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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Acne like spots on my babys face?

Acne like spots on my babys face?

Neonatal Acne: This is very common and resolves on its own. Neonatal acne (birth - 3 months of life) is a reaction to malassezia yeast as well as the maternal hormones in-utero. This all resolves spontaneously by month 3 of life. Infantile acne (3 - 6months of life) is a bit more complicated but can be treated. However, you should see your pediatrician for help with this. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

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 and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do hives on my face look like small white head pimples?

Do hives on my face look like small white head pimples?

White head pimples: White head pimples on face may be due to milia. Milia are small deposits of keratin under the skin forming cyst like structures. It is abenign condition zthey are best removed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

Lots of things: Although acne is known to be more common in teenage years, it does occur in older age groups as well. A wide vatiety of thing may contribute like cosmetics, physical, emotional or even environmental stress. ...Read more

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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes. It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?

I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more

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Can acne look like bruises on the face?

Can acne look like bruises on the face?

No. This worries me.: Your question sends up a red flag. If you see someone with a bruised face, and they say it is acne, that person is probably the victim of domestic violence. Get a couple of your friends together, read up on what to do, sit down and talk with that person, and see if you can help. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple like bumps on chin and face. won't go away. Bumps grow when touched. Red and white blotches on palms. What std could cause this?

If you're worried: about an STD, the blotches on your palm may be a sign of syphilis. Regardless ,you should get tested for all STD's including HIV if you've had unprotected sex. The facial symptoms are likely not STD related except for being an acne outbreak from stressing about the STD. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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I have got some rash like pimple on my face, and it's itchy. looks like diaper rash...

I have got some rash like pimple on my face, and it's itchy. looks like diaper rash...

Could be eczema: Given the description it could be eczema but also a variety of other conditions. You would need to have it looked at by a provider. We can also review it through the HealthTap service as you can upload photos for a doc to review. ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Here's what to do: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated for two weeks on the assumption it's acne. If you're not clear, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Red dry itch bumps on face witch get hard like a scab and peel also hurt a lot stopped shaving I use acne cream ext. Still no help what could this be?

Red dry itch bumps on face witch get hard like a scab and peel also hurt a lot stopped shaving I use acne cream ext. Still no help what could this be?

Facial rash: This could be folliculitis which is infected hair follicles. It could be cystic acne, pimples under the skin. Either of these would best be treated with prescriptions medicines. Try to get checked by a doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment can help prevent scarring later on. ...Read more

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Raised bumps on face. Clear fluid comes out when drained and there's often a white-clear cartilaginous mass as well . Doesnt seem to be acne.

That sounds : impossible. perhaps what you think is cartilagenous, is actually keratin , but without seeing it I can't tell you, I would see dermatologist for diagnosis of milia, sebaceous hyperplasia or anything else ...Read more

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Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Many possibilities: When you say "no" remedy, tha's hard to believe. You should consider many things that could cause this - topicals, foods, hormones, etc. So there are many options. Call your doctor so you can get back on track! ...Read more

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Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Acne Nodules: Acne cysts are soft, pus-filled and inflamed lesions that occur deep in the dermis. They are also referred to as acne nodules, and are notoriously difficult to treat with common acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Due to the fact that acne cysts occur deep inside the skin, they must be treated by a skincare professional in order to minimize scarring. ...Read more

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On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?

On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?

Acne or shingles: It could be acne, or hypersensitivity dermatitis (a skin reaction to something). It could also be shingles if it's all on one side. Shingles is usually very painful and if you see your doctor within 3 days of it starting, you can take medication to decrease the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as sex bumps? Bumps like acne on your face from not getting enough sex.

Myth: Sounds like someone likes to add a sexually suggestive reason for someone's acne, or wants some action to help clear it. What ever their reason for suggesting it there is no basis in fact. ...Read more

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I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks ?

I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks ?

Possible skin cancer: This healing and recurrence pattern is typical of a minor skin cancer and you should have the area checked by your family doc, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end little acne bumps(not white or back head.)?

What's the best way to end little acne bumps(not white or back head.)?

Exfoliate: The best non medical remedies would be ski care Daily use of a broad spectrum sun block daily use of a skin cleanser that is non perfumed but that has a low grade salicylic acid ( 5%) or glycolic acid 5% to exfoliate. ...Read more

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I have this weird bump/rash on my face. Just tried Proactiv but not acne?

Have it checked: Your description is not detailed enough to be able to comment on. Best to have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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How can I cover my acne? It's all over my face. Mostly blackheads and bumps. :(

Manage it: WIth this type of acne, topical retinoic acid is your best friend. It's not pleasant, but it will help. Your personal physician may have something to add. It's not your fault, it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene, but you are an adult and it's your right and duty to take care of it . Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use neutrogena acne pads for the your head? My head gets oily sometimes and I get bumps on days I don't shave

ACNE PADS FOR HEAD: IT IS OK FOR YOU TO USE ACNE PADS ON SCALP. IT'S GOOD FOR ALL OILINESS. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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I have the same bump on my buttocks and face, could it just be acne?

Yes it's possible: Follow up with ur pcp. Take care! http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more