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Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?

Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?

Folliculitis vs: could be hair follicle infection or even bed bug or other insect bites [fleas ect] but likely just fiolliculitis treatment sometimes will go way if lingers more than 2 weeks , take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or doxycycline for a week to 10 days , if you were in a hot tub avoid it , could be from contaminationthere, clean with bleach[the tub] add teaspoon of bleach to the water. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Should i pop pimples?

Should i pop pimples?

The correct answer: Is no, but everyone does it. Sometimes popping them will cause them to burst under the skin and create a cyst-which can last for weeks or more. Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor, that you can purchase at a drug store. White heads, usually can be emptied without much pressure. Red or tender pimples should probably be left alone until they "come to a head.". ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop pimples with whiteheads?

Is it okay to pop pimples with whiteheads?

Pimple Popping: Popping pimples should never be done, as it can lead to permanent scarring, infection of the affected area, inflammation and discomfort and can also drive the acne bacteria deeper into the skin. ...Read more

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Is it good or bad to pop pimples and/blackheads?

Is it good or bad to pop pimples and/blackheads?

Probably not: A good idea as the bacteria can spread and cause further infection and the trauma can cause scarring. Gentle pressure on a blackhead , especially if using retin a (tretinoin) or equivalent medication is probably alright if using tissue between the fingers and very light pressure to avoid trauma and scarring. Ith wise, have them extracted by a professional. ...Read more

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Have these bumps that resemble blackheads on my neck but wont pop. Are they blackheads? If so why wont they pop? I

 Have these bumps that resemble blackheads on my neck but wont pop. Are they blackheads? If so why wont they pop? I

Called Papules: Papules are hard bumps with no opening just under the skin. Most are hair bumps where a hair follicle curls back under the skin and not upwards. Given time these will work themselves out or you may need to get a dermatologist to "pluck" them out. Blackhead have an opening with a core that you can GENTLY pushed out. Google "hair bump" and blackhead to see if they match. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Why can't you pop a blackhead?

Why can't you pop a blackhead?

Scarring.: Nearly all acne scarring is caused by people squeezing their pimples. So if you like having scars on your face, go right ahead. If you don't, keep your hands off of your face. ...Read more

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Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Please DO NOT do : That - it is teaming with herpes simplex virus - popping it will spread the infectious material. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Worse: Considerably worse. Unlike acne, herpes of the lip and herpes of the genitals produces actual sore ulcers. ...Read more

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How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

How do you properly pop a pimple or a whitehead?

Heat: Hot compresses or machines like zeno can shrink pimple and bring it to a head. Peeling agents such as salicylic acid will unclog. Whiteheads before they form. ...Read more

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Should i let poison ivy blisters pop on their own or can I pop them? Also, why do they ooze gold color?

Should i let poison ivy blisters pop on their own or can I pop them? Also, why do they ooze gold color?

Don't pop: Allow them to go away on their own. Do not pop the blisters. The oozing material in the blister is created due to tissue damage from contact with urushiol. This is the chemical in poison ivy that causes the allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Should I pop the pimples I have cause they itch?

Should I pop the pimples I have  cause they itch?

No: Popping pimples, as tempting as it may be, is not good as it increases the likelihood of scarring and spreading of an infection. The latter occurs because as you squeeze, you are not only pushing the contents up through the skin but you are also forcing the contents under the skin as well. ...Read more

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I have red pimple like thing around the head of my penes. I try to pop them but its extremely sore and wont pop.

I have red pimple like thing around the head of my penes. I try to pop them but its extremely sore and wont pop.

Leave Alone: If this just appeared, you are sexually active, and have never had in the past then have a doctor examine soon. Could be hsv and needs treatment. ...Read more

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Can I pop herpes blister?

Can I pop herpes blister?

You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have a chance of becoming secondarily infected, and although i hate driving business away, you don't need added problems. ...Read more

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Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Manage it: You won't be able to do anything about these other than perhaps use warm compresses. You need to increase whatever you do to manage your acne -- benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, prescription-strength medicine from your physician. It's not pleasant, but be persistent with it until it remits on its own. Trying to figure out what makes acne flares is almost never helpful. ...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


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