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I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

Serious Rx: The 'home' / 'pop' remedies like pepper or lemon juice are cruel pranks. Get a tube of benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully once or twice daily as you can tolerate. If you're not better in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne can be managed today. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

See dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist to see if the bump is a cyst, lipoma, lymph node, or other lesion. They may do a biopsy or excision to help diagnose the lesion or remove it completely. ...Read more

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How do I cure acne that isn't like pimples its under the skin and it doesn't hurt but its just irritating? I cant pop it because it's under my skin.

How do I cure acne that isn't like pimples its under the skin and it doesn't hurt but its just irritating? I cant pop it because it's under my skin.

Sure it's acne?: Are you sure that it's acne? If it looks like acne but not typically like acne, it might not be acne after all. If you're not sure, an evaluation by a dermatologist might be a good idea. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples under the skin?

How to get rid of pimples under the skin?

Pimples: If they are indeed whiteheads, or pimples under the skin, a tiny needle can be used to create an opening in the skin to release the oil inside. This should be done under sterile conditions, preferably in a doctor's office, to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis is a: A concern and looks nothing like a pimple. I would see doctor preferably dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have an under the skin pimple I want a quick way to get rid of this using home remidies. Is it possible I can get rid of it overnight?

I have an under the skin pimple I want a quick way to get rid of this using home remidies. Is it possible I can get rid of it overnight?

Probably Not: If you have a big event coming up, you may want to have an intralesional steroid shot to the area to help it resolve more quickly. Risks of steroid injection are pitting (divet in the skin) and blood vessels to the surface. Some people like Ibuprofen for inflammatory bumps 400-600mg every 4-6 hours- ask your physician if this is ok for you. ...Read more

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For so many years I had this very small bump on the back of my neck it feels like a pimple almost but it's under the skin. Has not changed.?

Stable skin lesion: Bumps under or within the skin have various causes. The most common are dermal nevus and cyst. In general, lesions that are unchanged for years are harmless. Be more concerned if the bump enlarges, crusts or bleeds. Diagnosis is often easy for a trained doctor but sometimes the lesion has to be surgically removed as a precaution. ...Read more

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At the top right of my spine I have a small moveable bump under my skin. It doesn't seem like a pimple under the skin, and I wonder what it could be?

Need more: The spine extends from the base of your skull all the way to your coccyx (tailbone). Where, in your mind, is the top? Is it close to the middle/ An inch away? More? Is it tender. How j\large is it? Try the coin method-like a penny or dime? Like quarter? Larger? Is it red? Is it hard or soft? ...Read more

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What is this big pimple under the skin at pubic area?

What is this big pimple under the skin at pubic area?

May: Be an original nidus of bacteria that where engulfed by your immune cells (neutrophils) and a group of cells encapsulated to keep it from spreading. Good idea check with gyn. ...Read more

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Would a tea bag help to heal a pimple under the skin faster?

Would a tea bag help to heal a pimple under the skin faster?

Probably: Not. There are anecdotal reports that ingestion of green tea can help with acne – but to the best of my knowledge there are no studies on the subject at this time. ...Read more

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I had a pimple under the skin and I put alcohol on it. The skin ripped up but pimple did not rise. How do I get the head to rise by tomorrow? Its old

I had a pimple under the skin and I put alcohol on it. The skin ripped up but pimple did not rise. How do I get the head to rise by tomorrow? Its old

Rise up!: Prayer works for some people, not so well for others. No way to get pimples to work on a schedule. And alcohol just irritates things. My choice for spot therapy is an otc benzoyl peroxide product applied to a pimple after a hot soak, 3 times a day. This usually make things go away more quickly, or at least makes them come to a head. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more