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I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

May be: Fordyce spots, which visible sebaceous (oil) glands that are present in most individuals particularly on the genitals. It's hard to say though without visualizing the lesions. Your best bet is to at least see your primary care doctor if not a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

May not be acne: Bumps on the face that hurt may be deeper-than-average acne bumps. A dermatologist can help treat them. If they are not acne, and don't come to the surface and break open to drain themselves, then the dermatologist will also be very helpful. Sometimes the doctor can open a bump to see what is inside. ...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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Bumps on a 2 year old my 2 year old daughter has pimple like bumps randomly on her body. None on her face. They kind of look like warts. I tried to squeeze one of them, but it seems that the white stuff that comes out, is hard. She doesn't say that they h

Bumps on a 2 year old my 2 year old daughter has pimple like bumps randomly on her body. None on her face. They kind of look like warts. I tried to squeeze one of them, but it seems that the white stuff that comes out, is hard. She doesn't say that they h

There: There is a possibility that she could have molluscum contagiousum which is caused by a wart like virus. They look like little red or flesh colored bumps with a small hole in the middle that occasionally has a white, thick discharge. It commonly affects children and usually goes away within a year without treatment. Picking or squeezing them can cause spreading and/or an infection, so it is not advised. Below I've attached a website with more information about them.

If the spots start to develop on her face, appear to be infected, seem to be worsening, or if you think they are not molluscum, then give her doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a bump on my face, its red and it hurts to the touch, it also is shedding once in a while but looks like a pimple.?

I have a bump on my face, its red and it hurts to the touch, it also is shedding once in a while but looks like a pimple.?

Probably Acne "Cyst": Arleen, This is probably an acne cyst, which is a ruptured, painful bump where an oil gland ruptured below the skin. The body walls this off and makes a filled cavity called a cyst. Often this is serious and can scar, so you should see a dermatologist for help. Possibly, an injection of the cyst with a dilute cortisone would help. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like bumps in the back of my head. I've peeled them off & they come back. They bleed for no reason and they hurt when?

I have these pimple like bumps in the back of my head. I've peeled them off & they come back. They bleed for no reason and they hurt when?

Skin infection: This sounds like a skin infection which is common in that area of the head. Don't scratch or peel the skin eruptions. Clean it with soap and water, apply Some antiseptic cream on it (no hydrocortisone!) and see your PCP soon. This infection can be very resistant and can rapidly spread. ...Read more

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Every first big sun exposure I break out with lil bumps kinda look like pimples w/out the white head then they go away but its happens 3 years in arow?

Every first big sun exposure I break out with lil bumps kinda look like pimples w/out the white head then they go away but its happens 3 years in arow?

Rash: It sounds like you may have Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE), however it would be a good idea to rule out Lupus Erythematosus. You should visit a Dermatologist if it is continuing to occur. ...Read more

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What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on my upper face between my noes and eye. It dosnt hurt or anything it just gets itchy sometimes and it has something like?

I have a pimple like bump on my upper face between my noes and eye. It dosnt hurt or anything it just gets itchy sometimes and it has something like?

Bump: If this is not a recent pustule (pimple), it may be a simple inclusion cyst which doesn't recede and apparently isn't infected. It usually isn't itchy unless mildly irritated. A physician would have to examine this to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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The pimples on my face are in clusters now, they don't heal as well as before. Some just look like red blood filled bumps. Should I be worried?

The pimples on my face are in clusters now, they don't heal as well as before. Some just look like red blood filled bumps. Should I be worried?

Manage your acne: Please forgive me. You're almost a grown woman. Acne in a teen may be a nuisance, but soon it will be a major liability. The question's not how they're arranged. You need to be rid of them. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx. Don't let someone else's superstition or fear prevent effective treatment. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son had these little pimple like bumps on his face above his top lip sometimes they look like little blisters what can it be?

My 4 year old son had these little pimple like bumps on his face above his top lip sometimes they look like little blisters what can it be?

Herpes labialis: Herpes labialis is a viral eruption usually seen when when some has an upper respiratory condition or fever. Hence the more common names: "cold sore" and "fever blisters". ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on the side of my face and it looks like a pimple. It doesn't hurt or itch. I have acne (15 yrs old), but that bump won't leav?

I have a small red bump on the side of my face and it looks like a pimple. It doesn't hurt or itch. I have acne (15 yrs old), but that bump won't leav?

Consider other dx: Sometimes there are skin conditions that co-exist with acne. For example, a condition known as pyogenic granuloma may appear at the site of an acne scar or blemish. This is handled differently than acne and must be diagnosed by the dermatologist. I suggest you don't pick or squeeze this bump and make an appointment with your PMD who may refer you to the dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the inside of my lower lip. It has a head like a pimple but it looks clear like a blister. It hurts and came from nowhere. What is it?

I have a bump on the inside of my lower lip. It has a head like a pimple but it looks clear like a blister. It hurts and came from nowhere. What is it?

Herpes Simplex 1: If it is painful, as in stinging, this is likely HSV-1 or herpes type type one. These are often called cold sores and the most common mode of contraction is kissing. They are harmless, but painful and can be associated with acute stress (physical or mental) such as getting the common cold, flu, test taking time, menstruation, pregnancy, etc. If they do not resolve or become more painful discuss ...Read more

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I have pimples on my head, red bumps and they sometimes hurt, I feel like my head hurts because of it, what can I do?

I have pimples on my head, red bumps and they sometimes hurt, I feel like my head hurts because of it, what can I do?

Needmore information: It sounds uncomfortable... We need to know more about the nature and history of the "bumps". Such as....When did they begin? ...Where are they, what do they look like...How long do they last....Have you had them before...Anyone around you have them....Predisposing health factors...Etc...Best to see your family doc or a dermatologist soon...For a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

Newborn acne: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels (just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout! No treatment needed - be patient. ...Read more

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My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but I'm not so sure. Thoughts?

My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but I'm not so sure. Thoughts?

Infant skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at to get proper diagnosis and treatment. If you were told by your son's pediatrician that it is eczema, it is likely that it's the case. Eczema is one of the most common cause of itchy skin rashes in infants. ...Read more

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I was at the dentist said I might have a cold sore, I doubt it I have a pimple like bump no head it hurts when I bit it in my lip but that's it ideas?

I was at the dentist said I might have a cold sore, I doubt it I have a pimple like bump no head it hurts when I bit it in my lip but that's it ideas?

Bump: There are many possibilities and merely giving you a list of them is not really helpful. Almost all will be gone within a couple of weeks and nothing to be concerned about. If it's important for you to know what it is, see an Oral Surgeon for a more likely definitive diagnosis. In almost all cases we can diagnose these lesions just by observation. A few require a biopsy. Usually gone anyway! ...Read more

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Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Irritation: This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more

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Got a small red bump two days ago. Doesn't hurt. If I look closely I see a small white bump in it, no head. Is that a blind pimple, will antibiotics help?

Got a small red bump two days ago. Doesn't hurt. If I look closely I see a small white bump in it, no head. Is that a blind pimple, will antibiotics help?

Fomentation: Warm compress may help in maturing the bump that appears to be a pimple. Do not try to pop it as that makes for a bigger scar. Please consult this site for effective home care for acne.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have a couple pimple like bumps on my face. One from 6 years ago and the other 2. Neither are painful. How can I get rid of them and what are they?

I have a couple pimple like bumps on my face. One from 6 years ago and the other 2. Neither are painful. How can I get rid of them and what are they?

See you DR: Get a exam and then you will get the correct information.
Impossible to make DX of lumps, bumps, rashes in this format. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more