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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have bumps on my arm that look like pimples what is it?

I have bumps on my arm that look like pimples what is it?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...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