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I constantly have pimples under my skin. What can I do?

I constantly have pimples under my skin. What can I do?

Gels/creams for acne: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read more

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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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How do I get ridd of the pimples on my ass's skin? They are really incomfortable and they appear constantly

How do I get ridd of the pimples on my ass's skin? They are really incomfortable and they appear constantly

See a dermatologist: This may be a condition known as keratosis pilaris or may be due to other conditions that benefit from exfoliation or medical treatment. Occasionally laser hair removal will help. ...Read more

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Constantly getting Zits/Pimples on the sides and back of my head? They go away on their own but always come back. Not painful unless I touch them.

Constantly getting Zits/Pimples on the sides and back of my head? They go away on their own but always come back. Not painful unless I touch them.

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). In this area, remember that oils from your hair may also be in play so that may need to be addressed as well. ...Read more

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Constant dehydration, deep and painful pimples, skin flaking, fatigue. What do these symptoms indicate?

Constant dehydration, deep and painful pimples, skin flaking, fatigue. What do these symptoms indicate?

Many symptoms: Your symptoms are non-specific. You need to be evaluated by a good family physician or an internists who is willing to take a good history with good review of systems to narrow down the possibilities. Some of the blood tests that may be helpful are: CBC, ESR, electrolytes with glucose, thyroid tests and urinalysis. ...Read more

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I have constant breaking out on my forehead, little bumps that are small and have no whitehead, just are under the skin and don't pop if i try to.

I have constant breaking out on my forehead, little bumps that are small and have no whitehead, just are under the skin and don't pop if i try to.

Milia: Not sure how old you are and what they look like. It sounds like little white bumps that are under the skin called milia. These are little cysts just under the skin. You need to see an aesthetician or dermatologist to remove them. They can come back. Retin- a usually helps prevent them. ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

See dermatologist : Consult a dermatologist to see if the bump is a cyst, lipoma, lymph node, or other lesion. They may do a biopsy or excision to help diagnose the lesion or remove it completely. ...Read more

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I had a pimple and i put white vinegar on it. It went away but it left behind a white puffiness. Now a few days later it has turned into brown flat skin. What can I put on this to go away? How long will it take to go away?

I had a pimple and i put white vinegar on it. It went away but it left behind a white puffiness. Now a few days later it has turned into brown flat skin. What can I put  on this to go away? How long will it take to go away?

Depends on skin type: You have caused a mild acid burn or "frosting", thus the white puffiness by using vinegar (acetic acid). The end result is a dark spot (hyperpigmentation). How soon it fades will depend on your skin type (i-vi), sun exposure and how dark the spot is. Often takes a few months. Otc bleaching creams may be of some value. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in the corner of my lips and can't stop peeling off the skin. What can I do to help it heal faster and can I cover it with a bandaid?

I have a pimple in the corner of my lips and can't stop peeling off the skin. What can I do to help it heal faster and can I cover it with a bandaid?

You can: apply small amounts of honey to the lesion several times a day. It does not require a bandaid but if it is the only thing that will help you to stop picking at it - than a Bandaid may be a deterrent. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne and no time or money to see a dermatologist, I have blackheads on my nose, cystic pimples, and red irritated skin what can I do?

I have really bad acne and no time or money to see a dermatologist, I have blackheads on my nose, cystic pimples, and red irritated skin what can I do?

No time?: Any licensed physician can handle all but the most severe cases of acne. I trust you're already using topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; your personal physician can write for the oral contraceptive pill (if right for you), topical / systemic antibiotics, topical spironolacton, or retinoic acid derivatives. College / free health clinic can help. No time for any health care? Big change is needed. ...Read more

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How to bring pimple to head?

How to bring pimple to head?

Warm compresses: This will help some. Keep the area clean. If you run a fever or it seems to be spreading, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Pimples on back of my head?

Pimples on back of my head?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples from skin?

Many options: Topical otc products such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid can help with mild acne. Stronger prescription topicals such as retinoids, topical antibiotics need to be obtained from a doctor. More severe acne usually required oral medications such as oral antibiotics or Accutane (isotreinoin). ...Read more

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Is it likely bad to have pimples in your head?

Is it likely bad to have pimples in your head?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on any part of your body that has hair. But it is most common on the face and scalp and areas rubbed by clothing, such as the thighs and groin. Scalp folliculitis is usually caused by a bacteria called staph and is treated with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get rid of big red pimple without head?

How to get rid of big red pimple without head?

See a dermatologist: Most important to make sure is not a boil. If is deep, may require oral therapy. Would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis is a: a concern and looks nothing like a pimple. I would see doctor preferably dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...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