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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
OKC vs periapical: Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is a developmental, noninflammatory chronic cyst. Periapical cyst is an inflammatory process originating from a non-vital tooth. The clinical, radiographic, and histopathological correlations are the key for proper patient diagnosis. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
What is the difference between a cyst and an abscess? They're both sacs of pus inside the body, or below the skin, correct?
No: An abscess is a collection of pus usually caused by a bacterial infection. A cyst is a sac that is lined by a membrane and contains fluid or semi-fluid matter not pus and is not caused by infection. A cyst can become infected and the liquid can change to pus thus becoming an infected/abscessed cyst. ...Read more
Bugs and boils: MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an increasingly common bacteria that can cause different clinical conditions from boils or skin abscesses to blood-borne life threatening infections. Boils,on the other hand, can be caused by bacteria other than MRSA. ...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
Color: Certainly, blackhead looks black and whitehead look white, but it's not that simple. Blackhead and white head both are mild/early forms of pimple/acne. Blackhead devolops when the content of pimples, mostly, sebum, expose to air and oxidized. It turns to dark brown or "black" color. Whitehead is when sebum enclosed by epidermis(i.e., not exposing to air) and showing yellow or "white" content. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different bacteria: Pimples are usually caused by staph or step bacteria. Most of the time penicillin works to kill these bacteria. Sometimes the bacteria is resistant to this antibiotic and then it is known as mrsa. There are usually other antibiotics that will work for mrsa, especially if a healthy person has it. ...Read more
Skin Issues: A zit is visible and looks like a zit. A lump is under the skin and has no visible symptoms except perhaps seeing the outlines of it. ...Read more
What's the difference between a cyst and genital herpes? How would these two different things appear in the vagina?
Cyst vs gen. herpes: The bartholin's glands (which secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina) are located on each side of the vaginal opening. If glands become obstructed, then fluid starts to back up into the gland, turns into bartholin's cyst(under skin lump).Genital herpes are usually small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear.Cyst=lump under skin, genital herpes=small white blisters. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?
Exam: Good question! often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
What is the difference between a furuncle and carbuncle boil? I have heard of both of these sorts of boils and never been able to tell what makes them different. What are the defining differences between furuncle boils and carbuncle boils?
Definitionally, : Definitionally, a furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle and it's associated oil gland (pilosebaceous unit) and usually starts out as a small, tender, red nodule that becomes painful and fluctuant (fluid-filled). A carbuncle are multiple furuncles grouped together, usually involving deeper layers of skin (i.e., fat). ...Read more
Possible bx: A cyst under the skin when palpated gives the suggestion that there might be fluid present. Placing a fine 22 gauge needle into it can define if fluid is present. Most lesions under the skin rarely are cysts but rather lipomas, fibromas , neuromas and the intial growth of desmoid like lesions. Here a biopsy or excision can resolve the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a boil, or skin abscess form beside the opening of a vagina? Where there is typically no hair? There are two heads to this swollen and painful lump. It looks white and level with the skin, almost like a burn that's starting to health.
Bartholin Glands: You may not have any symptoms if the Bartholin gland cyst is small. But a large cyst or an infected cyst (abscess) can cause symptoms. Symptoms of a cyst that is not infected include: Redness or swelling in the vulva area. Discomfort when you walk, sit, or have sex. Symptoms of an infected cyst include: Pain that gets worse and makes it hard to walk, sit, or move. Require a Gynecologist to drain i ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to tell the difference between a developing pimple and an ingrown hair? In pubic region, have had both in the same region.
Folliculitis : Both are very similar. An ingrown hair can irritate and infect the follicle and look just like a pimple. You won't see an ingrown hair, if it's just a pimple. Make sure you use new blade and shaving cream, if shaving there. This will make you less prone. Treat with antibiotic cream, but see your doctor, if redness spreads. ...Read more
Big difference: Breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac within your breast ; is predominantly non-cancerous (benign). They don't require treatment unless large, painful or uncomfortable.In that case, draining the fluid from a breast cyst can ease your symptoms. Tumor is a solid mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of breast tumors: benign and malignant (cancerous).See www.Nationalbreastcancer.Org/breast-tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: An ulcer is an open sore. A seroma is an accumulation of serum fluid underneath the skin. Though they can both cause pain, a seroma is usually not weepy whereas an ulcer is. ...Read more
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