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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,497 Doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

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


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How to treat pimples, dark patches and dry lips?

How to treat pimples, dark patches and dry lips?

Problems related?: 3 different problems. Could be related but need a complete evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples, dark patches and dry lips?

How can I get rid of pimples, dark patches and dry lips?

What are you using?: The dark patches may be a result of the pimples after they heal, hormonal changes or sun exposure. The acne and dry lips could also be hormone related. Consult your physician about this. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had skin on my neck that had pus, like the skin from acne or dry lips. Flaky skin?

What do you advise if I had skin on my neck that had pus, like the skin from acne or dry lips. Flaky skin?

See your PCP: Some conditions like flaky skin also may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

Minor salivary gland: The lips have many small minor salivary glands within and near the surface. If those glands are blocked, the lips could appear with many small bumps.

Those bumps could also due to an irritation. ...Read more

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Putting epiduo cream on red dry pimple that is next to my lip is it bad to do that?

Putting epiduo cream on red dry pimple that is next to my lip is it bad to do that?

No it is not bad.: In order to treat acne, you must use the cream sparingly and consistently. Please make sure the cream does not go into your mouth. ...Read more

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Hello I have a chapped lower lip with a discoloration. Its always dry and painful with periodic pimples-like substances. What is the cause and cure?

Chelitis: Chronic chapped lips alone are often caused by irritation from chronic licking, but once sores or bumps begin to appear, one should consider infection with bacteria or fungus. Prescription medications are usually required. ...Read more

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Felt very ugly and got pimples on my face, lips dried then had blood spot after a week and periods for 3 days after a week with a negative result. HELP

Felt very ugly and got pimples on my face, lips dried then had blood spot after a week and periods for 3 days after a week with a negative result. HELP

Pimples, short perio: Repeat the HCG or get a blood level in 7-10 days or consider ultrasound in 1-2 weeks. For pimples there can always be hormonal variation could try over the counter acne medications like clerasil with benzoyl peroxide or ProActiv system, wash face 2 x a day- just gentle soap, drink 3-4 glasses of water a day, avoid soda, candies chocolate, eat greens, get sleep. F/u /w /doc for prescrption ...Read more

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Small whitehead pimple right on lip, saw last night, this morning whitehead gone and its just red. My lips are super dry from accutane. Lick my lips alot?

Small whitehead pimple right on lip, saw last night, this morning whitehead gone and its just red. My lips are super dry from accutane. Lick my lips alot?

Not uncommon reactio: Sounds like a not unexpected side-effect of Accutane. Drying and peeling of the skin are common, so it would be a good idea to use a moisturizer 0n your skin and lips ...Read more

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Hi there, I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?

Hi there, I dry kissed a random woman at a club and 10 days later a small pimple like sore showed up on my lip. Could it be a chancre syphilis?

Not syphilis: Syphilis is rare in heterosexuals in Canada, especially in the Vancouver area; is rarely transmitted by kissing, especially dry kissing; and a chancre would not appear as a pimple-like sore. You might just have a pimple, or maybe oral herpes (cold sore). Whatever it is, you didn't catch it from the kiss. ...Read more

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I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months I think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?

I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months I think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?

Oral Herpes: Oral herpes, known as "cold sores" is activated by a herpes virus. The virus is activated during an infection, sunlight, stress. You can't make them go away forever. They usually spontaneously resolve. Depending on how often you have these episodes, your doctor can prescribe a pill or topical cream for treatment. ...Read more

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I had a pimples in the corners of my mouth no pain doctor said my lips where dry to use vasline the pimples are back and hurt is it herpes simplex 1?

I had a pimples in the corners of my mouth no pain doctor said my lips where dry to use vasline the pimples are back and hurt is it herpes simplex 1?

Perhaps: More than likely if it's recurrent and painful sores on lips +/- skin around the lips, it's herpes simplex- type 1. It is a reactivation virus that becomes quiescent or inactive but virus is still dormant and can recur especially under circumstances of stress - creams like abreva or Denavir (penciclovir) decrease the pain + length of time sores are present but no cure available. ...Read more

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What is dry lips a sign of?

What is dry lips a sign of?

Dry lips: Most of the time dry lips are just that -- lips that have lost moisture because of dehydration, too much wind or too much sun. Occasionally, however, dry lips may signal a more serious condition. In children, Kawasaki's disease. Also has been associated with a deficiency of certain B vitamins. Rarely, a condition called Sjogren's can be causative. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you fix really dry lips?

Emollients: Constant application of lip balm and other emollients, frequently throughout the day, will moisten the delicate surface and help to eliminate chapping and fissures. ...Read more

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Can braces cause dry lips?

Can braces cause dry lips?

Dry lips: Especially when new, braces may cause lip posture changes which can result in mouth breathing > dry lips. Try lip balm, and do not lick our lips. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Painful Cracks At The Corners Of Mouth (Definition)

(angular cheilitis) uncomfortable broken skin at the ...Read more