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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


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Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?

Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?

Hot compress: Try a hot compress to bring it to a head and drain it. It may be necessary to take antibiotics, or in extreme cases to have a doctor remove it. ...Read more

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I have a swollen painful bump on my nostril is it a cold sore? I've had it for 3 days and doesn't have a head like a pimple. It's very red and painful

I have a swollen painful bump on my nostril is it a cold sore? I've had it for 3 days and doesn't have a head like a pimple. It's very red and painful

A good history: A good social and medical history would be helpful to try to pinpoint what you may have. It is certainly likely that you have a cold sore, but I am more inclined to believe that you have a simple pimple in that area. I have seen several like this, they tend to get very red, no visible head on the skin surface, and very painful. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph gland in my groin. Thinking it was a pimple i squeezed it now it's painful and red and more swollen. Should i be worried?

I have a swollen lymph gland in my groin. Thinking it was a pimple i squeezed it now it's painful and red and more swollen. Should i be worried?

Depends: Are you sexually active? If you are, you could have acquired a sexually transmitted infection. I urge you to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a pimple be red, swollen, painful, and itchy on my labia?

Can a pimple be red, swollen, painful, and itchy on my labia?

See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it diagnosed by gyn so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

My cheek got big and swollen after popping my pimple my face looks like someone punch it?

Infection/cellulitis: See a physician immediayely and never pop a facial pimple!-you may have a facial skin infection ( cellulitis) which requires immediate medical attention- call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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Infected ingrown and when to see a dr i had an ingrown hair between my pelvic bone and belly button that became swollen and full of puss. It looked like a pimple. I mistakenly squeezed it and tried popping it. Instead I have a knot next to it and i bel

It : It sounds as though your ingrown hair became infected and turned into a boil. Boils usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should see your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. Also, spreading redness and swelling around the area means the infection is worsening and you may need antibiotics. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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A pimple friday(was popped on same day) has since gotten bigger and swollen. Hard to keep eye open. Very painful red and a bit hard. What could it be?

Eyelid stye: Blocked oil glands (meibomian glands) in the eyelid can become infected and cause swelling and pain. You may need an antibiotic and should see an ophthalmologist if it doesn't get better. A warm compress on the area will help it heal. ...Read more

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