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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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Small bump on bottom of ear is a tad red it was hard like a pimple like bump but no puss or anything to come out of it what cause this will go away?

Small bump on bottom of ear is a tad red it was hard like a pimple like bump but no puss or anything to come out of it what cause this will go away?

Developing a boil: Chances are u had a small bite or injury there & it has become infected. It may turn into a small boil/abscess or ur own resistance may nip it and it may heal on its own in a few days. Topical antibiotics will probably not help as the skin is intact. Nothing much to worry unless the pain keeps increasing, the skin gets redder and there are streaks of infection and redness spreading from that bump. ...Read more

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Noticed a hard bony like bump on back of ear (not neck) what could this be? It is definitely not a pimple or anything of that sort

Noticed a hard bony like bump on back of ear (not neck) what could this be? It is definitely not a pimple or anything of that sort

Skull projecttion: There is an anchor point for your jaw/face muscles called the mastoid process that juts out just behind the ear on both sides. It can be felt easily because we don't have fat or muscle over that point. If what you detect is more like a lump and rubbery it could be a lymph node. These are normal structures. ...Read more

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I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

I have got this bump thing on the bottom of my ear lobe I can feel it nesr the piercing spot seems like a pimple but won't pop if I try to pop it?

Scar tissue: Most likely if not red or tender (try not to squeeze!) If it gets larger or red it may need to be seen by a doctor, meanwhile wash gently, pat dry and keep hair clean. A pimple will clear in a few days. ...Read more

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Ear pain, neck pain lymph node and white pimples-bumps on my tongue like 3 of them in the back of my tongue? What could it be? I'm scared

Ear pain, neck pain lymph node and white pimples-bumps on my tongue like 3 of them in the back of my tongue? What could it be? I'm scared

Scared: Please see your md/ent. Could be flu with strep and is easily solved. We cannot diagnose over the internet and too many possibilities with the information given so see your doctor please. ...Read more

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Felt a pimple type tiny bump in my ear near lobule but the bump is on the inside only (doesn't show)I pressed white stuff/puss came out from piercing?

Felt a pimple type tiny bump in my ear near lobule but the bump is on the inside only (doesn't show)I pressed white stuff/puss came out from piercing?

See Your Doctor Now: Your description suggests you may have an Epidermal Inclusion Cyst. Caused by growth of skin-like cells within dermis. Usually asymptomatic but can produce a cheesy-like discharge, can also become inflammed and infected. Treatment includes incision and drainage, antibiotics. Surgical removal of cyst wall may be needed to prevent recurrence. See your doctor now for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Inflamed bump on tragus. Warm, red, painful. I've never had an ear piercing. Could this be a cold sore, pimple, or what?

Inflamed bump on tragus. Warm, red, painful. I've never had an ear piercing. Could this be a cold sore, pimple, or what?

Folliculitis: An infected hair follicle, it's kind of like a pimple in many ways. Most of these resolve on their own. If it doesn't improve, the redness begins to spread, or you develop fever, see your doctor. You may need an antibiotic. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When I start my period I get a ear infection and stye. Now I also have a pimple like bump on my vaginal opening. Could this be a hormonal problem?

When I start my period I get a ear infection and stye. Now I also have a pimple like bump on my vaginal opening. Could this be a hormonal problem?

I do not think...: ...That either recurrent ear infections nor eye lid infections are related to the menstrual cycle (but would be interested to know if any of my colleagues know differently). I am, however, concerned with "a pimple like bump" as you describe. This might represent anything from an infected hair follicle to an std. In either case, I think you should be seen by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have a painful purple bump the size of a very large pimple in my ear near the cartilage. What could this possibly be?

Painful=infection: It may have started a an obstructed pore/follicle now infected...skin discoloration and painful lesion may be indicative of MRSA cellulitis/abscess formation...get seen by doctor the may decide to open it drain it and culture the discharge to identify the bacteria...good luck ...Read more

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I have a small bump in my ear, but not in the canal. I'm having pain in my ear as well as some hearing loss. Painful when touched. Pimple? Treatment?

I have a small bump in my ear, but not in the canal. I'm having pain in my ear as well as some hearing loss. Painful when touched. Pimple? Treatment?

ENT doctor: Is whom you need to see, or your primary doctor, exam is needed for a correct diagnosis and better management, don't try to find treatment online, good luck ...Read more

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I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since I was young, these are white I n color, what can they be?

I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since I was young, these are white I n color, what can they be?

PPP: Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign, normal and no need for concern. You always take and send a picture for our review & confirmation. It would not be sexting, would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more

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Hello I have this bump on my right boob and it looks like a pimple but it has no white head, been on my boob for 2 years and more. .

Hello I have this bump on my right boob and it looks like a pimple but it has no white head, been on my boob for 2 years and more. .

Wart, mole or other: You don't mention if it is tender or warm to touch. It may not be anything bad, but at 17 years old you should have a checkup every year. Get your checkup and have the doctor look at your bump. ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on far side of left side of neck is it normal for there to be just one isolated pimple on neck (with no head) or could it be more?

Pimple like bump on far side of left side of neck is it normal for there to be just one isolated pimple on neck (with no head) or could it be more?

It might not be: A pimple. There are other things that one could have like a cyst, a swollen lymph node, persistent thyroglossal duct, etc. A physician may be able to identify the lesion. ...Read more