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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I experienced swelling under my eye about 2 weeks ago. Most of the swelling went away after a couple days. Now I seem to have a pimple under my eye.?

I experienced swelling under my eye about 2 weeks ago. Most of the swelling went away after a couple days. Now I seem to have a pimple under my eye.?

Stye: Sounds like you are describing a stye on your eyelid. Warm compresses for 10 minutes 4 times a day to the area can be helpful. For definitive diagnosis and treatment follow up with your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

I think I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

Cystic pimple: Could be a range of reasons: Send photo to diagnose you properly & find right treatment. For now put a hot cuetip or fingertip with out burning the skin and gently push on pimple without popping it. We can show you on video how to do this if questions. Likely oil glands are clogged & causing pimple. ...Read more

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I have a pimple at the end of my eyebrow towards the cornerof my eye, and now my eyelid is swollen because of it. How do I take the swelling down?

I have a pimple at the end of my eyebrow towards the cornerof my eye, and now my eyelid is swollen because of it. How do I take the swelling down?

Warm compresses: We typically recommend RICE (rest, ice, compression & elevation) for injuries & warmth for infections. With pimples, consider applying warm compresses (someone once said that I should warn against burning yourself!) as often as tolerable. Idea is to increase blood flow (ice slows it down) & thus help fight off infection. If no better, gets worse or affects vision, see your doctor immediately ...Read more

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I am experiencing eye swelling. I suffer from cystic acen. Started to develop a pimple near nose under eyebrow, eye is swelling, please advise. No pop?

I am experiencing eye swelling. I suffer from cystic acen. Started to develop a pimple near nose under eyebrow, eye is swelling, please advise. No pop?

Cystic acne: Are you on Accutane/ isotrentoin acid (which I recommend all avoid given risk it will damage Meibomian glands and lead to severe dry eye) or Doxy? Do you eat gluten? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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I'm having swelling and pimples with in my head, and they itch a lot!, I've gone to various doctors, but the medicine is not enough?

I'm having swelling and pimples with in my head, and they itch a lot!, I've gone to various doctors, but the medicine is not enough?

Pityrosporom: This is common, particularly in athletes. It looks like acne, with small pustules on the forehead, face, neck and shoulders, but it is actually a yeast. Most of the time an over the counter dandruff shampoo applied to the affected area will take care of it. Sometimes prescription antifungal medicines are needed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use mupirocin on an under the skin pimple that I messed with & caused it to swell & tore some skin. Swelling has gone down.?

Is it okay to use mupirocin on an under the skin pimple that I messed with & caused it to swell & tore some skin. Swelling has gone down.?

OK: But there will be no benefit. Also note that studies show no benefit from use of "antibacterial" [triclosan] soaps. If the swelling is subsiding you may need nothing more. If it persists and bothers you a dermatologist will get rid of it. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my chin. And it causes swelling on my chin and pain. I pinch it. And pus comes out. But swelling didn't go. Please tell me what should?

I had a pimple on my chin. And it causes swelling on my chin and pain. I pinch it. And pus comes out. But swelling didn't go. Please tell me what should?

Try tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a marvelous over-the-counter product that helps pimples go down in size, if applied early before they become too irritated. Once you see a pimple start, use a cotton tipped swab to apply the tea tree oil to the pimple. Do this twice a day, until the pimple is gone. Do not use it inside your mouth.
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How can you get rid of swelling caused from poping a pimple?

How can you get rid of swelling caused from poping a pimple?

Local care: You have just drained an inflamed, sometimes infected, abscess. Warm baths/showers to clean the area, followed by cool compresses. Folk wisdom will suggest following this with some witch hazel. Treat the area gently and it will settle down over time. Next time avoid abusing the skin by popping pimples. ...Read more

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My upper lip is swollen due to the pimple above my lip I have squeezed the pimple and it caused more swelling when it will be reduced?

My upper lip is swollen due to the pimple above my lip I have squeezed the pimple and it caused more swelling when it will be reduced?

Cool compresses: Use cool compresses on it to decrease inflammation and don't squeeze it. It should resolve in 7-10 days. If you caused an infection in the surrounding skin by squeezing it then it may get worse so in that case you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have an underneath pimple which feels very big in size and it has caused all around it to go red and now swollen, how do I get the swelling down?

I have an underneath pimple which feels very big in size and it has caused all around it to go red and now swollen, how do I get the swelling down?

