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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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How to get rid of hard bumps on face with no pus. It hurts.

How to get rid of hard bumps on face with no pus. It hurts.

See a dermatologist: You will benefit from the expertise of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head what is that? Do they disappear?

Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head  what is that? Do they disappear?

Yes: It sounds like the new lotion could be causing a mild reaction. Try stopping it for a few days and see if the red bumps go away. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Acne Nodules: Acne cysts are soft, pus-filled and inflamed lesions that occur deep in the dermis. They are also referred to as acne nodules, and are notoriously difficult to treat with common acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Due to the fact that acne cysts occur deep inside the skin, they must be treated by a skincare professional in order to minimize scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How to get rid of white heads on your face when I squezze bump white pus comes out?

How to get rid of white heads on your face when I squezze bump white pus comes out?

Use drying agents: White bumps may be filled with either thick skin oil, and less likely they are filled with pus. Pus is made of dead white blood cells and are a sign of infection. Skin oil, sebum, is thick oil that has clogged the pores. In either case, keep the skin clean and dry, avoid moisturizers and lotions, and purchase acne medications, like benzoyl peroxide or retinoids. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Curtis Wong
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I have a white pimple like bump deep under the skin on my face, poked with needle and pus came out but its back?

I have a white pimple like bump deep under the skin on my face, poked with needle and pus came out but its back?

White bumps in skin: If the material was truly pus and flowed out like a liquid, this would more likely be an abscess and be associated with inflammation. If it was cheesy, it is most likely a milia. Regardless, if you want these addressed, you must find a local physician to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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My daughter woke up with a red bump on her face later in the afternoon it's swollen and yellow pus is coming out and the skin around it is drying up?

My daughter woke up with a red bump on her face later in the afternoon it's swollen and yellow pus is coming out and the skin around it is drying up?

Insect bite?: It might be an insect bite and she might have a reaction to it. If it is painful or feverish and comforting cold compress does not help - go to a pharmacy or even urgent care so she can sleep well and not get frightened. It may be a simple OTC remedy will be all she needs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Turner
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What is this red bump on the tip/middle of my nose? The bump is raised and has no pus in it. The bump has been on my face for about 2 weeks now.

What is this red bump on the tip/middle of my nose? The bump is raised and has no pus in it. The bump has been on my face for about 2 weeks now.

Pimple.: Just because you did not get pus, does not mean this is not an inflamed papule or pimple. The body can produce intense inflammation in the skin, and that can be seen as a papule (red bump) or pustule (pus-filled bump). If there is no pustule, do not attempt to squeeze or manipulate it as this can create further increased inflammation. Try using an over-the-counter acne remedy. ...Read more

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Dr. Julan Crane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I have this bump on my face thats not acne. It looks like a small build up of clear fluid, not pus. I cant get rid of it for anything. Help!

I have this bump on my face thats not acne. It looks like a small build up of clear fluid, not pus. I cant get rid of it for anything. Help!

Bump: Not sure what it is without an exam and would suggest you go to a health care provider to see what it is and if there is any treatment . ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Jerome Litt
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Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Pimples on forehead: IF YOU WEAR A HAT OR A CAP, STOP IMMEDIATELY. TRY AN ACNE WASH AND APPLY A BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION OR CEAM TWICE DAILY. STOP EATING NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND TOO MANY DAIRY PRODUCTS ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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