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Taking 10mg provera (medroxyprogesterone). Have broken out w/ lots of little pimples around my jaw line. My skin is extremely oil :( is this normal? What can I do to help?

Taking 10mg provera (medroxyprogesterone). Have broken out w/ lots of little pimples around my jaw line. My skin is extremely oil :( is this normal? What can I do to help?

2nd puberty :(: Acne can be normal whenever your hormones change and is very common with birth control pills and shots. You can treat it with acne medications and see if it resolves as your body becomes used to the new hormones you've introduced or you can tell your doctor that you're having this side effect and see if a medicine change is in order. Good luck :). ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line.I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line.I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.

Pimples or cysts: This may be a recurrent acne issue or a viral phenomenon. You should see a dermatologist and they can sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Need evaluation: Hard to say here. See your dentist who can make diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?

I tried to aggressively pop a pimple but nothing came out and the next day the side of my jaw was swollen. How can I bring the swelling down?

Facial swelling: after trying to express the content of any skin lesion can lead to complications such as yours, a prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment is highly recommended at this time. A simple skin care regimen directed towards decreasing production of sebum/ oil, keeping the pores open and skin clean will always be helpful for future references. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

What causes chronic boil like pimples below the rear jaw on each side? It stopped but I'd like to know to keep it from coming back.

Unlikely to return: Pimples/acne are driven by testosterone in both sexes. The level of this hormone goes down with age, therefore your pimples are unlikely to come back. However, you may consult this site for home care for acne, should, God forbid, you get any. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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I have a swollen bump on my chin/jaw. I think it might be a pimple because if I squeeze it a little puss comes out. When I touch it, hurts. Ive had b4?

I have a swollen bump on my chin/jaw. I think it might be a pimple because if I squeeze it a little puss comes out. When I touch it, hurts. Ive had b4?

Abscess: Sounds like a skin abscess. Initially you can use warm compresses and then put neosporin or bacitracin. If it gets larger, doesnt drain or starts to have red streaks coming from it, then you need to see Doc asap. ...Read more

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Swollen node on jaw bone for months with large "pimple" appearing next to it recently then node turned into large "pimple"? Normal?

Swollen node on jaw bone for months with large "pimple" appearing next to it recently then node turned into large "pimple"? Normal?

See an ENT: It is not normal to have what you describe. The only way to know if it is not an emergency is to visit an ENT for evaluation or go to the Urgent Care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Acne taking time to go.Yesterday,a 'pimple' size of a dime start to grow, near my jaw on the right side. swelling and redness and little numbness?

Acne taking time to go.Yesterday,a 'pimple' size of a dime start to grow, near my jaw on the right side. swelling and redness and little numbness?

See a dermatologist: You do not list any acne med. Once you begin acne therapy you will improve. There are several different treatments, often used in combinations. It may take a few months to reach your goal and meds may need adjustments along the way. There are different treatments for different people, so you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have weeping sores on the side of face that has made my face and ear and under my jaw really swollen what can I do it started off as a pimple I was ?

I have weeping sores on the side of face that has made my face and ear and under my jaw really swollen what can I do it started off as a pimple I was ?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds potentially incredibly severe with life-threatening consequences. If this is staphylococcal infection the face is such a vascular area that rapid spread to elsewhere may occur. If you cannot be seen immediately by your PCP, go to an ER and be evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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