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Why is there a yellow pimple on the side of my lip? What should I do?

Why is there a yellow pimple on the side of my lip? What should I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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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I have yellow pimples on my scalp?

I have yellow pimples on my scalp?

When to seek help:: The color and location of the pimples are not enough information to offer guidance. If they are lingering more than a few days, though, it is prudent to let a primary care provider or dermatologist look at them and examine you. ...Read more

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I have small yellow pimples on the inside of my foreskin and at the bottom of my bellend what are they and are they dangerous?

I have small yellow pimples on the inside of my foreskin and at the bottom of my bellend what are they and are they dangerous?

No, . ..: Most likely, what you observed and described represent the common occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are harmless and need no active treatment if they have no recurrent infection, and all what you have to do is cleaning and drying. More? Ask doc with parental assistance which is advisable for minors. Best wishes to your health... ...Read more

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Doctor, I am suffering from yellow pimples on my head (scalp) from last 6 months. Please help me out?

Doctor, I am suffering from yellow pimples on my head (scalp) from last 6 months. Please help me out?

Scalp folliculitis: Best to seek consultation with dermatologist. Check out dermnetnz. Org and search scalp folliculitisg ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Saw a bump on my shaft, yellow crust &pimple aspect, I popped it and pus and a white fluid followed by blood came. Can syphilis start like that?

Hi Dr. Saw a bump on my shaft, yellow crust &pimple aspect, I popped it and pus and a white fluid followed by blood came. Can syphilis start like that?

Not syphilis: Syphilis doesn't do this. No STD is a likely cause. Probably it's just a pimple or infected skin cyst. Herpes might be possible, but unlikely. If the problem continues or recurs, see a doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

A recurrent acne...: What described seemingly represents a recurrent acne, which is inflamed / infected hyperactive sebaceous gland of a hair follicle. If annoyed enough, go for an evaluation to have it removed while not infected. Best to your health... ...Read more

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Hi I had a cyst on my neck for 2 years now, but recently it turned yellow like a pimple does so I sqeezed it and got some stuff out, but now it has swollen to 5 times the size and is hard as a rock and hurts and sometimes get those white spots like pimples

Hi I had a cyst on my neck for 2 years now, but recently it turned yellow like a pimple does so I sqeezed it and got some stuff out, but now it has swollen to 5 times the size and is hard as a rock and hurts and sometimes get those white spots like pimples

Get seen: You squeezed an epidermoid inclusion cyst. It's human nature to do this but now your body has reacted to the stuff in the cyst and you're going to have a mess until a physician treats it. It may need to be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Have what I think might be herpes. No itch or burn. Yellow pus like pimples in my pubic region reoccurring for 5 months now. No fever?

Have what I think might be herpes. No itch or burn. Yellow pus like pimples in my pubic region reoccurring for 5 months now. No fever?

See MD: Any possible sexually transmitted disease requires a visit to a health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. Staph infection can also cause infections in the genital tract. Abstinence is the best way to prevent stds, condoms and having a monogamous relationship reduce the risk of getting std's. Some stds increase the likelihood to get hiv. ...Read more

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I had blackheads which have now turned into pimples with yellow heads...how can I cure them?

I had blackheads which have now turned into pimples with yellow heads...how can I cure them?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home remedies.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If I popped pimples while it has yellow tip. Wht will happen?

Don't pop: You should never pop a pimple because this can lead to an infection or scarring. Plus it worsens the appearance of it which can cause stress. ...Read more

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I scratched a pimple on my arm and the skin arround the wound tend to yellow. Is that alarming?

I scratched a pimple on my arm and the skin arround the wound tend to yellow. Is that alarming?

Maybe, maybe not: A pimple (whitehead) contains white blood cells (forming the whitish or yellowish stuff). The stuff is called pus, and is a reaction to trapped bacteria, oils, and/or skin cells (called a comedone). Once the pus is out, the pimple dries up in less than 2 days. However, if it stays mushy, reddened, tender, or has more pus coming out, it may be infected (and so needs a doctor's evaluation). ...Read more

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I've a small pimple on side of penis it hurts a little. Every time I squeeze it I get a thick, light yellow substance. What could it be? Can I cut it?

I've a small pimple on side of penis it hurts a little. Every time I squeeze it I get a thick, light yellow substance. What could it be? Can I cut it?

Penis bumps: Can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. Don't CUT! ...Read more

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Ii have a thing on my nipple that looks like a buig pimple and its yellow?

Ii have a thing on my nipple that looks like a buig pimple and its yellow?

Sse doc: It may represent cyst, but there are other possibilities. It can be diagnosed and easily removed if appearance disturbs you. ...Read more

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I have this huge pimple on my forehead it turned yellow the next morning, what does this mean? What should I do?

I have this huge pimple on my forehead it turned yellow the next morning, what does this mean? What should I do?

Hot compresses: It means it is coming to a "head"...Do not squeeze it, rather place some hot compresses and it will decompress itself....You can put some neosporin oint. Once it stars draining.... ...Read more

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Greenish yellow puss from a large pimple or boil that keeps showing up in the same place, what is it and how do I get rid of them

Greenish yellow puss from a large pimple or boil that keeps showing up in the same place, what is it and how do I get rid of them

Epidermoid Cyst: Epidermoid cysts usually don't cause problems unless they get very large or the cyst wall ruptures, exposing the inside keratin to the surrounding tissue. This is a problem because the contents of an epidermoid cyst are very irritating to the tissue around the cyst. A ruptured cyst can get red, swollen, and painful. Your cyst has ruptured, see a surgeon. ...Read more

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My husband is suffering from head pimples filled with yellow fluid from last 3 years. .. It came again and again. Wat may be the reasons for this?

See a dermatologist: Only exam by an expert will lead to best diagnosis and treatment. Does he shave his scalp? May need long-term therapy for folliculitis. ...Read more

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I have an eraser size pimple on my collarbone. Size gone down by a lot since yesterday. Yellow center but seems dry. Try to pop it? Not hot no pain.

I have an eraser size pimple on my collarbone. Size gone down by a lot since yesterday. Yellow center but seems dry. Try to pop it? Not hot no pain.

Warm compress: I would use a warm compress to the area and see if it will drain. Usually you make a bigger problem by trying to pop it. ...Read more

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Every time I masturbate I am getting acne like something a bit bigger than pimples. All the time yellow flum like thing comes out of it. Reasons?

Every time I masturbate I am getting acne like something a bit bigger than pimples. All the time yellow flum like thing comes out of it. Reasons?

Where?: Not knowing where the sores are occurring, there could be different reasons. If the sores are occurring on the genitals, then it may be a factor of making sure the area and hands or tools used are clean and that you are using a proper lubricant to reduce irritation. It may be a reaction to the lubricant being used. If they continue, you should get it evaluated for possible medical treatment. ...Read more

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I had a spot on my hip last night and I thought it was a flea bite but now I've woken up this morning and it has got a yellow head on it like a pimple?

I had a spot on my hip last night and I thought it was a flea bite but now I've woken up this morning and it has got a yellow head on it like a pimple?

See below: The description suggests a small area of bacterial infection of the skin. It's possible it started from an insect bite that became infected. Generally, warm compress and application of triple antibiotic cream may speed resolution. Should the presumed infection worsen have the area examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

Probably a cyst.: A cyst is like a basketball full of material. It may fill up again and if it does go to a surgeon and he can scoop it out completely so that it will not fill up again. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more