A small pustule or papule that results from clogging of the sebaceous gland is called a pimple. The oil or sebaceous glands get clogged and infected and can result in swollen lesion filled with pus. Pimples can affect any body part like face, back, chest, etc.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Whenever I eat something spicy, I get pimples overnight. Please suggest a remedy.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. Whenever I eat something spicy like patties or any hot food overnight, I get pimples on my cheeks. They are the red and yellow type and do not fade away easily. Sometimes, I have to compromise on my favorite dishes. Please suggest a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimples occur due to hormonal changes and oily accumulation in the skin. I suggest following these steps: 1. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust. 4. Use sunscreens above 30 SPF. 5. Do no...  Read Full »

I am 17 years old with pimples for the last two weeks, which are getting worse day by day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and suffering from pimples from last two weeks. It is increasing day by day. So what will I do? Please suggest some medicine. Thank you  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is essential that you drink 4 liters of water as constipation can cause pimples. Once a regular bowel moment is established, you could apply Oxidoben cream (combination of Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide) at night over the pimples. It will dry them up and shed them away...  Read Full »

I have many pimples on my skin like never before. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple pimples on my skin like never before. I have been taking whey protein. I am in college and go to the gym. I have switched my skincare products, but still, I do not know what else to do. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is acne vulgaris. Acne usually appears due to multiple factors, including hormonal changes, climate changes, sudden dietary changes, imbalances, genetic factors, skin products, and ...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoids cause pimples on the inside of the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pimple on the inside of my anus. It started three months ago. It swells up and is sore when I wipe, but then after a few days, the swelling goes away, and there is no pain for a long time. I am taking Amoxicillin for my tooth infection and Voltaren for my whiplash after a car acci...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned indicate the possibility of hemorrhoids (piles). These are due to swollen veins in the anus. Do not worry. Around 75 percent of people suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life. Most of the time, it just appears worse than that it ...  Read Full »

I am using CMS gel for pimples and pimple marks on my face and cheek. Can you please suggest any other creams for the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pimples and pimple marks on my cheeks, and I consulted a doctor. He suggested using CMS gel for acne. I used the gel and the pimples reduced on one side of my face and cheek. However, on the other side of the face, the cheek pimples are not going and I have a lot of pimple marks...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Acne is a recurrent problem in adolescents and adults due to hormonal activity. Do not get worried too much. It will reduce over time. Follow these precautions: 1. Use Ketoconazole-containing antidandruff shampoo to tre...  Read Full »

Why am I having pimples on my face for the last two years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I am having pimples for the past two years. Please suggest treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For acne, I suggest you can take 1) Azithromycin 500 mg thrice a week and repeat the medicine the next week. So, you take six tablets in two weeks. This tablet is to be taken half hour before breakfast. 2) Saslic face wash (Salicylic acid 1 %) twice daily. 3) Apply ...  Read Full »

My face is itchy after the appearance of a fluid-filled pimple on my face. Could it be related to the painful pimples on the other side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female who weighs 80.29 kgs, with a height of 167.64 cm. I got two pimples on my face two months ago. They are swollen and filled with fluid. I popped them several times, but they kept filling up with fluid. The pain is excruciating until they drain. This morning I woke...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like an infected cystic lesion (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). People with a history of acne usually develop these forms of cystic lesions. These lesions show a recurrent course and keep filling with pus even ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment for my friend who has a lot of pimples, black spots, and warts.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the photos of my friend who has a lot of pimples, black spots, and many warts on his face and neck. He is not happy with the look on his face. He does not have any medical issues. Would you please suggest some better protocol for a complete cure and glowing skin? Thanks...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following; 1) Apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for 15 days on inflammatory lesions on the face and beard. 2) Ketoscalp shampoo (Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione) on an alternate day for two weeks. After that, twice weekly for six week...  Read Full »

I got a lot of pimples on my face after using a set of face creams. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a lot of pimples on my face for two days, and I want to know what might be the issue. I did not have pimples as much as this. I used a set of face creams. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne vulgaris, also called acne, develops most commonly among teenagers but may also develop as adult acne later in life. There are multiple factors, including sudden changes in the hormones in your body, sudden climate changes, dietary factors including consuming oi...  Read Full »

Please look at the pictures and tell me why my face has these tiny pimples.

Query: Hi doctor, My face has tiny pimples. I could not understand the reason. My skin is oily in nature but sometimes dry in winters. I have attached pictures of my face. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your clinical picture (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You have Grade-1 acne. Acne is a disorder of pilosebaceous unit - pilo meaning hair and sebaceous glands meaning oil-producing glands. The oil produced from these sebaceous gland...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.