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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I had a pimple on my face, popped it and now it turned into a bump & scab that won't go away. Does not hurt but how can I get rid of it?

Injection: For single acne cysts, injection with intralesional kenalog (triamcinolone) and a course of oral antibiotics help clear the lesion more quickly. See a dermatologist.

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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".

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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.

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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

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