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

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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What over-the-counter ointment would you recommend to get rid of neck and body pimple?

What over-the-counter ointment would you recommend to get rid of neck and body pimple?

Bensoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide 10% is usually the best over-the-counter medication for pimples. It is also important to wash the area well with a soap like neutrogena. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Hi I was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Pimples: It is probably a form of folliculitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation an treatment. The pustules can be cultured to see if there is a specific type of bacteria present. Both topical and systemic therapies can be instituted. ...Read more

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Which medicine should I take because whenever it's hot I get pimples and my body itches please I need help And what can I do to stop it?

Which medicine should I take because whenever it's hot I get pimples and my body itches please I need help And what can I do to stop it?

Hives?: Sounds like this could be small hives (we call this cholinergic urticaria) especially because they come out when you are hot. Try taking an oral antihistamine like cetirizine or fexofenadine to see if that makes it better. ...Read more

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How to get a fair n handsome n beautiful skin n also body. Like film actors. N I have a pimple prone skin. I m a male. Age-23.What types of fruits to eat

How to get a fair n handsome n beautiful skin n also body. Like film actors. N I have a pimple prone skin. I m a male. Age-23.What types of fruits to eat

Dermatologist: As far as I know the nature of fruits people eat has little or no effect on their skin when studying a population. If you have a pimple prone skin, you may have acne. Or may be colonized with Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples on my body?

How can I get rid of pimples on my body?

Need to be checked: Pimples all over the body need to be checked, visually examined and treated properly
see your family physician or a dermatologist as you are 35 years old, but may have adult acne or or some other skin condition. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

How do I get rid of pimples on my face n stretchmarks on my body?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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My age is 23, and I get some pimples on my face what should I do? And as per my body figure, my thighs are bit healthy, what should I do for that?

My age is 23, and I get some pimples on my face what should I do? And as per my body figure, my thighs are bit healthy, what should I do for that?

Skin Care, Foods, Ex: Facial pimples at 22 y.o. is normal; however, it can be decreased by frequent cleansing. Sweat attracts bacteria, and cleaning right away after exercise decreases pimples. Ingrown hairs in the beard area need to be avoided by shaving techniques and with less trauma from the type of razor. Certain foods increase skin oils. Exercises & diet for 3-6 mos. May help thighs. If not, then liposculpture. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get HIV or aids by touching a person's bloody wound, dry hands with a dry towel one minute later and squeeze a pimple on my body?

Is it possible to get HIV or aids by touching a person's bloody wound, dry hands with a dry towel one minute later and squeeze a pimple on my body?

Probably not: But the series of actions described in this question are never a good idea.
If possible, always wear latex gloves when touching another person's sores or blood. When you are done, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Then it is ok to touch your own body, although squeezing pimples should also be avoided. ...Read more

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I have a serious problem at night, my body is getting some pimples and they are itching at night and am afraid to get some test done...and Sleep less?

I have a serious problem at night, my body is getting some pimples and they are itching at night and am afraid to get some test done...and Sleep less?

Pimples don't itch: Pimples don't itch, so it must be something else. Where are the "pimples"? I recommend you see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when I pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps I itch and the only time I don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after I take one

Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when I pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps I itch and the only time I don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after I take one

You: You should see your doctor or dermatologist for allergy testing. Also if this is something new consider any new lotions, detergents you are using. A new pet? New foods? You have to be a detective when it comes to finding possible allergens. Other causes are possible, but an allergy probably needs to be ruled out first. Please see your doctor soon for a complete evaluation, testing, and treatment.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I get pimples in my scalp/face and parts of body. How can I prevent this?

I get pimples in my scalp/face and parts of body. How can I prevent this?

See PMD: Detailed hx and exam, labs needed for your age. In general take muliti vit supplement, avoid indoor animals, plants, exercise to sweat- opens skin pores. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples that are on my face, and other parts of my body, what are the causes of this?

How do I get rid of pimples that are on my face, and other parts of my body, what are the causes of this?

Acne, see a dermatol: Acne is so common in teenage because it is caused by the hormones which are driving your body to maturity. No home remedy or diet will help it. A dermatologist will help you with oral and topical treatments. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I have these red pimple like bumps all over my body. Mainly on my butt and hips... What can I do to get rid of it?

I'm 19 and I have these red pimple like bumps all over my body. Mainly on my butt and hips... What can I do to get rid of it?

See your doctor: Shower daily, exfoliate your skin, use non-comedogenic products, and most importantly-- see you doctor to make sure you are not missing anything. ...Read more

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Hi. I get itching all over my body sometimes suddenly with red pimples. Please can you help me with possible causes of this?

Hi. I get itching all over my body sometimes suddenly with red pimples. Please can you help me with possible causes of this?

