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Acne above crotch. Hurts very bad. Have had for almost 2 years and still don't know what it is. Please help.

Acne above crotch. Hurts very bad. Have had for almost 2 years and still don't know what it is. Please help.

See a Doctor: As I have said before in other posts, one look is worth a thousand words. If you have not seen a doctor yet, please do so. In all likelyhood an experienced doctor can take one look at your skin problem for 5 seconds and give you their diagnostic impression and probably a treatment plan. 2 years is too long to go with this problem and not have it properly addressed by a knowledgeable dr. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch: & OUCH !! Alcohol and then shaving - that could sting. No that won't prevent acne. Yes, that might hurt. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I have severe back acne. Sometimes it hurts and i don't know what else to do to get rid of it. I've tried everything?

I'm 16 and I have severe back acne. Sometimes it hurts and i don't know what else to do to get rid of it. I've tried everything?

Antibiotcs, accutane: Bad back acne can be very difficult to treat. The pores are deeper. Sweat makes it worse. This is something that you are genetically predisposed to. Systemic antibiotics are usually required to get it under control. Need to be on them long term. Another option is accutane. In 90% it will cure the acne if taken in the right dose and for about 5 months. Need to talk with dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have acne some of them hurt and burn. What is that and how do I get rid of it?

Antibiotics: You need antibiotics or isotretinoin. See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy acne all grouped together hurts to touch looks really red? On the side of my forehead

Itchy acne all grouped together hurts to touch looks really red? On the side of my forehead

Acne: Acne on the side of you forehead may be due to exceesive sweating caused by wearing a hat or helmet. Oily shampoo may also be a cause. If you are already using acne medication, stop it for a few days nd apply a moisturizer instead to reduce the redness. Once the redness is gone you can restart acne medication such as benzyol peroxide.You may alsoneed to see a dermatologist if antibiotics have to ...Read more

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Flesh colored bumps on chin I am 20, f, had since 10 yrs old. Wont go away with acne treatments doesn't hurt or itch nothing inside what is this?

Flesh colored bumps on chin I am 20, f, had since 10 yrs old. Wont go away with acne treatments doesn't hurt or itch nothing inside what is this?

Skin bumps: There are a number of conditions that can result in growth of benign flesh colored bumps on the face. Please have this evaluated by your dermatologist. Most of the time, these flesh colored bumps on the skin are just harmless small bumps, but rarely there are genetic conditions, like cowden syndrome & many others, that can have small skin-colored bumps that have to be diagnosed early. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the skin of my testicles like acne. It doesn't hurt nor itchy. Is it dangerous?

I have a lump on the skin of my testicles like acne. It doesn't hurt nor itchy. Is it dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst: Most likely diagnosis. This is not dangerous. Could easily be removed by urologist or surgeon if this bothers you. However emailing a photo or consulting your Dr is always safest. ...Read more

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Antibiotic,prednisone combo to combat acne? i had a bad flare up of acne its starting to hurt will that combo of meds be too much? getting it overseas

Antibiotic,prednisone combo to combat acne? i had a bad flare up of acne its starting to hurt will that combo of meds be too much? getting it overseas

Whoa!: Prednisone is a TERRIBLE choice for acne; 400 characters isn't enough room to explain. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that you must manage until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add an antibiotic or other Rx but you should never use just an antibiotic. Any licensed physician can manage all but the worst acne. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more