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Never seen a derm before; have a painful cystic bump on face, otherwise non-acne skin. What does dr do to treat something like this?

Never seen a derm before; have a painful cystic bump on face, otherwise non-acne skin. What does dr do to treat something like this?

It Depends: It depends on the size, location and duration for starters. Small, localized areas may respond to localized, conservative treatment. Larger or deeper abscesses my require systemic antibiotics and surgical drainage. ...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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I have red bumps on my face post acne. They are not painful and have been around for quite a while now. What are they? How do I get rid of them?

I have red bumps on my face post acne. They are not painful and have been around for quite a while now. What are they? How do I get rid of them?

Hard to say: You need to see a dermatologist to know what these bumps are. They may be scars from your acneand sometimes injections with cortisone into the scars can help them. ...Read more

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Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Many possibilities: When you say "no" remedy, tha's hard to believe. You should consider many things that could cause this - topicals, foods, hormones, etc. So there are many options. Call your doctor so you can get back on track! ...Read more

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Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Here's what to do: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated for two weeks on the assumption it's acne. If you're not clear, get with your physician. ...Read more

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My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

More than likely: Acne is a common newborn skin condition that resolves in approximately 2-3 weeks. Don't use any over the counter acne treatment. ...Read more

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I have some itchy bumps on my face. Is this acne?

I have some itchy bumps on my face. Is this acne?

Probably not: Acne is more likely to be sore or tender than itchy. Itchy bumps could represent eczema or some other condition. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Can i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Yes..: You can try benzoyl peroxide products, a few of which you can obtain over the counter (like Proactiv), and some as a prescription from your doctor. You might want to have your doctor examine your skin, though, to identify what kind of acne it is (if it really is acne and not another skin condition) to better tailor your skincare regimen/medications. ...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