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I have a scabby growth on side of my chin. Been there for approx 2 months. Thought it was a zit, obv isn't. Cuts open shaving, washing face etc?
Sounds like you are: not sure what this is since you described it as a "zit thing."This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Butt acne: There are several factors which results butt acne: use of bad soaps or detergents can cause acne certain perfumes and scents can cause allergy which may run up to the butt, excessive sweating due to tight fitting clothes treatment: minocycline, doxycycline, application of alcohol in the area and then apply Benzagel in the affected area with a tissue. Then rinse it of with water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne or staph: A pimple(acne) is not infectious and in not contagious. A boil is usually caused by staph and drainage from this will contain bacteria and is contagious. If that is what you have you should exercise good hygiene and clean any toilet seat with soap and water(assuming your zit was on your backside). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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