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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. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Chronic chest, back acne, phlegm, often inner ears itch, pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial, What's the issue?

Chronic chest, back acne, phlegm, often inner ears itch, pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial, What's the issue?

Different issues: Acne rosacea, and acne vulgaris are usually caused by propionic bacteria. However, there may be folliculitis resulting from inspection of the hair follicles by normal flora/bacteria on the skin, which can be secondary infection resulting from staphylococcus species. On the other hand, throat infection is usually cause by streptococcus or Staphylococcus species, which are different mechanisms. ...Read more

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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.

As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

Rash needs exam: Rashes are difficult to evaluate without being seen. Could be acne, folliculitis, mollusca contagiosum, many, many things. If it bothers you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Keratosis pilaris: Your description sounds like a dermatologic condition known as keratosis pilaris. This condition produces rough and pimple-like bumps on the upper outer arms and back. Sometimes the inner thighs and face can also be affected. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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An acne looking rash suddenly appeared on my sides and back. Its red with whitehead like pimples that looks like its spreading. What could this be?

See a derm if stays: This is interesting because its only on your sides and back an allergy would be all over the body itch and develop hives.
Acne can be regional but also contact dermatitis. Are you lying in plactic or vinyl chairs this summer? Sometines sweating into these chairs causes a dermaitiis. Anything on the bed sheet, plastic wrap? New detergent?
Best to see a md. ...Read more

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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading?  Picture added

Exposure to plant..?: Have you been hiking... short pants..., insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash (poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain, spreading redness . See MD to check for infection (cellulitis. ...Read more

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Why is my face always bright red? No rash, pimples, heat, blotches or sunburn (but looks like it). Every day, all day. Stopped during chemo-now back.

Red face: Did you have this rash before your chemotherapy? Did it appear after chemo? Does it itch?
See your dermatologist for evaluation .
Could it be rosa era? ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


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