Papular Or Pustular Acne

A small red skin bump with a diameter less than 5 mm is called a papule, and when this gets filled with pus, it is called a pustule. Acne can become pustular due to bacterial infection, excess oil production, and excess secretion of male sex hormones. It is also triggered by too much stress, consuming too much sugar, and taking corticosteroids.

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How do I treat small inflammatory breakouts on my chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and currently suffering from breakouts which are small bumps with inflammation, especially on my chin. What should I do regarding this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 2 inflammatory acne and will require oral antibiotics. Also, acne over the chin and lower face might indicate hormonal etiology like polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), so get yourself tested for that. You can take t...  Read Full »

I have acne on my face that leak if irritated. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne on my face. It joins to form big deposits that leak if irritated. The acne reduces when I take capsule Risek (Omeprazole 20 mg) but they always form again and leave scarring on my face. I have tried to treat these spots with creams. They only remove the acne for some time,...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and will surely help you out. Basically you are suffering from acne which have got infected with bacteria leading to pus formation. Firstly, we need to cure the infection and then go for acne treatment. Now to treat the infecti...  Read Full »

What could be done for small bumps present on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small bumps all over my face. They are very difficult to pop and they do not hurt. They came out of nowhere, and now it is out of control. I do not understand what I can do. I used Proactive cream in the past when I had something similar.  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello,Welcome to concern is acne medicamentosa.I suggest the following:Start using Acne-aid face wash twice daily.Apply Epiduo gel (a combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) once daily at bed time on the active acne.Take one capsule of Omega-3 fatty acid capsules daily after ...  Read Full »

Developed with nodular acne on my left cheek. Is this prescription effective?

Query: Hello, I am a male, 24 years old. I have recently developed with nodular acne on my left cheek and visited a dermatologist. The doctor has prescribed the following for 15 days for pimples: Rejuglow face wash gel. Nilac ointment (twice daily). Minoz 50 tablet¬†(once daily). He has asked me to come af...  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Acne treatment depends upon the type of acne lesions. From the treatment provided it seems, you are having pustular (pus filled) or papular (red raised bumps) lesions. In case of nodular acne, lesions are large nodules. For nodular acne we usually prescribe oral isot...  Read Full »

What causes freckles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had two freckles of size one inch for several years. It did not cause any concern. But with the current heatwave, I am extra cautious with them. I have previously been to a doctor several years ago who had told me they were fine. I am not on any medications. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Thanks for sharing the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I do not think they are freckles. I have few differentials, and the most probable one is papular sarcoidosis. It is an inflammatory skin condit...  Read Full »

How to get rid of whiteheads on my forehead and pimples with pus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from acne for about seven months now. I never had acne in the past. Suddenly it came now and making me stressed. For the first two months, I have lots of whiteheads (lots) on my forehead, and after some time, it becomes big pimples with pus. I have the urge to pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please attach a picture of the lesion for a better understanding. Apply Epiduo (Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide) gel at night for 15 days. Do you have an oily skin type? Do you have any postinflammatory hyperpigmentation marks? Do you have any dark spots? ...  Read Full »

How to treat underarm pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past 2 to 3 years, I frequently get pus-filled pimples. I consulted two different doctors, who told it is probably a gland infection. They suggested medicines for months. When I take the medicines, I do not get any pimples, but they come back as soon as I stop taking them. Fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Folliculitis or acne is basically bacterial infection affecting the sebaceous glands. Please send good quality images and revert. What medications were prescribed in the past? I suggest you try applying T-Bact cream (Mupirocin) twice daily. Revert with more information to...  Read Full »

What causes pus-filled bumps on the scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I am getting bumps with pus on my scalp. I have already contacted dermatologist but no luck. It has been more than a year I am suffering with this. Please suggest best tablets or shampoo.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need to know a few more things about your health issue. Is there any aggravating or relieving factor? Is itching present? What work do you do? Did you have response to any medication? Please do attach pictures and revert back with the answers to a ...  Read Full »

Can change in diet cause weird breakout around the chin?

Query: Hi doctor, Just recently I have noticed some weird breakouts around my chin area. I am not sure when they started. While I do from time to time experience acne, I do not think what I am experiencing on my chin is not an acne breakout. Because there is no white head or black head present. They are no...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and according to me they are papular lesions of acne. They are not blackheads or whiteheads. I would recommend you to continue with the birth control pill besides applying Benzoyl p...  Read Full »

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