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My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

Minor salivary gland: The lips have many small minor salivary glands within and near the surface. If those glands are blocked, the lips could appear with many small bumps. Those bumps could also due to an irritation. ...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've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

Keratosis pilaris: Likely keratosis pillars. It is common. Caused by overproduction of keratin in the skin. Sometimes requires a dermatologist to give medication to treat. Many people tolerate it without needing intervention. ...Read more

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I have the same issue. i have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

I have the same issue. i have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

Doctor can look: Bumps and rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor, a urologist, or a dermatologist can examine penis bumps to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are normal bumps like "pearly papules" or comedones (plugged skin pore, plugged hair follicle) but other times they may be from viruses like HPV or molluscum. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like pimples in my genital area and they itch what could they be?

I have bumps that look like pimples in my genital area and they itch what could they be?

Genital pimples: Pimple-like spots in the genital area could actually be pimples or folliculitis, bacterial infection of hair follicles. They could also be molluscum, a viral infection, common in genital area, as well as other infections. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that look like pimples they hurt and itch, they are between my vagina and anus i did shave their about three weeks ago won't go away?

I have red bumps that look like pimples they hurt and itch, they are between my vagina and anus i did shave their about three weeks ago won't go away?

Get it checked: These bumps could be folliculitis-an inflammation/infection of the hair follicle as it enters the skin. However, there are other problems that could present the same way-like herpes or genital warts. Make an appt for evaluation and treatment. ...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