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I have eczema on my arms kinda looks like pimples is that eczema?

I have eczema on my arms kinda looks like pimples is that eczema?

Keratosis pilaris: Kp or keratosis pilaris is a common skin finding associated with eczema. The raised papules commonly occur as plugs in the hair follicles on the upper arms and outer thighs. They usually do not itch significantly. Treatment is available (for cosmetic purposes) but not necessary. ...Read more

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


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Please help there's bump on my forehead that looks like pimple but isn't?

Please help there's bump on my forehead that looks like pimple but isn't?

Possible skin cyst: Or raised mole. Please see your doctor; they can then actually look at it and tell you what it is and what to do for it. It's hard to say for sure what it is without seeing it. ...Read more

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Small looks like pimple but White has been on breast for number of weeks is this ok?

Small looks like pimple but White has been on breast for number of weeks is this ok?

BREAST PIMPLE: NO WAY OF TELLING WHAT THIS COULD BE WITHOUT AN EXAMINATION.
PLEASE SEE YOU REGULAR DOCTOR, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE BEEN WORRYING ABOUT IT. . . ...Read more

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Do scabie bumps come and go? Like you scratch... Bumps show up... Go away in a while.... Then show up again... Whenever it decides to again??? Looks like pimples

Do scabie bumps come and go? Like you scratch... Bumps show up... Go away in a while.... Then show up again... Whenever it decides to again??? Looks like pimples

PROBABLY NOT SCABIES: In fact, scabies tends to get worse and worse, you may see pictures on the internet, rash may look like short red tunnels especially between fingers, can occur anyplace. I can't tell what you have from your description, but you can safely try something like OTC hydrocortisone in an area - see if it clears. For answers you will probably have to show this to a doctor while it is there-stay well ...Read more

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I have a very bad rash on my butt. It so so itchy. Don’t know what if is. Looks like pimples.

I have a very bad rash on my butt. It so so itchy. Don’t know what if is. Looks like pimples.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I scratch a bump that looks like pimple on my nose a white small solid subtance came out. And the hole is quite big where the substance came off. Y??

I scratch a bump that looks like pimple on my nose a white small solid subtance came out. And the hole is quite big where the substance came off. Y??

Just a pimple: The plug of sebum can be big enough to stretch the pore. A couple of warm showers will help it get back to normal. Try very hard not to scratch. Can get infected. ...Read more

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I have small bumps around my vagina. Looks like pimples?

I have small bumps around my vagina. Looks like pimples?

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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I get what looks like pimples on my vagina, in the pubic area, and they hurt. What are they?

I get what looks like pimples on my vagina, in the pubic area, and they hurt. What are they?

U might have Herpes: You need to go see a doctor to have them examined. Herpes has a specific size and pattern, so they should be able to test for this.
So hard to DX on this format. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some black spot on my instep dat has like little holes and at the same time looks like pimples, what can?

What to do if I have some black spot on my instep dat has like little holes and at the same time looks like pimples, what can?

Get it evaluated: See Podiatrist or Dermatologist to determine what it is and get any necessary treatment. Could be a wart but may be something else that needs treatment. ...Read more

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I'm suffering a sudden appearence of pimples or what looks like pimples on my back. Can it be because m eating too much spicy food and chilli s?

I'm suffering a sudden appearence of pimples or what looks like pimples on my back. Can it be because m eating too much spicy food and chilli s?

Likely not: It's unlikely that spicy foods has anything to do with the wart-like pimples or skin lesions in on your back. Food allergies does not present that way. If it's pimple, it should go away by itself. Otherwise, you would need to see your local doctor so you can have proper diagnosis. We need to see the skin lesions to know what it is. ...Read more

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I have a wart like feature on my nose. It came and went for about 3 months then remained. Looks like pimple but hard im 42 and get a lot of sun this appeared about 6 months ago

I have a wart like feature on my nose. It came and went for about 3 months then remained. Looks like pimple but hard im 42 and get a lot of sun this appeared about 6 months ago

Difficult: Difficult to answer without a clinical examination, but given your age and that it is located on the nose, I would be concerned with the possibility of a skin cancer. It could be a wart, a nevus, a skin cancer, or other possibilities. Take a look at the link below to see a few example pictures of skin cancer and then I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area with shallow ulcers that will eventually crust over and go away --- to recur again at a later date. ...Read more

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My son is five years old and has a rash on his left bum it looks like pimples what can it be?

My son is five years old and has a rash on his left bum it looks like pimples what can it be?

Bummer: I am very fond of telling people that the main tool that a dermatologist has to use in his or her practice is their eyeballs! That means that you should have this problem looked at by dermatologist personally. This could be anything from a fully cure this too allergic contact dermatitis! I have even seen herpes simplex my butt off and nowhere else. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my armpit it almost looks like pimple it's red and sore?

