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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Why do I get small pimples after using Tretinoin cream?

Query: Hi doctor, I was put on a low-dose course of Accutane, and I took it for about 13 months (20 mg). My dermatologist was always going to prescribe cream Tretinoin after the course to help address my scarring or pigmentation. My question is that she prescribed the cream to be used after I have zero spo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for allowing me to treat your skin problem. Please attach good-quality photographs of lesions to make it easy to diagnose and treat the condition. What you are experiencing is normal. Pimples can come and go up to the age of 30 years. Everyone experiences pimples...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a pus-filled pimple at the site of my flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had a root canal treatment done on the lower left side second molar about four to five years back by an endodontist. Two years after the treatment, the ceramic crown came off and was replaced by a metallic crown. Recently, I had a pus pimple under that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The infection is due to the improperly done root canal of the mesial root of that tooth. Flap surgery was done needlessly. The treatments possible are: Frequently, what the dentist would do after such a problem is to extract that tooth. Go to an Endodontist and reques...  Read Full »

Lymecycline slightly worsened my skin. Is my reaction normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been prescribed Lymecycline for my skin. I am only in week one and my skin seems to have slightly worsened, with a really big hard lump on one side of my face. Do they work by drawing the impurities to the surface initially, and is my reaction normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Worsening of acne is not because of Lymecycline as the medicine takes time to start its action. It is simply the closed comedones which are converting into active pimples. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-...  Read Full »

I have black marks and pimples on one side of my face. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have black marks and pimples on my face.There are black patches and pigmentation on one side of the face for a long time.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You can go for the following treatment:Apply Kojic (Kojic dipalmitate, Potassium azeloyl diglycinate) cream at night on the dark patch for 20 days.Wash face with Ahaglow (aloe vera, Acrylate copolymer, Sodium laureth sulfate) face wash twice daily for 20 days.Take the table...  Read Full »

Suggest some solutions for acne, staying for a long time on the face.

Query: Hello doctor,My sister has pimple-like acne on her face. She used neem face wash to treat it but had no success. Please tell me any good medicine for this. Please note that the pimple stays on the face as it is for a long time. I am sharing photos for better understanding. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history and the photos provided (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), the current face wash which your sister is using is not medicated. To treat acne, medicated products are needed to break down the bac...  Read Full »

What is the painful lesion present on my lips?

Query: Hello doctor,I regularly have chapped and dry lips, and this spot was a cut on the lips, and I messed with it. I have attached a picture. Is this a pimple or could it be herpes? I have no other symptoms and a cluster of bumps did not form before this. It was red at first and pain-free, but now it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understand your worry.This lesion seems to be infective in nature. Herpes which spreads sexually is herpes progenitalis, which occurs over genitals. Herpes occurring over lips is herpes simplex...  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 »

My pimple looks like it is getting infected. What is to be done?

Query: Hi, A pimple popped out on my face yesterday. Now it has become bigger. Are there any chances of it getting infected? What do I do?   Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First thing is that you should never touch or squeeze a pimple. Wash your face three to four times a day with soap and cold water. Apply Clindamycin ointment three times a day for a week. This is a topical antibiotic and this helps in preventing the infection. ...  Read Full »

Please advise skin care measures for pimples in 16 year old.

Query: Dear doctor, I am 16 years old. I have got pimples. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you need to consult a dermatologist nearby to assess the grade and severity of acne. If acne is mild then, topical anti-acne creams like Clindamycin, Adapalene, etc, will help. If acne is severe then, oral medicines like Azithromycin/ Doxycycline with o...  Read Full »

How do I cure the chronic bad breath and pimples on the right side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I went through a period of dry mouth, dry eyes, and dry skin. The main issue that resulted from this was chronic bad breath. I had some reflux issues years ago and had undergone gastroscopy three months before. I floss regularly and have regular dental checkups. No matter what I did or...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I suggest you stay calm and composed, as bad breath is a very common finding in many people nowadays. In fact, to even those who visit the dentist for regular checkups! So do not attach yourself to social stigma and think negatively. Irrespective of the situ...  Read Full »

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