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Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Infected gland: Probably one of the little glands has gotten infected and produced a little abscess. Put some warm compresses on it. If you get a fever, or the pain gets severe, or is starts spreading, a physician office visit is in order. ...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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Pimple like things on my penis?

Pimple like things on my penis?

May be herpes: If they are somewhat painful, they may be herpes. BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) 2,000 mg per day (available onn line or in a health food store). ...Read more

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Remedy for white pimple on penis?

Remedy for white pimple on penis?

Skin Cyst: Possibly a skin cyst but should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out a viral infection called molluscum contagiosum. ...Read more

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Little pimples on inner folds of vaginal lips where hair doesnt grow, resembles minor acne. negative for stds, remedy?

Little pimples on inner folds of vaginal lips where hair doesnt grow, resembles minor acne. negative for stds, remedy?

Sounds normal: "Negative for STDs" suggests you've seen a doctor. What did s/he say? If something were wrong (e.g. genital warts), probably s/he would have said so. I'm guessing mucus or sebaceous glands (also called Fordyce spots); or vestibular papillae. Both of these are entirely normal. Google Fordyce spots and vestibular papillomatosus for photos to compare with yourself. See MD if any doubt remains. ...Read more

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I have 2pimple looking things onmy penis shaft.Remind meof a tiny non-red pimple.I sumtimes can get little pimple substance out? IHaveHadUnprotextSex!

I have 2pimple looking things onmy penis shaft.Remind meof a tiny non-red pimple.I sumtimes can get little pimple substance out? IHaveHadUnprotextSex!

Don't guess: If you have engaged in risky behavior and are concerned about an STD - the simplest thing to do is to get medically checked. Some STD's can be silent and present with no symptoms/signs. ...Read more

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Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What causes pimples boils on the virginia?

What causes pimples boils on the virginia?

Folliculitis: Pimples in the genital region are typically folliculitis, or inflammation of the hair follicle. If left untreated, they can progress to abscess. See your doctor to receive a topical antibiotic or steroid to decrease the inflammation in that area. ...Read more

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Can pimples burst on there own?

Can pimples burst on there own?

Yes: Please consult this site for useful home treatments for acne and prevention. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Pea size smooth red bump on the outside of my vagina - sore, doesn't pop like a pimple - never happened before - help!

Pea size smooth red bump on the outside of my vagina - sore, doesn't pop like a pimple - never happened before - help!

Bartholin's gland: There are two ducts near the outer wall of the vagina, and sometimes they can become inflamed. It is best not to squeeze or "pop" this as it may cause an infection. It is best to follow up with a gynecologist or dermatologist to have the area examined. ...Read more

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Are the pimples on my baby's chin baby acne?

Are the pimples on my baby's chin baby acne?

Yes: It could also be milia - tiny white bumps on newborn skin. Acne tends to develop a few weeks after birth, while milia are often present at birth. Milia are thought to be due to premature or blocked sebaceous (oil) glands. There is no need for treatment, they will disappear naturally. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Please help there's bump on my forehead that looks like pimple but isn't?

Please help there's bump on my forehead that looks like pimple but isn't?

Possible skin cyst: or raised mole. Please see your doctor; they can then actually look at it and tell you what it is and what to do for it. It's hard to say for sure what it is without seeing it. ...Read more

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Popped pimple on penis shaft from shaving.Will that cause more?

Popped pimple on penis shaft from shaving.Will that cause more?

No: I am puzzled as to why anyone would want to shave there. It is a silly fad which you will drop as you become an adult. ...Read more

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Small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. Been there 4+ years. Will it ever go away? Any cream? STD?

Small squishy "pimple" like spot on frenulum of penis. Does not pop. Been there 4+ years. Will it ever go away? Any cream? STD?

May be a cyst?: Small sebaceous cysts are common in this area. There is no cream for it . It needs to be removed with a very small surgical procedure ...Read more

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Severely painful "acne" (big welt, no pus) on scalp, face, chest, back, butt. Tried OTC remedies & presc. Meds/antibiotics. Nothing worked. Advice?

Severely painful "acne" (big welt, no pus) on scalp, face, chest, back, butt. Tried OTC remedies & presc. Meds/antibiotics. Nothing worked. Advice?

Accutane: Accutane is the next step but you must not get pregnant on this med and take 2 forms of birth control. It does work in almost all cases. Once you have failed topicals and oral meds not much else is left except accutane. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Depends: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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Genital warts like pimple on my testicle sac what are they?

Genital warts like pimple on my testicle sac what are they?

Sebaceous Cysts: Look up sebaceous cysts on google image. This is a very common benign issue that is caused by a hair duct getting blocked and oil, old skin cells and such get caught up in the duct. These usually resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more