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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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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 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 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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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 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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Need help docs! my 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

Need help docs! my 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

CHild rash: Be concerned if the child is having symptoms from the rash (itching, pain, drainage), or if it's not improving in a couple of weeks after treatment. It may be many different things and may need a doctor to do a good history and look at the rash to determine what it is and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more

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