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I have a big bump that looks like a popped pimple on my back but it's been itchy and it's REALLY BLACK. What is it?

I have a big bump that looks like a popped pimple on my back but it's been itchy and it's REALLY BLACK. What is it?

Dermatologist...: See your primary care doctor or a dermatologist so they can look at the area you are concerned about and give you an accurate diagnosis. Lesions on the skin need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do I remove small itchy red pimple like bumps on my stomach arms and back?

How do I remove small itchy red pimple like bumps on my stomach arms and back?

Maybe allergies: You may have a contact dermatitis (allergic reaction similar to poison ivy or hives) or a form of eczema. If this is chronic and recurrent you may psoriasis as well. See your doctor for a diagnosis and then get treatment. ...Read more

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I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.

I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.

See Your Doctor: You have given some details about your rash however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of a rash is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for rash are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I got these white pimple-like bumps after shaving my pubic area. It was my first time. It's really itchy. Not sure f i did it right. What can i do? :(

Folliculitis: This probably represents an irritation/infection of the hair follicles. You can use an antibacterial soap and make sure you are using a clean razor to avoid this in the future. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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