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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

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 is this pimple that hurts and itches. Would it be a bad idea to pop it?

What is this pimple that hurts and itches. Would it be a bad idea to pop it?

Infection: This sounds like an infected hair follicle. Some of the reactive proteins in your skin are causing the symptoms. "popping" pimples is not a good idea since it can spread an infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it wont pop, it itches/hurt really bad should be concerned please help?

I have a little white pimple like thing on my inner vagina but it wont pop, it itches/hurt really bad should be concerned please help?

Most heat: It sounds like a blocked gland. Applying moist heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily may help. Also soaking in a tub. If that doesn't help or things get worse over the next 3 days, the area should be examined by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

Depends on reaction: Insect bites can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from infections, mild allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, and "toxin" reactions (but rarely fatal.) what should be done depends on which of these reactions is occurring. Swelling & a pimple could indicate an infection and/or an allergic reaction. Infections can worsen quickly so suspicions for this should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have pimples in my vagina that causes bleeding when i scratch them because it itches me. I have been having this for 4 yrs now i need help?

I think I have pimples in my vagina that causes bleeding when i scratch them because it itches me. I have been having this for 4 yrs now i need help?

Get tested.: Vagina's do not typically get pimples. I am more concerned that what you are describing can be an infection like herpes. These can be little pimple like lesions that hurt or itch. They can bleed when scratched. A simple swab (viral culture of rapid test) can tell you if it is herpes. If not, having a look by a doctor can set you down the right path to cure. ...Read more

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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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Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Possible infection: While it may be nothing serious .... There is the possibility that there is an underlying anal infection (abscess) ... Possibly cause by an anal fistula (small connection into the anus). Try a protective ointment - like anusol - and warm baths with epsom salts. However, if it persists, do see a proctologist who can properly diagnose your condition. All the best, peter wilk, md. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more