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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


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Is pimple injection for a pus filled pimple advisable?

Is pimple injection for a pus filled pimple advisable?

Not usually: This is not typically advised but on occasion, dermatologists will inject lesions with steroids. ...Read more

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I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Boil on ankle pussing painful - treatmeant?

Boil on ankle pussing painful - treatmeant?

Determine cause...: See your pmd to determine why you have developed a boil and get the appropriate treatment. There are many things that can cause this and would be very difficult to try to diagnose and develop treatment plan on line. ...Read more

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Had a whitehead pimple on my chin. Popped it/applied makeup. It formed a scab. Will aloevera help with the scab? What if the pimple is still 'active'?

Monitor: it is common for a pimple after it opens to scab. It usually heals itself but you can add aloe or an antibiotic cream If it gets larger or increase in redness then may need more therapy ...Read more

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How should I treat a popped pimple?

How should I treat a popped pimple?

TLC: Popping a pimple damages the surrounding skin. Apply warm compresses to get all the pus out, don't scrub it, don't pick at it, let it be. Do apply an anti-bacterial ointment or cream. Avoid direct sunlight or you will pigment the area. ...Read more

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Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Remedy for white pimple on penis?

Remedy for white pimple on penis?

Skin Cyst: Possibly a skin cyst but should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out a viral infection called molluscum contagiosum. ...Read more

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Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed i popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?

Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed i  popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?

Skin abscess: In teenagers, it is not uncommon to suffer from acne. This can be related to a variety of normal growth issues, and also to physical activity, hygiene, and topical products used. I would typically not encourage multiple popping of blackheads or skin abscesses. The fingers could contaminate the wound further with other bacteria and cause a worse infection. Best to use soap and water regularly. ...Read more

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How to fade popped pimple?

How to fade popped pimple?

Leave them Alone: I am sure it does not surprise you that physicians are very upset at patients who pop pimples, squeeze lesions or sores and then expect treatment to fix the scarring and damage done to the skin when all humans know that popping zits is a 'no no' from a physician's perspective. Leave the skin alone. Eat a healthy, high protein diet and your skin should recover. ...Read more

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Zit like bump on my face, is it a wart?

Zit like bump on my face, is it a wart?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bump on breast. Is it just a pimple?

Red pimple like bump on breast.  Is it just a pimple?

Breast bump, pimple?: It is difficult to say , without having a look at it. Start by seeing your pmd. Make an appointment and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful ?

Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful
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Rule out skin cancer: Possibly a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. See a doctor to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Help i popped a blackhead on my penis now it's swelling?

Help i popped a blackhead on my penis now it's swelling?

I assume you: Mean in the area of the blackhead, not that you have an erection. That would be important on social media, but not here. Use warm compresses on the area; keep it clean; and if it doesn't heal normally, check w/your physician. ...Read more

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Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?

Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?

Hot compress: Try a hot compress to bring it to a head and drain it. It may be necessary to take antibiotics, or in extreme cases to have a doctor remove it. ...Read more