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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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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.?

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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Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Possibly boils: Hard, painful pimples suggest a localized skin infection usually caused by the bacteria staph aureus. A possible reason it is behind the knee is that your grandson may have eczema which is often behind the knee and makes one more susceptible to staph infections. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has blister like pimples on his knees and elbows. He says they don't itch or hurt , he was taking augmentin for an URI ?

My 2 year old has blister like pimples on his knees and elbows.  He says they don't itch or hurt , he was taking augmentin for an URI ?

Rashes: Are best evaluated by being seen...Literally. Blister like pimples on elbows and knees could be molluscum conatgiosum...Can't tell without seeing. You don't say how long they have been there. Did they appear since he was on the medication or before? Could be a viral rash. Does not sound like a typical allergy rash from medication..Make an appointment with your physician for the best answer. ...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

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My knee hurts and it has a pimple and it is kind of puffed up a little, why?

My knee hurts and it has a pimple and it is kind of puffed up a little, why?

Could be a sign of: deep infection. See your doctor for an evaluation. Dangerous signs are fever, increased redness at the site and increased pain. ...Read more

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