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Pimples That Don T Go Away
What is the best way to treat a pimple with no head? Also, my pimples don't go away for weeks, what is a solution?
See a dermatologist: In the modern era, there is never a reason to live with acne. Treatment is quite effective, and can prevent permanent scarring. You have seen people with pitted scars on their faces, due to untreated acne when young. Don't take that risk. A dermatologist can help you manage this. Good luck! ...Read more
Staph infection: One of the most common causes of pimple-like lesions in the groin area is furunculosis, which is typically caused by a staphylococcus infection. You can try to treat this at home with topical antibacterials, but if it persists, you may need to consult your physician. I have many patients who suffer from this condition in which the causative bacteria is mrsa, an antibiotic resistant type of staph. ...Read more
I have three pimples that all seemed to be formed next to eachother. What should I do for them? Should I see my doctor if they don't go away?
Warm compresses.: Yes go see your doctor if they do not resolve or if they spread or enlarge. ...Read more
My daughter has pimple like bumps all over her arms and some on he legs she has had them for a couple of years and they don't go away what could it be?
Molluscum Contagiosu: Molluscum contagiosum is a disease of day care in children. After they are infected, it itches, so they scratch. They look like little whiteheads, to skin color donuts with a dimple in the middle. Very contagious, and she can self inoculate (spread by scratching). Can be frozen, cut, or curettes off, also can use "bettlejuice". I don't recommend that, left large scars on my son. Check by derm! ...Read more
I have a zit/ pimple by my privet area it's not bad but I don't know what it is it's been there for a wile does it go away by it self?
It depends: If it's in the hairy areas, it could be just a "zit" and should go away. There are other types of skin cysts and moles that can occur there that won't go away. If it's tender or sore, it might be an infected cyst. Also, some sexually transmitted diseases (genital warts, for example) can show up as little bumps. See your doctor to be sure, so you can stop worrying about it. ...Read more
Normally it will.: Fight the urge.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have several large, red, pimple like bumps on my breasts. They don't hurt but they won't go away. What could they be?
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
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I have pimple like, itchy, won't go away. On cheeks mainly. Tender to touch. I am 60 n never had this before?
Pimple at age 60: pimples can happen in older people and not only teenagers. The causes can differ however as there are many things going on in the body at any particular age for a pimple to erupt. You may of course try over the counter acne treatments but the best thing to do would be to see your dermatologist to find out the cause of your sudden breakout. ...Read more
I can't get this pimple to go away on my chin it hurts and is hard like a rock and all the comes out is liquid please help me it even hurts to smile?
Cyst: The pimple may be a cyst and may have to be lanced. If it doesn't clear up within a few days it would be best to have it looked at by your physician. ...Read more
My 2 year old has these little pimple looking dots on her cheeks that won't go away. They are like little white dots. Even if pooped still remain. Help?
See Your Doctor: There are a few causes for rash described on your 2 y.o. child however not enough detail is given to make a diagnosis. Additionally diagnosing a rash without visual inspection is challenging & a detailed medical history is important. Keratosis Pilaris, Molluscum Contagiosum, & Milia are 3 conditions that may match based on the minimal info given. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
I have pimple like bumps on my elbow. But they never go away after I get the pus out. They don't hurt or itch. Any idea what they could be.
Philtral pimple: Could be deveoplmental retention cyst. See a boarded Plastic Surgeron for evaluation. ...Read more
Need to examine:
Cannot say without examining you. You may watch and wait. If the "pimple" doubles in size, ulcerates, bleeds, nodes in your neck become large, you get fever or lose weight, see a doctor. The "pimple" is likely to fade with time.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
It might be milia: Or a cyst. See your dermatologist to evaluate. Take care. ...Read more
It's a cyst: No danger. It could be cut out, but might go away with heat application. ...Read more
I have like this almost look a like pimple on my left side leg and it doesn't go away. What do I do?
Have doc look: See your doctor. It's probably inconsequential, but have it looked at anyway. ...Read more
I have a mini pimple on my gum that won't go away it doesn't hurt me I popped it twice it goes away for a little bit but then it comes back, ?
For almost a month and it won't go away now it looks more like a mole but it is a pimple, how do I cure it?
I recently noticed a dark discoloration of a patch of skin on my forehead (no pimple). It doesn't go away with washing. What should I do? Thanks.
Pigmentary changes: Are pretty common. If it spreads or begins to mound up like a mole, a visit to your Primary Care or a Dermatologist is in order. Thanks for trusting HealtTap! ...Read more
My top lip has a small white pimple the size of about 1mm in the middle. I've had it for a while and it doesn't hurt. What is it and will it go away?
Cyst: Appears to be a small mucoid cyst which can persist for a while. As long as it does not bother you u may leave it without any danger. If it bothers u you may want to have it removed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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