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I have a small mole on the side of my face, that gets reoccurring pimple under it, is this normal?

I have a small mole on the side of my face, that gets reoccurring pimple under it, is this normal?

Get it checked out: Changing skin lesions such as size, color and irregular pigmentation could be a sign of skin cancer. Please seek medical evaluation . ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What causes a reoccurring pimple on a vagina and under breasts?

What causes a reoccurring pimple on a vagina and under breasts?

Likely irritation: Make sure that your clothing is not irritating your skin and that you are bathing/showering regularly in warm weather. Seek help from a dermatologist if it continues, as there may be treatment required. ...Read more

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Hi, stayin in switzerland, having reccurent acne/pimples on face after marriage. Just not going only.What medicine to be taken? Name ria and age 30.

Hi, stayin in switzerland, having reccurent acne/pimples on face after marriage. Just not going only.What medicine to be taken? Name ria and age 30.

Spironolactone: Ria, your best bet would be an oral medication called spironolactone. It is perfect for adult female acne induced or worsened by stress and menstrual cycling as it slightly inhibits the hormonal fluctuations that lead to the adult variant of acne. A low dose such as 50 or 100 mg per day should be sufficient. You do not want to get pregnant or be breast-feeding while on this medication. ...Read more

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Painful pimple in armpit. Doesn't make white head like a zit. Won't "pop" either. Reoccurring every few weeks. I do shave my pits. What & why?

Painful pimple in armpit.  Doesn't make white head like a zit.  Won't "pop" either.  Reoccurring every few weeks. I do shave my pits.  What & why?

Hidradenits: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disease characterized by clusters of abscesses, epidermoid cysts, sebaceous cysts, pilonidal cysts that most commonly affects apocrine sweat gland bearing areas, such as the underarms. This is usually treated by excision of the infected area. See your doctor. Will persist for years if not treated. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring zit looking bump that pops up on the right bottom corner of my mouth every few months and lasts for about a week. what is this? it doesn't tingle or hurt and it looks like a regular pimple.

I have a reoccurring zit looking bump that pops up on the right bottom corner of my mouth every few months and lasts for about a week. what is this? it doesn't tingle or hurt and it looks like a regular pimple.

Herpes? Skin cyst?: Two possibilities are likely. If it only a single lesion every time, and in exactly the same location, then probably a sebaceous cysts that periodically becomes inflamed or infected. If it moves around a bit, or if several such bumps and superficialy (like blisters), then recurrent oral herpes (cold sore, fever blister) is likely. I'm betting on the cyst. See a doctor next time it shows up. ...Read more

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Have what i think might be herpes. No itch or burn. Yellow pus like pimples in my pubic region reoccurring for 5 months now. No fever ?

Have what i think might be herpes. No itch or burn. Yellow pus like pimples in my pubic region reoccurring for 5 months now. No fever ?

See MD: Any possible sexually transmitted disease requires a visit to a health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. Staph infection can also cause infections in the genital tract. Abstinence is the best way to prevent stds , condoms and having a monogamous relationship reduce the risk of getting std's. Some stds increase the likelihood to get hiv. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more