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My preauricular pit is infected. It doesn't hurt but a stinky discharge comes out. What happens if i don't get it fixed?

My preauricular pit is infected. It doesn't hurt but a stinky discharge comes out.  What happens if i don't get it fixed?

Spread: The infection will spread through your lymph nodes and you could develop cellulitis. Eventually it can go into your blood stream. See a physician for treatment. Often time incision with drainage and antibiotcs is helpful. If the abscess has already drained and none other exist, then antibiotics and careful follow up with your physicain would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?

I noticed that there was a preauricular pit on the crus of my helix is that what caused the sebaceous cyst?

Ear: Possible that is it the opening of a sebaceous gland or an embryologic fistula or cyst. If its red or tender you need antibiotics. Sometimes it needs to be removed in surgery ...Read more

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Preauricular pit - still inflammation months after surgery. What to do?

Preauricular pit - still inflammation months after surgery. What to do?

Recurrances: You may need a second procedure. If you continue with symptoms, it may be that part of the pit still remains. Okay to check with your doc/surgeon. A second opinion may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

What is the usual treatment of reoccurred boil's under arm pits?

Drainage: And antibiotics. If it recurs, you might need to have the entire area excised. Ask a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

See Surgeon: Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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There are pit holes in face due to acne, will laser treatment help ?

There are pit holes in face due to acne, will laser treatment help ?

Yes: Fractionated co2 or erbium will improve acne scars in one session. With repeated sessions if desired additional improvement can be achieved.See experienced dermatologist for evaluation as your acne must be controlled at the same time before and after laser procedure. ...Read more

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I have preauricular pits on both sides of my ears. They have never given me problems til last week.One side was swollen and painful. Should i worry?

I have preauricular pits on both sides of my ears. They have never given me problems til last week.One side was swollen and painful. Should i worry?

Preauricular pits...: ....Are subject to infection. Many people have them their entire lives without ever experiencing a problem, while others get recurrent infections. It sounds like your was infected. Warm compresses can help them to drain and heal. If that doesn't help, see your doctor for a more long term solution. ...Read more