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Can You Get Pimples On Your Balls
Recently felt pain in a specific part of the skin in the area between the balls and the anus.looked like a abces pimple. Should I get it examined?
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
Yes: They are usually infected hair follicles on the shaft and scrotum. Have your doctor evaluate them to see if treatment is needed. ...Read more
I get blackheads on my inner thigh as well as big pimples the size of golf balls, can it be because of my weight? How can I get ride of it?
Hard to say: Do you shave in those areas? You may be getting irritation of the hair follicles which can cause pimple-like sores. Make sure that you are keeping the area clean. You can use moist wipes to clean when you go to the bathroom. If it's getting worse, or any of them swell and feel like there is fluid inside, see your doctor. There may be an infection. ...Read more
Part of puberty.: Due to the changes in hormone levels, skin bacteria, and oil production, most people get pimples with puberty. Acne can continue until mid-20's to mid-30's, so whatever your doctor suggests to control it, keep using it on all acne-prone areas even when your skin is clear. No squeezing, scratching, picking or poking pimples; it not only can leave scars, but it can increase the pimples! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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