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Keep getting pimple like lesions that don't heal. I know me & my hubby are STD free could it be my lupus or something else.They are no where near hair?

Keep getting pimple like lesions that don't heal. I know me & my hubby are STD free could it be my lupus or something else.They are no where near hair?

See professionals...: Please go to see a dermatologist for detailed general and specific counseling and evaluation for your concern. It's not easy to take guess on line. Best luck... ...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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Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash(I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige,chest pain.Also,Any other ideas?

Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash(I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige,chest pain.Also,Any other ideas?

Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more

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I continually get large painful pimples on the side and back of my neck. Once the pimple goes away, a new one will form. How do I fix this?

I continually get large painful pimples on the side and back of my neck. Once the pimple goes away, a new one will form. How do I fix this?

See surgeon: If pimple originates in same location each time, may have trigger present / unresolved cyst and it may require local excision to make go away. See a surgeon / dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tryin to conceive. Stopped takin birth control pill, i.E.Ginette, but now have big red pimples/acne in neck, on jaw & my back.What can I do?

Tryin to conceive. Stopped takin birth control pill, i.E.Ginette, but now have big red pimples/acne in neck, on jaw & my back.What can I do?

PCOS: You may have polycystic ovary syndrome. This may also cause some changes in hormone levels that may cause irregular cycles, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth, acne, or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You should monitor your cycles for a couple of months to see if there is a pattern. ...Read more

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I have big red pimples / boils on my right hip, thigh and back. Some are oozing a little pus. What is it ? Hope it's not a std.

Abscesses: Sounds like abscesses. Given the number of them i would be concerned for MRSA (a drug resistant bacteria). Often they start as a folliculitis when there are many of them, this is often a result of shaving. You should certainly be examined by a doctor and will likely need an antibiotic and/or have them drained. ...Read more

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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


Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more