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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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What are pimple like bumps under genital hair?

What are pimple like bumps under genital hair?

Genital pimples?: Although we can have "pimples" on any body part, they are usually tender or annoying. The bumps at the bases of hair follicles on the scrotum or vaginal skin are most often only visible glands or small collections of glandular material. They are completely normal. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Do genital herpes hurt like pimples and acne can?

Worse: Considerably worse. Unlike acne, herpes of the lip and herpes of the genitals produces actual sore ulcers. ...Read more

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Inner pimple like sores on vagina?

Inner pimple like sores on vagina?

See your doctor: See your doctor to get it diagnosed. It could be an infection. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Infected gland: Probably one of the little glands has gotten infected and produced a little abscess. Put some warm compresses on it. If you get a fever, or the pain gets severe, or is starts spreading, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Difficult: Difficult to discern what they are with one simple description. If they are on one side and do hurt and look like the old chicken pox rashes, they could be shingles, otherwise we can't make a diagnosis as the causes of rashes or cyst like growths is so varied. ...Read more

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Are tick bites like pimples?

Are tick bites like pimples?

No, a tick bite: first appears as a small red spot, not necessarily raised. Sometimes there is no mark at all. If the tick had to be removed, there may be more of a raised mark. Then, if the tick causes Lyme disease, there may be a central clear area with a red ring around it. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on my neck, feeling like firm pimples. Are they bites or just pimples?

Painful bumps on my neck, feeling like firm pimples. Are they bites or just pimples?

Bites, pimples, +: As listed in prior answer about bumps under facial skin, could be either of those. Could also be an allergic reaction to irritant, food, or medication. If they become painful, could be a sebaceous cyst (filled with keratin from a blocked hair follicle) or early abscess (filled with infection/pus). If they are pimples under the skin, it may be cystic acne that can cause scarring. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Scarring: Any form of chronic inflammation of the skin can result in scarring. Technically, the vagina refers only to the tube leading from your genitals to your cervix, and if you are referring to the skin of your pubic areas or the areas around the genital lips then the answer is yes, this can happen. Hope this clears things up. Best. ...Read more

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White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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Have rash looks like tiny pimples?

Have rash looks like tiny pimples?

Not sure: Given your description it is not possible to say. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes small pinhead pimples and hive like rash?

What causes small pinhead pimples and hive like rash?

Hives: It is difficult to diagnose skin rashes without seeing it and knowing how long it lasts together with associated symptoms like itchiness, burning, pain.... Small pinhead pimples and hive like rashes can be anything from cholinergic urticaria, herpes virus infection in eczematous skin to folliculitis. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on my neck, what are they?

Pimple like bumps on my neck, what are they?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Do flea bites look like pimples?

Do flea bites look like pimples?

Small ones: Fleas are a pesky biter who is frustrated and bites often.The bite site is small and itchy, usually resolving over a week or with simple clensing.Larger sites probably represent a more substantial insect or a bite site that has become infected. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on my vagina lips and inside. They pop like a zit. Could it be zits or gential warts?

I have pimple like bumps on my vagina lips and inside. They pop like a zit. Could it be zits or gential warts?

You need exam: See your gyn doctor , either herpes or genital warts are caused by virus or could be some thing else need treatment , prevention and spread to your partner. ...Read more

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Do herpes look like normal cyst pimples on your face?

Do herpes look like normal cyst pimples on your face?

No: Acne can look like red bumps, whiteheads, or blackheads. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft i dont know what it is can you help?

I have a pimple like boil on my penile shaft i dont know what it is can you help?

Penile lesion: If you've had no sexual activity with another individual within the past few weeks, this may simply be a pustule which you can treat with warm applications and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. However if you've had any exposure see a physician or a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Painful pink/red pimple like boil on sides of abdomen.Always on a stretch mark. Get 1 almost every 4 months. Goes away on its own after 2 wks.

See a doctor: Show these lesions to an expert and have them appropriately diagnosed. A dermatologist would be an excellent source. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like boil on the inside on my lip private spot?

