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Best way to pop a pimple or zit on a chest?

Best way to pop a pimple or zit on a chest?

Do not "pop": Best to not squeeze due to possible spread of infection and permanent scarring. Moist hot compresses often draw to head. I would seek dermatologist to provide good antiacne skin care program for areas. ...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


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Have a blister on my left breast looks like a pimple burst its red?

Have a blister on my left breast looks like a pimple burst its red?

Warm compress: Apply heat compress, if fluid drains, It should resolve. If blister and redness persists, Have evaluation ...Read more

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Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Usually: This will typically help bring an infection to a head. Just be careful not to over do it. ...Read more

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Zits in armpits? One particular zit is like a pimple that won't go away and is tender and feels like a constant open wound.

Zits in armpits? One particular zit is like a pimple that won't go away and is tender and feels like a constant open wound.

Infections: Armpits are common places to get skin infections. Most skin infections do not clear on their own. They need to be treated. ...Read more

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Soft bump in armpit. Not a pimple or a boil. Doesn't have a head and when squeezed nothing comes out but a little blood.

Soft bump in armpit. Not a pimple or a boil. Doesn't have a head and when squeezed nothing comes out but a little blood.

See a doctor: This should be examined by a professional. Enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, tumors, infections and other causes are all to be considered. See somebody soon. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bump on breast. Is it just a pimple?

Red pimple like bump on breast.  Is it just a pimple?

Breast bump, pimple?: It is difficult to say , without having a look at it. Start by seeing your pmd. Make an appointment and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto pop a pimple (blackhead/whitehead)?

Is it bad for my healthto pop a pimple (blackhead/whitehead)?

It can lead to scars: If you absolutely must pop your whitehead, use a hot compress to warm and soften your skin, then push gently on both sides of the pimple while wearing gauze bandages over your fingertips.Pus or clear fluid should come out. Dab on a little antibiotic cream to prevent infection. If your pimple won't pop, leave it alone and try again later, pushing too hard could leave a scar. ...Read more

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Can lancing a boil hurt?

Boil: The actual procedure of lancing a boil can cause some pain and is often treated with an anesthetic prior to lancing the boil. ...Read more

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Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple. After i took a hot shower it drained a little.

Can you get a pimple underneath a mole? I have a mole that just developed a bump like a pimple.  After i took a hot shower it drained a little.

Pimple: Yes a pimple or cyst may develop under an existing mole. If the mole itself is changing size, color , or shape , and /or the "bump" described does not resolve , have it examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?

Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?

Use warm compress: and see doctor. A little topical hydrocortisone won't hurt but need to make sure it is not infected, and may need oral antibiotics if not clearing ...Read more

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Zit like bump on my face, is it a wart?

Zit like bump on my face, is it a wart?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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How to pop a painful pimple right by my ear?

How to pop a painful pimple right by my ear?

Don't Do It: See a dermatologist for care and drainage. Squeezing may spread infection and lead to permanent scarring. ...Read more

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When is a pimple called a carbuncle?

When is a pimple called a carbuncle?

Carbuncle: A carbuncle is a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. The infected material forms a lump, which occurs deep in the skin and may contain pus. When you have more than one carbuncle, the condition is called carbunculosis. A pimple would involve only one hair follicle. ...Read more

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I have this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?

I have this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?

Milia: It is possible that the lesion you see on your penis, is a small cyst with the name i wrote above. This is not contagious or dangerous and it is not uncommon. ...Read more