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Difference between butt acne and herpes on butt? Does butt acne itch?

Difference between butt acne and herpes on butt? Does butt acne itch?

Please: Please. Health tap is not in any way designed to replace the necessary health care you need. The doctors here graciously donate their time for free. It is obvious when one is beginning to abuse the privilege.

Herpes is painful and a cluster of blisters in a small area (usually). It is not pimples, a rash or spread widely on the skin. Herpes is diagnosed by blood test best. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I am curious if acne itches does it mean its healing?

I am curious if acne itches does it mean its healing?

Probably not: The books say that some people become allergic to the microbes that cause acne. It's time to get serious rx. If topical benzoyl perxoide has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have it on your trunk, get with your personal physician. You owe it to yourself. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red acne on chest that itches?

What to do if I have red acne on chest that itches?

Manage it: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical such as benzoyl peroxide and systemic Rx suc has an antibiotic for at least a while. If it itches, you may be allergic to the bacteria -- or it may be someting other than acne. Dermatitis herpetiformis can do this. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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I get small several acne on face. It itches if I leave my face dry but when I apply lotion I beakout. Any help thanks!?

I get small several acne on face. It itches if I leave my face dry but when I apply lotion I beakout. Any help thanks!?

Change soap: You might want to use less soap or change soaps, which can dry out the skin. Also, you might want to dry a different lotion, one with as few perfumes as possible. ...Read more

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Suggs for back acne? Prefer no oral meds. Having a very hard time controlling it and it itches and benzoyl topical wash is not working well enough.

Suggs for back acne? Prefer no oral meds. Having a very hard time controlling it and it itches and benzoyl topical wash is not working well enough.

It depends: If it is mostly pustules, u could try clindamycin gel. If very oily, u could try bentonite clay. If it is mostly black and white heads u could try a scrub or differin (adapalene). ...Read more

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Hi doc. My husband has scalp acne making itches. What is the best medication for him? Regards

Hi doc. My husband has scalp acne making itches. What is the best medication for him? Regards

See dr: Without seeing the rash it is difficult to say what category of medication is best for him, but he will most likely require prescription medication. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne that itches, leaves purple scars, and surprisingly gets worst day after day?

How do you get rid of acne that itches, leaves purple scars, and surprisingly gets worst day after day?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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I wake up and find a red Papule on face, I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne. How to differentiate? BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

I wake up and find a red Papule on face, I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne. How to differentiate? BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

Itch?: Mosquito will itch, subside in about 2 days. Acne will be tender or have no symptoms, last for weeks, may have a pustule which you can squeeze out. Mosquito likely to be solitary, acne multiple. ...Read more

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My acne itches, bleeds, lots of pus comes out of it, and dry dead skin around it, does this mean I will have scars if I don't get it treated quick enough?

My acne itches, bleeds, lots of pus comes out of it, and dry dead skin around it, does this mean I will have scars if I don't get it treated quick enough?

Get treated: You owe it to yourself to be treated, now, and not just to prevent scars. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take it, works wonders for many women. Acne that's this extensive will probably require a systemic antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline as your physician thinks best, plus topical rx. Women seldom require Accutane but this is the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whey protein causing acne, zits and itches. Is this a common side effect?

Whey protein causing acne, zits and itches. Is this a common side effect?

Not protein.: U consume it every day. It it is due 2 a supplement, I would suspect a steroid additive may B present. Read the label carefully & if U don't understand it, have a dietitian or MD read it 4 U. U must B careful. ...Read more

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I'm not sure weather I have a rash on my back or it acne my doctor seems to think its acne but if I think about it it itches?

I'm not sure weather I have a rash on my back or it acne my doctor seems to think its acne but if I think about it it itches?

Thinks it's acne?: Most physicians can distinguish acne from other illnesses, but if your physician's comfort level isn't enough to make the call, get a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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I have a dark skin place between my legs, in both legs, near my pub area and it itches a lot, there are some acne around it, I don't know what it is?

I have a dark skin place between my legs, in both legs, near my pub area and it itches a lot, there are some acne around it, I don't know what it is?