See your doctor: If redness, swelling, or pain is spreading, you should see your doctor. You may have an abscess (a collection of pus under the skin) which may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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This vinegar reduces swellings but will it also reduce the swelling of my pimple or could it cause it to flare up?

This vinegar reduces swellings but will it also reduce the swelling of my pimple or could it cause it to flare up?

Myths of healing: There is no evidence that vinegar does anything but make salad taste good.Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects/causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation. This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing, avoid picking/squeezing. ...Read more

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Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I've been having persistent swelling, zits, etc. On the tip of my nose for about 5 months. They start out as a pinch type feeling then grow and usually come to a head inside the nostril. Skin gets very red and sore. Very annoying. Can you help?

Hi. I've been having persistent swelling, zits, etc. On the tip of my nose for about 5 months. They start out as a pinch type feeling then grow and usually come to a head inside the nostril. Skin gets very red and sore. Very annoying. Can you help?

These: These are probably small cysts or inflamed follicles in the nose (sort of like acne in the nose). This could be a manifestation of harboring a bacteria in the nose that is inflaming the follicles. I would recommend polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment for a week or so to the area. If not improved soon, consider a visit to a dermatologist who might perform a culture of the area and maybe prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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My two year old eyes are red and it looks likes there's a pimple inside. What's the cause of that, he's not scratching them. Please help.

My two year old eyes are red and it looks likes there's a pimple inside. What's the cause of that, he's not scratching them. Please help.

Need more info: If the white of the eyes is red and there is discharge, it is conjunctivitis, or pink eye, which is a viral or bacterial infection and usually treated with prescription eye drops. If there is redness and swelling of just the eyelid with a pimple, that is consistent with a stye or hordeolum and warm compresses help to resolve. An exam would be very helpful and recommended. ...Read more

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Hi my husband have small white spot or pimple in his left eye what it's cause and what he needs to do?

Hi my husband have small white spot or pimple in his left eye what it's cause and what he needs to do?

Possible pinguecula: Without seeing it in person it would be difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a pimple under my skin between my eyes. Very painful! How can I get rid of it without making it worse/swell more?

I have a pimple under my skin between my eyes. Very painful! How can I get rid of it without making it worse/swell more?

Steroid injection if: If the area is inflammed (red), a dilute steroid injection will help reduce it quickly. Do not try and squeeze it as you may make it worse. An oral antibiotic is another option if it is under the skin. ...Read more

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Please tell what would cause a big pimple like thing on the side of my nose next to my eye that's painful and has my eye very swollen also? I'm 58

Focal infection: In this location the most likely thing is a blocked lacrimal drainage system with focal infection of the lacrimal sac termed 'dacryocystitis'. Other soft tissue infections in that location are also possible but less likely. Have your ophthalmologist check this out. You will probably need an acceptable antibiotic and focal heat treatment. ...Read more

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I have a reddish big pimple inside the upper lid of the right eye. It causes to swallowing and redness of eyelid how to get rid of it please help?

Internal hordeolum: This is a stye. Treat with warm compresses for 15 minutes 4-6 times per day. If this does not resolve in a week or two may need to see your doc for assistance. ...Read more

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I've recently developed a small white bump/cyst (looks like millia or whitehead) on the caruncle of my left eye. What is it's cause and treatment options? Will this eventually resolve?

I've recently developed a small white bump/cyst (looks like millia or whitehead) on the caruncle of my left eye. What is it's cause and treatment options? Will this eventually resolve?

See your Eyedoc: The lacrimal carbuncle is frequently the site of inclusion cysts, sometimes with calcified concretions. This can make the carbuncle swell up to many times it's normal size. These respond quite nicely to removal in your ophthalmologist's office. Make an appointment, you will feel much better when it is gone. ...Read more

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I have one pimple on my head is it caused by std.

I have one pimple on my head is it caused by std.

"Pimples" on the: Head are usually Pilar cysts or folliculitis neither of which is an STD. I can't think of any STD's that would appear on the scalp unless there was a rash all over the body. ...Read more

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Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Probably not: Most sexual lubricants are water based and shouldn't cause blockage of oil glands. Friction from intercourse or STD may be a concern. Anal sex is slightly higher risk for infection. If the pimple is very sore or takes a long time to heal I would get STD testing. ...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