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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)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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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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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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 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 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 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 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

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