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I take biotin 10, 000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining

I take biotin 10, 000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining

Not the biotin: Biotin is used to help with hair loss and nail growth as well as some skin conditions. It should not cause back acne or rashes unless you are allergic to it. You can try decreasing the dose or holding it for a few weeks to see if your acne improves but if it doesn't you should see your doctor to discuss causes and treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I get an itchy back frequently with pink/red spots like unraised pimples. What is this how to fix?

I get an itchy back frequently with pink/red spots like unraised pimples. What is this how to fix?

Urticaria: Studies show people with allergies and hypersensitivity can develop hives on their back in response to an allergen, possibly in your detergent, possibly in the environment. I advise allergy testing and a full medical exam with your physician. Take a pregnancy test and try Benadryl, an over the counter antihistamine, to try to alleviate your itching and apply 1% hydrocortisone.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I have inflammation at the back of my head. It it itchy and doesn't go away. What can I use? It's pimples like...

Hi. I have inflammation at the back of my head. It it itchy and doesn't go away. What can I use? It's pimples like...

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. But multiple spots of infection will usually need an antibiotic to clear them up (this can be just an antibiotic creme). ...Read more

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A friend of mine has broken out in a massive rash covering the back legs. Buttox area and back. Starting to form heads. Similar to pimples. Hot. Itchy?

A friend of mine has broken out in a massive rash covering the back legs. Buttox area and back. Starting to form heads. Similar to pimples. Hot. Itchy?

Should see MD: Its interesting that its only on the back and maybe this represents something from a bed or couch perhaps bed bug bites. Its difficult to diagnose online. I would see a physician ...Read more

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I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.

I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.

Medication?: The top two reasons that come to mind would be a medication reaction, if you are taking medication, vs. Possibly a contact dermatitis; have you recently changed laundry soap or softener? ...Read more

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I've had dry, scabby from scratching, itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

I've had dry, scabby from scratching, itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

TryThisForTwoWeeks: After a year of dryness and scratching I can assume it's a mess back there. That's a common place for eczema-like rashes and there are a few ways to beat it. At this point you should consider a dermatologist to sort it out. But if you're short of time and cash start by using a moisturizing cream that contains lanolin and a mild topical steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Use each three times a day ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: Sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Inside of my nose is peeling, raw and very itchy. Back of throat itches as well. Could this be from allergies?

Inside of my nose is peeling, raw and very itchy. Back of throat itches as well. Could this be from allergies?

Very likely: Allergies can directly affect the nose and throat with itching and burning. Nasal drainage can also aggravate throat symptoms. Try otc like allegra, claritin, zyrtec, benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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pimple like bumps in my pubic area on top only very painful when I press on it. Very itchy white look like white heads inside skin? What cant they b

pimple like bumps in my pubic area on top only very painful when I press on it. Very itchy white look like white heads inside skin? What cant they b

Pimple: Could be any number of things. Your doctor (s) will examine you very carefully and decide what, if any, should be done.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Doc I have pimples having black head on my penus they r not painfull bt too much itchy. May u please help?

Doc I have pimples having black head on my penus they r not painfull bt too much itchy. May u please help?

Normal: It is normal to have small pimples or cysts to from on the penis or any other skin surface -- pimples and cysts are related to hair follicles that can become blocked or inflammed. Not to worry though, treatment can be rendered. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy, now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip. Staph?

I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy, now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip. Staph?

Possibly: Without seeing this it is impossible to diagnose. Apply warm to hot packs repeatedly until it opens and drains. If it reforms or expands with redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth or you get fever see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

Itchy scalp: You may have a fungus of the scalp which is secondarily infected by a bacteria known as kerion celsi. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Hey, I have 5 small pimples on shaft of penis right below head. They do not discharge anything at all and arnt really itchy. What could they be?

Hey, I have 5 small pimples on shaft of penis right below head. They do not discharge anything at all and arnt really itchy. What could they be?

PPP's?: If they're relatively stable, and don't change, and don't go away, you may one of the lucky 1% of men who have "pearly penile papules" along the corona. It's your choice whether you keep them or have them lasered off. There are photos online; see if they match, and check with your physician next time you visit. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my leg below my knee they do not have a head-on them though they arnt itchy only sore to touch please help thanks?

I have pimple like bumps on my leg below my knee they do not have a head-on them though they arnt itchy only sore to touch please help thanks?

Pimple: Unfortunately we cannot dispense any advice to anyone below 16 and since you didn't mention your age, I must assume you are a young minor. Please see your parents and your doctor for your concern. ...Read more

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I have a small little white head pimple next to my clitoris. It is not itchy or sore, I have only been with one partner who is STD free.?

This can occur: May resolved spontaneously without further symptoms. If you develop more robust symptoms consider medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area, sometimes looks like red pimples, but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more