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I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

Serious Rx: The 'home' / 'pop' remedies like pepper or lemon juice are cruel pranks. Get a tube of benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully once or twice daily as you can tolerate. If you're not better in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne can be managed today. Best wishes. Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne, what can I do to stop it I just keep getting pimples and I am uncomfortable with them

How can I get rid of my acne, what can I do to stop it I just keep getting pimples and I am uncomfortable with them

Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). The body increases blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. It usually takes more than overnight. Read more

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I keep getting pimples in the middle of my nose. They are painful and when I get one to go away, another one comes back of the same size and everythin?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. Read more

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I keep getting pimple looking things around my nipple what is it?

I keep getting pimple looking things around my nipple what is it?

Glands: These are normal glands that are more prominent in certain people. Thereare also occasional inclusion cysts similar to whiteheads but larger that occur in this area. Read more

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I constantly keep getting pimples on my face. Even though I am in my 40s. Is there anything I can do to cure this?

I constantly keep getting pimples on my face. Even though I am in my 40s. Is there anything I can do to cure this?

It depends: On the type of pimples you get. Have you ever received treatment for this? I suggest getting a benzoyl peroxide topical wash, using it for a face wash twice/day and then use a salicylic acid 2% topical wipe on it and apply an over the counter retinol based facial cream at night. If not bettering a couple of weeks, see a dermatologist. You might need oral antibiotics or prescription topical meds. Read more

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I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?

Could be: Something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. Read more

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I am a sexually active teen, and I keep getting pimple-like bumps around my vagina and I don't know what they could be?

I am a sexually active teen, and I keep getting pimple-like bumps around my vagina and I don't know what they could be?

See your doctor: If you're sexually active then you need to start seeing a gynecologist. A culture needs to be done on the area where you have those pimple like lesion. Is it painful?
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I keep getting pimples on my face, even after scrubbing and cleaning and moisturizing. Should I avoid moisturizing creams, do they clog my pores?

I keep getting pimples on my face, even after scrubbing and cleaning and moisturizing. Should I avoid moisturizing creams, do they clog my pores?

Really treat it: Moisturizing creams aren't the key for managing acne. Hygiene, like diet and lifestyle, has nothing to do with acne despite what anyone else has told you. You're a man. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and/or retinoic acid. If that doesn't clear you in two weeks, you need prescription-strength medications your physician can provide. Acne's not curable until it remits on its own. Manage it. Read more

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My mother keep getting pimples on her face, which become dark in colour, she gets pains all over her body, and she's type 2 diabetic?

My mother keep getting pimples on her face, which become dark in colour, she gets pains all over her body, and she's type 2 diabetic?

Diabetes: It is impossible to diagnose this remotely; she needs to see her doctor, and soon. A possibility: make sure they check her lipids (triglycerides, cholesterol). Very high lipids can occur with diabetes, and could cause pimple like lesions (usually all over, not just face) and abdominal pain/pancreatitis. Read more

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I keep getting pimples on my face is it because my menstrual cycle or because I'm about to turn 18 in a few days? I had 2 in the last few days so far

I keep getting pimples on my face is it because my menstrual cycle or because I'm about to turn 18 in a few days? I had 2 in the last few days so far

Benzoyl peroxide: Try using an acne cream like benzoyl peroxide (many brands) for the week before your period starts and see if this will prevent the outbreaks. Read more

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Keep getting pimple like lesions that don't heal. I know me & my hubby are STD free could it be my lupus or something else. They are no where near hair?

Keep getting pimple like lesions that don't heal. I know me & my hubby are STD free could it be my lupus or something else. They are no where near hair?

See professionals...: Please go to see a dermatologist for detailed general and specific counseling and evaluation for your concern. It's not easy to take guess on line.

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I keep getting pimples& bumps on my face although its not oily skin &I am using oil free wash and non comedogenic creams, what's reason &what to do?

I keep getting pimples& bumps on my face although its not oily skin &I am using oil free wash and non comedogenic creams, what's reason &what to do?

Acne: Don't try to figure out why you have acne. You almost never find out. If your periods are okay, it is probably not "hormones." The stuff you are using for it is basically worthless. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid don't help, your physician can add spironolactone or try the oral contraceptive pill. Best wishes. Read more

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Why do I keep getting pimples on my penis after masturbation? The pimple is usually on a hair and has a thick white almost solid pus followed by some clear liquid. They don't itch or hurt and aren't tender. Can this be herpes?

Poor hygiene: Sounds like you have a mild case of folliculitis (similar to acne) caused by poor hand hygiene, or poor hygiene in general, in your groin. Use soap and water to cleanse your groin area. Wash thoroughly before and after masterbation. See a doctor if the problem persists, you may need additional treatment. Read more

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I keep getting a pimple in my vagina, how do I treat this?

I keep getting a pimple in my vagina, how do I treat this?

See a doctor: If you keep getting this, see a doctor and see what it is. Read more

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I'm 22 years old and im over puberty and I keep getting white pimples, is it normal?

I'm 22 years old and im over puberty and I keep getting white pimples, is it normal?

Yes: This may be related to diet or hormones or a combination. Avoiding sugar, simple carbs and milk may help. Also the addition of zinc can be helpful. Over the counter medications containing salicylic acid could be a safe treatment vas part of your regimen. For nore extensive or severe cases see a dermatologist for prescription medications, laser or chemical peel. Read more

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I keep getting little pimples on the tip of my tongue. I cannot figure out which foods it s from. Any suggestions?

I keep getting little pimples on the tip of my tongue. I cannot figure out which foods it s from. Any suggestions?

Yes: Try eating one food and waiting for a few hours to see how you react. Then add another and do the same thing...Keep doing this until you get a reaction one of the foods you are eating. Read more

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