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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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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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Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Zit like bump on my face, is it a wart?

Zit like bump on my face, is it a wart?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bump on breast. Is it just a pimple?

Red pimple like bump on breast.  Is it just a pimple?

Breast bump, pimple?: It is difficult to say , without having a look at it. Start by seeing your pmd. Make an appointment and have it looked at. ...Read more

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What could a pimple like rash on my face be?

What could a pimple like rash on my face be?

Many things: A pimple like rash that just occurred is different from one that's been there awhile, than one that comes and goes. Rashes are difficult to assess without seeing them. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pimple like things on my penis?

Pimple like things on my penis?

May be herpes: If they are somewhat painful, they may be herpes. BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) 2,000 mg per day (available onn line or in a health food store). ...Read more

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Red pimple like bump under my lip?

Red pimple like bump under my lip?

Pimple or cold sore?: Pimples are common on the lip margin (the vermillion border) and around the mouth. So are cold sores. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell just by looking at one point in time. If there is pain, that might suggest cold sore, and if it does go on to blister, then cold sore it is. However, if it does not go away within a week or two, i would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do hives on my face look like small white head pimples?

Do hives on my face look like small white head pimples?

White head pimples: White head pimples on face may be due to milia. Milia are small deposits of keratin under the skin forming cyst like structures. It is abenign condition zthey are best removed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's a red bump like pimple mean on my penis?

What's a red bump like pimple mean on my penis?

See derm: See dermatologist because you may need blood test and or biopsy to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything i can put on it?

Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything i can put on it?

Topical steroid: I would try a 1% Cortaid (hydrocortisone) like cream twice a day for a couple of days. This should help--if not---please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

I popped huge pimple cluster on chin now it's open sore like a crater oozing the skin fell right off?

Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner vaginal lip. It itches and looks like the whiteheads i get on my face.

I have a bump on my inner vaginal lip. It itches and looks like the whiteheads i get on my face.

See Doctor: Sexually transmitted diseases can present like this. Some may go away temporarily only to reoccur later. It is helpful to your doctor if they can see it when it is present. There are also cysts of the bartholins gland that can present as such. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?

Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?

Likely inflammation: ...or folliculitis, a localized infection to the hair follicles caused by irritation from the new tattoo and bandages that were used to cover it. Use soapy water to clean the area three times a day, air dry well, and apply an antibacterial ointment. Call your doctor if the pimple lesions get bigger, are warm to touch or you develop a fever. ...Read more

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A acne looking rash suddenly appeared on my sides and back.Its red with whitehead like pimples that looks like its spreading. What could this be?

A acne looking rash suddenly appeared on my sides and back.Its red with whitehead like pimples that looks like its spreading. What could this be?

See a derm if stays: This is interesting because its only on your sides and back an allergy would be all over the body itch and develop hives. Acne can be regional but also contact dermatitis. Are you lying in plactic or vinyl chairs this summer? Sometines sweating into these chairs causes a dermaitiis. Anything on the bed sheet, plastic wrap? New detergent? Best to see an md. ...Read more

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I have a hard zit like bump on the top inner thigh?

I have a hard zit like bump on the top inner thigh?

Variable: This could be one of a number of benign growths from an ingrown hair to a dermatofibroma (piece of scar tissue thought to be from an old bug bit) to a calcified cyst. You would need to see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Almost anything: It could be an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin, or an irritant (non-allergic) reaction, or a fungal infection (ringworm), or any number of other things. A dermatologist needs to see it in person to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch, what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch, what could it be?

Needs to be seen: This could be a precancer (actinic keratosis), a full blown skin cancer, eczema, a boil, or many other possibilities. It should be evaluated by a healthcare professional if lasting more than a week. ...Read more