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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


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What can cause pimples on my chest?

What can cause pimples on my chest?

Acne: Usually this is acne; less often, a heat rash or other illness. Don't try to figure out what is causing acne -- it's unrelated to lifestyle, diet, sex, or hygiene. Simply treat it. When it' s on the trunk, usually a systemic antibiotic will be required at least briefly in addition to topical Rx. ...Read more

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Why do I have pimples on my chest how can I porvent that from happening?

Why do I have pimples on my chest how can I porvent that from happening?

Pimples: Many hair follicles contribute to acne in this area. See a dermatologist who may suggest benzoyl peroxide products or other antibacterial medication. ...Read more

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What should I need to do to get rid of my pimples on my chest?

What should I need to do to get rid of my pimples on my chest?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually does not respond completely to topicals such as benzoyl peroxide. Your physician needs to see you and can write for a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline which might in a low dose be enough to manage you. If not, Isotretinoin is a consideration. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pimples from my chest and back?

How would doctors recommend I treat pimples from my chest and back?

Back and Chest Acne: If there is any scarring, seek immediate medical attention as it may get worse.

Over-the-counter benzyl peroxide wash used once daily can be very effective in treating acne on the back and chest. It will bleach one's towels, so use ones that you do not like. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pimples over my chest and the back of my neck.?

What to do if I have pimples over my chest and the back of my neck.?

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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How can I quickly get rid of a few pimples on my chest?

How can I quickly get rid of a few pimples on my chest?

If they are few...: Topical benzoyl peroxide might be sufficient. Otherwise, topical clindaycin and/or a systemic tetracycline or macrolide would be in order. ...Read more

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How to get rid of and avoid these tiny white pimples on my chest and what are they?

How to get rid of and avoid these tiny white pimples on my chest and what are they?

CHEST PIMPLES: WHAT ARE THEY?
CANNOT TELL BECAUSE I CANNOT SEE THEM!
HAVE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST LOOK AT THEM.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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Recently developed multiple pimples on my chest and face. Occurring more rapidly and in greater quantity than usual zits/acne. What could this be?

Recently developed multiple pimples on my chest and face. Occurring more rapidly and in greater quantity than usual zits/acne. What could this be?

New soap? Fragrance?: If you have started using a new soap, detergent, fabric softener, candles, lotions, etc. That may be doing. Fragrances and aerosols are skin irritants. Otherwise, keep a food diary and see if any food in particular is associated with more pimples. Chocolate and fat causes acne to worsen in only some. Different foods affect others differently. Plenty of fruits and veggies, less fat and protein. ...Read more

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Acne vulgaris. I got black marks coz od acne all over my back. And also got some pimples on my chest. Doc told its acne vulgaris. Any sol.

Acne vulgaris. I got black marks coz od acne all over my back. And also got some pimples on my chest. Doc told its acne vulgaris. Any sol.

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Hi, I have red pimples on my chest area, just above the cleavage of my breast. I don't have any on the other parts of my body. What could that be.

Hi, I have red pimples on my chest area, just above the cleavage of my breast. I don't have any on the other parts of my body. What could that be.

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Why do I have so many cysts pimples and regular pimples on my chest even on my breasts. I shower twice a day and make sure clothes are clean. Help pls?

Why do I have so many cysts pimples and regular pimples on my chest even on my breasts. I shower twice a day and make sure clothes are clean. Help pls?

Serious acne: In spite of what anyone may tell you, acne ha nothing to do with personal hygiene. You need scientific treatment, and this is your right -- it's the 21st century. This kind of acne will probably require a combination of topicals (benzoyl peroxide plus Clindamycin is one possibility) plus a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, or "the pill" may clear you if you can take it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bunch of tiny pimples on my chest & neck/jawline. They popped up suddenly & aren't responding to tea tree oil or calomine lotion.?

I have a bunch of tiny pimples on my chest & neck/jawline. They popped up suddenly & aren't responding to tea tree oil or calomine lotion.?

With any: Rash that appears suddenly and is not improving with natural treatments I recommend getting it examined. Check with your doctor or a dermatologist for proper treatment! ...Read more

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I have pimples. On my chest and they are like whiteheads but they hurt and they are on my arms too. I just want them gone! I have chicken skin also?

I have pimples. On my chest and they are like whiteheads but they hurt and they are on my arms too. I just want them gone! I have chicken skin also?

Acne: If this actually is acne, you're going to need a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and probably a systemic antibiotic for a short time. If you're a female, the birth control pill and/or spironolactone can help. If this is not trunk acne, a visit with your physician and a dermatology referral are in order. There are entities such as SAPHO that need to be ruled in or out. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars in my forehead and pimples on my chest? I always had clear skin but for the past 4 months I've been getting breakouts

How do I get rid of acne scars in my forehead and pimples on my chest? I always had clear skin but for the past 4 months I've been getting breakouts

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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Hi I have a big pimple on my lower chest?

See doctor: Not enough information to assist u in diagnosis or suggestions. Have ur self examined to see if u need oral medicine or local treatment. ...Read more

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Frm few mnths I go red pimples like on my chest & thies or around any other part of body I am worried is anything wrong with it plz suggest?

Frm few mnths I go red pimples like on my chest & thies or around any other part of body I am worried is anything wrong with it plz suggest?

Acne or folliculitis: It is not unusual to get acne pimples on chest and upper back, but small pimples on thighs and other areas are infections in the hair follicles, and if they are large, a boil or abscess. Sweating and friction are frequent causes, so antibacterial soaps and loose clothing and powders that keep skin dry may help. If large and frequent, I suggest seeing a doctor to check culture and Rx. ...Read more

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I'm starting to eating healthy and im getting pimples in my face, chest and neck. Is normal?

I'm starting to eating healthy and im getting pimples in my face, chest and neck. Is normal?

Diet's not the cause: Don't try to figure out what is precipitating acne. It's seldom helpful and generates confusion. In spite of everything you read online, day-to-day food choice has little impact on most illness. You need instead to get with your personal physician. In the meantime, start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. ...Read more

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Hello sir I have these breakouts that look like pimples on my shoulders chest and upper arm. They appear suddenly and leave scars each time. There is no itchiness or any other type of irritation. They just randomly appear and go away?

Hello sir I have these breakouts that look like pimples on my shoulders chest and upper arm. They appear suddenly and leave scars each time. There is no itchiness or any other type of irritation. They just randomly appear and go away?

See a dermatologist: Probably acne. Various treatments. Meanwhile you can try Benzoyl Peroxide 5% or 2%. Keep off colored fabrics as it will bleach out colors. Usually used at bedtime, used with white towels, white sleep wear. ...Read more

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I had a few small white pimple type things on my chest. Should I worry?

No unless infected.: May be a pimple or cyst. Watch 4 infection and increase in size or becomes painful, then see ur pcp. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like bump on my chest that won't pop. Just noticed it today. Doesn't hurt. Smaller specs around it.

I have a pimple-like bump on my chest that won't pop. Just noticed it today. Doesn't hurt. Smaller specs around it.

Leave it alone: You need to leave it alone why everybody like to pop every bump they see it might go away faster if you leave it alone ...Read more

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I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

Bumps: It would be easy to tell if they could be examined. They might represent milia due to the skin healing over the pores you will have to have a doctor look at them to be sure. ...Read more