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pimple like bumps on elbow

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: Without seeing them, it is hard to diagnose, so you really should see your own doctor or a dermatologist. They could be warts, molluscum (in the wart ... Read More
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Infection: It sounds like these are not really pimples. First, stop squeezing them. Second, you should see your doc or a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a DR: You need an exam and probably minor surgery.
Dr. Christopher Smith
40 years experience Family Medicine
Elbow lesion: the start of a boil--with cellulitis -have it checked out soon by your doctor probably staph-----do not try to squeeze or "pop" it it will make it w ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: If a pimple on an elbow leads to significant swelling of the skin at that elbow, the pimple likely had infectious germs that have spread into the near ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Lots of things: Could be rheumatic diseases, could be infectious, could be irritant dermatitis. Need much better history and physical. Go to your doc or your dermatol ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anila Khaliq
17 years experience Family Medicine
Might be infection o: The pimple & white head means you might have slight infection in your skin , if it is too painful or you are having fever , chills you might need a ph ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Trauma: is very common in this area and so that is very likely unless it is a pimple. Try using a hot compress on it 3-4 times a day and otherwise, leave it ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It could be infection of ha ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
22 years experience Pain Management
Chicken skin?: May be keratosis pilaris. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 Should check with a dermato ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be a pustule: This is a description of a pustule, which means infection. Best to seek a doctors consultation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pimple or more?: Is this a pimple or a boil? If skin is red, swollen, tender, painful, warm, has possible streaking or drainage - this may be an infection that would ... Read More
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