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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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'i popped a pimple and now it''s black?

'i popped a pimple and now it''s black?

Really black?: I think you probably just mean the skin is discolored or darker than your normal skin. This should improve with time especially if you wear a light sunscreen with an spf of 30. ...Read more

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How come I have this little pimples on the back of my thighs it doesn't hurt or anything and it turns black when it 's gone. What is it? Is it normal?

How come I have this little pimples on the back of my thighs it doesn't hurt or anything and it turns black when it 's gone. What is it? Is it normal?

It is possible.: They may be ingrown hairs and you may keep touching them. They can be darker after irritation. You can apply a bleaching cream. But you have to treat the pimples first. Thanks. ...Read more

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How to remove pimple marks from body?

How to remove pimple marks from body?

Benzoyl peroxide: Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. ...Read more

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How to cure body pimples?

How to cure body pimples?

Benzoyl peroxide was: A benzoyl peroxide wash can be spread for short periods of time over large area to decrease bacteria from sweat or heat on body such as trunk or extremities. Creams are difficult to apply to large areas. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples on your body?

How to remove pimples on your body?

Multifactorial: At your age. ....Pmples should be unusual. Need to be evaluated for possible cause. Pimples are hair follicle problem, sweat gland is involved in the process. Personal hyzine, exposure to chemical/dust, lac of vit a, vit c, hormonal imbalance, too harsh soap/detergent/lotion, certain food material has effect. See pmd. ...Read more

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Small pimples on back side of body?

Small pimples on back side of body?

Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

Acne?: If this is nodulocystic acne on your trunk, you're going to need to get with a dermatologist for Isotretinoin treatment before you end up mutilated. If it is not, a dermatology consult is indicated in any case to rule out such entities as dermatitis herpetiformis or dozens of others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read more

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Hello my pimples are leaving slowly but these pimples leaves black sign what should I do please suggest me?

Hello my pimples are leaving slowly but these pimples leaves black sign what should I do please suggest me?

Continue Rx: You're 16 now and it's time to take charge of your health even if your family hasn't been aggressive about having your acne treated. The hyperpigmentation will fade in a few weeks of months and using a hydroquinone bleach will make your face look strange. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks, phone your physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.

Ingrown Hair: Forcibly removing hair through waxing stimulates oil flow to your hair follicles, which in turn attracts bacteria that can lead to ingrown hairs. While everyone who waxes risks getting ingrown hairs, people with curly hair, dark skin, or those who wear tight stockings or pants may have an increased risk of getting ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Red raised pimple like bump with a black center. I have had it for a couple days and it hurts when I touch it. What could it be?

Red raised pimple like bump with a black center. I have had it for a couple days and it hurts when I touch it. What could it be?

Blackhead: Sounds like an inflamed blackhead. If it doesn't start to resolve in a few days get it checked out to be sure it's not an infection if some sort. It's really hard to assess skin problems and rashes without being able to actually see them. ...Read more

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What can be used to help with black pimple on gum I say a pimple or a dark little spot and it hurts a little. Can I use something over the counter?

What can be used to help with black pimple on gum I say a pimple or a dark little spot and it hurts a little. Can I use something over the counter?

Hurt yourself??: It sounds like you may have hurt yourself, either like when biting or brushing and it is healing. You could try an over the counter medicine that they sell for teething to see if it soothes but it should heal on its own. If not better in a week or do you should see the dentist, sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have been getting these pimple like bumps all over my body. Idk what it is but they itch. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Or what can help it

I have been getting these pimple like bumps all over my body. Idk what it is but they itch. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Or what can help it

Itching rash: There are dozens of reasons why a person could have a rash like you have described and doctors prefer to see the rash and ask question to point at a cause before treating. But the rash itches, and most itches regardless of cause result from release of histamine. Before you make the appointment, consider one of many good antihistamines now available over the counter for some relief. ...Read more

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My elbow has a few small bumps. It look smth like pimple which haven't mature yet. It is black in colour n doesn't hurt when press on. Its thr 4 months

My elbow has a few small bumps. It look smth like pimple which haven't mature yet. It is black in colour n doesn't hurt when press on. Its thr 4 months

Lots of things: Could be rheumatic diseases, could be infectious, could be irritant dermatitis. Need much better history and physical. Go to your doc or your dermatologist for a look see. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the body flesh. I can't touch my back flesh from neck till the end. Pain is like pressing on pimple. I can't sleep on ba?

Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the body flesh. I can't touch my back flesh from neck till the end. Pain is like pressing on pimple. I can't sleep on ba?

Could be: Fibromyalgia is not well understood. There is a test for 18 tender points that can present a diagnostician with a more definitive diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I would start with your doctor and see if other tests may have to be run. ...Read more

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Hi. These small pimples keep appearing on my body everywhere. It's hard to even see them they are that small and flesh coloured. But they itch like crazy. And keep appearing everywhere?

Hi. These small pimples keep appearing on my body everywhere. It's hard to even see them they are that small and flesh coloured. But they itch like crazy. And keep appearing everywhere?

Please have your: Doctor examine you so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. It is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing the rash. If you have no medical contraindication to doing so, you could take a non-sedating antihistamine meanwhile to relieve the itching. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my body that aren't usually there?

I have pimple like bumps on my body that aren't usually there?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a black looking pimple with blood in it what could it be?

Several things: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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What to do for pimple and black head?

What to do for pimple and black head?

Simple: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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What can I do about a black scar left by a pimple?

What can I do about a black scar left by a pimple?

Pigment? Blood?: Treatment depends on what is causing the black pigment. If it is dried blood, then simple washing with half strength peroxide will eliminate the pigment or scab. If it is due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, mild steroids such as a 1% Hydrocortisone and salicylic acid may help but time may be your greatest friend. Avoid sun exposure to the area. ...Read more

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Why do I get white halos around any bump or pimple on my body?

Halo Phenonomen: Moles, in particular Nevi can develop a depigmentation (loss of pigment) around them referred to Halo Nevus phenonomen as a result of inflammation around those nevi which in effect is destroying the nevi and removing them through an auto-immune mechanism ...Read more

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Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Can a hot towel help a painful pimple that has a small black head?

Usually: This will typically help bring an infection to a head. Just be careful not to over do it. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple with a black ring around it on my pubic area???

I have a red pimple with a black ring around it on my pubic area???

Pimple: Do you wax or shave your pubic area? It may be an ingrown hair. Try applying warm compress and then an antibacterial cream for several days. If no improvement then please seek care ...Read more

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My family and I have develop small very itchy pimple all over our body?

My family and I have develop small very itchy pimple all over our body?

Eval needed: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove dead cell and black marks made because of pimple in face?

How to remove dead cell and black marks made because of pimple in face?

Dermabrasion and: Exfoliation will do the trick to remove dead cells. All kinds of methods to improve the skin. Retin a (tretinoin) along with sunscreen and moisturizer and an exfoliator will improve the skin. Laser, ipl, microneedling, chemical peels can all help improve the appearance of your skin. ...Read more

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How can I remove the Pimple and black head signs on skin? I am 24 year old boy.

How can I remove the Pimple and black head signs on skin? I am 24 year old boy.

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my back that looks like a pimple and it hurts when touched?

I have a black spot on my back that looks like a pimple and it hurts when touched?

See Dermatologist: You should see doctor > Ideally a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and advise ...Read more

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A black head looking pimple on my back doesn't pop. After squeezing it it hurts now a little. What do I do?

A black head looking pimple on my back doesn't pop. After squeezing it it hurts now a little. What do I do?

See a Pro: Ask your physician for the name of a good dermatologist, a skin doctor, who can manage this for you. As you have discovered, this isn't a diy problem. Please get help. ...Read more

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I have a big bump that looks like a popped pimple on my back but it's been itchy and it's REALLY BLACK. What is it?

Dermatologist...: See your primary care doctor or a dermatologist so they can look at the area you are concerned about and give you an accurate diagnosis. Lesions on the skin need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Does red mark or black mark left by pimple fade? Its been there for awhile already, a few months I guess? 1 to 3month. Help hehe thks

Does red mark or black mark left by pimple fade? Its been there for awhile already, a few months I guess? 1 to 3month. Help hehe thks

Inflammation/pigment: If the pimple just healed, this is likely some residual inflammation. If it's been a while, you may have some post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It may resolve on it's own, but if its been there for a while you might try a bleaching cream or steroid ointment on it. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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