don't want this to spread into the orbit of the eye. Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, eyebrow, and cheek. ...Read more

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Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Acne: If you have acne cysts, your doctor may suggest a stronger medicine, such as oral antibiotics and if this does not work there is always accutane. See your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Bottom lip swollen-painful blister on inside, what to do?

Bottom lip swollen-painful blister on inside, what to do?

Depends: It might be cold sore(herpes infection) or oral sore caused by injury (bite, etc.). Treatment/approach are different. You'd better seek help from dermatologists or dentists. ...Read more

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Small, hard lump on my eyelid rim--stye?

Small, hard lump on my eyelid rim--stye?

Probably: Try warm compresses and gentle massage and see if you can make it go away. If not, you may need medication or surgical drainage, or it may be something else altogether. ...Read more

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Hard bump inside my mouth on jaw line?

Hard bump inside my mouth on jaw line?

Lump in mouth: This needs to be evaluated. It can be evaluated by your primary physician. Your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Small red dot on nose painful to touch not a pimple?

Small red dot on nose painful to touch not a pimple?

Why not a pimple?: It sounds like a skin infection. Whether or not its a "pimple" treat it the same. Wash with soap, hot compresses and don't pick at it. If its not better in a day or so consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots on lips. When become really chapped, I get a whitehead directly on my lip. Inflamed Fordyce spot? When popped, it goes away. Little sore

Fordyce spots on lips. When become really chapped, I get a whitehead directly on my lip. Inflamed Fordyce spot? When popped, it goes away. Little sore

Oral Fordyce spots: The importance of recognising these papules as Fordyce spots is in the differential diagnosis as some sexually transmitted diseases may start off looking like Fordyce spots.Fordyce spots are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. Avoid picking or squeezing the spots. Electrosurgery and vaporising laser treatment (CO2 laser) have been used along with bichloracetic acid, photodynamic therapy, micro-punch excision surgery ...Read more

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Cut on leg red sore puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Cut on leg red sore puss with little puss filled bumps around it?

Probably a boil: Also known as a furuncle. Hot compresses several times a day will help bring it to a head, when it will either open and drain on its own or, more likely, be ready for your doctor to drain it with a small incision. ...Read more