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Why Do Some Pimples Hurt
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small pimple look alike that hurts under my pinky what is it and how can I make it go away?
Paronychia: Its likely an abscess, a bacterial infection of pus that may need to be lanced or may come to head and drain on its own. Try warm soaks for a few days. However if its worsening i'd see a healthcare professional. Also, if at the beginning of the nail plate and shiny/clear its a myxoid cyst, a benign growth. Where is it? ...Read more
White pimple like onnipple, not itching and no hurt. When squeezed, it hurts a little, and does not pop out.Been there for 4dys, age 27 male?
I have a pimple thing on top of my buttcrack and its really embarrassing. When i tried to pop it, it didnt. Its squishy and doesnt hurt. What is it?
Had a complex seton fistulotomy 5 years ago. The outside wound is starting to hurt. & feels like you can a pimple you need to pop. Is this normal?
Hi ,I just wanted to make sure it wasnt anything serious,but i recently got a reddish pimple that hurts and burns ,is it bad ?
Need visual: Not likely that it is serious at this time but needs to be visualized. The majority of potential causes have fairly easy treatment which might include oral meds or warm compresses and topical. A good history along with a good visual will allow a provider to make a decision as to the type of treatment needed. You could see your provider or utilize an online consult as long as you can get good pic. ...Read more
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