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Can You Get Pimples On Your Arm
Dx:Hidradenitis supp: If you have 'infected follicles' under the arms then you may have an 'acne' related condition: hidradenitis suppurtiva. You should get seen by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, possible injections). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I have these pimples on my arm and they contain white things and i want to get rid of them. What's the best way?
What is causing me to get bumps in my arm pitts and they are very sore and hurt? They hurt like a pimple and they get so big then bust.
What are those common lil white or red bumps most ppl get on arms (can look like tiny pimple)? What causes them?
Possible: If they are on the back of your upper arm mostly and kind of firm they might be keratosis pilaris. It's a plugged hair follicle filled with keratin which is made by the skin. You can get rid of them by using a mild exfoliating "puff" when you shower followed by some retin a (tretinoin) type cream (prescription) not sure if this is what you mean. ...Read more
My back and upper arm have a lot of pimples. Even if i leave them alone, pimples will keep growing in these areas. How do I get rid of them?
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Cerave sa which is over the counter is an effective treatment. ...Read more
My arms have pimples all along them. My arms also get very itchy. This has been going on for a few months. Thanks!
See doctor: Time to see the doctor. Has been going on for a while get your exam and treatment ...Read more
I have pimples under my arms and can't seem to get rid i'd had em for year now i have scaring what do i do about my prob?
See PCP: It seems that you may have hidradenitis suppurativa is a disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium in the glands under your armpits. This condition is a chronic disabling disorder that relentlessly progresses, frequently causing scars, keloids, and contractures. Treatment is not easy, medical and surgical options but you really need to see a physician. ...Read more
I have pimple-like spots in my legs and arms. I don't know what is it? Why did i get these? How to treat this? Please help me. Thank you.
Need diagnosis first: before cause and treatment can be given. If you have dry skin, it is not uncommon to get plugged hair follicles called keratosis pili that can sometimes get inflamed, and is treated with moisturizers. If you have infection/folliculitis, this would be Rx with antibiotics. Or this may be some other type of rash. An exam by your doctor is a starting point. ...Read more
Have a pimple like spot on arm/wrist over 3 months I've scratched off it comes back had basil cell in past what can I try to get rid of it?
Prable basal cell Ca: Skin sores that heal, scab, have scab fall off and then sore repeats and scabs is almost always basal cell ca. At times low grade squamous Ca. Easiest treatment is Efudex (fluorouracil) ointment applied every evening and area washed off in AM Repeat x10 Area becomes very red. These are effector cells removing tumor. Follow with A&D ointment daily x10 to complete healing. ...Read more
I have little whiteheads on the top portion of my arms and was wondering how I can get rid of them. I've had them for as long as I can remember.?
Keratosis pilaris?: It may be a condition called keratosis pilaris (kp) rather than true "whiteheads." kp is actually retained skin cells around a hair follicle and can feel rough to the touch. There is no cure and often goes along with patients who have hay fever/seasonal allergies. Products labeled as keratolytics like glycolic acid, Alpha hydroxy acid, Lactic Acid may be helpful to smooth out the "bumps". ...Read more
I am constantly getting big pimples under my arms in what looks like clusters and varying sizes.. What can I do to get rid of them & what causes them?
Folliculitis : Clusters of pimple like lesions in the axilla (or armpit area )are usually infected hair follicles. A common cause is bacteria introduced when shaving. It is important that a clean new razor blade be used every time you shave and the area is clean as well before you shave. In addition applying an OTC antibiotic to the shaved area right after shaving often prevents Folliculitis from occurring. ...Read more
17yrs. Brown skin.everytime go out I do get signif darker and get tiny pimples along cheeks and shoulder/arms. Worried abt color loss + pimples. Help?
I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow. It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams. Possiblities?
Staph infection: At worst, if they are real red pustules, they could be a topical staph infection. If they are skin colored small bumps, and you have a few on the other arm in the same place, it's a genetic condition called "hyperkeratosis pilaris". Creams help temporarily but do not cure or remove it. You may need to have somebody look at it to tell the difference. ...Read more
After shaving under my arms, the skin goes dark, like I haven't shaved it and parts of it turn red. I get pimples there too. What can I do about it?
Dermatologist: Make sure you are shaving with a fresh razor. The skin could be getting irritated or infection in the hair follicles. Instead of shaving you could consider laser hair removal, waxing, or chemical depilatory instead...though you may have similar irritation. Also consider seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of dermatitis caused by shaving. ...Read more
I get these huge spots/pimples on my face and arms. My skin feels grainy with loads of blackheads. Help?
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