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My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

Pustular rash: Your child may have impetigo, an infection of the skin. See your pediatrician so he can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication. ...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 pimple like bump on upper leg (not my bottom) and it's not painful but has been there for over a year. What should i do?

I have a pimple like bump on upper leg (not my bottom) and it's not painful but has been there for over a year. What should i do?

A pimple : Most likely it is a sebaceous cyst, but sine you have it for more than a year you should check it out with your doctor, it is not urgent but have it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red. Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red.  Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

Possible: Apply warm compresses to it for 10-15 min several times a day. If worsening pain, redness spreads, or fevers, go to a doctor or ER as it can be an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Between my legs, around my thigh. My skin have darken and i got really bad itch sometime. Also pimple kind thing, with poss in them sometime?

Between my legs, around my thigh. My skin have darken and  i got really bad itch sometime. Also pimple kind thing, with poss in them sometime?

I would start: By using a an antifungal cream like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) mix with Hydrocortisone and possibly even some topical silver cream. Those three in combo, used every day for a month then 2 d per week should help. The pigmentation could be do to scratching but if overweight and/or strong family hx of type 2 dm, look up acanthosis nigricans. Good luck. ...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?  
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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

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Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other ?

Skin  rash lower leg  itching and  like pimples  in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other
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Skin Rash Leg/itchin: It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash.But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg. You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...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