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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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Ok. My bikini area is constantly itchy and i have bumps all over that practically looks like their pimples. What does this mean?

Ok. My bikini area is constantly itchy and i have bumps all over that  practically looks like their pimples. What does this mean?

Sounds like: folliculitis or ingrown hairs. See dermatologist for absolute answers and prescriptions to clear it. ALso laser hair removal can help get rid of it permanently (if it's folliculitis) ...Read more

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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs)  afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Shaving tips: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs)  afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Folliculitis: You are probably developing folliculitis which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. You may get relief from this problem by using a depilatory cream such as nair or neet. These products work well and are much less apt to cause irritation. ...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