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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a dermatologist : This is not normal and requires physician evaluation and treatment with possible minor surgery.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
When to go to Doctor: Your question seems to me to be the very definition of when one needs to see the doctor. The only other wisdom i can impart would be that you probably ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Abscess: If pus is definitely present, the diagnosis would suggest an abscess. An evaluation by your physician or dentist would be advisable to determine and ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely a boil!: It looks like you have a boil which is an infection of the hail follicle of oil gland, it may require simple drainage with or without oral antibiotic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Check with your doc: Sounds like a skin infection but to ensure proper treatment, I will recommend that you have nurse or a doctor take a look.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cellulitis?: Sounds like a possible skin infection.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Weiss
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks wi ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Inflammation : Could be pimples or rash.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: There are many possibilities here that really need a strong history to diagnose your problem. Depending on your exposures, it could be anything from ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do t ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek evaluation: Chronic infections conditions in this area may warrant a multifaceted approach, which may include a wound culture to determine the appropriate antibio ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lana Long
Dr. Lana Long answered
32 years experience Dermatology
? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Itchy bumps: Many things can present as itchy bumps including hives, eczema, contact dermatitis (allergic reaction), acne, infections such as folliculitis among ma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Something called folliculitis, which is inflammation and infection of the hair follicles. The best thing to do is to show your doctor when you get on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Papules: The little bumps on your scrotum are normal actually. They are glandular/papular in nature. When they occur on the penis their called pearly penis p ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your m ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
29 years experience General Surgery
Think virus: Any history of fever blisters or other Herpes type viruses. If this persist see your doctor in the meantime no kissing or close contact.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Read below: The red bumps may be rubbing from the shoes on the back of a boney prominence. Other possiblities are a rash or dermatitis to the area from shoes or a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More

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