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Swollen And Painful Popped Pimple
Popping a pimple on my cheek resulted in a swollen, red wound that hasn't been cured for well over a month. Is there anything i can do to treat it?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I popped what i think is a pimple on my chin, now the area is swollen, has hardened, and very painful. Is it infected and what should I do?
Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?
Insect bite painful, swollen, has reddish purple color, and is a white pimple- like bump that popped. It is on a toddler's second toe.
I tried to pop a pimple that was not ready now the whole pimple and surrounding area is swollen and red and the skin has come off what shall I do?
I have pimple like things covering my ankle, it is very painful and has become swollen around the area?
Infection likely: This sounds like it could be a viral infection (like herpes), a bacterial infection (impetigo or cellulitis), or a contact dermatitis (like poison ivy or other plant). Regardless, this deserves a look from your doctor to make sure you get the treatment you deserve. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I tried to pop a pimple that was not red now the whole pumple and surrounding area is swollen and red and the skin has come off what shall I do?
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