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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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My daughter has about 9 bumps on her belly that r itchy with a white head. Doctors said it may be chicken poxs but doesn't look like it. Any ideas?

My daughter has about 9 bumps on her belly that r itchy with a white head. Doctors said it may be chicken poxs but doesn't look like it. Any ideas?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Is it crusted? How old is your dtr? Since the rash is itching & now spreading, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist reexamine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. Just proper itch relief can be a blessing! ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have very itchy breasts with a white head spots like rash in the cleverage what could this be please?

Fungal?: Due to the likely large size of your breasts and increased metabolism you may be experiencing increased sweating or warmth between te breasts with tissue macerarion and possibly a yeast infection. You shoul discuss with your gynecologist and keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my chest and neck but are not really itchy and have white heads on them, what could this be ?

Possibly rosacea: Does the area get hot and red and flushed sometimes? If so, it could be rosacea. Other possibilities include an allergic response or a fungal or yeast infection. A dermatologist can tell you which it is, and prescribe treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have a couple of spots that have just came out they are itchy red and have white heads what is it?

I have a couple of spots that have just came out they are itchy red and have white heads what is it?

I never feel : comfortable guessing about symptoms that could be consistent with many, many different conditions. Dermatologic evaluation may be able to provide accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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pimple like bumps in my pubic area on top only very painful when i press on it.. Very itchy white look like white heads inside skin? What cant they b

 pimple like bumps in my pubic area on top only very painful when i press on it.. Very itchy white look like white heads inside skin? What cant they b

Pimple: Could be any number of things. Your doctor(s) will examine you very carefully and decide what, if any, should be done. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus.Then several more came up in same area.

Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus.Then several more came up in same area.

Folliculitis: Small itchy red bumps that then develop a white head and appear in crops may be an infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. Folliculitis is commonly caused by bacteria on the skin. Warm compresses may be applied to the rash but often it will resolve on it's own. Avoid shaving the affected region until the rash clears. ...Read more