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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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About 2 months ago I got a pimple looking thing on my shoulder, popped it and came back now it is a red pimple looking circle, soft, doesn't hurt. ?

About 2 months ago I got a pimple looking thing on my shoulder, popped it and came back now it is a red pimple looking circle, soft, doesn't hurt. 
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See MD: Never pop lesions. If this is red and circular at this time, you should see physician, as you may have a developing infection. Do not take chances. ...Read more

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How do I pop pimples on my shoulder?

How do I pop pimples on my shoulder?

Pimple popping?: Never pop pimples. You could get bad skin infection from popping pimples. You could apply warm compresses over the acne if you have cystic acne so that they pop own thier own and drain. If you have bad pimples see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a 2mm diameter pimple on my front left shoulder that has been there for over a year and a half. I lanced when it first appeared. Should i worry?

I have a 2mm diameter pimple on my front left shoulder that has been there for over a year and a half. I lanced when it first appeared. Should i worry?

"pimple": There is no way a dermatologist would try to answer that question without saying that she or he needs to lay and eyeball on the lesion. You cannot call your car mechanic and say you have a clicking the rear end of the car, and expect to get the right care for that problem. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have lipoma on my shoulder, i applied pressure to it and tried to pop like a pimple. It sprayed a fowl smelling substance for a month. Is this safe?

I have lipoma on my shoulder, i applied pressure to it and tried to pop like a pimple. It sprayed a fowl smelling substance for a month. Is this safe?

Lipoma: The lesion you mention may not be a lipoma. Typically, a lesion of the skin and skin structures that expresses foul-smelling substance is a epidermal inclusion cyst or sebaceous cyst. These are benign lesions, but can become infected. You should seek medical attention and have this looked at as you may require antibiotics and then removal. ...Read more

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Very intense pulling burning pain down my right shoulder blade. Tender on touch. Also, there is pimple like bump which also hurts. What is it? Causes?

Very intense pulling burning pain down my right shoulder blade. Tender on touch. Also, there is pimple like bump which also hurts. What is it? Causes?

Shingles: You may be developing shingles. After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later. The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs. Treatment is with valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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About a week ago i notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

About a week ago i notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

Skin: If you started a new medication this could be a reaction. If so contact you doctor about the condition. If not you should drop a dermatologist so they can have a look before you start treating. Treatment would typically involve an ointment with steroid once a diagnosis can be made. In the short term there are several over the counter treatments for itching like cortisone. ...Read more