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I’ve had a bump under the skin of my armpit for a few months but it hasn’t been red or sore. It recently started oozing whitish, greenish puss with an odor. It’s still not red, nor ever really looked like a pimple. What could it be? Maybe from an ingrown hair?

There are a number of causes of bumps in the armpit. That it recently opened up and started oozing purulent fluid is suggestive of an abscess or pilonidal cyst (infected hair follicle). Treatment is with an incision and drainage followed by a course of antibiotics. Alternatively, cysts/lumps in the armpit are suspicious for . . . → Read More: I’ve had a bump under the skin of my armpit for a few months but it hasn’t been red or sore. It recently started oozing whitish, greenish puss with an odor. It’s still not red, nor ever really looked like a pimple. What could it be? Maybe from an ingrown hair?

I am 18 years old. I have had acne at past now they’re gone but the scars of acne are left. They are not going, i haven’t tried out any medications yet. So please suggest me a good source to erase them effectively.

Most superficial acne scars fade over time. However, deep scars from cystic acne or acne vulgaris may have damaged the subcutaneous tissue and are more difficult to eliminate. There are multiple cosmetic creams out there that promise to eliminate acne scars. Unfortunately, most of them fall short of their promise. As deep . . . → Read More: I am 18 years old. I have had acne at past now they’re gone but the scars of acne are left. They are not going, i haven’t tried out any medications yet. So please suggest me a good source to erase them effectively.

I have been dealing with an itchy scalp for about 5 years. One Dr. said it was dry scalp now it has gotten to the point that when my head sweats it burns and omg it itches so bad I could scratch until it bleeds I now have some scabs where i have scratched really working in my nerves going around everyday several times a day clawing my scalp ive tried many shampoos for dry scalp i have slept many times in different types of oil I am now taking benedril just to try and not scratch my scalp this is on my nervees so bad It’s 4 in the morning and I cant sleep because my scalp itches so severe please help!

You should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Itchy scalp is a common problem but it appears that yours is abnormally itchy. Generally, itchy scalp can be due to over-washing and inadequate oil production resulting in a dry scalp. Alternatively, you should also be evaluated for . . . → Read More: I have been dealing with an itchy scalp for about 5 years. One Dr. said it was dry scalp now it has gotten to the point that when my head sweats it burns and omg it itches so bad I could scratch until it bleeds I now have some scabs where i have scratched really working in my nerves going around everyday several times a day clawing my scalp ive tried many shampoos for dry scalp i have slept many times in different types of oil I am now taking benedril just to try and not scratch my scalp this is on my nervees so bad It’s 4 in the morning and I cant sleep because my scalp itches so severe please help!

I’m having breakouts of what I think are boils on my genitals, butt and inner thighs. They come and then go away, sometimes when they go away they leave marks. Also, sometimes they bust and pus comes out. The inside of my thighs have a darkish tent to it. Is that normal? I’m 21 and a Native American, I heard that is a factor. Is it genetic? How do I treat it?

Proper hygiene is required to prevent breakouts in the genital region. It is important to keep the area clean and dry. Washing with a gentle antibacterial cleanser helps eliminate bacteria. Trimming pubic hair instead of shaving may be beneficial as shaving bumps can harbor bacteria. Genital area acne creams or antibacterial ointments . . . → Read More: I’m having breakouts of what I think are boils on my genitals, butt and inner thighs. They come and then go away, sometimes when they go away they leave marks. Also, sometimes they bust and pus comes out. The inside of my thighs have a darkish tent to it. Is that normal? I’m 21 and a Native American, I heard that is a factor. Is it genetic? How do I treat it?

i have a boil that was lanced the packing fell out it won’t drain and its closing up while continuing to swell should i go back and have them look at it again?

Yes, you should return to have your boil re-evaluated. It is likely that you had a subcutaneous abscess. The purpose of a packing is to wick out the abscess fluid (containing bacteria, inflammatory cells, and dead tissue) as the wound heals. If your skin closes before the abscess has been fully drained, then . . . → Read More: i have a boil that was lanced the packing fell out it won’t drain and its closing up while continuing to swell should i go back and have them look at it again?