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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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

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I have pimple like bumps on my body that arent usually there?

I have pimple like bumps on my body that arent usually there?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body..only some bump itch lightly.. what can it be?

I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body..only some bump itch lightly.. what can it be?

Rash?: It is really tough to diagnose a rash on the computer, so if it persists I recommend seeing your Doctor or a Dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small "pimple" like bump on the tip of my tounge. It's more irratating then painful... But im worried. Any thought on what it may be?

I have a small "pimple" like bump on the tip of my tounge. It's more irratating then painful... But im worried. Any thought on what it may be?

Clogged taste bud: Most likely a minor malformation/clogging of a taste bud called fungiform papilliae, very much like a tiny pimple. This should resolve in a few days to maybe 2 wks. Aphthous ulcers are typically quite painful eventhough they are often quite small. If it is not gone in 2wks, check with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

Warm and wait.: Unless the area has redness that is spreading or your beginning to feel feverish, it's probably okay to apply a warm compress to the area and watch it with the hopes that it goes away on its own. If it doesn't within 1 week, seek attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a painful what pimple like bump on the soft palate in a 6year old?

What can cause a painful what pimple like bump on the soft palate in a 6year old?

Salivary gland issue: Occasional there can be a stone formation, or a small infection on a gland. Depending on the location- aphthous ulcers can create a painful situation for a couple of days too. Warm rinses should help expedite the recovery time. ...Read more

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I have these red pimple like bumps that are spreding all over my body and now its spreding to my toung what's happening?

I have these red pimple like bumps that are spreding all over my body and now its spreding to my toung what's happening?

Get seen: Acne is unlikely to involve your tongue. You have access to good health care where you are, and i'd urge you to do this at once. If this is some other skin illness == from your description I am concerned about dermatitis herpetiformis and a couple of other entities -- it's all the more reason to be seen. ...Read more

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I have been getting these pimple like bumps all over my body. Idk what it is but they itch. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Or what can help it

I have been getting these pimple like bumps all over my body. Idk what it is but they itch. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Or what can help it

Itching rash: There are dozens of reasons why a person could have a rash like you have described and doctors prefer to see the rash and ask question to point at a cause before treating. But the rash itches, and most itches regardless of cause result from release of histamine. Before you make the appointment, consider one of many good antihistamines now available over the counter for some relief. ...Read more

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Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful ?

Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful
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Rule out skin cancer: Possibly a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. See a doctor to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a big pimple like painful bump near my armpit?

Cyst : Inflammation or infection from a painful pimple or cyst may be drained, injected with corticosteroid, warm compresses applied and or treated with antibiotics . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Painful blisters: Hi shahzad1: herpes lesions are distinctively painful and at one stage they appear as fluid filled vesicles. ...Read more

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Why do I get white halos around any bump or pimple on my body?

Why do I get white halos around any bump or pimple on my body?

Halo Phenonomen: Moles , in particular Nevi can develop a depigmentation (loss of pigment) around them referred to Halo Nevus phenonomen as a result of inflammation around those nevi which in effect is destroying the nevi and removing them through an auto-immune mechanism ...Read more

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Today when I woke up, I noticed I have a painful & big bump on my buttcheek, it's not a pimple. Do you know what it could be?

Abscess: If it is painful and deep, it is likely an abscess that will need to be opened and drained. Some benefit can be obtained from moist heat application, but you need to call your doc. S/he may send you to a surgeon to have this treated. ...Read more