I have a lump on my armpit it almost looks like pimple it's red and sore?

See doctor: Could be an inflamed or infected sebaceous cyst which can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. But important to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment if it does not resolve or worsens. Need to rule out an enlarged lymph node or cancer. ...Read more

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My daughter have this type of allergy in her face it looks like pimples, water is coming out of it and it really itches. What is that, what can I do?

My daughter have this type of allergy in her face it looks like pimples, water is coming out of it and it really itches. What is that, what can I do?

Rash evaluations: This could be many different conditions such as: contact allergy, folliculitis, impetigo etc. One of the most important part of treating a medical problem is determining the underlying cause. The accurate diagnosis for nearly every medical condition requires a physicial examination by the physician. Please see your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a red bumps on my vagina. It dosent hurt. It looks like pimples but they don't pop. And I am not a virigin. What is it?

I have a red bumps on my vagina. It dosent hurt. It looks like pimples but they don't pop. And I am not a virigin. What is it?

Genital lesion: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. What you describe could be normal, a pimple, herpes, genital warts, syphilis or many other things. ...Read more

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I have 3 bumps on my face looks like pimples but it has puss and blood and hard very painful also have one on my arm what could this be?

I have 3 bumps on my face looks like pimples but it has puss and blood and hard very painful also have one on my arm what could this be?

Poss staph infection: "pimples" outside of "acne age" and outside of acne-prone areas can be folliculitis. One cause of folliculitis is the staph bacteria. Topical antibiotic, antibacterial soap and even oral antibiotics are sometimes used. ...Read more

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I worked in the sun for like 4 months after I finished this job 1 month later a virus looks like pimples but no zits started to show in my face?

I worked in the sun for like 4 months after I finished this job 1 month later a virus looks like pimples but no zits started to show in my face?

Probably not related: If there really was a full month between your intense sun exposure and the development of this rash, it is unlikely to be related to your previous job and sun. It's been too long in between sun exposure and skin issue. Still with seeing your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more

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My 5year old son has small watery blisters (about 5) on his upperbody on his skin that is red around it. At first it looks like pimples. Help please?

My 5year old son has small watery blisters (about 5) on his upperbody on his skin that is red around it. At first it looks like pimples. Help please?

? Chicken pox: If the child has fever, what you described suggests chicken pox. If the child was not vaccinated for chicken pox you wish to consider that diagnosis.
Do not give the child any medication with aspirin in it.
Wish you and you son good health! ...Read more

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Hello I am 19 years old and have white spots around my vagina area its uncomfortable. Looks like pimples but I can't pop them. I did perform oral se?

Hello I am 19 years old and have white spots around my vagina area its uncomfortable. Looks like pimples but I can't pop them. I did perform oral se?

See a doctor: Please see you doctor asap. This sounds like an infection which will need to be treated. Stop trying to pop them, it will cause the infection to be worse and spread. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm getting red spots on my back. Itch a little, looks like pimples, but I usually don't get them. My back is covered at night. Can it be bed bug bite?

I'm getting red spots on my back. Itch a little, looks like pimples, but I usually don't get them. My back is covered at night. Can it be bed bug bite?

Maybe: If its bedbugs the red spots would be anywhere the bed contacts your skin and sometimes you'll have tiny blood spots on the bed. Notably you'll have red papules in sets of 3 from where the critters ate breakfast lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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The part of hard pallet in my mouth is dark red. In addition there are a few Spots that looks like pimples Any ideas?

The part of hard pallet in my mouth is dark red. In addition there are a few Spots that looks like pimples Any ideas?

Palate and pimples: It is impossible to answer this question without a clinical examination and additional information.
Call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Sore in back right side mouth, doesn't hurt. Looks like pimple head, popped, now hurts."head" was thick yellow/orange. Still swollen and open. What is it??

Sore in back right side mouth, doesn't hurt. Looks like pimple head, popped, now hurts."head" was thick yellow/orange. Still swollen and open. What is it??

Right pharynx absces: Pharyngeal abscess. You need antibiotics, likely and follow up to make sure it is not retropharyngeal abscess. Rarely could be sore of autoimmune disease that was infected but would need labs. Follow up with doc/urgetn care ...Read more

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little bumps on outer labia. Flesh colored / looks like pimples sometime. About 5 of them. Doesn't look like pics of herpes / warts. What could it be?

little bumps on outer labia. Flesh colored / looks like pimples sometime. About 5 of them. Doesn't look like pics of herpes / warts. What could it be?

Sebaceous cysts: Some women get sebaceous cysts, small lumps of fat tissue, or epidermal inclusion cysts, small lumps of skin tissue, under the skin. These usually need no treatment. See your provider for clarification. ...Read more