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Small hard bumps on thighs, warts?

Small hard bumps on thighs, warts?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

Large hard lump under chin nopain zit like dont pop tender skin underneath?

See your doctor.: This could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. Your doctor should be able to tell you and recommend the proper treatment (or observation). ...Read more

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What are tiny hard lump on face?

What are tiny hard lump on face?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Red kinda hard bump on my penis?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Red kinda hard bump on my penis?

Need more info...: Please collect the feature, degree, and detailed sequence of event of its color, size, symptoms, etc and bring them to see urologist who can figure out what it's for you. If it's lifelong, discolored, not hurting, it can be a benign mole; if quite a long while, but become red and hurting, it may be an infected sebaceous cyst; or ... Nonetheless, direct inspection and palpation are needed for dx.. ...Read more

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Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Pimples on cheeks won't pop liquid filled soft ?

Manage it: You won't be able to do anything about these other than perhaps use warm compresses. You need to increase whatever you do to manage your acne -- benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, prescription-strength medicine from your physician. It's not pleasant, but be persistent with it until it remits on its own. Trying to figure out what makes acne flares is almost never helpful. ...Read more

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Hard pimples in pubic area?

Hard pimples in pubic area?

Maybe folliculitis: Pubic hair follicles can get infected easily causing a bumpy slightly painful eruption. Many other possibilities exist. Usually dermatological conditions need to be seen by a doctor to make sense of them. Please consult your doctor for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Photo is of a typical follicular lesion. ...Read more

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How can I pop pimples without getting red spots all over?

How can I pop pimples without getting red spots all over?

Don't: "popping" pimples can cause infections in the area which will exacerbate your problem. Additionally, it could leave scars behind which over time will look worse. Try using spot treatment creams for the break out and daily astringent to keep future breakouts from forming. If your situation is severe, see a dermatologist for meds. ...Read more

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What is large hard blackhead on midriff?

This may be a : Comedone. Consider use of a comedone extractor. See dermatologist or your physician for specific issues related to this. ...Read more

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What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

Lots of things: Although acne is known to be more common in teenage years, it does occur in older age groups as well. A wide vatiety of thing may contribute like cosmetics, physical, emotional or even environmental stress. ...Read more

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Tiny hard itchy knot insect bite?

Tiny hard itchy knot insect bite?

Depends: If recent bite and it is sore and red, it could be the start of an abscess or pus accumulation. If not recent it may just be scar tissue formed from repair of the bite damage. If you live in west africa it could be the tumbu fly larva living under your skin :(. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under my skin on neck ?

Hard pimple under my skin on neck ?

Abscess: Hello. What you may be noticing is an abscess or possibly a sebaceous cyst. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bumps on my face not pimples but they hurt?

Bumps on my face not pimples but they hurt?

Without: visualizing these lesions and taking a history - there is no way for us to diagnose them. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on my neck, feeling like firm pimples. Are they bites or just pimples?

Painful bumps on my neck, feeling like firm pimples. Are they bites or just pimples?

Bites, pimples, +: As listed in prior answer about bumps under facial skin, could be either of those. Could also be an allergic reaction to irritant, food, or medication. If they become painful, could be a sebaceous cyst (filled with keratin from a blocked hair follicle) or early abscess (filled with infection/pus). If they are pimples under the skin, it may be cystic acne that can cause scarring. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Acne pimple whitehead problem, what to do?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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Two hard bumps under skin on penis. Tumors?

Two hard bumps under skin on penis. Tumors?

Hard bump: This may be as harmless as a blocked hair follicle, but may be a more serious infection, harmless or harmful tumor. Please get it checked by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated: If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause. ...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


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