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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)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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I have these painful sores on my stomach, and they hurt so bad. I think they may be boils or ingrown hairs. How do I treat these?

I have these painful sores on my stomach, and they hurt so bad. I think they may be boils or ingrown hairs. How do I treat these?

Painful sores: See your doctor. These may need to be drained and you will likely require an antibiotic. Drainage of any pus is the most important treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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I have white bumps near my genital area. They look like pimples but when I try to pop them they just don't. What might cause this?

I have white bumps near my genital area. They look like pimples but when I try to pop them they just don't. What might cause this?

Probably normal: At your age (18) you may just be seeing the normal development of your genital area skin, especially if the bumps are on the penis or scrotum. Sebaceous and sweat glands become more prominent with sexual maturity and typically appear as white bumps, more easily visible if the skin is stretched. If in doubt, bring it up with your doctor next time you're in the office for routine care. ...Read more

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I have skin colored bumps that dont pop or go away and are starting to spread. I believe they're from excess sebum? What should I do?

I have skin colored bumps that dont pop or go away and are starting to spread. I believe they're from excess sebum? What should I do?

Not sure: you need to give a better description of the location of these lesions before I can make a guess as to what they are ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my elbow. But they never go away after i get the pus out. They don't hurt or itch. Any idea what they could be.

I have pimple like bumps on my elbow. But they never go away after i get the pus out. They don't hurt or itch. Any idea what they could be.

Infection: It sounds like these are not really pimples. First, stop squeezing them. Second, you should see your doc or a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have blood blisters or boils on my chest. They hurt especially when you touch it. I have dark spots from old ones. How do I get rid and prevent them?

I have blood blisters or boils on my chest. They hurt especially when you touch it. I have dark spots from old ones. How do I get rid and prevent them?

Abscesses?: Abscesses, boils, small carbuncles, etc. or whatever they may be called are very tough to treat and are often caused by underlying bacterial skin infections that occur locally and can "come and go." As you desribed, they may leave scars or marks where they were. See a Dr. for an exam as sometimes daily antibiotic treatment for suppression may be helpful, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps on my upper lip. You can barely see them but i feel them. They also itch sometimes. I use vaseline. What do I do to get rid of them?

I have tiny bumps on my upper lip. You can barely see them but i feel them. They also itch sometimes. I use vaseline. What do I do to get rid of them?

Tiny bumps: There are several possible causes of bumps on your upper lip - are you having a reaction to a cosmetic cream or lipstick? Best to see your doctor to have them looked at for a more definitive diagnosis and recommendation. ...Read more

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So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do ?

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So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do ?

Sebaceous glands...: Without further specific info on these bumps, it is hard to give an accurate diagnosis. BUt, clinically, what you described most likely represents the common occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which require no active care - leave them alone - as long as you are not mentally or/& physically bothered. More? Seek counseling or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC... ...Read more

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I have small clear bumps on my inner upper thigh. They do not itch or anything, what could they be and how do I get rid of them?

Show them to a Dr.: If your family doctor is uncertain, you'll get a referral to a dermatologist or other doctor. But, it's likely they'll know how to treat it. Don't try to rub them off or use strange tips from friends or family since skin is a sensitive organ and you can make big problems for yourself when you don't know what you're doing. Just get it looked at and relax. ...Read more

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I have horribly itchy scabs on my testicles that bleed when I scratch them, they have persisted for several months. What can I do to stop the itching?

I have horribly itchy scabs on my testicles that bleed when I scratch them, they have persisted for several months. What can I do to stop the itching?

See doctor: One needs to find out what may be causing the itching on the scrotum and thus it is best to ask your doctor to take a look at the area. In the meanwhile if no pus is present, you may try topical hydrocortisone cream to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I have these tiny itchy bumps on lip. Anything i can take for this?

I have these tiny itchy bumps on lip. Anything i can take for this?

Rash evaluation: Rash evaluation typically requires a physical exam for an accurate diagnosis. Step one; stop any topicals that touch your lips such as lip balm or lip stick, this could be an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I have little bumps on my forehead an cheeks. They are filled with puss if i pop them. But i don't think they are pimples.

I have little bumps on my forehead an cheeks. They are filled with puss if i pop them. But i don't think they are pimples.

Milia?: Read about these online and see if this isn't what you have. I've learned you can't second-guess anything on the skin without seeing it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I have these pimples on top of my back. They 're not red or itchy. How do you know if they're or not bedbugs.? Thanks!

Hello,  I have these pimples on top of my back. They 're not red or itchy. How do you know if they're or not bedbugs.? Thanks!

? Bedbugs?: You can check on Google for a picture of what bedbug bites look like. They are usually linear. They are very difficult to eliminate if you indeed have them. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

ITCHY ELBOWS?: HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN ITCHY? SOUNDS LIKE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH. THINK HARD WHAT YOU WERE DOING JUST BEFORE THE ITCHING BEGAN . . . IT DOESNT SOUND SERIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS. SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST TO RELIEVE YOUR WORRY. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have these little bumps on my libia minora and you can only see them when I stretch the skin out & they itch if I touch them ?

 I have these little bumps on my libia minora and you can only see them when I stretch the skin out  & they itch if I touch them ?

See below: If the "bumps" are small and have not changed, these may be remanents of the hymen, you may leave these alone. If the lesions are not tiny fluid filled, these may not be herpes. If you are concerned about herpes, you may get tested for that. 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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

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


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