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What Are The Differences Between A Pimple And A Cyst In Your Skin
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Infection vs not: A pimple is a tiny infection in a pore. The white stuff inside is pus. It's basically a very small abscess. There are many different kinds of cyst, but basically it's a walled off sac of fluid, but not an infection. Cysts can sometimes go away on their own, sometimes need surgery. Acne is generally treated topically (soaps and creams) and sometimes with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a very large cyst or pimple i'm not sure what it, it'sunder the skin but i popped it using a needle, is there anything i can do now
Infection: You need to watch for signs of any reddness or pain. Popping anything yourself with a needle can be dangerous. Suggest you see a doctor if you notice anything occuring at the site ...Read more
I have a lump (not sure if its a pimple) under my skin on my cheek i don't know what do to, is it a cyst?
I have a small pimple/bump (painless) under my chin, it is under the skin and won't go away. Is it a cyst?
I have a small pimple 2 months ago, I pinched it then it turned harder like a cyst, it doesn't hurt or pain like dead skin, how to get rid of it?
See a dermatologist: Sometimes these pimples are actually small cancers- like basal cell or squamous cell cancers, rarely melanoma depending on the type of skin and exposure to sun you have had in your life. The best way to diagnose a non healing pimple or ulcer is to biopsy with the dermatologist and have an expert pathologist look at it. ...Read more
I get under the skin pimple/cysts just under my jaw line.I get about 5 and they last months before disappearing and new ones showing up.
Noticed pea size bump(4days ago)under skin (has no head like a pimple would) it's deep under the skin. Doesn't seem like a cyst. It's hard&doesnt move?
A lump like this`: really needs to be felt by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) however it sounds like an old inflammed LYMPH NODE (gland) from an old infection! The LOCATION as well as the SIZE and CONSISTANCY are used to determine if it needs to be removed! Get it seen! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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