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Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Keratosis pilaris: Is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time.

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Itchy pimple like rash on back. Slight burning/tingling sensation. No fever. What could this be?

Itchy pimple like rash on back. Slight burning/tingling sensation. No fever. What could this be?

Rash: Hard to say without a picture. Possible allergic reaction to something, an infection, shingles... If it isn't better in a day or two or it starts to spread, become red, hot and more painful see your doctor.

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Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

You could but..: A better choice might be diphenhydramine (Benadryl) but the cetirizine is less likely to make you drowsy so you can start with that and if it doesn't work try the diphenhydramine. You can also try 1% hydrocortisone cream that you can get at the store on the rash to see if that alleviates the itching and the spread of the rash.

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I have pimples-like-rash on my back and neck. What could it be?

I have pimples-like-rash on my back and neck. What could it be?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.

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I have a small red raised pimple-like rash on my back that itches now its for 3 days now. Does not look like its clearing up also its not spreading.?

I have a small red raised pimple-like rash on my back that itches now its for 3 days now. Does not look like its clearing up also its not spreading.?

Many things: Insect/parasite bites, folliculitis, viral exanthem, allergic reaction, are just a few things that it could be. See your doctor if it persists or bothers you.

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Woke up with a pimple like rash on my upper back. It’s limited to this area. Doesn’t itch or hurt. Back of neck sore but slept on it weird, I think.

Woke up with a pimple like rash on my upper back. It’s limited to this area. Doesn’t itch or hurt. Back of neck sore but slept on it weird, I think.

Rash: Since the rash is limited to your back and if it is on both sides of the spine, it could be a type of heat rash. A viral rash like shingles stays on one side only. Have a physician examine you if the rash persists or spreads.

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I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?

I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?

Rashes need exam for: Diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms

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Hi. 30 male. Have non itchy pimple-like rash on chest and upper back. Around 30 of them. Almost 1 year. New ones do appear. Anti-hiv test was negative?

Hi. 30 male. Have non itchy pimple-like rash on chest and upper back. Around 30 of them. Almost 1 year. New ones do appear. Anti-hiv test was negative?

Rash: The causes of your rash can be multiple. If sexually transmitted diseases is a concern, syphilis would be the first to rule out. Otherwise, a picture may assist in establishing the diagnosis or better off seeing a specialist in skin disorders.

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How can I prevent pimples and back acne?

How can I prevent pimples and back acne?

Triggers: Acne triggers include sun, hormones, lack of sleep, genetics, stress, and more. See your medspa doctor for acne laser treatment, products and prescription creams that will help you.

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I don't want to take any medications but I have back acne and I don't know how to go about treating it, some of the pimples are deep and cant be popped.

I don't want to take any medications but I have back acne and I don't know how to go about treating it, some of the pimples are deep and cant be popped.

Benzoyl peroxide gel: 5-10% and daily washing with gentle soap (Baby soap or oatmeal soap). DO NOT SQUEEZE!!!!! If no response in 4 weeks you will need prescription gel or pills.

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I take duacc and minocycline for back acne (its worked) but ever since I started exercising I noticed im getting pimples. What do I do?

I take duacc and minocycline for back acne (its worked) but ever since I started exercising I noticed im getting pimples. What do I do?

Back acne: The best over the counter treatment for back acne may be a benzoyl peroxide wash. I recommend 10 percent. One should use it daily. It will ruin one's towels. Often, oral antibiotics are needed and even accutane. If scarring is present do not delay seeing a dermatologist to prevent further scarring. Www. Drbader. Com.

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What causes some off my cystic back acne to turn black after the real pimple is gone? Hyper pigmentation?

What causes some off my cystic back acne to turn black after the real pimple is gone? Hyper pigmentation?

Healing: This is post-inflammatory pigmentation. Alec, I am VERY glad that you are on isotretinoin and I trust you're finally being managed properly. Stay the course and you'll get a good result. There's little or nothing to do about the hyperpigmentation or the redness -- it goes healing.

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What to do if I have so many pimples on my back and I use to pop them now What to do if I have back acne scars help!!?

What to do if I have so many pimples on my back and I use to pop them now What to do if I have back acne scars help!!?

Get treated: You're going to need a topical plus a systemic prescription-strength medication for your acne. If you are offered isotretinoin, be brave and take it. There's no reason that a person needs to be in your situation nowadays. Make that phone call to your physician now.

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Can back acne (2-3 pimples that had some pus but healed in 2 days) be a symptom of ars (hiv)? Can hives be caused by ars (hiv)?

Can back acne (2-3 pimples that had some pus but healed in 2 days) be a symptom of ars (hiv)? Can hives be caused by ars (hiv)?

Very doubtful: Neither of these rashes are typical of hiv. You seem extremely concerned about hiv. Maybe you should see you physician and get checked out.

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A few pimples on one shoulder and collar bone, mild back acne. They do not itch. A coworker had scabies 2 mo ago. What are the chances it is scabies?

Unlikely: But the best way to diagnose the source of a rash is to show it to a professional and allow them to make a diagnosis. Scabies would likely have appeared long before this and produces rather bothersome itching.

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I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? B/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? B/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

Lotion may clog pore: The lotion may be clogging your pores. Try doing without the lotion and see if it makes a difference, On the other hand, it could be hormonal. May or may not apply to you, but sometimes going on or off birth control or changing pills may affect acne. Try these suggestions for starters. Regards, Dr. Lebowitz

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