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Doctor insights on: Is Raised Red Bumps Pimples A Symptom Of Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Throat lesion.Size of a pencil eraser.Two red raised bumps under.The size of a penny.No pain.Lesion has tiny white pumps and raised.What could this be?

Throat lesion.Size of a pencil eraser.Two red raised bumps under.The size of a penny.No pain.Lesion has tiny white pumps and raised.What could this be?

Stones?: Without the benefit of seeing it, you may be describing tonsiliths. They are typically benign unless they become impacted, in which case you would see an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more

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What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, they may also be due to an std. So, it may be minor/normal or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What causes a raised rash and black circles?

What causes a raised rash and black circles?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a skin breakout black spots and itches?

What causes a skin breakout black spots and itches?

Allergy: it could be an allergic reaction in spite of the black coloration the itching could be the best sign Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see a doctor ...Read more

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Raised red sores on neck, is this a lipoma?

Raised red sores on neck, is this a lipoma?

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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A acne looking rash suddenly appeared on my sides and back.Its red with whitehead like pimples that looks like its spreading. What could this be?

A acne looking rash suddenly appeared on my sides and back.Its red with whitehead like pimples that looks like its spreading. What could this be?

See a derm if stays: This is interesting because its only on your sides and back an allergy would be all over the body itch and develop hives. Acne can be regional but also contact dermatitis. Are you lying in plactic or vinyl chairs this summer? Sometines sweating into these chairs causes a dermaitiis. Anything on the bed sheet, plastic wrap? New detergent? Best to see an md. ...Read more

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What is this painful skin disease? Clusters of small circular bumps.

What is this painful skin disease? Clusters of small circular bumps.

Might be herpes: Small cluster of bumps if they are filled with fluid and then later crust over may be herpes (hsv) or herpes zoster (shingles). They are both viral conditions and are best diagnosed by a lab test at the doctors office. If this is the diagnosis, early treatment will help shorten the course. ...Read more

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What type of rash is this? It's all over my head, face and arms. Red raised bumps. Similar to multiple pimples but red in the middle

What type of rash is this? It's all over my head, face and arms.

Red raised bumps. Similar to multiple pimples but red in the middle

Rash: Rash is a VISUAL diagnosis. You cannot make right recommendations on a rash based upon a written description. Please see your MD or a Dermatologist ...Read more

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Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Probably: oral herpes simplex is the most common virus to inhabit the mucosal region of the oral cavity. It most frequently lies dormant submucosally until a viral infection reduces the host immune local response and allows the virus to flare up. It appears in the form of a cold sore with possible swollen glands and a small pimple like lesion that eventually ulcerates. Then becomes dormant. ...Read more

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I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have this rash on either side of chin, red and splotchy, it gets little tiny pimples that have fluid in them, it's not itchy. Perioral dermatitis?

I have this rash on either side of chin, red and splotchy,  it gets little tiny pimples that have fluid in them, it's not itchy. Perioral dermatitis?

Uncertain: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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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