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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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Caleb keeps getting a bump on his knee, like a pimple , eventually it pops but is very painful. What could this be? What is the best way to treat?

Caleb keeps getting a bump on his knee, like a pimple , eventually it pops but is very painful. What could this be? What is the best way to treat?

Maybe a boil: Some people go through phases where they get recurrent staphylococcal infections. It may be helpful to see the doctor when it is ready to pop to get a culture. There is a prescription bactroban (mupirocin) that can be very helpful for such infections but you need to be seen to get it. ...Read more

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I woke up with my left knee swollen it hurts n is uncomfortable to move the surrounding areas are fine i see a little bump like a dark pimple what?

Abscess: You may have skin infection going on. The pimple has spread inflammation around and that's what causes pain and swelling. See doc to get it treated. Don't tamper with it yourself. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my leg below my knee they do not have a head-on them though they arnt itchy only sore to touch please help thanks ?

I have pimple like bumps on my leg below my knee they do not have a head-on them though they arnt itchy only  sore to touch please help thanks ?

Pimple: Unfortunately we cannot dispense any advice to anyone below 16 and since you didn't mention your age, I must assume you are a young minor. Please see your parents and your doctor for your concern. ...Read more

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Large bump on right knee that has grown with small pimples around it.?

Large bump on right knee that has grown with small pimples around it.?

Bump: Can not diagnose it without seeing it. See your dermatologist if i were to guess from your description i would think about molluscum contageosum. ...Read more

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I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluation and treatment. Your doctor may perform bloodwork on you to see if you have any signs of auto-immune disease and/or they may prescribe oral and/or topical medications to help resolve this skin issue. ...Read more

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I had a dark pimple like bump on my leg. When squeezed a lot of thick dark blood came out. What could it be? Should i be worried?

I had a dark pimple like bump on my leg. When squeezed a lot of thick dark blood came out. What could it be? Should i be worried?

Sounds normal: Sounds normal for a pimple. Some have thick white or yellow stuff, some thin white or yellow stuff and others red stuff. If it is resolving then you don't need to worry. If it is getting larger, more tender, hot or spreading, then see the doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on upper leg (not my bottom) and it's not painful but has been there for over a year. What should i do?

I have a pimple like bump on upper leg (not my bottom) and it's not painful but has been there for over a year. What should i do?

A pimple : Most likely it is a sebaceous cyst, but sine you have it for more than a year you should check it out with your doctor, it is not urgent but have it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pimple lime bump on leg is it scabies?

Pimple lime bump on leg is it scabies?

Doubtful: Scabies is a disease caused by an ectoparasite mite. It is highly contagious. It causes a rash that occurs between the fingers, in skin creases, axillae etc. The rash causes severe itching 1 bump on the leg is unlikely to be scabies. ...Read more

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Almost black bump on the inside of my leg.Reminded me of a pimple,and it hurt?? how can I get rid off that??

Almost black bump on the inside of my leg.Reminded me of a pimple,and it hurt?? how can I get rid off that??

Dermatology: Really tough to give advice through the computer regarding dermatological skin conditions. There are multiple different possibilities of what you may have and the best way to properly diagnose you so the best treatment can occur is for you to get a clinical exam from a Doctor. best wishes. ...Read more

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What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

Infection: This is more common with being overweight, excessive sweating and diabetes. Do not squeeze, it may get much bigger. Use hot compresses to bring to a head naturally. If it does not respond oral antibiotics maybe necessary. Your other drugs and any history of drug alleries is very important if you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I see a skin bump on the left leg of my husband. What might be the reason? M sure it's not pimple since its big.

I see a skin bump on the left leg of my husband. What might be the reason? M sure it's not pimple since its big.

Also consider Lipoma: If it is red, sore, and increasing in size over time- Dr Yetimyan is absolutely right. A boil or abscess will generally worsen until it is drained. If it has no color change, and is not painful, it could be a lipoma. Purple bluish lumps can be lymphangiomas. These last two are not concerning.. There are a few other things to consider, but it would depend on it's characteristics. ...Read more

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Bump the size of a thumbprint in the crease at leg/vagina. I thought it was a pimple, but it has been 1 week and hurts bad when squeezed!! No colour ?

Bump the size of a thumbprint in the crease at leg/vagina. I thought it was a pimple, but it has been 1 week and hurts bad when squeezed!! No colour ?

Ingrown hair: at the fold, the other side wall applied pressure on top of a hair trying to grow forcing to the stay under the surface and now its growning inside and the reason its not going away. ...Read more

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What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby has a bump looks like a pimple on his left cheek and on the back of his left leg? What could this be?

My baby has a bump looks like a pimple on his left cheek and on the back of his left leg? What could this be?

Depends: How old is your baby? The first few months of life babies can get many different lesions, most of which are considered normal and expected to go away if left alone. If it is red at the base, growing in size/number, appears tender (hurts if touched) then it needs to be evaluated by his doctor. http://www.babycenter.com/101_visual-guide-to-childrens-rashes-and-skin-conditions_10332129.bc ...Read more

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I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

Pimple Like Bumps: Folliculitis is a very common, benign skin disorder that looks like scattered pinpoint red bumps on the skin. However, without seeing these skin lesions it is impossible to be sure of the diagnosis. If folliculitis treatment is usually oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi my son is 4 years old and we recently noticed he has 2 small bumps on his leg and 1 on pubic area, looks like fat deposits not pimples.Worried?

Next well-baby visit: Show the pediatrician. If they start growing impressively or ulcerate or begin to hurt, have them checked early. Kids can get lipomas like everybody else. ...Read more

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My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. However, there are similar looking rashes that do need medical attention, so check with your baby's doctor.
Here's a link for pic and info: www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-erythema-toxicum-neonatorum. ...Read more

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There are bumps on my leg that seems like pimples but they don't pop and they're warmer than other parts of my skin. Is it kp or something else?

There are bumps on my leg that seems like pimples but they don't pop and they're warmer than other parts of my skin. Is it kp or something else?

Folliculitis?: This should be examined by a physician to be sure, but commonly is bacterial in nature, often in healthy people can occur after shaving. ...Read more

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I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. no where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. they do not itch?

I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg.  no where else on my body.  Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. they do not itch?

Rash: Maybe a contact rash or folliculitis from shaving. Take a picture and show your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. You are always welcome to submit a picture on this site. Stop shaving and using any products that might aggravate your rash. All the best. ...Read more

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I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy , now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip . Staph ?

I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy , now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip . Staph ?

Possibly: Without seeing this it is impossible to diagnose. Apply warm to hot packs repeatedly until it opens and drains. If it reforms or expands with redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth or you get fever see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

I am experiencing  red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

Folliculitis: Most likely an irritation of the skin but if it is forming pimples the you may have to consider a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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Why do get a pimple on my knee?

Why do get a pimple on my knee?

Pimple: Generally speaking, a pimple on the knee is caused by an infected hair follicle. ...Read more

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I have a big pimple on my knees. It was painfull at the beginning but now it is not. It is big and white in the centre and has red around it. Help me?

I have a big pimple on my knees. It was painfull at the beginning but now it is not. It is big and white in the centre and has red around it. Help me?

See a doctor: This infection needs to be professionally evaluated. It could become quite dangerous if ot properly managed, and may require a small incision to drain pus, an antibiotic prescription, or both. ...Read more