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Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

Inflammation: A pimple begins as a blocked oil gland that already contains bacteria. The gland walls then begin to break down and a localized infection takes hold in the adjacent skin, which you see as red. At this stage the inflammation causes pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Why do some of my pimples hurt or itch and how can I treat it?

Why do some of my pimples hurt or itch and how can I treat it?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I have a pimple On my booty and it hurt?

I have a pimple On my booty and it hurt?

Simple pimples...: Simple pimples don't hurt. So if you have something on your butt that seems like a pimple but is really hurting, it's likely it is an abscess. It may need to be drained and you may need antibiotics. Take the El over to the medical district and see a doctor there or one in your own neighborhood, but be seen. while waiting, hot compresses to area and wash area with antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

Acne?: If this is nodulocystic acne on your trunk, you're going to need to get with a dermatologist for Isotretinoin treatment before you end up mutilated. If it is not, a dermatology consult is indicated in any case to rule out such entities as dermatitis herpetiformis or dozens of others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My sister have a bug bit the hurt and red and whitehead ?

My sister have a bug bit the hurt and red and whitehead ?

Consult with your dr: recommend to her to see a doctor to check for infection, I am available for second opinion if needed www.healthtap.com/drinocenciocandelaria ...Read more

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I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

I had a pimple on side of my head now its a huge lump growing its hurt ?

Cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst. A cyst is a pimple that grows in the deeper skin. It fills up kind of like a water balloon. These don't turn bad but may get infected. If it hurts, you should see a dermatologist to have it treated. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple on my elbow and it hurts when i stretch my arm out.

I have a painful pimple on my elbow and it hurts when i stretch my arm out.

Pimple: If its a small pimple antibiotic cream can be tried .If swelling/redness spreads or pain increases or start getting fever or generally feel unwell then oral antibiotics might be needed and would be time to consult doctor. ...Read more

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I have some pimple like bumps on my left hip and it hurts what could it be?

I have some pimple like bumps on my left hip and it hurts what could it be?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have little pimple like bumps on my arm they kind of itch or hurt what is it?

I have little pimple like bumps on my arm they kind of itch or hurt what is it?

Hard to tell.: It could be a skin infection, allergic dermatitis, but also could be shingels, specially if its painful , itchy and localized on one side. It should be seen to be able to tell. ...Read more

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I have pimple inside my skin on my face its red and big and hard. It hurts . What should I do?

I have pimple inside my skin on my face its red and big and hard. It hurts . What should I do?

Nodule: You did not mention your age, but assuming that you are young and have acne, i would say that you have an inflamed nodular acne that will require oral antibiotics and local moist warm compresses. ...Read more

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Can a blocked tear duct also hurt,Ive looked and I'm not seeing anything that looks like a pimple?

Can a blocked tear duct also hurt,Ive looked and I'm not seeing anything that looks like a pimple?

Tear duct: Should be tearing unilaterally. Area medial to eye can be tender and swollen. Apply warm compresses. See ophthalmology if sx persist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a pimple on my gum? I have a white small bump that looks like a small pimple on my gum and it hurts

Mouth sore: Sometimes when we get a small cut in our mouth, it can get hurt as it is healing. When our gums heal, the are is often white. A white bump on the gum should heal quickly, if it continues to be painful or grow in size, then consider having a physician or dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like bump on my chest that won't pop. Just noticed it today. Doesn't hurt. Smaller specs around it.

I have a pimple-like bump on my chest that won't pop. Just noticed it today. Doesn't hurt. Smaller specs around it.

Leave it alone: you need to leave it alone why everybody like to pop every bump they see it might go away faster if you leave it alone ...Read more

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Have a pimple like around vagina but it doesn't hurt. There's 1 dat hurtsnbut ease after 3days w/0 medication. Thanks?

Have a pimple like around vagina but it doesn't hurt. There's 1 dat hurtsnbut ease after 3days w/0 medication. Thanks?

Vaginal bump: A pimple appearing area in the vaginal or vulvar region could be a variety of things. Most likely culprit is folliculitis if it is in a hair-bearing area. These often resolve on their own, but occasionally may require antibiotics if it becomes painful, red, and/inflamed appearing. ...Read more

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I have a pimple looking thing on my anal. It doesn't hurt nor bleed. Can it be a cyst or bad? It looks apart of my anal

I have a pimple looking thing on my anal. It doesn't hurt nor bleed. Can it be a cyst or bad? It looks apart of my anal

Get it looked at: You should get it looked at to make sure it's nothing bad. You could have your gp or gynecologist look at it....Or if you wish, come in and see us for a complimentary consultation. Just call us at 949-888-9700 http://www.Orangecountyplasticsurgery.Com/index.Html. ...Read more

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Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily ?

Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily ?

Infected: sebaceous cysts probably what you have . Need antibiotic for staph infection. See your docor. If you want this to discuss with me shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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