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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.

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

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


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Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it ?

Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it ?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when I popped it....Wht could it be?

Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when I popped it....Wht could it be?

Acne: Could be acne lesion that is infected. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you will get treatment that will clear the problem. ...Read more

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Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when i popped it....What could it be?

Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when i popped it....What could it be?

Infection: Infections of the glands on the lips can become infected and cause an abscess. When you popped it the inflammation was extended into the surrounding tissues and made it worse. See you healthcare provider since you may need antibiotics. Drainage from the lips is towards the brain, so infections there can be serious. ...Read more

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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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Could i cure it myself? I have a small pus-filled bump on my genital area.. Sometimes it swells up and is very painful and it is hard for me to move. I had a dr look at it and he told me it was an ingrown hair. I researched ingrown hairs and that is not

If : If the area is infected you will need antibiotics, and possibly a procedure called an I&D (incision and drainage). Otherwise, you could try warm compresses to the area three times a day, if it drains on its own, apply an antibacterial ointment to the area twice a day and monitor. If it does not improve see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my breast near the nipple that are itchy and weep fluid and sometimes have pus filled bumps as well . What is it ?

I have small bumps on my breast near the nipple that are itchy and weep fluid and sometimes have pus filled bumps as well . What is it ?

Areolar glands: Areolar glands are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. The round bumps are found in the areola, and on the nipple itself. They can become exposed and raised when the nipple is stimulated, and irritated by over-stimulation and ill-fitting clothing. Visit your doc to be sure ...Read more

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2 days ago, I scratched the outside lining of my lip. When I did a small red pus filled bump formed. Its scabbn ovr now. Was it a cold sore?

2 days ago, I scratched the outside lining of my lip. When I did a small red pus filled bump formed. Its scabbn ovr now. Was it a cold sore?

Hard to tell: Is it itchy or painful? Were you sick? Have you had cold sores in that area before? The only way to be sure is to have your doctor look at it. Either way it's not serious. If it remains for over a week it was probably a cold sore. The picture is of a typical herpes simplex cold sore. ...Read more