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How to get rid of pimples on your legs that never go away ?

How to get rid of pimples on your legs that never go away ?

See your doctor: Pimples that do not go away may not be pimples but instead another problem. See your doctor for a look see to find out what it is. ...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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What can I treat pimples on my legs when they get infected?

What can I treat pimples on my legs when they get infected?

Phisoderm: Once called surgical soap. Apply over affected areas, let dry then rinse off. Do not shave your legs with multiblade razors. Although they make your legs feel extra smooth and sexy, the hair is pulled and cut, retracts below the skin surface, the cut hair can carryl bacteria past the immune barrier that is skins normal function. Then the gland at the base of the hair gets infected--> boil! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of black marks on my leg and pimples on my face?

How can I get rid of black marks on my leg and pimples on my face?

ACNE, BLACK MARKS: For acne, Retin-A dry the pimples and exfoliates the scars. For the black marks, try using eldoquin 4percent 2x/ day. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark spots on my legs caused by pimples?

How do I get rid of dark spots on my legs caused by pimples?

Skin discoloration: Any sun exposure will continue to keep the dark patches noticeable. Your best option is sunscreen or long pants or skirts to keep the sun away. It is not common to have pimples on your legs, so you might want to investigate if the breakouts are from sensitivity to a fabric, a detergent or softener. Sweat can cause a rash. Don't pick at any breakouts as that will only increase the pigmentation. ...Read more

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I get little red bumbs that are like pimples on my legs under my butt and on my butt they hurt so bad what are they?

I get little red bumbs that are like pimples on my legs under my butt and on my butt they hurt so bad what are they?

Usually foliculitis: Scattered lesions that produce pus on the skin are usually related to infection with bacteria. Pain can be a sign of deeper infection. You should have them examined, because if deep enough then rapid spread can begin to occur. ...Read more

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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.

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

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For the past 3+ years randomly I get a red soft big pimple/sore on inside of leg. Doc says abscess. Could that be true? It hurts when it comes and sta

Sebaceous cyst: A recurrent lesion in the same location probably would be a inflamed sebaceous or epidermoid cyst. If it keeps bothering u then I would have it excised. An abscess would be very painful and need surgical drainage and/ or antibiotics directed against staph ...Read more

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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