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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No.: Pimples generally refer to what is described as pustules. This is a superficial infection of the skin, unrelated to food allergy. Dermatologists debat ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Acne: Especially at your age, acne is likely to resolve with some postinflammatory pigment that can stay around for months. You may try topical benzoyl pero ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Should switch therap: Your age and description sounds like you're describing acne. While steroids will help for the time being, avoid using them as they can worsen or even ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably won't help: Cortisone cream is not a recognized treatment for acne. See your doctor for other treatment options.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Pimple popping?: Never pop pimples. You could get bad skin infection from popping pimples. You could apply warm compresses over the acne if you have cystic acne so t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
RASH AND PIMPLES: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING THESE. HOW LONG AGO? DO THEY ITCH? ARE THEY PAINFUL? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? ONLY ONE SHOULDER? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLO ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See a dermatologist or your own primary care doctor. It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Skin irritation: Presumably she may be having long showers and hot water falling on her back may have removed a lot of fat from the skin -making it dry, itchy and roug ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: But the best way to diagnose the source of a rash is to show it to a professional and allow them to make a diagnosis. Scabies would likely have appea ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Rule out staph: When adults get "pimples" on places other than their face, it's important to rule out a staph infection. Particularly important is to test for mrsa, w ... Read More
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