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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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My boyfriend has a bump that looks like a pimple on the back of his neck but its hard like a ball, he can't move his neck from side to side or get comfortable on his back or stomach when laying down, what could it be?

My boyfriend has a bump that looks like a pimple on the back of his neck but its hard like a ball, he can't move his neck from side to side or get comfortable on his back or stomach when laying down, what could it be?

Need removal: Most often a hard painful masses on the neck could be an infected sebaceous cyst and needs to be treated with antibiotic if red or drained if fluctuant or excision if hard and not infected. Other masses could be the cause of this problem and further work up is needed by a physician to role out possible rare things such as tumors by doing CT scan of the neck.. ...Read more

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I get small pimple like sores on my upper stomach and they almost get infected and scar ... They pop up randomly and are painful?

I get small pimple like sores on my upper stomach and they almost get infected and scar ... They pop up randomly and are painful?

Impetigo: It sounds like you have impetigo caused by staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus pyogenes. You should try bactroban (mupirocin) (mupericin) ointment to the lesions and into both nares twice a day for 7 days. Also use hibiclens soap to shower and shampoo daily for 10 days. Have household members and sexual contacts treated as well. Wash all clothes, towels and bedding in hot water. Change your toothbrush. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that turn to pimples that turn to scabs. Only on stomach. Not a home allergy, as everyone at work (a restaurant) seems to get these bites.

Itchy bumps that turn to pimples that turn to scabs. Only on stomach. Not a home allergy, as everyone at work (a restaurant) seems to get these bites.

Bites: That is a big concern. If that is only happening to the staff you must have the boss close down the restaurant and have a team come in and get rid of the causes of bites. This is even a bigger concern if folks coming in for food and drink also have the bites. MUST BE DONE ASAP!! ...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

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