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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)

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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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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The past few months my back legs and butt have been breaking out in pimples, im not sensitive or allergic to anything and now theres dark scars, help?

The past few months my back legs and butt have been breaking out in pimples, im not sensitive or allergic to anything and now theres dark scars, help?

Laundry detergent: Did you change your laundry detergent or fabric softerner? They cause a rash as you pull up your underwear. The dark scars are the residual from the skin inflammation. See your doctor about the rash or a dermatologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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The past few months my back legs and butt have been breaking out in pimples, im not sensitive or allergic to anything and now theres dark scars, help!?

The past few months my back legs and butt have been breaking out in pimples, im not sensitive or allergic to anything and now theres dark scars, help!?

Folliculitis: From the description, it sounds like you may be having outbreaks of folliculitis or infection around the hair roots. Even when the infection clears, you develop post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which are the dark spots. A common cause is too tight jeans which rub on the hairs and cause irritation. Try wearing looser or softer pants and if that doesn't help, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dark spots, blemishes, acnes, scars & pimples? How do they form? Which skin type suffers what? Over the counter drugs?

What is the difference between dark spots, blemishes, acnes, scars & pimples? How do they form? Which skin type suffers what? Over the counter drugs?

Manage it: Multiple pimples is usually acne; blemishes is a "pop" euphemism for acne and it leaves dark spots. Before you or someone you care about ends up with scars, manage it. Forget about "skin types" or trying to figure out "why". If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you need to add prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more

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How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

Pigmentation p/acne: Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time. Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple and i wanna know how to get rid of the dark scar on my face?

I popped a pimple and i wanna know how to get rid of the dark scar on my face?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration (sparingly on the face!) ...Read more

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What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

Nothing can remove: There are powerful medications with lots of side effects which can alter dramatically the course of severe cystic acne. You need to discuss with a dermatologist. Medications need to be monitored. ...Read more

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I moved to a new city and my back grew these pimples.My back has these harsh black scaring from it. How do I get rid if the scars?

I moved to a new city and my back grew these pimples.My back has these harsh black scaring from it.  How do I get rid if the scars?

Maybe blood in scar: If the blackness has a purple component, this coloring may be due to bleeding into the scar which may gradually resolve spontaneously. If you don't see improvement in a couple of weeks, i suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer from acne especially in my face, back, shoulders. And i also has some scars that results from the acne pimples. So what is the best solution?

I suffer from acne especially in my face, back, shoulders. And i also has some scars that results from the acne pimples. So what is the best solution?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my face after i get a pimple. When I have a pimple and it dissapears it leaves a scar on my chin-under my chin. What should I do?

I have dark spots on my face after i get a pimple. When I have a pimple and it dissapears it leaves a scar on my chin-under my chin. What should I do?

You have PIH: It sounds like you have post-inflammatory hyper -pigmentation. Try to minimize any inflammation such as pimples. Gentle cleansing, use of benzoyl peroxide products, plenty of sleep and a good diet and exercise will help you keep pimples under control. If you get one, do not squeeze it! you might want to consult a dermatologist for help in control and fading these spots. ...Read more

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How do I treat pimple scars that now has become uneven skin tone? At the scares im darker, while my skin is lighter. Any household treatments?

How do I treat pimple scars that now has become uneven skin tone?  At the scares im darker,  while my skin is lighter. Any household treatments?

Uneven skin tone: There are myths about many household remedies for lightening the skin or treating skin conditions. Often these remedies make matters worse. Please see your dermatologist. There are medications that would help with both acne and dark spots left after acne on the skin, such as tretinoin or azelaic acid. ...Read more

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Hello. I am 26 and worried about my back which is covered with pimples and scars. I followed a treatment from a dermatologist as well but in vain.

Hello. I am 26 and worried about my back which is covered with pimples and scars. I followed a treatment from a dermatologist as well but in vain.

Get seen again: You are past due for treatment with isotretinoin. It will not touch the scars but will prevent new ones. Get another opinion. If you are not having regular periods, work on this with your physician. If you cannot take isotretinoin, the oral contraceptive pill and maybe sourinolactone are considerations. ...Read more

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I had a pimple i popped then it formed a puss bubble. I popped it again and it left a dark spot and the pimple spread twice on tummy one left scar?

I had a pimple i popped then it formed a puss bubble. I popped it again and it left a dark spot and the pimple spread twice on tummy one left scar?

Post-inflamatory: After any irritation or injury there may be color changes and scars. They will be less conspicuous with time: months to years. See a dermatologist if you want help to stop the pimples or reduce the pigment changes. ...Read more

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Is it norm for a pimple that u popped on your hip to come back in the exact same spot 5 times and keep coming back. And kinda scar almost?

Is it norm for a pimple that u popped on your hip to come back in the exact same spot 5 times and keep coming back. And kinda scar almost?

Not, not normal: At this point it is not normal and this may indicate that it requires professional treatment with incision & drainage or excision or biopsy. Seek evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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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