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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: Hi Doctor,
my father is 53 years old, otherwise healthy with controlled hypertension only.
about 2 months ago he developed an abscess on his thumb out of nowhere which had to be drained in the ER and he got better from it.

about 2 weeks ago he developed a pimple on his left side of the forehead which got better by itself, and now 3 days ago he got a big pimple that is very protroded on his right side of the forehead above the cheek, between the frontal and temporal bones I guess.

To describe it,
there is clear sign of edema under the pimple and at the end of it is a dry yellow that's closed.
He also complains of severe pain and headache and he can't sleep on his right side during night.

how can we treat this? should i try to break a pimple and then apply some creams or what should we do exactly?
What is the cause of this kind of pimples and is the thumb access related to this pimple?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Folliculitis, oral & topical antibiotics & anti inflammatory medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have gone through your complaints and he seems to have developed folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicle.
Do not break it.
If I was his treating doctor I would recommend him to take topical and oral antibiotics and anti inflammatory medicines.
I would recommend him tablet cephalexin 500 mg twice daily for 7 days and apply mupirocin cream on the pimple twice daily.
Also take anti inflammatory medicines like tablet ibuprofen.
These are prescription drugs and he needs to see a doctor to get them.
The cause of these pimples is probably a bacterial infection.
As he is having recurrent eruptions get his blood sugar levels checked.
The thumb abscess was also a bacterial infection.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

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Suggest Treatment For Pimple On The Forehead

Brief Answer: Folliculitis, oral & topical antibiotics & anti inflammatory medicines Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic I have gone through your complaints and he seems to have developed folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicle. Do not break it. If I was his treating doctor I would recommend him to take topical and oral antibiotics and anti inflammatory medicines. I would recommend him tablet cephalexin 500 mg twice daily for 7 days and apply mupirocin cream on the pimple twice daily. Also take anti inflammatory medicines like tablet ibuprofen. These are prescription drugs and he needs to see a doctor to get them. The cause of these pimples is probably a bacterial infection. As he is having recurrent eruptions get his blood sugar levels checked. The thumb abscess was also a bacterial infection. Regards Dr Asmeet