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What to do for pimple that bursts and form a thick black layer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pimple that bursts. There was a yellow discharge for a few hours but it soon dried out forming a yellow layer around the pimple. Now this yellow layer fell off today, but I can see a thick black layer and no discharge. I do not have any pain around the area. Is this a concern?...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have developed pyoderma that is a bacterial infection of the skin. I would suggest you apply topical antibiotic like Mupirocin on this area ...  Read Full »

What could be the small, red itchy bumps on the body of a 2-year-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old baby developed small red pimple like bumps on her body about three weeks ago. The bumps were not itchy and were just on her stomach, back and limbs. We initially thought it was eczema, as we already know she suffers from this or measles, but she is up to date with her va...  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your description gives me two possibilities, one is skin infection which we term as pyoderma, which has a severity range of being mild to very severe. An antibiotic like Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid), Mupirocin would definitely help. She also has an itc...  Read Full »

I have a skin infection on my arm and would like to know the treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin infection on my right arm and would like to know what I need to get better.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long has it been there? What are the symptoms in it? And any other family member affected?   Read Full »

A small itchy bump developed in to an ulcer in the pubic area. Please recommend medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin ulcer that appeared about a week ago in the pubic area. The initial lesion is now surrounded by four liquid filled bumps that look like they also will become ulcers. A small itchy bump developed into an ulcer in 10 days. Three days between photos at a different stage of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Looking at the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I could think of two differentials for it and they are pyoderma, a superficial bacterial infection, or herpes genitalis, a disease spread via sexual contact and presents with grouped blisters ...  Read Full »

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