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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have a bug bite right under my butt? It started as a regular bite then spread to 8 bites...They got really big, and look like pimples w/ white tips

I have a bug bite right under my butt? It started as a regular bite then spread to 8 bites...They got really big, and look like pimples w/ white tips

STAPH: This is a staph infection until proven otherwise. Staph can get deadly and real nasty real quick. I have treated over 200 of these in the last couple of years and every single patient thought they had a bug bite. There is a drug resistant staph infection known as MRSA (mersa). You must be seen today. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like pimples?

Does herpes look like pimples?

Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus. ...Read more

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Do flea bites look like pimples?

Do flea bites look like pimples?

Small ones: Fleas are a pesky biter who is frustrated and bites often. The bite site is small and itchy, usually resolving over a week or with simple clensing. Larger sites probably represent a more substantial insect or a bite site that has become infected. ...Read more

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What could these bumps that itch and look like pimples be?

What could these bumps that itch and look like pimples be?

Not certain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What kinds of insect bites result in what look like pimples? Should it be popped? Not sure of source...

What kinds of insect bites result in what look like pimples? Should it be popped? Not sure of source...

Unwarrented assumpti: You assume they are due to insects. Did you see insects? Does anyone else have something similar? Any exposure to animals? Probably it is something else. You may need to consult a physician, preferably a dermatologist. No spider ever causes what you seem to describe. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know if I have herpes, they look like pimples and what to do if I do not know what to do please help.?

What to do if I do not know if I have herpes, they look like pimples and what to do if I do not know what to do please help.?

Herpes: Blood testing is now the only best standard for herpes testing. Cultures are notoriously inadequate. Her press lesions are blisters. They are not pimples. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like pimples in my palms. What could they be?

I have bumps that look like pimples in my palms. What could they be?

Pompholyx: Dishydrotic eczema, do you think? Read about it. Some folks manage it with very sparing use of hydrocortisone cream. Some say a low-zinc diet is key, but I don't know anyone with the patience or diligence to try it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have two bumps that are right above my clitoris. They are about the same size and side by side. Am I growing balls? They are really small and look like they have vains. Kinda look like pimples

I have two bumps that are right above my clitoris. They are about the same size and side by side. Am I growing balls? They are really small and look like they have vains. Kinda look like pimples

Watch and wait: It is not possible to be sure but what you described is likely a normal structure. You may watch the organ once a month or so, at the end of your period, and if the "bumps" are not getting bigger, do not bleed or ulcerate, you may leave those alone. ...Read more

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Do ant bites look like pimples?

Do ant bites look like pimples?

Ant bites: Fire Ant bites/stings initially look like red bumps. Within a day blisters form on the red base. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my arm that look like pimples what is it?

I have bumps on my arm that look like pimples what is it?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

May not be acne: Bumps on the face that hurt may be deeper-than-average acne bumps. A dermatologist can help treat them. If they are not acne, and don't come to the surface and break open to drain themselves, then the dermatologist will also be very helpful. Sometimes the doctor can open a bump to see what is inside. ...Read more

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Bumps on my thighs that look like pimples, once gone they leave dark spots.

Bumps on my thighs that look like pimples, once gone they leave dark spots.

See your doctor.: It's hard to know the definite diagnosis without the lesions being seen. It sounds like they could be secondary to a bacterial infection or an irritation from something. The dark spots sound like they are the scars left from the inflammation. These should fade eventually, but could take quite a while. So, if you are still concerned, please see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

Minor salivary gland: The lips have many small minor salivary glands within and near the surface. If those glands are blocked, the lips could appear with many small bumps.

Those bumps could also due to an irritation. ...Read more

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Every first big sun exposure I break out with lil bumps kinda look like pimples w/out the white head then they go away but its happens 3 years in arow?

Rash: It sounds like you may have Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE), however it would be a good idea to rule out Lupus Erythematosus. You should visit a Dermatologist if it is continuing to occur. ...Read more

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I keep getting things that feel and look like pimples in my private area also on my butt. Some pop and what comes out smells. I wash with antibacteria?

I keep getting things that feel and look like pimples in my private area also on my butt. Some pop and what comes out smells. I wash with antibacteria?

Folliculitis: Recurrent pimples, boils in groin, buttocks areas may be folliculitis or a related condition call hidradenitis suppurativa. You may need oral antibiotics to control it. Please see your doctor to be evaluated. It can worsen or even lead to scarring if untreated. ...Read more

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I have a fewbumps on myvagina kinda look like pimples and they don't hurt honestly I just startedmasterbathing also can't go see a doctor orwhatever?

I have a fewbumps on myvagina kinda look like pimples and they don't hurt honestly I just startedmasterbathing also can't go see a doctor orwhatever?

Need a picture: Several diagnoses fit with your description: ingrown hairs, warts, and molluscum are the most likely, and friction from masturbating can cause hair follicles to get plugged and look like white heads. An exam by your PCP or Gyn is indicated, unless you can get really good close up photos, then a Healthtap consult might be helpful. ...Read more

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I have patches of bumps that look like pimples on my legs and arms. They don't hurt when I s?

I have patches of bumps that look like pimples on my legs and arms. They don't hurt when I s?

May be: You may have eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I see little dots around the circumference of my penis. It doesn't look like pimples but that's the closest thing I can compare it to.

I see little dots around the circumference of my penis. It doesn't look like pimples but that's the closest thing I can compare it to.

Pearly papules: If they're along the rim of your glans, they're a common anatomic variant. Look online and see if that's what they are. If you have them, it's a plus. Otherwise, ask your physcian. ...Read more

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I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

Keratosis pilaris: Likely keratosis pillars. It is common. Caused by overproduction of keratin in the skin. Sometimes requires a dermatologist to give medication to treat. Many people tolerate it without needing intervention. ...Read more

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I just recently got these three bumps and I'm worried. They are on my inner thigh. They look like pimples they appeared over night, could it be herpes?

I just recently got these three bumps and I'm worried. They are on my inner thigh. They look like pimples they appeared over night, could it be herpes?

Several possibilitie: Though herpes is a possibility, a careful examination (location, pattern, surrounding skin color, presence of pain, others) is needed to determine if it could be molluscum contagiosum, shingles, early folliculitis, or other process. ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots turn into pimples (or what look like pimples)? Can they become irritated, by masterbation?

Can Fordyce spots turn into pimples (or what look like pimples)? Can they become irritated, by masterbation?

Here are some...: The likelihood for Fordyce spots to get infected like pimples is extremely low since they are ectopic - not hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands. Over physical stimulation by masturbation may potentially induce unwanted irritation to certain area of foreskin or penis, which you would be the only one to know by experience. More or in doubt? Seek evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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I have different size bumps on my testicles that kinda look like pimples but the are hard and they will not pop or go away what is it?

I have different size bumps on my testicles that kinda look like pimples but the are hard and they will not pop or go away what is it?

Cysts probably: They are probably small cysts. It is best not to try and squeeze them or pop them. See a doctor and let them do an exam to tell you if they are just small cysts or something else that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I have Three bumps near my nipple that look like pimples only when I'm aroused and they disappear when I'm not. What could be causing this?

I have Three bumps near my nipple that look like pimples only when I'm aroused and they disappear when I'm not. What could be causing this?

Montgomery Glands: Some of the milk ducts do not make it to the nipple. They form the bumps seen around the nipple and in the areola. Sometimes they are only apparent when the muscle in the areola contracts, either when cold or aroused. Montgomery glands are perfectly normal and rarely cause any problems. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more