Pimples

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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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 »

What should I do to help my large pores and pimple spots?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. I got large pores and many pimple spots on my face. Currently, I am using AHA glow face wash and Aqua oats moisturizer cream. But my face is getting very oily. If I am not using it, then it becomes very dry. At night, I am using Botanica 3D serum and Dervia CMS on my pi...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are there inflammatory papules, pus-filled lesions, or painful nodulocystic pimples, or active lesions? Do you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks, melasma, or dark patches? Wash your face twice daily in the morning and night with Cetaphil cleanser (for...  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. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I have a painful period, facial hair, and pimples on my armpit?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an irregular period ever since I was in college, and when it comes, my period usually lasts for four days (abdomen pain is just usual, not much). However, just this month, I had a very painful experience (I do not know if it is caused by air cause I had the fan turned on while slee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problem. You could be having PCOD (Polycystic ovarian disease), in which there is ovarian dysfunction due to multiple cysts in the ovary. You might also be having pain due to some infection in the uterus, tubes, or ovaries. Get an ultrasoun...  Read Full »

Can a patch on the hairline that is not healing properly be a squamous or basal cell carcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a fair-skinned 32-year-old woman. I have used skincare with SPF for as long as I can remember and have never burned. For 1.5 years, I have had this little patch on my hairline. I think it started as a pimple, but I am not sure I could be wrong. It has been visible for all this time, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the case. Well, according to your description, my opinion is that it could be Actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis is also one of the conditions that occur in fair colored individuals and sun-exposed areas like the face or arms. Its typical features...  Read Full »

How much weight gain is expected in the first month of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Would you please explain what to expect in the first one to two months of pregnancy? If on the heavier side, how much weight gain is expected in the first month? Does everyone gain the weight right away? I also wonder about hormonal changes in the beginning. Is it common to experience...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy. 1. If your BMI (body mass index) is more than the average, a total weight gain of 7 to 8 kg is still expected. However, weight gain usually becomes apparent after four months or so. Before that, there should not be a drastic weight ch...  Read Full »

How to manage pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,I have what I thought was a pimple on the right side of my chin. This started about four days ago, but I noticed the dwelling to have gotten bigger yesterday only. However, a few days later, the inflammation area seems to have gotten more significant than what a pimple would typically have...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from an infected pimple on the right side of your chin, which is painful, inflamed, and getting more extensive than a regular spot. Pimple usually results from ...  Read Full »

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