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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling off?

I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling  off?

Need evaluation: you should see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation and testing if needed. They will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. An urgent care is also an option if you do not have a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

PPP: These are likely to be benign (innocent) lesions called "pearly penile papules". I would not be concerned about them, though seeing a physician if they become inflamed or continue to spread would be best. ...Read more

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What are these white head-like pimples on my penis?

What are these white head-like pimples on my penis?

Infected hairs: Especially if you sweat a lot there, you're prone to get little bacterial infections at the roots of your hairs. Usually no treatment is required, or put warm compresses on them. ...Read more

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My penis head has a pimples, should I be concerned?

My penis head has a pimples, should I be concerned?

Have it examined.: It is impossible to answer your question without being able to see the area directly. Have it examined. ...Read more

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I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

That can be ...: Such described pimple even on the penis is nothing unusual and harmless unless becoming infected like an acne. So, leave it alone as long as painless. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more

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Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Can sexual lubricant cause pimple under penis head? 2 to 3 days after use?

Probably not: Most sexual lubricants are water based and shouldn't cause blockage of oil glands. Friction from intercourse or STD may be a concern. Anal sex is slightly higher risk for infection. If the pimple is very sore or takes a long time to heal I would get STD testing. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...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