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Pustules On Face
After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?
There are two types: Herpes comes in two viruses. One is type one (used to be called simplex or 'oral' herpes) and type two (used to be called 'genital' herpes). You only get herpes in one location. The same infection does not move or migrate. It sure sounds like you also have herpes type one. I would advise a blood test to prove or disprove this. ...Read more
My 3 y old child have multiple pustules & boils on face & scalp since 1 wk, baby is otherwise well. Other child in house have similar s & s. Diagnosis?
Wash daily: Wash daily with soap and terry cloth. This will help keep glandular pores open. ...Read more
Tough question..: Simple question, but not easy to answer. It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acnes will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. Black-heads acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck. ...Read more