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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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Fluid- filled and pea- sized lump behind the ear. It started as pimple that had a head and popped. I have irritated it yesterday and it's now a soft pea- sized lump where clear sticky fluid keeps coming out.

Fluid- filled and pea- sized lump behind the ear. It started as pimple that had a head and popped. I have irritated it yesterday and it's now a soft pea- sized lump where clear sticky fluid keeps coming out.

Lumps, bumps on Skin: This is where a picture is better than a thousand words. This sounds like a post infection cyst or scar forming in your skin. We call these sebaceous cysts...They can become bigger and infected. And, they can be removed. If the spot is changing, growing, or causing pain please let some good medical provider help you sort this out. ...Read more

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When I use my cordless phone for a couple of hours, I break out in a pimple rash behind the ear. I put it on my hair and not the skin. Heat rash?

When I use my cordless phone for a couple of hours, I break out in a pimple rash behind the ear. I put it on my hair and not the skin. Heat rash?

Rash: I have seen and read about cases of reactions to using cell phones. If you see a direct relation between the use and the rash, then yes, there is likely a connection and you might want to try a different phone or earpiece. ...Read more

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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

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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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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?

Malaria as a child now diagnosed  Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used ?

Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more

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Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more

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After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure(i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?

After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure(i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?

DebatedButDecrConges: Debate exists about whether treating nasal congestion/rhinitis helps decr ear fluid problms. Sometimes i will do this with my patients as a test: topical decongestant (ex: afrin) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 4 days (then stop!). At the same time, for 1-2 weeks, aggressive trial of nasal steroid (ex: flonase) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 1-2 weeks, then nl dose. Spray gently & laterally. ...Read more

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I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear.swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more

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How do i know if its a cyst or pimple behind my ear?

How do i know if its a cyst or pimple behind my ear?

Pimple/Cyst: A pimple is usually inflamed, red and painful and has a relatively superficial covering and will drain pus with warm compresses. A cyst is usually contained in a shell like container and is sore but only red if infected. It often requires excision and drains sebaceous like material. The shell requires removal to prevent it from reforming. You can find pictures on a dermatology site. All the best. ...Read more

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I thought it was a pimple. tried popping it yesterday. Behind/on my ear. Now its bigger n very very painful?

I thought it was a pimple. tried popping it yesterday. Behind/on  my ear. Now its bigger n very very painful?

Get checked now: It sounds like you have an abscess. An abscess on the face & neck is more serious sometimes than an abscess elsewhere. Since you're in severe pain, go to an ER now and be evaluated. You don't want to get worse, I'm sure! So get seen right away. Do not drive if the pain is severe and you cannot pay enough attention to practice good defensive driving skills. Don't eat or drink till doc ok's. ...Read more

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Pimple in ear for 3 days. Poked it today w/ QTips(bad)didnt pop, and hot comp'd it. Now ear slightly pushed out/skin behind is soft/tender. Mastoid??

Lymph adenopathy: Hello. Sounds like your immune system is responding to infection. You have lymph nodes behind the ear. Try using a triple antibiotic ointment on the "pimple." Take an anti-inflammatory medicine for pain. Use warm compress behind the ear. If no improvement or if headache, neck pain, or fever develop, see your doctor right away or go to an urgent care for treatment. ...Read more

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Has had some pain behind his ear, and he says it's a little numb. I looked and it seems like a pimple is there. But I'm not sure if that's the cause.

Has had some pain behind his ear, and he says it's a little numb. I looked and it seems like a pimple is there. But I'm not sure if that's the cause.

Have an exam: It could simply b a pimple that is inflamed but could also be a swollen posterior auricular ( ear) node from an infection elsewhere in the area. I would see either a primary doctor or ENT to make sure that there are no infections in the area including the inner ear. ...Read more

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I have a pimple behind both my ears?

I have a pimple behind both my ears?

Pimples: Could be, try a benzyl peroxide cream first but if it doesn't help see a derm. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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