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Small pimples on back side of body?

Small pimples on back side of body?

Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance.

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Hi. These small pimples keep appearing on my body everywhere. It's hard to even see them they are that small and flesh coloured. But they itch like crazy. And keep appearing everywhere?

Hi. These small pimples keep appearing on my body everywhere. It's hard to even see them they are that small and flesh coloured. But they itch like crazy. And keep appearing everywhere?

Please have your: Doctor examine you so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. It is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing the rash. If you have no medical contraindication to doing so, you could take a non-sedating antihistamine meanwhile to relieve the itching.

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My family and I have develop small very itchy pimple all over our body?

My family and I have develop small very itchy pimple all over our body?

Dermatitis: Sounds like a contact dermatitis- which is similar to a allergic reaction to a substance. These can be solved with removing the offending substance. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may also help.

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I got some small red pimples all over mu body I hadn't see before. What are they.

I got some small red pimples all over mu body I hadn't see before. What are they.

Tough to say: Really impossible to DX over the computer, . ..Recommend when they occur, get into see a health care provider for an exam, the proper diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes.

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Son has 6 small red circles with whitehead n middle all over his body. Any ideas?

Itchy?: I have a few questions. Are they itchy? Was he immunized against the chicken pox? Any other symptoms like fever? The rash you describe sounds like the chicken pox, typically described as "a dew drop on a rose petal" appearance. Even if your son was vaccinated there is such a thing as breakthrough infections, they tend to be very mild. I suggest seeing his doctor to determine the cause.

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My daugter is 3 and she had red like dots on her body look like little pimples, what could it be?

My daugter is 3 and she had red like dots on her body look like little pimples, what could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.

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Need help docs! My 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

Need help docs! My 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

CHild rash: Be concerned if the child is having symptoms from the rash (itching, pain, drainage), or if it's not improving in a couple of weeks after treatment. It may be many different things and may need a doctor to do a good history and look at the rash to determine what it is and what the best treatment would be.

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Small round patches surrounded by pimples appears on my body surface. It is itchy and bleeds when scratched. Iam 26 yrs and how could it be cured?

Small round patches surrounded by pimples appears on my body surface. It is itchy and bleeds when scratched. Iam 26 yrs and how could it be cured?

Have to: You will have to see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options because there are several diseases that look the same.

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I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body. Only some bump itch lightly. What can it be?

I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body. Only some bump itch lightly. What can it be?

Rash?: It is really tough to diagnose a rash on the computer, so if it persists I recommend seeing your Doctor or a Dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. Best wishes.

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I have a son 3.5 years old and I just noticed all over his body small red pimples, some of them filled with water. What it wold be? And what should I

Chicken pox: It's possible that this is chicken pox. Is he itchy? Fever? With varicella, there are 3 kinds of spots- 1) flat red spots, 2) clear blisters that open easily if you brush them, and 3) broken blisters that start to crust over. Usually, there will be all 3 types within the first day or so. Tepid baths with 2 tbsp of baking soda can help. Call the doctor if there is a high fever or other symptoms.

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3 yr old keep s getting spots different places on body. Sometimes little whiteheads. Been going on for about 4 months. Compains of tiredness

Difficult to say: Skin diagnosis requires a visual assessment. Recurrent spots can arise from a variety of sources from food allergy to bug bites. An office evaluation may help define the cause.

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I have liaisons all over my body that look like there pimples but wen I pick them there are little blister type soars inside that are very painful?

I have liaisons all over my body that look like there pimples but wen I pick them there are little blister type soars inside that are very painful?

Could be infection: You may have an infection that has involved the hair follicles (folliculitis). There are other possible causes - a medication reaction, pustular psoriasis to name a few. I really think you should be evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist - especially if they are painful.

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Small cluster of boil like pimples on back. They disappeared when I started to boost my immune system. Itching stops with body powder. Is it my diet?

Small cluster of boil like pimples on back. They disappeared when I started to boost my immune system. Itching stops with body powder. Is it my diet?

Diet unlikely cause: If you are eating a fairly balanced diet then it is unlkely that the lesions are related to your diet. Pimples are more likely related to excessive sweating and plugged pores. A cluster of pimples sounds suspicious for zoster or herpes. If you have a flare up, I advise you to have them evaluated.

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I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. No where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. They do not itch?

I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. No where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. They do not itch?

Rash: Maybe a contact rash or folliculitis from shaving. Take a picture and show your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. You are always welcome to submit a picture on this site. Stop shaving and using any products that might aggravate your rash. All the best.

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