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I have a white bump, kind of like a zit, on my left nipple. I am not sure how to get rid of it and it has been there for almost two months now.

I have a white bump, kind of like a zit, on my left nipple. I am not sure how to get rid of it and it has been there for almost two months now.

Milia: Sounds like a milia, which is like a pimple that the skin has grown over. To remove it see your doctor. The doctor will likely open the top of the milia with a lancet, so that the white core you see can be removed. ...Read more

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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I have a bite that looks like a zit with fluid around it. What kind of bite is it?

I have a bite that looks like a zit with fluid around it. What kind of bite is it?

Honestly there is no: way to tell with that description, need photo and history of where you were recently, activities etc ...Read more

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What type of make up can I buy to cover zits?

What type of make up can I buy to cover zits?

Special : Make sure that the make up says non- comedogenic on the label or it will make your zits worse. Ask a person at the counter who knows something about make up to help you. You might have to go to a medical spa or special place that help with acne to sell you the right kind. ...Read more

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I removed my own stitches and just noticed where the stitch went through the skin had like a zit type bump which I popped it wasn't chunky or anythin.

I removed my own stitches and just noticed where the stitch went through the skin had like a zit type bump which I popped it wasn't chunky or anythin.

Watch it: probably nothing to worry about, especially if the stitches were visible and you think you successfully removed all of them. watch for signs of swelling, expanding redness or increasing pain. ...Read more

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What kind of food I should eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads nd whiteheads?

What kind of food I should eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads nd whiteheads?

Fruits & veggies: There is probably not one specific food that you can eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads, and whiteheads. If there were such a food, there would be lots more people with blemish free skin. In general, your skin will be healthier if you eat a well balanced diet including lots of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of pure water. There are a number of medical treatments available for acne. ...Read more

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I have a bunch of red spots on my chest like zits they itch a little but hert to what kind of cream do I use?

I have a bunch of red spots on my chest like zits they itch a little but hert to what kind of cream do I use?

May need antibiotics: Little red dots that look like acne, occurring on the chest, can be acne if the person usually has chest acne. If the person usually has no rash there, then the spots are more likely infected skin pores, oil glands, hair follicles, etc... If quite mild, over-the-counter antibiotic (like neosporin) cream can be tried. If the rash is big and/or growing, the a doctor may use stronger antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a zit(painful) but it's not a pimple-type bump. It's red, round&hard located under nose but not on lip. What is it &how2 rid it?

I have what feels like a zit(painful) but it's not a pimple-type bump. It's red, round&hard located under nose but not on lip. What is it &how2 rid it?

Folliculitis or: abscess... These can be painful and hard. Try soaking it with cloth soaked in warm water a few times per day and using some astringent. ...Read more

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