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Doctor insights on: Painful Like Pimple On Back

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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


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I have a large painful pimple on my back, how do i get rid of quickly and should I break it?

I have a large painful pimple on my back, how do i get rid of quickly and should I break it?

Could be a cyst: but you could apply warm compresses as often as possible and have someone press gently to see if it "pops". If it only goes down a little bit an then comes right back, it could need to be opened and drained. ...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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I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful. Could it be from a spider bite?

I have a slightly large pimple like sore on my back. It's not itchy but it is painful.  Could it be from a spider bite?

Unlikely: Most common lesion on the back as you described is a pimple or sebaceous cyst. Both of which are localized skin infections/inflammations. A spider bite could occur on back but is less likely. A spider bite could get infected or it could cause tissue necrosis as with the brown recluse spider bites. Best to have a doc look at it. ...Read more

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I have a large red bump on the back of my arm where the muscle is. It looks like a pimple and is very painful. What is it?

Abscess? infected: Hair follicle? These are some of the common things that it could be. I suggest putting warm compresses on it to see if it might get soft and open up/drain. If it gets worse, see a doctor for evaluation, possible incision/drainage or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have pimples on the back of my tongue and a small patch that looks like fungi.It is not painful but it is uncomfortable sometimes. Any idea?

I have pimples on the back of my tongue and a small patch that looks like fungi.It is not painful but it is uncomfortable sometimes. Any idea?

Tongue bumps: The tongue is a very complex organ and has many different types of cells. On the back of the tongue are elevated areas that are involved in taste and are totally normal to be there. The tenderness is unusual and because of that I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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I live in arizona and in the summer heat i get red it hey painful pimple like bumps on my butt and back of thighs. What can I do to stop this?

I live in arizona and in the summer heat i get red it hey painful  pimple like  bumps on my butt and back of thighs.  What can I do to stop this?

Folliculitis: This may be due to folliculitis or other causes. The best solution is to see a dermatologist for a consultation, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations, hygiene and exfoliation will help but medications may be required, laser hair removal can also help. ...Read more