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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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I have small red pimples on penis and I get a pain on tip when I pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

I have small red pimples on penis and I get a pain on tip when I pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

See a doctor: Without being able to see these lesions there is no way in which to make a rational diagnosis. You need to go and be evaluated by a professional and treated accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat pimples for sensitive skin?

What can I use to treat pimples for sensitive skin?

Difficult: Differin (adapalene) and aczone are less irritating but you need to discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend got tested for herpes (i & ii) and it was negative. He recently got a pimple on his lip, it looks like his acne on face I recently had chlamydia but got it treated. His face is really sensitive. Should I get retested?

Me and my boyfriend got tested for herpes (i & ii) and it was negative. He recently got a pimple on his lip, it looks like his acne on face I recently had chlamydia but got it treated. His face is really sensitive. Should I get retested?

Low risk, no worries: A single pimple probably is just that. Herpes usually causes a cluster of a few blister-like lesions that then become pimple-like or scab over. The blood tests are quite reliable, but miss up to 30% of HSV1 infections, the cause of oral herpes. If your bf continues to have similar pimples in more or less the same spot, he should get it checked out. But for now there's no need for you to be tested. ...Read more

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What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

Treatable: Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones. It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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How to treat cluster pimples in same area?

How to treat cluster pimples in same area?

See below: Need more information as the type of pimple (vesicle, pustule, etc.) will determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Though I feel embarrass, I want to ask if what is this pimple-like figure in vaginal area. There r also present in the cervics. No pain. How 2 treat. Thnks?

Though I feel embarrass, I want to ask if what is this pimple-like figure in vaginal area. There r also present in the cervics. No pain. How 2 treat. Thnks?

Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records, diagnose or recommend treatments in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...Read more

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What to treat for a ingrown pimple under the belly area?

Ingrown hair?: It is possible that you have an ingrown hair that is inflamed or infected. If a short course of a topical antibiotic doesn't help (neosporin) then you should have this examined. ...Read more

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I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?

I shave my pubic area and renectly I've been getting pimples down there, why is this, and how can I treat it?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis usually goes away by itself in 14 days. You might try shaving in the same direction as the hair grows (generally downward).Treatment can include warm compresses made with White Vineger or Burow's Solution twice a day. If it does not respond to this treatment see your PCP who can prescribe an oral antibiotics if necessary. Laser Hair removal at your GYN or a Helath Spa
might be better 4U. ...Read more

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Pimple near my groin area turned a light shade of grey. Popped it a lot of blood came out. Hurt a lot and pimple got bigger. What can I do to treat it?

Pimple near my groin area turned a light shade of grey. Popped it a lot of blood came out. Hurt a lot and pimple got bigger. What can I do to treat it?

See a doc to treat: This is called an abscess. The "definitive" treatment is to get it cut open and drained. They call that an "I and D" (incision and drainage). The doctor might also prescribe antibiotics. In the meanwhile you should do hot soaks on the area. However, you really need to go to your doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been seeing pimples and red bumbs across my pubic area, I'm not sexually active, what going on? How do I treat it

I've been seeing pimples and red bumbs across my pubic area, I'm not sexually active, what going on? How do I treat it

Folliculitis: It is most likely folliculitis which is superficial skin infections of the hair follicles. See your doctor and they can help with treatment and prevention teaching, . ...Read more

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Hello, I have a pinkish pimple on my perineal area. It hurts when I close my legs and burns when I urinate. How can I treat it?

Hello, I have a pinkish pimple on my perineal area. It hurts when I close my legs and burns when I urinate. How can I treat it?

Pimple: This may be a pustule or boil like infection. Apply warm applications. If no improvement or if the pustule enlarges or becomes very tender without draining, it may need to be lanced in the hospital emergency room or surgeon's office. ...Read more

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When I remove hair from the sensitve area by sweet the next day I have a lot of red and swelled pimples and when it goes it leave black scars?

When I remove hair from the sensitve area by sweet the next day I have a lot of red and swelled pimples and when it goes it leave black scars?

Folliculitis: Inflammation can be from seating and/or shaving --- the hair follicles can form bumps. We can treat that condition with topical medications. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple on right above my upper lip. It then turned the surrounding area into red sensitive skin. It makes a colorless liquid. What's wrong?

I popped a pimple on right above my upper lip. It then turned the surrounding area into red sensitive skin. It makes a colorless liquid. What's wrong?

Exudate: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Persistent redness, tenderness, and colored discharge indicates infection and should be treated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a single underskin pimple under mons pubis area on labia majora area. I have no STDs been tested. How should I treat this or doctor visit?

I have a single underskin pimple under mons pubis area on labia majora area. I have no STDs been tested. How should I treat this or doctor visit?

A few ideas: If you have an isolated infection (acne) in this area you can do a few things. 1) leave it alone, chances are within a few days/week it will go away; 2) if you feel the need (i don't recommend) you can pop it if it has a white head, and clean area throughly with dilute mixture of hydrogen peroxide. I don't think you need a doctor visit unless looks liek something other than acne. ...Read more

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How to properly treat pimple?

How to properly treat pimple?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How do I treat a giant pimple?

How do I treat a giant pimple?

Leave it alone: Is probably the best advice as long as it doesn't become infected or associated with cellulitis. In certain areas of the face, particularly around the eye, you may be advised to seek a doctor's evaluation and treatment for drainage. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bad pimple fast?

How can I treat a bad pimple fast?

Hot compresses: Some acne lesions are large, ugly, and may be painful. You can try to treat it at home by yourself, with hot towel compresses and by rubbing a Benzoyl Peroxide Gel into the spot several times a day. You can buy this without a prescription. If it is not better, and you have a special event to go to, you must visit a dermatologist who can give you an injection of kenalog (triamcinolone) right into the bump. ...Read more

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How should I treat a popped pimple?

How should I treat a popped pimple?

TLC: Popping a pimple damages the surrounding skin. Apply warm compresses to get all the pus out, don't scrub it, don't pick at it, let it be. Do apply an anti-bacterial ointment or cream. Avoid direct sunlight or you will pigment the area. ...Read more

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How do I treat a black mark caused by pimple?

How do I treat a black mark caused by pimple?

Bleaching: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be treated by topical bleaching agents, laser therapy or chemical peels. It depends on the area, your skin type and how large the involved area is. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat a pimple problem for men?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How do I treat my pimple scar?

How do I treat my pimple scar?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist to begin your search for an appropriate course of action.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What is an effective way to treat pimple scars?

What is an effective way to treat pimple scars?

Lots of ways to help: But nothing can cure or remove. Keeping skin hydrated, using glycolic acid products, retin-a, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can all help. See dermatologist or plastic surgeon for assistance. ...Read more

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I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?

I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?

Warm compresses to: The area may help, but it sounds like you may need more treatment than you can do on your own at home. Please have it checked by a doctor, so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can one treat pimples?

How can one treat pimples?

Benzoyl peroxide: Hot compresses and alcohol pads may help, but pimples go away best by preventing them with appropriate medications, benzoyl peroxide is one that is available overrule counter and is quite effective. Keeping skin clean and keeping hands and hair away from face will also help. If this is ineffective, see your doctor for prescription medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimples?

What can I do to treat pimples?

Pimples/Acne control: See your doctor or dermatologist for a custom regimen. A gentle cleanser, topical treatment cream and antioxidant sunscreen are your core regimen. You may need an oral antibiotic course or other medication if needed. ...Read more