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.

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What causes face itching and pimples?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently (like a month) started to get acne and pimples on my face, and my face itches a lot throughout the day for no reason. I do not have any rashes or anything. It just randomly itches, and I have been trying to get rid of acne by taking Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) pills. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have would have sent a photo, it would have been easier to diagnose whether you are suffering from acne or something else. Acne is quite common at your age, and many people suffer from it, but it is not as itchy as you are describing it but if you are so sure tha...  Read Full »

Why do my pimples come back when I stop applying Deriva?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples on my body, face, and chest. I am using a prescribed medicine for two months as it is working fine. This was suggested by my doctor and it was suggested to be used for two months. I do not know what to use now. I had a good result with my medicine. When I stopped it, I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deriva cream is a combination of Clindamycin and Adapalene. Please mention whether you have any irritation and burning. Isotretinoin helps to heal active acne lesions. Azithromycin is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria causing acne. Aquasoft is used to avoid dryness ...  Read Full »

What does acne vulgaris look like?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Minerva-35 for years. I have melasma on my face, and my laser technician advised me to switch to a lower dose Estrogen pill to help fade the pigmentation. I switched to Mirelle, and I have been using it for four months. I have never struggled with breakouts, but now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no attached photograph in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

How do you prevent pimples from scarring?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe skin problem. Small pimples eventually grow on my face, and some pain a lot and are filled with some white stuff. A few of them leave a scar behind. My face is quite ruined. I consulted my local doctor once. She gave me medicines Azicip (Azithromycin) and a gel Clindac A ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a common problem of your age group, and you require regular treatment for that and general skincare. You should not pick or pop the pimples otherwise, it will cause acne scars. You should wash your face twice daily, containing 2% Salicylic acid. You can use Clin...  Read Full »

I have oily skin with whiteheads and pimples. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an oily skin. For the past eight to nine years, I am having white heads and pimples. I used to get pimples on my back also. I have not taken any medication till now, but I am fed up with this. I used to think that it happens when you enter adolescence, but now I do not think tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Almost 90% of the people experience acne during their age from 15 to 30 years. It is because of the hormonal fluctuations of adolescence. However, the grade and severity differ according to the skin type and tendency. Acne is mainly driven by the effect of various bo...  Read Full »

I got a pimple on my prostate after protected sex. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and I had a protected sex two days back. The condom came off only when she used her hands. Yesterday, I had itching all over my body and today I notice a small pimple on my prostate. I am applying Fucidin cream over it. What is the problem?   Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a fungal infection. You can apply an antifungal cream Candid B (Beclomethasone and Clotrimazole) over it. You can tablet Cetzen (Cetirizine) fo...  Read Full »

I have an uncomfortable feeling with pain on one side of the vulva. Can I have vaginal pimple?

Query: Hi doctor,Yesterday I had a bit of pain and an uncomfortable feeling on one side of my vulva, but I ignored it as it was minor. Today the pain got stronger and I noticed a lump in the size of a pea. There is a small white point in the middle and so I guessed it as a vaginal pimple. Now it hurts a lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. From your explanation, it appears to be a pimple. Please mention whether you have done shaving of the private area recently, or used any new underwear or washing soap. Kindly send a picture of it and it helps for...  Read Full »

How to prevent small pus-filled pimples from scarring?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had small pimples filled with white pus. These tend to develop into bigger keloids, which are hard and sometimes itchy. These are now making me feel very uncomfortable, and I would like any treatment to get rid of them. Some are small, some are large, as in the pictures. Please...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a keloidal scar due to the overgrowth of granulation tissue, collagen at the healed skin injury site. Keloids are an excessive fibroblastic response to mechanical and or chemical injury. Genetic predisposition/keloidal tendency to develop keloid may be contribu...  Read Full »

What do painless bumps on the tongue frenulum indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed two or three bumps along the frenulum of my tongue, and they are painless. I did not know if these are normal or HPV? I have not had oral sex. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. They seem to be abnormal and needs to be investigated if it has been like that for more than two weeks. It does appear to be infective, so use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Observe if it gets painful or gets enlarged or increases in number. ...  Read Full »

How to have a clear face without acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I am suffering from acne. I used to get acne when I was in high school, but there was nothing unusual and it was never a problem. Around two years back, I started getting lots of acne and it is continuing till now. Most of the acne develops on the cheeks. The acne ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined your photograph (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and noted your details. I see a lot of patients with history and appearance matching that of yours and they all report very good results with the following action plan. Frequent washing of ...  Read Full »

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