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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


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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: 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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How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

Maybe not pimple: It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted for some time. It may also be some persistent inflammation. The best way to know for sure would be to have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more

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Hard pimple like bump where undies meet my groin. not in genital area, more to the side. only one and it hurts sometimes. what could it be?

Hard pimple like bump where undies meet my groin. not in genital area, more to the side. only one and it hurts sometimes. what could it be?

An infection: You are describing an infection or a small abscess probably an infected hair follicle. See your doctor for antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscess. ...Read more

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I'm just getting over a sty but i now have hard pimple like bumps on my stomach, hips, and legs. They do not itch but some are tender.

I'm just getting over a sty but i now have hard pimple like bumps on my stomach, hips, and legs. They do not itch but some are tender.

Not related: The sty of the eyelid usually resolves with hot compresses. As for the unrelated bumps elsewhere, i believe they be keratosis pilaris and may feel better with moisturizing lotion & creams, and sometimes better with exfoliation lotions. However, to be certain, an examination of your skin would be necessary. A family doctor may be all that is necessary, or if particularly stubborn, a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small bump on bottom of ear is a tad red it was hard like a pimple like bump but no puss or anything to come out of it what cause this will go away?

Small bump on bottom of ear is a tad red it was hard like a pimple like bump but no puss or anything to come out of it what cause this will go away?

Developing a boil: Chances are u had a small bite or injury there & it has become infected. It may turn into a small boil/abscess or ur own resistance may nip it and it may heal on its own in a few days. Topical antibiotics will probably not help as the skin is intact. Nothing much to worry unless the pain keeps increasing, the skin gets redder and there are streaks of infection and redness spreading from that bump. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

Probably a cyst.: A cyst is like a basketball full of material. It may fill up again and if it does go to a surgeon and he can scoop it out completely so that it will not fill up again. ...Read more