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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I got some small red pimples all over mu body i hadnt see before. What are they.

I got some small red pimples all over mu body i hadnt 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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