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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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A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body, left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body, left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

Residual scar: Good day, thank you for your question! It sounds like this might be a residual scar left behind from the pimple. Either way it would be prudent to see your PCP. All the best! ...Read more

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How can I get rib of the pimple near the center of my upper lip?

How can I get rib of the pimple near the center of my upper lip?

PIMPLE ON LIP: BEST WAY TO GET RID OF A LIP PIMPLE IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
IN ANY CASE, DO NOT SQUEEZE IT!
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what causes pimple on my bum cheeks like five I noticed it the next day after using public toilets is there any harm to me?

Hi I was wondering what causes pimple on my bum cheeks like five I noticed it the next day after using public toilets is there any harm to me?

Probably: folliculitis, not related to public toilet use, but more to local irritation, perspiration, or oily skin. Seek medical opinion if they persist over one week, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Acne: If you are unsure what it is see your doctor, otherwise if it is acne see a doctor for prescription creams to apply. Start using salicylic acid to was the acneic area on your buttocks when in the shower. Avoid baths and hot tubs, lakes and oceans (oxymetazoline) until clear. ...Read more

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A spot on my chest looks like a pimple but it isn't. What could it be?

A spot on my chest looks like a pimple but it isn't. What could it be?

Sebaceous cyst /acne: If it was a pimple, it would be infected and painful and red, if its not painful it might be a blocked sebaceous cyst, usually they are benign but occasionally they can become infected and need drainage. I would not bother with it if it wasn't bothering me much :). ...Read more

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Had a brown dot that looked like a freckle on my chest whole life... I squeeze it & puss came out like a pimple. Now brown dots gone. Why?

Had a brown dot that looked like a freckle on my chest whole life... I squeeze it & puss came out like a pimple. Now brown dots gone. Why?

Fooled you: It sounds like it was a closed comedone (aka: pimple / blackhead) which often has a tan/grey/black surface on the plug, but can be expressed by squeezing. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing below the chest it is not painful, but some smelly brownish colour comes out and turnes black after some time what is that

I have a pimple like thing below the chest it is not painful, but some smelly brownish colour comes out and turnes black after some time what is that

? abscess: It may be a minor infection. Possibly an abscess like infection as evidenced by the discharge. Best for you to get the area evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Why do pimple like sores form on the buttocks and perineal area?

Hidradenitis: I would speak to your doctor about your general health. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? People with hidradenitis supurativa get "pimples" in their groin and buttock and it is not related to weight or diabetes. I find topical antibiotics and/or fruit acid treatments help. I would see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like bump on my chest that won't pop. Just noticed it today. Doesn't hurt. Smaller specs around it.

I have a pimple-like bump on my chest that won't pop. Just noticed it today. Doesn't hurt. Smaller specs around it.

Leave it alone: You need to leave it alone why everybody like to pop every bump they see it might go away faster if you leave it alone ...Read more

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I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

Bumps: It would be easy to tell if they could be examined. They might represent milia due to the skin healing over the pores you will have to have a doctor look at them to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm a young 34 old women with a skin problem on my chest I have had for few year its shape and hard like a pimple what could it be?

I'm a young 34 old women with a skin problem on my chest I have had for few year its shape and hard like a pimple what could it be?

Get it checked: There are many possibilities as to the cause of your problem. Some things are treatable others are not. I would see a dermatologist for your answer. ...Read more

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I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?

I have open sores on my buttock area. It started as what looked like one large pimple, but grew to about 20 in this area. Please help. What is it?

Folliculitis: It is likely a local spread of a staph or strep species that is causing you to have an outbreak. Can try chlorhexadine soap / scrub (may have to ask pharmacist where to find it), and if not successful, see your dr / urgent care for antibiotic rx and more specific instruction on how to get rid of. ...Read more

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Hi I have a big pimple on my lower chest?

Hi I have a big pimple on my lower chest?

See doctor: Not enough information to assist u in diagnosis or suggestions. Have ur self examined to see if u need oral medicine or local treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my chest First thought it was a pimple but ended up not be one it has been there for over 4 months Should I be worried?

I have a bump on my chest First thought it was a pimple but ended up not be one it has been there for over 4 months Should I be worried?

Size: Small bumps are more likely to be harmless. It does, however, sound as if you are worried. Suggest you have your regular doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When I stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.

I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When I stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.

Folliculitis: Folliculitis can be a difficult and chronic condition. You may need to take oral antibiotics for quite a while...Maybe months. ...Maybe longer. If you add a benzoyl peroxide wash it might help control your problem. It is basically a form of acne at the hair follicle so it can linger on for a long time an need chronic treatment. ...Read more

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Couple of weeks now I have a pimple on my Buttock's hole. The first time when it appears it was painful but now there is absolutely no pain. Its stiff?

Scratch healed: A painful pimple /small boil may be due to mild infection after little scratch during cleaning the anal area, . As it has sealed on its own, thus there is no pain. If it reoccurs then consult your doctor ...Read more

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I have a small pimple looking around my anus region. Sometimes when I ease myself and wipe my bum and I accidentally scratch it it bleed.

I have a small pimple looking around my anus region. Sometimes when I ease myself and wipe my bum and I accidentally scratch it it bleed.

Hemorrhoids: You may have hemorrhoids.
Symptoms of hemorrhoids include:
anal itching,
anal ache or pain, especially while sitting,
bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl,
pain during bowel movements,
one or more hard tender lumps near the anus.
See your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on chest brown hole in middle and swollen white then red. Started small and slowly growing and becoming painful.

I have a pimple like bump on chest brown hole in middle and swollen white then red. Started small and slowly growing and becoming painful.

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
But, local infections grow with collections of pus and can cause a variety of color changes. They need specfic treament often with minor surgery. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. Sounds like yours may be infected. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My back pimple are spreading slowly And my chest to?

My back pimple are spreading slowly And my chest to?

Dermatology: You may want to see a dermatologist. Retinols or tretinoin therapy may help. Otherwise consider good skin care with a gentle antibacterial soap followed by a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more