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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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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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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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I have 3 small bumps on my upper inner thigh. They appear to look like pimples or razor burn. But there are three bumps in triangular formation. This ?

I have 3 small bumps on my upper inner thigh. They appear to look like pimples or razor burn. But there are three bumps in triangular formation. This ?

Folliculitis: This is a common region for folliculitis, which is an ingrown hair. The inner thighs rub against each other and cause hair follicles to turn inward and get caught. You could try waxing when the hairs get long enough. ...Read more

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Herpes or razor burn I shaved 3 days ago. I have several small pimples now at the top o my pubic area. No burning or tingling, but pain in my thigh?

Herpes or razor burn
I shaved 3 days ago.  I have several small pimples now at the top o my pubic area.  No burning or tingling, but pain in my thigh?

Difficult to assess: Visualization of the bumps would likely be necessary to determine the true cause, since the symptoms you are describing are not consistent with one over the other. Herpes lesions are typically blistered or ulcerated (open), while razor burn/folliculitis lesions appear more as red pimples. Folliculitis however, does not usually cause referred pain, while herpes often does. ...Read more

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What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne? I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.

What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne?  I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.

Acne vs folliculitis: It's important to distinguish whether you have acne or folliculitis. If it is folliculitis, to determine if it is pityrosporum folliculitis. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. If you are certain it is acne, use otc 10% benzoyl peroxide wash daily, leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off. If it doesn't improve, see your dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and rx treatment. ...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 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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Soft lump pimple like on inside thigh ?

Soft lump pimple like on inside thigh ?

Pimple on thigh: It could be anything from a big bite to an infected hair follicle. If it progresses, have your pmd take a look. ...Read more

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Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful ?

Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful
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Rule out skin cancer: Possibly a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. See a doctor to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps that have appeared in my inner right thigh that ittches, what are they and how can it be treated?

Several possibilitie: This can viral eruption called molluscum or folliculitis...Difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing the lesions. ...Read more