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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr. ?

My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr. ?

Could molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that cause a warty like papule that has a central indent (umbilication). These are benign, and can spontaneously improve, usually over weeks, not minutes. These could also be allergic type reaction. Should be checked at some time when he has them to get correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

I am experiencing  red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

Folliculitis: Most likely an irritation of the skin but if it is forming pimples the you may have to consider a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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I had a red bump on my bum cheek (close to inner thigh crease) It looked and felt like a painful pimple, now it looks popped and looks like a sore.

I had a red bump on my bum cheek (close to inner thigh crease) It looked and felt like a painful pimple, now it looks popped and looks like a sore.

Pimple: This sounds like a small abscess caused by an infected hair follicle. It can be really warm and painful. Usually when it drains, will feel better but you should keep a close eye on it and keep it clean. If the pain worsens or the site starts looking worse, see your doctor because it might become more infected. ...Read more

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What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

Infection: This is more common with being overweight, excessive sweating and diabetes. Do not squeeze, it may get much bigger. Use hot compresses to bring to a head naturally. If it does not respond oral antibiotics maybe necessary. Your other drugs and any history of drug alleries is very important if you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause these bumps/bites/pimples on my legs?

What could cause these bumps/bites/pimples on my legs?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can sweating cause pimples on your legs?

Can sweating cause pimples on your legs?

Acne: Acne can occur anywhere you have sebaceous glands or sweat glands. When they get clogged, it leads to acne formation. ...Read more

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Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?

Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?

Scar Away works !: I am not impressed with Mederma for scar improvement. I recommend Scar Away and other Silicone based scar treatments. They work by creating a hydrostatic charge at the top of the skin to help align fibroblasts and collagen . They really work. we use them in plastic surgery and they are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn. ?

Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn. ?

Pimples: I would not "pop" them as you do not know what they are and that could make them spread. Rashes are hard to diagnose without looking at them. I would suggest you see your physician . ...Read more

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I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms(severe) and neck. What can this be?

I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my  legs, waist, arms(severe) and neck. What can this be?

Exanthems (= rashes): such as yours are often impossible to diagnose with out the MD having the advantage of " laying eyes on it." Photos of good resolution can help but won't supplant good clinical evaluation. There are so many possibilities it wouldn't help anything to try to narrow down with such little information. On the other hand, a good dermatologist usually can nail it in a few minutes in person. ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris : rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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What could cause pimples and scabs all over my legs?

What could cause pimples and scabs all over my legs?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. ...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 have round pus filled boil looking pimples on legs. What could be the cause? What should I do to treat it?

Seek medical care: As it may significantly worsen. I could be an abscess, and may contain a type of bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics -- "mrsa." you will need to go see your doctor to evaluate and treat this before it gets worse, or before it gets bigger. You may need to be given antibiotics, depending on if it is actually an infection. ...Read more

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

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

Discuss with derm/PS: I would schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to review some of the treatments and medical options available. In the meantime cleanse with a mild soap and apply mild antibiotic ointment, avoid sun and tobacco, and don't pick. ...Read more

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Hello, I have these red little bumps behind my legs after I shave . Is it the lotion or the shaver ? Or maybe my skin ? Another question , I'm very curious about . What if I have like an acne problem on my buttocks like red little bumps ? Could it be fro

Hello, I have these red little bumps behind my legs after I shave . Is it the lotion or the shaver ?
Or maybe my skin ?

Another question , I'm very curious about .
What if I have like an acne problem on my buttocks like red little bumps ? Could it be fro

Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. Similar bumps can appear on parts of the body that constantly rub against tight clothing. ...Read more