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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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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 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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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

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more