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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Pimple inside of cheek is caused by infection?

Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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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

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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. William Jakavick
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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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?

Dr. William Jakavick
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
32 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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Have a small pimple like structure inside the cheek.It's filled with fluid that has salty taste.what causes them?They come and go after piercing them.

Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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Have a small pimple like structure inside the cheek.It's filled with fluid that has salty taste.what causes them?They come and go after piercing them.

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. You need to see your doctor for an MRI and cultures and likely antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Have a white-head-pimple looking bump inside left cheek. Can't pop it. Painless. Feels like 1/4 the size of a pea, maybe smaller. Oral cancer? Scared.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Have a white-head-pimple looking bump inside left cheek. Can't pop it. Painless. Feels like 1/4 the size of a pea, maybe smaller. Oral cancer? Scared.

Not cancer: It is likely a mucus cyst due to trauma to the cheek. See your dentist or your doctor at your convenience. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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Why am i having small bumps like pimples that come inside my cheeks.They come and go and they are painless with fluids inside.

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Why am i having small bumps like pimples that come inside my cheeks.They come and go and they are painless with fluids inside.

Probable benign: But just to be sure, see a Dentist or Oral Surgeon when the "bumps" are in full bloom. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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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?

Dr. Thomas Stelmach
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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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?

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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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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I have these little white pimples on the inside of my cheek. What are they from?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Herpes: This sounds like oral herpes.

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Dr. James Wright
Board Certified, Dentistry
28 years in practice
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My cousin has a red, pimple like bump on the inside of her cheek . What is it?. Should she go to the doctors?

Dr. James Wright
Board Certified, Dentistry
28 years in practice
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Yes see your Dentist: It could be so many things. Abcess, cheek bite, parotid duct, lesion... Go see your dentis for proper identificación and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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Could a painful pimple on the inside of the cheek indicate a tooth problem?

Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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Doubtful: If the pimple is on the cheek as you state, I would be surprised if a tooth is involved. However since dentists are doctors of the mouth, it would make sense to see one to evaluate and treat appropriately ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Board Certified, Dentistry
24 years in practice
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Bit the inside of my cheek a couple times and now have a small bump that is dark red/black; is this just dried blood? Feels like a pimple

Dr. James Goodpaster
Board Certified, Dentistry
24 years in practice
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Bit the inside of my cheek a couple times and now have a small bump that is dark red/black; is this just dried blood? Feels like a pimple

Most likely: It's dried blood or a blood blister from repeated bites. It happens all the time with sores on our tongues & cheeks. We bite them once then keep biting them since they protrude slightly. Slow down when eating, be extra careful & it should heal in 2-3 days. If you keep biting it or it stays a problem see your dentist. They may be able to grind a small amount of 1-2 teeth to help you stop biting. ...Read more

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