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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


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How do I remove pimples from my upper back? Girlfriend wont touch them

How do I remove pimples from my upper back? Girlfriend wont touch them

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

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How do I remove pimples from my upper back skin area?

How do I remove pimples from my upper back skin area?

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

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My 15 year old daugher got many pimples in her upper back. She hasnt tried any new products or anything, what could it be?

My 15 year old daugher got many pimples in her upper back. She hasnt tried any new products or anything, what could it be?

Pimples: The pimples is probably acne which can develop especially if she is perspiring secondary to sports. Benzyl peroxide may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if i just can't get rid of pimples on my upper back and shoulders any suggestions?

What to do if i just can't get rid of pimples on my upper back and shoulders any suggestions?

Body acne: can be difficult to treat if it is widespread or difficult to reach for application of topical acne products (available over the counter). Avoiding harsh or fragrances soaps will help reduce inflammation, but severe cases are sometimes treated with oral medications (Rx). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 : 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

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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 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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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