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Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?

Small pimple like bumps on lower buttocks and upper thighs. Not pimples, they don't pop. Doesn't hurt unless I try to pop them. Never itches. Help please?

Folliculitis vs: could be hair follicle infection or even bed bug or other insect bites [fleas ect] but likely just fiolliculitis treatment sometimes will go way if lingers more than 2 weeks , take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or doxycycline for a week to 10 days , if you were in a hot tub avoid it , could be from contaminationthere, clean with bleach[the tub] add teaspoon of bleach to the water. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Ear won't pop! How do I pop it?

Ear won't pop! How do I pop it?

Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, moving the soft palate moves the eustachian tube. Ok, YAWN, chew gum, wiggling ears if you can do that, different head positions, decongestants are a few possibilites. ...Read more

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Why do pimples scar?

Why do pimples scar?

Acne Scars: Scarring occurs when there is damage to the deeper layers of the skin. In acne, scarring/dimpling can result from inflammation, cysts, & nodules deep in the skin, or as a result of trauma from squeezing lesions. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is when a dark or reddish flat spot remains after a pimple has cleared. Unlike true scars, pih can fade with time (months) & sun protection. ...Read more

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Should i pop pimples?

Should i pop pimples?

The correct answer: Is no, but everyone does it. Sometimes popping them will cause them to burst under the skin and create a cyst-which can last for weeks or more. Blackheads can be removed with a comedone extractor, that you can purchase at a drug store. White heads, usually can be emptied without much pressure. Red or tender pimples should probably be left alone until they "come to a head.". ...Read more

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How do I pop chigger bites?

How do I pop chigger bites?

It is best not to: Pop blisters from chiggers. Wipe them off with a cloth and warm soapy water. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Worse: Considerably worse. Unlike acne, herpes of the lip and herpes of the genitals produces actual sore ulcers. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits breakout with painful pimples? They dont pop and they leave scars. I dont think its because of my deodorant or razor I use to shave.

Why do my armpits breakout with painful pimples? They dont pop and they leave scars. I dont think its because of my deodorant or razor I use to shave.

Diabetes: If overweight check for diabetes . If not try to keep arm pits dry by wearing lose clothing at night.During the day try to wear clothes which keep armpits out. If still this persists,see a skin doctor. ...Read more

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Why do we get acne & pimples?

Why do we get acne & pimples?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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Do i pop blisters from chigger bites?

Do i pop blisters from chigger bites?

No, don't pop: When you break open blisters you increase chance of infection. ...Read more

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Why do I get acne dark spots even if I don't pop my pimpels?

Why do I get acne dark spots even if I don't pop my pimpels?

Likely ..: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne is an inflammatory condition and in predisposed individuals it leads to increased pigment in the two major layers of the skin(dermis and epidermis) through two different mechanisms. At least it does fade with time, though not always completely away. There are options from treatment and if you are interested seek in the input of a dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Can toothpaste do anything to popped pimples?

Most likely nothing: Nothing that has been proven scientifically . It's better that you use something made for pimples ! ...Read more

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Have these bumps that resemble blackheads on my neck but wont pop. Are they blackheads? If so why wont they pop? I

 Have these bumps that resemble blackheads on my neck but wont pop. Are they blackheads? If so why wont they pop? I

Called Papules: Papules are hard bumps with no opening just under the skin. Most are hair bumps where a hair follicle curls back under the skin and not upwards. Given time these will work themselves out or you may need to get a dermatologist to "pluck" them out. Blackhead have an opening with a core that you can GENTLY pushed out. Google "hair bump" and blackhead to see if they match. ...Read more

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Pimples near mouth, do I have herpes?

Pimples near mouth, do I have herpes?

That's 1 possibility: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It breaks open & releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Your dermatologist can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Do you pop blisters from chigger bites?

Do you pop blisters from chigger bites?

Popping will ^ risk: For infection. Get chiggers off your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do ?

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So I have these little bumps on my scrodum they don't hurt and they kinda itch I try popping them like a pimple but they don't pop what should do ?

Sebaceous glands...: Without further specific info on these bumps, it is hard to give an accurate diagnosis. BUt, clinically, what you described most likely represents the common occurrence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which require no active care - leave them alone - as long as you are not mentally or/& physically bothered. More? Seek counseling or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC... ...Read more

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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick..by doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick..by doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

Here are some ...: Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, which are not hair follicle-related and not affected by applying anything on the lips but obscuring their appearance. Of course, these spots will persist forever. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Pimple on armpit it's red and hurt what do I do can I try to pop it?

Pimple on armpit it's red and hurt  what do I do  can I try to pop it?

Hot compresses: Hot compresses may bring it to a head, at which time may be able to drain it. If large red, hot area spreads around it, then it may become a cellulitis, a spreading infection in the skin. This requires an antibiotic to treat. Or is if becomes quite large, it may develop into an abscess, which the doctor may have to incise and drain. ...Read more

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Can I pop my stye if so how do I pop it? Thanks!

Can I pop my stye if so how do I pop it? Thanks!

Don't pop.Can lead: to infection.Use a microwaved wash rag(not to hot) and apply several times a day.Wash lids with baby shampoo when bathing.If doesn't go away in a few wks,then see eye MD. ...Read more

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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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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