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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 have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

Pimple like: Rash - sounds benign. Just observe for now. Do take a picture for documentation. In meantime, cover it with a bandaid to avoid getting irritated by your clothing. ...Read more

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I have a problem that pimples like are coming below the skin of my penis, I don't have any itching or pain, it is formed just behind the bump?

I have a problem that pimples like are coming below the skin of my penis, I don't have any itching or pain, it is formed just behind the bump?

Common: Many, maybe most, men get a few infected hairs on their shaft from time to time. If they go away after a while, ignore them; washing with an anti-staph / anti-bacterial soap may help control things. If the individual lesions persist, let your physician know at your next office visit. ...Read more

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6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck. No itching or any other discomfort. Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

Molluscum: This is likely molluscum contagiosum, a viral infection of the skin. Once the immune system starts attacking the virus, they may inflame, and appear to be infected, but this is actually a good sign, and they disappear in a few months after this occurs. It can be frustrating for parents, as I have seen mc last for a couple of years. There are many treatments available, though. ...Read more

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My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

Pimple or ingrown: Hair suppose not to itch mainly at night. It could be also scabies or herpes. This need to be looked at. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Started to notice itches and pimple like bumps on my scalp! My scalp feels very dry and so does my hair! My hair feels like a straw! Please help!

Started to notice itches and pimple like bumps on my scalp! My scalp feels very dry and so does my hair! My hair feels like a straw! Please help!

I would start: By using a dandriff shampoo like selsun blue. A dermatologist would be a good person to see but I would start there if it isn't all over. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

Bump: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to the nearest foot specialist. Things should be OK for your inner ankle bump.
Hope all goes well.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?

Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?

Folliculitis vs: Could be hair follicle infection or even bed bug or other insect bites [fleas ect] but likely just fiolliculitis treatment sometimes will go way if lingers more than 2 weeks, take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or doxycycline for a week to 10 days, if you were in a hot tub avoid it, could be from contaminationthere, clean with bleach[the tub] add teaspoon of bleach to the water. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner vaginal lip. It itches and looks like the whiteheads I get on my face.

I have a bump on my inner vaginal lip. It itches and looks like the whiteheads I get on my face.

See Doctor: Sexually transmitted diseases can present like this. Some may go away temporarily only to reoccur later. It is helpful to your doctor if they can see it when it is present. There are also cysts of the bartholins gland that can present as such. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Hard to say without: Seeing it. It could be a contact rash to something. Is it only on one foot? Any new creams, lotions, shoes? Do you have the rash anywhere else? I would recommend that you have it seen by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist, so that it can be diagnosed properly. Or if you are signed up for HealthTap Prime, you may be able to consult with one of us that way and send a photo. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris: Rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a small wart/pimple on the inside of my eyelid, its the same size as that thin line of skin below the eyelashes. Itches a bit.

It sounds like it: Could be a stye or hordeolum. You can try applying warm compresses to the area a few times/day and if it is not improving or if it is enlarging, you should have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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How long can I put triple antibiotic on a popped pus pimple? I am also on oral antibiotics. There is a red bump on my lower back and it itches after 3 days.

How long can I put triple antibiotic on a popped pus pimple? I am also on oral antibiotics. There is a red bump on my lower back and it itches after 3 days.

As long as you like: There is no time limit on applying triple antibiotic. Your pimple should clear up in a few days at which point you will no longer need the ointment but you should probably finish out your orals. ...Read more

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Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Blood in stool white pimple looking things on anus and descoloration of the skin around the anus. Itches at some times and causes it to smell backther?

Possible infection: While it may be nothing serious. ... There is the possibility that there is an underlying anal infection (abscess). .. Possibly cause by an anal fistula (small connection into the anus).
Try a protective ointment - like anusol - and warm baths with epsom salts.
However, if it persists, do see a proctologist who can properly diagnose your condition.
All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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