I have a pimple like boil on the inside on my lip private spot?

Could be: a bartholin's cyst, a sebaceous cyst, an abscess, an infected hair follicle etc. Med history and examination would be required for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a horrible pimple like boil on my lower stomach.Popped it twice and a lot came out.Next day is really swollen around the area and hurts bad?

I have a horrible pimple like boil on my lower stomach.Popped it twice and a lot came out.Next day is really swollen around the area and hurts bad?

Possible infection: If it is in fact a "boil" it could either just be inflamed but since it is painful i would worry about the possibility of an infection - expecially if you popped it and traumatized it with your hands. Our hands are really dirty! make your way over to your dermatologist or a walk in center to get it checked out for possible infection. ...Read more

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I got lots of pimples like (boil) on vagina and inside the vagina and my menstrual cycle is irregular since 3months i didn’t got periods ?

I got lots of pimples like (boil) on vagina and inside the vagina and my menstrual cycle is irregular since 3months i didn’t got periods ?

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 evaluation of the multiple issues you stated. If you have been sexually active do a home pregnancy test. When you see your doctor get tested for sexually transmitted infections. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have big pimple like red,painful boil on inner vagina.i took novidat500gm twice daily.todsy's 5 day.i started having burning urination problem...?

I have big pimple like red,painful boil on inner vagina.i took novidat500gm twice daily.todsy's 5 day.i started having burning urination problem...?

Dysuria: Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort upon urination. Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI), it can have a variety of causes. Dysuria should always trigger a visit to a health-care professional for evaluation and diagnosis. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dysuria/article_em.htm#dysuria_overview ...Read more

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I have a boil pimple like on my vagina . It's itching and hurting at the same time . What should I do?

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I have a boil  pimple like on my vagina . It's itching and hurting at the same time . What should I do?

Keep area clean: and don't pick at it. If doesn't go away in a few days you should have it checked. ...Read more

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Red Rash in armpits with painful swollen Lymph nodes but its not itchy, pimple like blisters, a few boils. Cream not working.

See your doctor ASAP: It is difficult to tell without looking at your rash and examine your armpits. You may need surgical drainage if you have boils or abscess, and antibiotic if you have cellulitis. Please go to see your doctor or urgent care ASAP for definitive diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why the painful boils or pimple like things keep occurring every now and then near hip area? Some staying for a couple of days and some do for months

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having these bumps come up on my thigh area almost like a boil or pimple and the seem to spread here and there?

I am having these bumps come up on my thigh area almost like a boil or pimple and the seem to spread here and there?

Skin/skin infection: Certainly, if the abscess is draining pus, then an infection can spread from skin to skin contact between the thighs. For example, abscess drainage from a MRSA wound infection can spread quickly. The important thing is to avoid skin to skin contact, good hand washing , and observing excellent hygiene.S. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing on my buttock i researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

I have a pimple like thing on my buttock i researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

No: Abscess can be secondary to a variety of bacteria. They occur when the sebaceous gland becomes obstructed and then bacteria proliferate. Most important thing is to get evaluated. You likely need an i+d and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimple/boil on face?

How to get rid of pimple/boil on face?

TLC: You can gentle soak the area with luke- warm water and gently express the contents but do not manipulate too much. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a boil or and zit/pimple?

What's the difference between a boil or and zit/pimple?

Size mostly: A zit/pimple is a hair follicle filled with oil and dead skin cells and bacteria. But it is just one hair follicle. An abscess (a boil) is usually much larger, it starts as one hair follicle but then the bacterial infection spreads to a much larger area (the size of a nickel to the size of an egg). Boils need medical attention. They need to be lanced and you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a pimple/boil on vagina from shaving, what can I do?

Thanks for asking!: Pimple or boil is mainly caused by staph infection .In mild cases you may use cleansers such as Chlorhexidine and apply antibiotic ointment such as mupiricin.In severe cases you may need oral antibiotics. Consult your primary care. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...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