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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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I get itchy redness with small pimples around my mouth every now and then what could this be ?

I get itchy redness with small pimples around my mouth every now and then what could this be ?

Many answers: Itchiness may mean that you may be allergic to something the area surrounding your mouth has been in contact with.The potential allergens range from food, juice , or even toothpaste but the skin rash may not occur until 2-3 days after the contact or as early as minutes after depending on the allergic mechanism. If you can't find the answer, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

Many possibilities: Any of several skin conditions could cause this. Although people often assume insect bites, it's an uncommon cause. But I do wonder about scabies, or perhaps pubic lice (crabs). Or folliculitis, i.e. hair follicle inflammation, especially if you shave the area. No STD is a likely cause. See a doctor or clinic if more spots keep appearing or if not clearing up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?

I have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?

Acne: Cleanse your face with warm water and cleanser twice a day. You can start applying benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) after each facial wash. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for a response. If the pimples remain and you are getting more of them, see your doctor or dermatologist for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is this small red yet clear pimple that appers to not have anything to squeeze out on my face?

What is this small red yet clear pimple that appers to not have anything to squeeze out on my face?

Get it evaluated : This is concerning and should be seen by a dermatologist. Many patients have a variant of basal cell skin cancer called paulo-cystic that looks like a fluid filled blister that they try to pop without success. ...Read more

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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