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Pimple inside of cheek is caused by infection?

Pimple inside of cheek is caused by infection?

Papule: A papule or swollen raied area inside the cheek may represent a gland that has been pinched off or a duct that has been pinched off depending on where it is, it may just be a simple closed duct or the beginning of an infection in the salivary or parotid gland. Conservative management with salt water gargles unless you have fever, chills, sweats or pain or swelling of the cheek or a gland. ...Read more

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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White 1-2mm pimple on inside of cheek. Felt hard yesterday and softened today. Gave unprotected oral sex to a girl 6 weeks ago. Is this related?

White 1-2mm pimple on inside of cheek. Felt hard yesterday and softened today. Gave unprotected oral sex to a girl 6 weeks ago. Is this related?

Cheek pimple: It may be coincidental but I would have it checked out by your physician and get some history from the girl as well. If treatment is necessary you both should be aware. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my cheek and I popped it. 5 minutes later it turned black. After 3 weeks it hasn't gone away. What do I do? Today I used bp

I had a pimple on my cheek and I popped it. 5 minutes later it turned black. After 3 weeks it hasn't gone away. What do I do? Today I used bp

It turned black: Because you created a blood scab. It has persisted for 3 weeks perhaps because you are picking at it. This will cause the inflammation to become chronic and increase likelihood of scarring. The best thing for you to do is use a gentle facial cleanser (do NOT scrub), 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and a light facial moisturizer everyday, and LEAVE IT ALONE. Seek dermatologist advice if that fails. ...Read more

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How can I mimimize my pimples on cheek?

Cleanse: Wash with a good soap on a regularly basis and do not use comdeogenic creams. Other than that - nothing more you can do. ...Read more

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I have pimple with a petfect Ring around it. Without pus. In my left cheek (if im sitting oppsite you) It been 3 days now.

I have pimple with a petfect Ring around it. Without pus. In my left cheek (if im sitting oppsite you) It been 3 days now.

Inflamed Acne.: It sounds like the acne lesion is inflamed. It will need treatment with topical antibiotic to prevent it from becoming pustular.
Recommend OTC benzoyl peroxide 10 %.
Avoid touching the lesion. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple at the top of my cheek. No matter what it doesn't come to a head nor dries up. What should I do? And why it happened?

I have a red pimple at the top of my cheek. No matter what it doesn't come to a head nor dries up. What should I do? And why it happened?

Mucocele: This is seen pretty often by dentists. It usually is a blocked salivary gland. If you keep biting it an oral surgeon can remove it and is an easy procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a pimple on your cheek?

What is the best way to get rid of a pimple on your cheek?

Pimple: Clean you skin with a good cleansing soap and use benzoyl peroxide 10% over the counter. You can find coverup to put on the blemish at the counter of your local department store. You have to match your skin tone. A sales rep can help you find the right shade. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pimple looking bump on the inside of my cheek and my cheek is all swollen, what could it be?

I have a pimple looking bump on the inside of my cheek and my cheek is all swollen, what could it be?

Blocked salivary gla: Blocked salivary gland duct. You probably have calcification blocking you parotid salivary gland. You need to see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months. I scratch it comes back?

Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months. I scratch it comes back?

May be a skin cyst: A bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal. ...Read more

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I had this pimple under my right ass cheek skin for months now. I'm worried. It doesn't hurt nor change in size. Is it dangerous? What could it be?

I had this pimple under my right ass cheek skin for months now. I'm worried. It doesn't hurt nor change in size. Is it dangerous? What could it be?

Sounds like cyst: Could be a cyst -- not dangerous. Another possibility is a dertmatofibroma, a small, firm bump than can arise at sites of insect bites or infected/inflamed hair follicles, also not dangerous. ...Read more

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I have this red semi-hard bump on my left cheek and I don't know if it's a pimple or not. It's not white in the middle and I can't pop it or anything?

Nodule: Depending on how long it has been there it could be a type of skin lesion, or possibly early skin infection. See your PCP and have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a dark circle spot on my cheek from a pimple after I popped it. I can still feel a little bit ofpus from the pimplethatwasthere. Howdoesitgoaway?

I have a dark circle spot on my cheek from a pimple after I popped it. I can still feel a little bit ofpus from the pimplethatwasthere. Howdoesitgoaway?

Scar tissue: Pimples are inflammation (irritation). When you popped it you may have caused some of this irritation to go down further into the fatty cells. There the body formed small amount of scar tissue to form. Gently massage area daily but I would have your MD check it out to make sure. Please don't pick/pop pimples - it often causes things to get worse! Ask your MD for medicine to help acne. ...Read more

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Why do I always get pimples mostly on my left cheek?

Acne on one side: It is common to get acne slightly worse on one side when compared to the other. More striking differences are often attributed to occlusion--such as leaning on that side, or resting it on a hand, or sleeping on that side. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat recurring pimples on my cheek?

What can I do to treat recurring pimples on my cheek?

Topical treatment: A number of different topical medications may help. Over the counter medications use contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Prescription options include epiduo, benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) aczone and other medications. Sometimes a course of oral antibiotics is helpful. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pimple scar on cheek?

How to get rid of a pimple scar on cheek?

Time: Oftentimes time is your best ally
let it heal, if no better in 3-6 months, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have a pimple on the inner side of my cheek in my mouth?

See a dentist: You may have bitten your cheek which causes a 'fibroma' or thickening of the cheek that can look like a pimple. If it lasts longer than a week, have a dentist check it out to rule out trauma or in less likely oral cancer. It is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Six months old healthy Babar having some sort of pimples on his cheek?

Possible allergy: Pimples on the cheek of your baby may be due to allergy or infection _bacterial or fungal. Or acne. Consult your doctor who will examine your baby and advise treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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My cheek is swollen due to a pimple I burst. What do I do?

Infection: Pus was in the pimple and now you have an infection in that area that is spreading. See your doctor for an antibiotic and place hot compress in area. ...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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I woke up with so many little pimples on my cheek. What could this be?

Infection: You could have acne, infection of your hair follicles, allergic reaction or irritation to something, etc.
Have yourself examined by your dr. You may needs some oral antibiotics.
God bless you! ...Read more