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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?  
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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have a spot on my lower back that doesn't hurt but its like a pimple and u can squeeze puss out. Should i be worried about it?

I have a spot on my lower back that doesn't hurt but its like a pimple and u can squeeze puss out. Should i be worried about it?

Skin lesion: If u can express pus from lesion, best to have it checked & treated. With so MRSA now in the community, it's best not to take chances. See doc; give good history: how long it's been there, bleeding? Pus? Pain? Redness? Fever? Insect bite prior to appearance? ...Read more

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I have 2 small pimple like bumps on my lower back and they hurt, they are the size of a seed?

I have 2 small pimple like bumps on my lower back and they hurt, they are the size of a seed?

Small back bumps: Could be folliculitis which is an infection of hair follicle , a sebacous cyst or sebacous gland infection (acne),rarely a wart or growth. Would have it checked out by doctor /urgent care , as they can enlarge. May improve with antibiotics either topical like bacitracin or oral. ...Read more

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I have only a few raise moles but just this week i noticed one on my lower back thats raised and feels like a pimple and hurts could it be cancerous?

I have only a few raise moles but just this week i noticed one on my lower back thats raised and feels like a pimple and hurts could it be cancerous?

Uncertain: Please have this checked by a doctor. This type of thing needs to be examined to be sure. At your age, skin cancer is not likely, but not unheard of. Better to be safe and get that checked out. ...Read more

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Do I have flea bites on my lower back or pimples that have scabbed over?

Do I have flea bites on my lower back or pimples that have scabbed over?

Flea usually itch: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. A rash & swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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