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Pimple Like Rash On Upper Back
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.
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?
I have tiny bumps on my neck/upper back. They are not filled with pus so are not pimples. Could they be a rash or a skin problem? Sometimes they itch.
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Lots of ways: Back pimples are a turn-off for some women and if this is the case, you want to get treated. I have had a great deal of success with topical Clindamycin for patients; my own acne was severe and I spent many years on tetracycline with good results. Failing that, a dermatologist is needed to prescribe accutane. There's no reason that in the 21st century your acne can't be controlled. ...Read more
Don't scrub: Please don't scrub your back! Your skin is not a pot, it should not be scrubbed. In the long run that will only make your acne worse. Back skin is second only to the soles of your feet in thickness, so most of the time an oral medication is necessary to control it effectively. Topical medications have very limited efficacy on the back. ...Read more
My 15 year old daugher got many pimples in her upper back. She hasn't tried any new products or anything, what could it be?
I have skin pimples on my upper back since 5 years. I tried to cure it but it doesn't work. So please give me solution for that.
SeeSee dermatologist: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have pimples on my upper back. And also I drink less water accoding to what be need. Is that the reason of pimples or what?
Unrelated: Drink as much water as you think you need and trust your body. The fact that you're not drinking so much water as some non-scientist thinks you should isn't causing your acne. Acne over the back usually requires a systemic antibiotic in addition to topical rx, and you may be a candidate for one of the strong rx's by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a red bump on my upper back that hurts and never had one before? It looks like a pimple but I have never had a pimple like this. And never had pimples/acne on my back just wondering if it could be a bite or somthing else.
Without examining you, its hard to say for certain what you have, but the red, painful lump you are experiencing could be a boil.
Boils usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria.
Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should see your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately.
You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more
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
I have oily dull face skin and sun allery n I have comedone, acne and pimples all over my face. Pimples on my lower and upper back on my cheat also?
Am a lady-age 40yrs - india. There are lot of small black spots on my upper back due to the after effect of pimples. What medicine should I use, thank?
Med Eval: Sorry, really can't diagnose and treat a person through this section of Healthtap. Take care. ...Read more
I have 2 spots on my upper back that at first I thought were pimples, but they are bigger and hurt. Then, I noticed a lump on my neck. I'm concerned?
Spots & lumps: On the body need to be examined by your doc. Please see him/her. Then you can have peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Recently I've been getting acne/pimples on my shoulders and upper back. Can I use head and shoulders shampoo as a body wash for the back acne?
27years old guy since a year I got pimples on my lower and upper back and since a month or 6 also on my chest and stomach (itchy). What can help me?
See your physician.: Pimples on trunk and chest are uncommon in men of your age. I do wonder if the reaction you have are really pimples or if they are allergic reaction to new laundry products, fabric softener, or soaps. You really need to see your doctor to let him evaluate it better. Best wishes. ...Read more
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?
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
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Red bumps in varying sizes under glute/upper-back thigh. No whitehead on them. Worse in summer, humid climates, & when sweating. How can I calm it?
Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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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 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
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