Many caused: Many things can cause itching over the body with red bumps. It can be a reaction to a medicine or supplement, a reaction to food, an allergic contact dermatitis, a reaction to an infection, a folliculitis, amongst other disorders. I would recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist to get the appropriate management. ...Read more

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I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the

I was exsposed to MRSA by a 4 yr old student in my class that I had close contact with. I have developed tiny pimple like spots randomly all over my body that itch (like in the pic) and are not going away. Each day I get more. I also had a cough at the

Not MRSA: What you describe seems to be a viral exanthem. This is very likely since you teach preschoolers and they carry these viruses. Exposure is highest when school first reconvenes in the fall. Please see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have white pimples under my tummy role - when you squeeze them white gunk comes out - smells like my body lotion - how do I get rid of them?

I have white pimples under my tummy role - when you squeeze them white gunk comes out - smells like my body lotion - how do I get rid of them?

See your doctor: Very likely just sebaccous glands or duct being blocked with body lotion, try keeping dry and clean without lotion. Could also be some form of nodulocystic acne which would require your doctor to prescribe something. See your doctor. They may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)

If your healthcare provider had multi-resistant organisms on their hand and touched your pimple, can they get into your body? (mrsa, vre, esbls, mbls)

If they did not: Clean their hands and did not wear gloves, it is possible. If they did either of those, then the chances are tiny. Mrsa is something that is almost ubiquitous now, can pick it up anywhere and abscess or pimples often are colonized with it in already colonized individuals. All that being said, it is possible. ...Read more

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My 13 month old is starting to get what look like red pimples all over the right side of her body could it be chicken pox? Should I contact the doc?

My 13 month old is starting to get what look like red pimples all over the right side of her body could it be chicken pox? Should I contact the doc?

One sided viral rash: I f it's only affecting one side of the body it is not chicken pox. L ike many rashes this rash is a virus if its one sided. ...Read more

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I have dry skin and I get small good bump pimples on my body, legs pubic region as I shave. Very annoying. How can I prevent this? Big pores on pubic

I have dry skin and I get small good bump pimples on my body, legs pubic region as I shave. Very annoying. How can I prevent this? Big pores on pubic

Pimples: The pimples sound like you are getting folliculitis when you are shaving. There are various different methods you can use in shaving your pubic area. One method would be waxing or the use of an electric shaver. ...Read more

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Do the foods I eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach I have but only few? How can I get rid of it?

Do the foods I eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach I have but only few? How can I get rid of it?

Usually not, but...: If an individual person sees that a particular food, drink, activity, medication, etc..., repeatedly precedes a flare-up of acne-like spots, then he can ask his doctor whether or not it would be fine to avoid that particular item. If the spots are pustules that are not typical teen acne or young adult acne, he may need evaluation and treatment for a skin infection. ...Read more

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My body is covered in what looks like pimples. They keep growing & filling with a milky puss & crack open & seep blood then get deeper. Skin cancer?

My body is covered in what looks like pimples. They keep growing & filling with a milky puss & crack open & seep blood then get deeper. Skin cancer?

Skin cancer: You definitely do not have skin cancer, it sounds more like an infectious process caused either by bacteria or virus. You would definitely benefit by a trip to a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

There are no: "quick fixes" however a Board Certified Dermatologist with an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology has equipment/treatment which can help a good deal
I suggest that's the "direction" you should take!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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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How can I get rid of pimple marks?

Serious Rx: Please forgive my frankness. The red marks that follow pimples are new vessels healing you skin and you need to leave them alone. The brown marks are hyperpigmentation and if you try to bleach them with a hydroquinone solution, it can end up a mess. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon is required to treat depressed scars. ...Read more

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How to get rid of this pimple quick?

How to get rid of this pimple quick?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a pimple?

What do I do to get rid of a pimple?

There's no quick way: Often times consumers are sold on 'secret' treatments for acne. This is because acne is a difficult problem without a best way to treat all cases. Start with standard otc treatment: salacylic acid wash, benzoyl peroxide and a good moisturizer and if this is not effective make a visit with your primary physician to discuss prescription therapy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pimple's mark?

Control: You have to be on a therapy that stops the acne otherwise you will continue to have blemishes. ...Read more

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What's best way to get rid of pimple?

What's best way to get rid of pimple?

Benzoyl peroxide: Otc Benzoyl Peroxide Gel apply directly to pimple at bedtime. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of a bad pimple?

What are ways to get rid of a bad pimple?

Gentle, Gentle: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a pimple on your tongue?

Is it possible to get a pimple on your tongue?

No: Pimples are limited to the skin surfaces that contain hair follicles and oil glands. The tongue has neither. You can get something similar with an infection in various glandular structures in the tongue. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more