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Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Possibly boils: Hard, painful pimples suggest a localized skin infection usually caused by the bacteria staph aureus. A possible reason it is behind the knee is that your grandson may have eczema which is often behind the knee and makes one more susceptible to staph infections. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How can I avoid pimples that never go away? They seem to encapsulate and become permanent. 

How can I avoid pimples that never go away? They seem to encapsulate and become permanent. 

See a dermatologist: There are multiple forms of acne and several types of skin problems that can look like acne. You should see a dermatologist for evaluation & treatment, as some forms of acne-like lesions can be associated with other problems. ...Read more

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How yo avoid pimples?

How yo avoid pimples?

Varies: I assume you are referring to acne, but there are other types of "pimples" or pustules. Therapy can be prescribed after an exam and evaluation. Best results from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid pimples after you turn 13 years old?

What is the best way to avoid pimples after you turn 13 years old?

See a dermatologist: If you have tried over the counter acne products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or m2 from skincarerx.Com and your acne is not getting better. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any home made solution to avoid pimples?

Can you tell me if there is any home made solution to avoid pimples?

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

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Should you avoid touching/picking your pimples, even though there is some 'white' in them?

That is general: recommendation. When skin becomes broken it creates a portal for germs to enter. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you avoid getting pimples?

How can you avoid getting pimples?

Preventative Tx: Use a salicylic acid cleanser for the face such as clean and clear or neutrogenia oil free cleanser. ...Read more

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What should we eat/do for better skin and avoid pimples ?

What should we eat/do for better skin and avoid pimples ?

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

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Does it matter what foods i eat when trying to avoid pimples and zits?

Does it matter what foods i eat when trying to avoid pimples and zits?

Basically no: Acne is unrelated to lifestyle and hygiene and only minimally to diet. Dairy is supposed to more of a risk than chocolate. You're also approaching your problem wrong. You need to be using a topical acne-fighting agent such as a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide. If these do not keep you clear, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is there any food to avoid and prevent my pimples from getting larger?

Depends: Some people may be more sensitive to some types of food which can exacerbate their acne. If you notice a certain food making your pimples worse then you should avoid it. For some people it's fried food or chocolate. ...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