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Problems about pimples appearing before menstruation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   What might be a red, clear liquid filled, painful, swollen bump that comes almost always a day or two before menstruation (always on my forehead or my chin)?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   27
Doctor :   what is the size of the bump?
User :   depends but usually the size of a fingernail
Doctor :   and it goes after your periods are over ?
Doctor :   or stays ?
User :   it clears away after, but it stays for three or four days and the area is painful and swollen
Doctor :   does it leaves a mark ?
Doctor :   does it happen at the same spot ??
User :   it leaves a darker spot, but usually I get frustrated ind try to squeeze it away. It never helps because nothing else than a clear liquid will come out. it happens around the same area but not exactly at the same spot
Doctor :   ok first of all you should NOT touch it
User :   ok
Doctor :   during period a such cases of acne are common due to hormonal imbalances
Doctor :   your touching it will infect it
Doctor :   you can take a antibiotic course
User :   what can I do to prevent it. My wedding is in 5 months and I'm so scared that it will show up during that time
User :   should I get a prescription then?
Doctor :   well dont worry all you need is a week of antibiotic therapy and you will be fine
Doctor :   yes you will need prescription
Doctor :   you can get froma walk in clinic
User :   will they know what kind of antibiotic, or maybe you have some recommendations?
Doctor :   dont worry its very common and treatable
Doctor :   yes they will have all the information
User :   ok. thank you
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   and good luck for your wedding
Doctor :   you will be fine
Doctor :   take caer
Doctor :   care**
User :   thanks. Have a nice day!
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   bye bye
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