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Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Keratosis pilaris: Your description sounds like a dermatologic condition known as keratosis pilaris. This condition produces rough and pimple-like bumps on the upper outer arms and back. Sometimes the inner thighs and face can also be affected. ...Read more

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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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Rash on cheeks and back of hands?

Rash on cheeks and back of hands?

Needs to be checked: Any rash needs to be visually checked and diagnosed properly as we do not have enough information as to the character of rash and any associated symptoms etc.Consult your doctor to find out exactly what it is and treated appropriately. ...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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Acne on face near mouth and checks and on back?

Acne on face near mouth and checks  and on back?

Acne: There are many treatments available for acne. Go to your local pharmacy and try some of the over the counter medications. If they do not work well for you, then see a Dr. and maybe Prescription medications will work better. Keep clean, wash well, avoid oily products. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tiny beads all over my scalp pimples on my face neck back and on my arms?

I have tiny beads all over my scalp pimples on my face neck back and on my arms?

Get seen: This may simply be a heat rash / miliaria or it may be acne or it may be any of several other skin diseases. Only a physical exam can make the distinction. Please pick up the phone and make an appointment now. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

probably an allergy: With this distribution and without symptoms of infection like fever, malaise or joint pains this probably represents an allergy. Diagnosis would depend on the appearance and distribution of the rash. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

Rash needs exam: Rashes are difficult to evaluate without being seen. Could be acne, folliculitis, mollusca contagiosum, many, many things. If it bothers you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Could be acne..: Acne can take different forms, especially on the back and chest. There are some great creams that can help, and even some oral antibiotics may be appropriate. To help in the meantime, try to avoid synthetic fiber shirts, always shower immediately after working out and sweating and avoid scented or perfumed soaps. But talk with your doc if it's not improving. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can pimples on face, chest and back be mrsa?

Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of spots and blackheads on my chest, back and shoulders areas?

How can I get rid of spots and blackheads on my chest, back and shoulders areas?

Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse. You may need to take antibiotics to clear your skin. ...Read more

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Just wondering how i couldget rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

Just wondering how i couldget rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

No great treatments: If you still have active acne, see a dermatologist. There are very good medications to stop the large cystic type of acne but they come with a whole book full of complications and must be monitored carefully. Better to prevent scarring than to treat them which can involve excision, laser, dermabrasion, injections or fillers. See your plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Possible hives: you may be having a reaction to something. Follow up with your doctor to have him or her check your rash. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it in person. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching if you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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What causes pimples on your back and chest?

What causes pimples on your back and chest?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

Nothing can remove: There are powerful medications with lots of side effects which can alter dramatically the course of severe cystic acne. You need to discuss with a dermatologist. Medications need to be monitored. ...Read more

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If i have acne on my back and i put my back on the pillow and i sleep on there,will the acne transfer on my face from pillow?

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If i have acne on my back and i  put my back on the pillow and i sleep on there,will the acne transfer on my face from pillow?

No: While bacteria is partially responsible for acne, it is not transmissible nor contagious. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 & https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne for more info. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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