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Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! Are they 'oil bumps? '

Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! Are they 'oil bumps? '

Many possibilities: When you say "no" remedy, tha's hard to believe.

You should consider many things that could cause this - topicals, foods, hormones, etc.

So there are many options. Call your doctor so you can get back on track! ...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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What are some home remedies to get rid of bumps or acne on the face?

What are some home remedies to get rid of bumps or acne on the face?

Acne: I recommend st ives facial scrub to patients along with a mild non drying facial soap. The facial scrub deals with the blocked pores and will help smooth the skin (avoid using it like sandpaper). Topical benzyl peroxide works well but can be very drying. Good face makeup ie clinique tend to cause less problems as well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and I can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful I hate when anyone t

How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and I can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful I hate when anyone t

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of big acne bumps all over my face and torso?

How do I get rid of big acne bumps all over my face and torso?

Bad Acne: If you have already tried the over the counter and simple antibiotic approaches with your doctor.... It may be time to discuss accutane. This very powerful medicine can be like a miracle when many other treatments failed. This drug is highly regulated by the government so to get on it may take a bit of time to get all of the correct prescription in place. You may need a dermatologist to prescribe. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Can I get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Yes..: You can try benzoyl peroxide products, a few of which you can obtain over the counter (like Proactiv), and some as a prescription from your doctor. You might want to have your doctor examine your skin, though, to identify what kind of acne it is (if it really is acne and not another skin condition) to better tailor your skincare regimen/medications. ...Read more

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How can I get rid if the bumps (not acne) on my forehead? I try using things but it just makes my face red : (

How can I get rid if the bumps (not acne) on my forehead? I try using things but it just makes my face red : (

Rosacea: You may have rosacea. To help these bumps there are certain triggers you can avoid and also some prescription cream/lotion that might help. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my face post acne. They are not painful and have been around for quite a while now. What are they? How do I get rid of them?

I have red bumps on my face post acne. They are not painful and have been around for quite a while now. What are they? How do I get rid of them?

Hard to say: You need to see a dermatologist to know what these bumps are. They may be scars from your acneand sometimes injections with cortisone into the scars can help them. ...Read more

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I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face. They don't look like milia. They don't hurt but I don't know how to get rid of them. I've never had acne.

I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face. They don't look like milia. They don't hurt but I don't know how to get rid of them. I've never had acne.

Get them checked: Visit your primary physician for an evaluation. If the are millias, white heads, or clogged pores, they will give you alternatives to decrease them. ...Read more

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I used topical treatments on my acne and some of the blind pimples left a bump as if the head is still underneath. I believe its not scar as I din't pop it. Can I know if it will go away on its own or is there somthing I should do to get rid of it?

I used topical treatments on my acne and some of the blind pimples left a bump as if the head is still underneath. I believe its not scar as I din't pop it. Can I know if it will go away on its own or is there somthing I should do to get rid of it?

Manage it: Listen friend. Most of what you read / hear about acne is not true. You'll scar from a bad pimple whether or not it pops. If it's this severe, you need to prevent new pimples from forming -- you can do nothing about what's happened. Keep loading on the topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and get with your physician to add some prescription Rx for a few months. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars and acne on my face as well as a bump on my upper lip that I never had before? Help plzz..

How do I get rid of acne scars and acne on my face as well as a bump on my upper lip that I never had before? Help plzz..

Get serious about Rx: You're an adult now and you need to insist on scientific management of your acne. I'm sorry it was neglected when you were a teen, and your scars can be made less noticeable only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The lump also needs to be seen. Topical benzoyl peroxide, plus whatever else prescription-strength is required; your family physician can advise you. ...Read more

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Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?

Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?

I would certainly: Show your pediatrician, but acne is common and I recommend just keeping skin cool, and it will go away on its own:) ...Read more

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Wear zeo monitor. How do I get rid of bumps on face?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to get rid of bumps on face?

Please give advice on how to get rid of bumps on face?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of small bumps on face?

How do I get rid of small bumps on face?

Skin lesions are: Very difficult to assess without a visual. If the bumps are serious have your doctor evaluate them and help to make a plan. ...Read more

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Clear puss filled bumps on face. Help me to get rid of them?

Clear puss filled bumps on face. Help me to get rid of them?

Can't diagnose: Would need to determine what this is before a treatment plan can be recommend. Medical history & visualization would be needed (at minimum). ...Read more

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What are these pimples type bumps I continue to get on the back of my head and how do I get rid of them?

What are these pimples type bumps I continue to get on the back of my head and how do I get rid of them?

Acne keloidalis much: This may be acne keloidalis nuchae or one of several other conditions that are best evaluated by a dermatologist. Treatment may require a series of trials of different medications or systemic therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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I'm getting pimples/bumps at the back of my head after every haircut. What can I do to get rid of it real quick?

I'm getting pimples/bumps at the back of my head after every haircut. What can I do to get rid of it real quick?

Infection vs ingrown: Some people get folliculitis an infection along the hair follicle. Perhaps the barber's equipment is not clean? ! Topical antibiotic ointment can help or in bad cases, oral antibiotics from your doctor. Sometimes people can get a fungal infection (Tinea Capitis - google it). Another possibility in ingrown hair if the haircut was very short. In that case you need to keep the hair longer. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the small flesh colored pimples/bumps that are constantly on my face, that can be only be felt and seen in certain light?

How do I get rid of the small flesh colored pimples/bumps that are constantly on my face, that can be only be felt and seen in certain light?

Depends...: ...On what they are. If it's acne, a dermatologist can do a treatment to remove them and prescribe medications to prevent new ones. But it could also be one of several other entities; let a dermatologist look at them and determine exactly what they are, so that the correct treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Red dry itch bumps on face witch get hard like a scab and peel also hurt a lot stopped shaving I use acne cream ext. Still no help what could this be?

Red dry itch bumps on face witch get hard like a scab and peel also hurt a lot stopped shaving I use acne cream ext. Still no help what could this be?

Facial rash: This could be folliculitis which is infected hair follicles. It could be cystic acne, pimples under the skin. Either of these would best be treated with prescriptions medicines. Try to get checked by a doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment can help prevent scarring later on. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of stubborn acne bump?

How can you get rid of stubborn acne bump?

Best is injection: With cortisone from your derm, it can make a pimple disappear in a day or so. Sometimes persistent pimples are actually cysts and require multiple injections monthly to dissolve ...Read more

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I don't have acne, but I have bumps. How do I get rid of them?

I don't have acne, but I have bumps. How do I get rid of them?

It would be in: Your best interest to be assessed by a dermatologist. Once the bumps are identified a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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If I am now 50 years old, those white bumps are not acne, how to get rid of them?

If I am now 50 years old, those white bumps are not acne, how to get rid of them?

Cyst vs abscess: Small whiteheads are generally different form pimples. Whereas pimples tend to be inflammatory active lesions filled with white cells, white heads tend to be quiescent cysts filled with dead skin cells that may remain stable or rise to the surface and rupture. ...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