Fungal infection: You may be describing a fungal infection. Inflammation in the skin can cause pigmentation to accumulate. Bacterial infections can do the same thing but either way you should go see a doctor. Keep the area dry in the meantime. ...Read more

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My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

Common side effect: Both benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are peeling agents. They come in different concentrations (%) and different bases (cream, lotion, gel). If it burns ask your doc to lower the strength and you spread out the time between applications to every other day or every third day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take birth control for cysts but it's causing me to breakout really bad! How do I get rid of the acne and is this normal? The acne also itches badly

I take birth control for cysts but it's causing me to breakout really bad! How do I get rid of the acne and is this normal? The acne also itches badly

Acne: Acne can be a side effect of birth control or from your own hormones during adolescence. Proper skin care is important for management of acne. Other options are possibly trying a different brand of birth control or seeing a dermatologist to help with management of the acne. ...Read more

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I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

SOTRET (ISOTRETINOIN: CHECK WITH DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE SOTRET IN THE FIRST PLACE.
YOU HAVE REDUCE THE DOSAGE TO ONCE DAILY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Acne medicine- (azelaic acid) - itching side effects; how to deal?

ACNE: Not familiar with your rx, but if causes itching, discontinue it or change it. You can use benzoyl peroxide or retin a (tretinoin) cream or see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a lot of tiny tiny pimple/acne like spots on my forskin when I pull it back. They are so tiny but there are alot. No pain or itching. Ideas?

I have a lot of tiny tiny pimple/acne like spots on my forskin when I pull it back. They are so tiny but there are alot. No pain or itching. Ideas?

Posthitis: Posthitis is the term that refers to inflammation of foreskin and most often caused by bacterial or fungal infection, though inflammation and irritation may also occur for various reasons. Most instances of posthitis are accompanied by inflamed, irritated glans penis (balanitis) and treated with good penile hygiene, otc or prescription antifungal or antibacterial creams and/or oral meds. ...Read more

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I have acne on my forehead. I try to reduce it. But when it reduce a bit, it starts itching on forehead and acne comes again. How to remove this problem?

I have acne on my forehead. I try to reduce it. But when it reduce a bit, it starts itching on forehead and acne comes again. How to remove this problem?

Acne: Gentle cleansing, applying benzoyl peroxide, applying salicylic acid, antibiotic lotion, prescription oral antibiotics, exposure to natural sunlight. Extreme cases might need isotretinoin, which can have bad side effects.
Your doctor can advise depending on the severity of your case.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I have acne and itching on my face and my skin is also dry and the acne are leaving scars on my face I am worried that my face will get worse help me?

I have acne and itching on my face and my skin is also dry and the acne are leaving scars on my face I am worried that my face will get worse help me?

Treat it, now: This is 2014, you are a grown man, you're getting scarring, and you need to get effective treatment. Start topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated now and phone your physician for an appointment. No home remedy will help. Acne is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. In an adult, it's a sign of poor self-care and can make you fail a job interview. You need to manage it until it self-cures. ...Read more

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Acne keloidalis, I have some on the back of my head and it's not bothering or itching but I hate having them. Any tips to get rid of them please!?

Acne keloidalis, I have some on the back of my head and it's not bothering or itching but I hate having them. Any tips to get rid of them please!?

Get Rx: It's criminal that any young man should have to suffer with acne in the 21st century. If you have acne keloidis, a dermatologist has some powerful medicine that wil probably make it manageable. If the keloids are old scarring, a dermatologist may offer ideas on how to remove the scars (it's difficult), or the decision may be between you and your partner. ...Read more

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I started Tri-Estrylla for my acne & I noticed a tremendous increase in discharge. Now my vagina has been itching for a week & there's a fishy smell.

I started Tri-Estrylla for my acne & I noticed a tremendous increase in discharge. Now my vagina has been itching for a week & there's a fishy smell.

BV: BCP's and sexual activity can promote bacterial
vaginosis, often white/grey discharge with a fishy smell.
a lower PH ~ 4.5.
Trichomonas and other bacteria can grow and can be
treated with Flagyl, douching/good hygience, condom use. You can get this medication from the GYN specialist thru healthtap. ...Read more

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Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies?

Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies?

Many causes: Acne is not usually associated with itching. Since there are many potential causes, a dermatology consult would be your best bet. ...Read more

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Did a swab culture test for suspected herpes 2 days and a half after it showed. It's negative and doctor says just acne. It was itching. I trust result?

Did a swab culture test for suspected herpes 2 days and a half after it showed. It's negative and doctor says just acne. It was itching. I trust result?

Herpes simplex: These lesions are usually characteristic and difficult to mistake for acne. If the culture was negative it is unlikely to be Herpes, but without seeing these it is impossible to really tell. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal itching and bumps on my groin area around my vagina. Have a UTI but the bumps are like acne?

Vulva bumps: The vagina is on the inside, and outside is the vulva, which has hair and can have inflammation and itching from soaps, lotions and sweating and wearing certain kinds of undies and moisturizers Wash the outside with head and shoulders, rinse well with water, dry well, and use a tiny bit of hydrocortisone cream 1%. and nothing else. Wear only cotton under wear. If not better go to a doctor ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more