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Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?
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
Avoid pimples: Eat healthy diet low in sugars (read about low glycemic foods). Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Many doctors believe some foods trigger acne e.g. Cows milk products, nuts, chocolate, although many other doctors think food does not cause acne flare. Eat high omega 3 foods e.g. Wild salmon or take supplements. Apply benzyol peroxide low strength to pimple area. Do not scrub face as it irritates. ...Read more
Several measures.: Go to the following for 10 steps: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/teen-acne-13/10-tips-for-preventing-pimples?page=2. In addition, try a sauna to help produce a cleansing sweat. Note that keeping ones hair oil-free helps keep ones face oil-free. Head & Shoulders shampoo has an active ingredient which can help. ...Read more
Manage it, Jay: Acne is a chronic, serious disease of teens and young adults that eventually remits on its own. In spite of what anyone else may tell you, it is basically unrelated to diet, hygiene, sexual behavior or anything else you can control. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician needs to add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more