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Pimple Like Bums On My Knees
Caleb keeps getting a bump on his knee, like a pimple , eventually it pops but is very painful. What could this be? What is the best way to treat?
Maybe a boil: Some people go through phases where they get recurrent staphylococcal infections. It may be helpful to see the doctor when it is ready to pop to get a culture. There is a prescription bactroban (mupirocin) that can be very helpful for such infections but you need to be seen to get it. ...Read more
Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?
I have a big pimple on my knees. It was painfull at the beginning but now it is not. It is big and white in the centre and has red around it. Help me?
I have a 'pimple' on my knee but it's mostly white and looks like there's fluid under it. I shave and thought it was an ingrown hair?
I have i pimple like bump on my knee with a hard white center. It is like a small rice kernel. It can be pulled out. Now it has a red circle around?
Keep clean: If it is from shaving, this is folliculitis. It is treated with good washing and using a clean razor once it has healed. You can wash the skin with rubbing alcohol several times a day to help clean it up. Some people are more prone to this. If it is not going away or worsening, see your family doc or a dermatologist to get an antibiotic to help clear the skin. Get seen to get best treatment. ...Read more
Ingrown hair?: It may a condition called ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it. Sometimes dead skin can clog up a hair follicle. That forces the hair inside it to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward. It may look dark because of hair inside. ...Read more
Red Pimple on back of knee with a small hole in middle of it. Can this be a bite or boil.how can I tell?
?boil: Hi Joshua 180. If it is a red swelling with a hole in it, (pus?) its probably a boil so put hot compresses on it for few days to accelerate to bursting. A bite usually is of a less angry nature, tends to be more diffuse and takes longer to manifest the signs of acute inflammation being: rubor, tumor, calor, dolor, functio laesa ~ redness, swelling,heat,pain,loss of function! (Pathol 101) :-) thank ...Read more
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