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Hello I actually have these small white zit looking things on my balls I'm worried someone suggested me hylira. Can anyone confirm?

Hello I actually have these small white zit looking things on my balls I'm worried someone suggested me hylira. Can anyone confirm?

Milia: These are small cysts that are common on the face or on the scrotum. They are benign, not contagious and do not become infected. ...Read more

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


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Embarresing but on my balls is what appears to be a white head zit.... it hurts to much to pop it and its very hard what is it and what do I do?

Embarresing but on my balls is what appears to be a white head zit.... it hurts to much to pop it and its very hard what is it and what do I do?

Difficult to: Tell without an examination. This could be an ingrown hair, a cyst, a normal hair follicle. You need to be sen by a doctor to see exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I once had a flawless face but then when I got 2-3 zits I panicked and tried a bunch of things. Now it's worse, help please?

I once had a flawless face but then when I got 2-3 zits I panicked and tried a bunch of things. Now it's worse, help please?

Keep it simple: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I have white puss filled zit things on head and face. What are they?

I have white puss filled zit things on head and face. What are they?

Probably an achne: Acne at age 36 is unusual but can occur at any age. One needs to also check for white-heads which also looks like "puss filled zit" things. Proper hygine and healthy diet can also help with eliminating these unwanted problems. ...Read more

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White zit-like things with a black, pin-sized dot in the center on my gums, what could this be?

White zit-like things with a black, pin-sized dot in the center on my gums, what could this be?

Many things..: Depending on your racial make up, and skin tone/color, it may be as normal as a simple pigmentation, or skin/gum variation, or it can even be a lesion, or abscess or irritation point on your gums. Please see your dentist, and he/she might even refer you to a periodontist /gum disease specialist. / good luck. ...Read more

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I have white dot things on the edge of my penis head. Not a lot they look like zits should I be worried?

I have white dot things on the edge of my penis head. Not a lot they look like zits should I be worried?

Pearly penile papule: You might have something called pearly penile papules--a relatively common and normal occurrence in some men. They are usually around the rim of the head of he penis and are tiny 1mm bumps. They are not related to an std or infection of any kind, but due to the fact that many lesions on the genitals are related to stds, it would be wise to be evaluated. ...Read more

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The skin om my face is very bad. Whatever I do, the zits and blackheads keep coming back. I tried soo many things I dont't know what to do anymore.?

The skin om my face is very bad. Whatever I do, the zits and blackheads keep coming back. I tried soo many things I dont't know what to do anymore.?

See the right doc: There are many treatments. Your skin needs to be evaluated to determine if you need topical creams, peels, laser treatments, good skin care supplements. Try proactiv, it does work. ...Read more

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I had boils now I have 100s of little zit like things all over my buttocks and labia what is this?

I had boils now I have 100s of little zit like things all over my buttocks and labia what is this?

Infection?: The description could indicate a bacterial infection, called a folliculitis, or if very itchy, a bug called scabies. In addition, a virus infection called molluscum contagiousum must be considered. A dermatologist could find the right diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have these white zit looking pimple things on my throat there very tiny and my throat is dry should I worry? What could it be?

I have these white zit looking pimple things on my throat there very tiny and my throat is dry should I worry? What could it be?

May be infection: White things on the throat sound like there could be a throat infection, especially if one has a sore throat and some swollen lymph node glands in the neck. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem is, and prescribe antibiotics if there is a strep throat infection. ...Read more

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Q: I've had these bump, blister like things on my butt cheeks for a month now, they're spreading. I thought they may be zits, but bleed a lot no puss?

Q: I've had these bump, blister like things on my butt cheeks for a month now, they're spreading. I thought they may be zits, but bleed a lot no puss?

Blister on buttocks: Could be folliculitis bacterial infection or fungal infection or eczema. Wash 2 x a day and consider bacitracin or topical antifungal like clotrimazole. would follow up with doc as may need oral antibiotics as well. Check thyroid function and glucose as abnormal glucose can predispose to fungal infections. F/u w/ doc urgent care ...Read more

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I have a painful looking zit like bump, in between eye and nose but not on eye. What do u think it is and things to help the pain?

