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I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

Cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst. A cyst is a pimple that grows in the deeper skin. It fills up kind of like a water balloon. These don't turn bad but may get infected. If it hurts, you should see a dermatologist to have it treated. ...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 have a very little pimple on the side of the head of my penis. Is it normal ? It does not hurt at all.

I have a very little pimple on the side of the head of my penis. Is it normal ? It does not hurt at all.

Probably not normal.: Depending on its duration the pimple may be related to infection, viral, fungal, or bacterial, or to trauma. What is the history of sexual contacts? See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have lot of pimples on back side of my head. Is it because of high cholesterol?

I have lot of pimples on back side of my head. Is it because of high cholesterol?

Doubtful: At you age, having Skin manifestations of high cholesterol (usually seen in the eye area) would be unlikely, and is probably something else. Pimples of course are a possibility since you called them pimples, but a true diagnosis on any skin condition can not be made over the computer and really would need a clinical exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen pimple on side of chin with no head! help should I squeeze it!?

I have a swollen pimple on side of chin with no head! help should I squeeze it!?

Please don't squeeze: To avoid the possibility of getting a skin infection, depressed scar or hyperprigmentation, do not squeeze your pimples. A low potency benzoyl peroxide is readily available at your local drug store. Recommend you see an aesthetic specialist (cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist) who specializes in acne care, so they can help resolve this pimple and start a treatment plan to reduce acne breakouts. ...Read more

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Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected very binign. ...Read more

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RIght side of head hurts bad plus neck?

RIght side of head hurts bad plus neck?

New or chronic: Pain in the distribution you describe has many possible causes. Neck pain radiating to the right side of your head could be something as simple as a swollen node in the neck with muscle pain up toward the head, or it could be something else. Either way, an exam is required to determine what is causing it and what can be done. ...Read more

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Have pain on left side of head just over the ear?

Have pain on left side of head just over the ear?

TMJ?: Make sure you get checked by your pcp to make sure you have a normal neurological exam. Tug on your ear, doubtful that you have a ear infection. Most likely you have tmj, esp if you grind your teeth, (ask your sig other). ...Read more

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I have head pain on my right side of head when i cough?

I have head pain on my right side of head when i cough?

Cough headaches: are well known. Most of them are harmless. The actual cause is not well-established but may relate to pressure exerted in and around blood vessels in the area of the pain/scalp muscles. They usually spontaneously improve over time. Cough headaches which are longer lasting or associated with unsteadiness or dizziness could be related to a defect in the cerebellum and need prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of head and left arm not functioning?

Pain in right side of head and left arm not functioning?

If you truly: have a motor or sensory deficit of your left arm coincident with a right sided headache of significance then you need immediate medical evaluation. Transport to an ED now is my suggestion, If a false alarm, then so be it, but better that than ignoring something serious and potentially life threatening. ...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