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A 20-year-old female asked:

on my skin i feel a bump i know it a pimple but it underneath the skin is it inflamed what should i do to reduce it? whydo i get these type of pimple

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Pimple: Your pimples are due to acne.You can use. warm to hot compresses to have your pimple come to the surface and drain

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I constantly have pimples under my skin. What can I do?

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Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
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Hormones, genetics: Oily skin is primarily due to the activity of sebaceous glands in the skin. Women with oily skin can benefit from oral contraceptives, and patients of both sexes may have success using topical cleansers. For pimples, benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoids, and occasionally antibiotics can help as well.
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Is it possible for the skin around a zit to get infected from popping/trying to pop a zit?

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Folliculits: Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on any part of your body that has hair. But it is most common on the face and scalp and areas rubbed by clothing, such as the thighs and groin.
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How do I get ridd of the pimples on my ass's skin? They are really incomfortable and they appear constantly

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See a dermatologist: This may be a condition known as keratosis pilaris or may be due to other conditions that benefit from exfoliation or medical treatment. Occasionally laser hair removal will help.

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