I have a painful looking zit like bump, in between eye and nose but not on eye. What do u think it is and things to help the pain?

See answer: A skin lesion in that area can indeed be painful. Use good hygiene do not touch it and see how it is in a few days. If it does not improve see your doctor. A few days of Tylenol (acetaminophen) will give you some pain relief ...Read more

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Experiencing burning itching, zit things near vagina. Irritations releive briefly with vagisil. Could be linked to masturbation? Should I be worried?

Experiencing burning itching, zit things near vagina. Irritations releive briefly with vagisil. Could be linked to masturbation? Should I be worried?

Not masturbation: None of the symptoms you describe are caused by sexual activity line masturbation. I would be curios as to any grooming practices you have and/or a better anti fungal medication. ...Read more

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Should I pop my zits?

Should I pop my zits?

No: No, definitely not. Though popping a pimple may make it less noticeable temporarily, you can cause it to stay around longer. By squeezing pimples, you can actually push bacteria further into the skin, increasing the swelling and redness. In fact, more damage can be done to the skin by picking and squeezing than by the acne process itself. Picking and squeezing almost always leads to scarring. ...Read more

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Which foods cause zits?

Which foods cause zits?

Foods causing acne: The conventional answer is that diet does not contribute to acne. I was taught this but in real life practice I have way too many patients who say that certain foods cause them to breakout. I think there are certain foods that set certain people off, but it is very individual. You have to study yourself and see if you have any patterns, and avoid the foods that set you off. ...Read more

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How to make huge zit go away?

How to make huge zit go away?

No magic.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How to cure a zit in a few days?

How to cure a zit in a few days?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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I would like zit gone by tomorrow!?

I would like zit gone by tomorrow!?

Unlikely: This is possible but highly unlikely. There are many quick fixes for acne. One includes going into your doctor for an injection into your pimple of a very dilute medium potency steroid. There is no guarantee it will go away in a day but it will speed up the inflammatory process. Using products is recommended and maintenance treatment is necessary to avoid future outbreaks. ...Read more

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Why do I still get zits if I am 22?

Why do I still get zits if I am 22?

Some do until 30's: Acne is classically seen in the teenagers and most will see it fade afterward. However, some men and women battle this off and on into their 30s or later. ...Read more

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What to do if I had big zits. I need help?

Dermatologist eval.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my zit by tomorrow?

What can I do to treat my zit by tomorrow?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What type of make up can I buy to cover zits?

What type of make up can I buy to cover zits?

Special: Make sure that the make up says non- comedogenic on the label or it will make your zits worse. Ask a person at the counter who knows something about make up to help you. You might have to go to a medical spa or special place that help with acne to sell you the right kind. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fluid within a zit made up of?

Sebum: Sebum is the fatty yellow secretion of (sebaceous) glands in our skin. Some areas of the body have more sebum-producing pores, like the face, so when puberty stimulates the glands to increase sebum, and if skin pores have not yet grown to "catch up" with the increased sebum, or if there is inflammation that blocks the pores, a zit results. Sebum also contains skin bacteria so infection can occur. ...Read more

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Looks like a zit on my back but won't pop. What is it?

Looks like a zit on my back but won't pop. What is it?

It could be a: Cyst. Recommend that you stop trying to pop it and have it evaluated by your dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make my zits go away very quickly?

Is there any way to make my zits go away very quickly?

No: I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. But even the "big guns" that only a dermatologist can prescribe do not make the currently acid lesions vanish for a week or two. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a zit not to heal for 2 or 3 months?

Yes: It depends on what you mean by not healing. If an acne bump is large it can take several months to resolve. Sometimes a hair follicle cyst can act like acne, but usually won't resolve unless it's removed by surgery. A nonhealing spot could even be a skin cancer. ...Read more