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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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I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red. Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red.  Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

Possible: Apply warm compresses to it for 10-15 min several times a day. If worsening pain, redness spreads, or fevers, go to a doctor or ER as it can be an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Between my legs, around my thigh. My skin have darken and i got really bad itch sometime. Also pimple kind thing, with poss in them sometime?

Between my legs, around my thigh. My skin have darken and  i got really bad itch sometime. Also pimple kind thing, with poss in them sometime?

I would start: By using a an antifungal cream like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) mix with Hydrocortisone and possibly even some topical silver cream. Those three in combo, used every day for a month then 2 d per week should help. The pigmentation could be do to scratching but if overweight and/or strong family hx of type 2 dm, look up acanthosis nigricans. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr. ?

My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr. ?

Could molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that cause a warty like papule that has a central indent (umbilication). These are benign, and can spontaneously improve, usually over weeks, not minutes. These could also be allergic type reaction. Should be checked at some time when he has them to get correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a red bump on my bum cheek (close to inner thigh crease) It looked and felt like a painful pimple, now it looks popped and looks like a sore.

I had a red bump on my bum cheek (close to inner thigh crease) It looked and felt like a painful pimple, now it looks popped and looks like a sore.

Pimple: This sounds like a small abscess caused by an infected hair follicle. It can be really warm and painful. Usually when it drains, will feel better but you should keep a close eye on it and keep it clean. If the pain worsens or the site starts looking worse, see your doctor because it might become more infected. ...Read more

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Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn. ?

Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn. ?

Pimples: I would not "pop" them as you do not know what they are and that could make them spread. Rashes are hard to diagnose without looking at them. I would suggest you see your physician . ...Read more

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