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Is there any over-the-counter nonprescription acne pills I could take for my inflamed blackhead, pimples on arms back forehead etc...

Is there any over-the-counter nonprescription acne pills I could take for my inflamed blackhead, pimples on arms back forehead etc...

Acne: I notice that you are taking prozac (fluoxetine). While taking Prozac (fluoxetine) per se will not cause acne anxiety and/or depression can worsen acne. I know of no acne pill but you could get benzyl peroxide otc. ...Read more

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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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What could these tiny 1mm cluster pimples on my arms be?

What could these tiny 1mm cluster pimples on my arms be?

Pimples: Usually pimple-like bumps on the arms and legs are caused by a condition such as keratosis pilaris and moisturizers with Lactic Acid may help. ...Read more

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Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Keratosis pilaris: Your description sounds like a dermatologic condition known as keratosis pilaris. This condition produces rough and pimple-like bumps on the upper outer arms and back. Sometimes the inner thighs and face can also be affected. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pimples on my arms, they are harmless, no itch, but are red and bumpy, normal? How can they go away?

I have a lot of pimples on my arms, they are harmless, no itch, but are red and bumpy, normal? How can they go away?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris) is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the arm. It's harmless. Moisturizing or keratolytic treatments: urea, lactic/ glycolic/salicylic acid creams can help. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot of pimples on my arms and back? I am very shy when I'm in the gym because it's very visible. Is there any way to remove it?

Why do I have a lot of pimples on my arms and back? I am very shy when I'm in the gym because it's very visible. Is there any way to remove it?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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I have pimples under my arms and can't seem to get rid i'd had em for year now I have scaring what do I do about my prob?

I have pimples under my arms and can't seem to get rid i'd had em for year now I have scaring what do I do about my prob?

See PCP: It seems that you may have hidradenitis suppurativa is a disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium in the glands under your armpits. This condition is a chronic disabling disorder that relentlessly progresses, frequently causing scars, keloids, and contractures. Treatment is not easy, medical and surgical options but you really need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I am constantly getting big pimples under my arms in what looks like clusters and varying sizes. What can I do to get rid of them & what causes them?

I am constantly getting big pimples under my arms in what looks like clusters and varying sizes. What can I do to get rid of them & what causes them?

Folliculitis: Clusters of pimple like lesions in the axilla (or armpit area)are usually infected hair follicles. A common cause is bacteria introduced when shaving. It is important that a clean new razor blade be used every time you shave and the area is clean as well before you shave. In addition applying an OTC antibiotic to the shaved area right after shaving often prevents Folliculitis from occurring. ...Read more

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What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

Rash: Although it's difficult to know, exactly without seeing it; this sounds like pilaris keratosis. This rash is usually located on the back of arms, and tops of thighs. Occasionally on the cheeks. It is a form of eczema. It's eczema of the hair follicles. You can try a loofa, and moisturizers. There are some other creams, that a dermatologist can prescribe, as well. It is harmless. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on upper arms after waxing them?

How to prevent pimples on upper arms after waxing them?

Ask Dr: Why not ask the dr who is treating you for acne. Also you might want to stop waxing upper arms to let pimples clear up. ...Read more

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Hi there. I have fine pimples on my arms. Could this be a heat rash?

Hi there. I have fine pimples on my arms. Could this be a heat rash?

It could be...: Hard to tell without seeing it. It could be a reaction to something you were exposed to, could be dry skin, could be something called keratosis pilaris, which is basically excessively dry skin and hard to treat, but not dangerous. Please see your doctor; it will be easier to diagnose in person, or you can consult one of us on Prime. ...Read more

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I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?

I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?

Red bumps and waxing: Red bumps after waxing are know as folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle. Low dose (1%) Hydrocortisone cream one can buy over the counter should help. You might consider laser hair removal (lhr). See http://www. Accskin. Com. ...Read more

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I have small pimples on my arms from my wrist to the top of my upper arms. They leave scars after they heal, what could they be?

I have small pimples on my arms from my wrist to the top of my upper arms. They leave scars after they heal, what could they be?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of pus surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. Older lesions that have lost the pus appear as red bumps surrounding the opening of the follicule. One to hundreds of follicles can be affected anywhere that hair or pores are present.. ...Read more

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I have a MRSA infection that consists of itchy pimples on my arms, back, and belly. I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days. After 5, little improvement.

I have a MRSA infection that consists of itchy pimples on my arms, back, and belly. I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days. After 5, little improvement.

Infectious disease: I think after this much time and your recurring questions, it may be time to see an infectious disease specialist or to get an opinion from an expert in person. ...Read more

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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy.
Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more

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I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

I have a pimple rash on my arms neck and some on my back?

Rash needs exam: Rashes are difficult to evaluate without being seen. Could be acne, folliculitis, mollusca contagiosum, many, many things. If it bothers you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a horrible pimple breakout underneath my arms?

How do I get rid of a horrible pimple breakout underneath my arms?

That depends on: Whether it is actually pimples or an irritated or contact rash (from anti-perspirant, shaving, new clothing, other skin products). Please have it looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms What shud I do about it? And what causes them?

I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms What shud I do about it? And what causes them?

Keep clean & dry: Leave it alone, other than keeping the area clean with soap and water and drying thoroughly after washing. It may be just an errant pimple.
Unrelated to your question.
Practice safe sex
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why am I getting pimples on my back, arms, chest, and face when I never had any before?

Why am I getting pimples on my back, arms, chest, and face when I never had any before?

Hormones: This has to do with how your hormones affect the functioning of your oil glands. See dermatologist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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32mth & 13mth old have small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

32mth & 13mth old have small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

A picture ; history: When is comes to rashes there is no substitute for seeing, either directly or a pic. How long has the rash been there? Is is a long term rash or did is come in the last few days? Is the rash itchy? Could these be bug bites? I would recommend seeing your pediatrician if this rash doesn't go away in a few days or becomes worse. If is looks like this pic it is a form of warts. ...Read more

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1st three days in warm sun, no SPF or sunburn, and I have these itchy, small pimples all over my arms. New issue, started Friday and hasn't gone away.

1st three days in warm sun, no SPF or sunburn, and I have these itchy, small pimples all over my arms. New issue, started Friday and hasn't gone away.

Not sun poisoning: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless you want a sleeping pill. It is dangerous to use if driving. It will do nothing for this type of condition. Biotin is a waste of money. If Hydrocortisone does not help, see a dermatologist. Need exam for diagnosis, then probably a prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

Not uncommon: Consider Keratosis Pilaris, a common condition that is difficult to treat but usually resolves in late twenties or early thirties

see mayo clinic review http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris: Rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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I used pills for weight loss (super hd cellucor)2 months ago, for a few weeks & since I've been getting pimples in my legs, arms & under armpit?

I used pills for weight loss (super hd cellucor)2 months ago, for a few weeks & since I've been getting pimples in my legs, arms & under armpit?

Doctor can evaluate: Pills that are not fda approved medications can cause worry at times. Nobody knows what all the effects are, for those thousands of non-prescription products out there. Of course, the pimples could be unrelated to the pills. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and help diagnose the problem. If it is folliculitis, antibiotics may be needed, plus a test to culture for bacteria. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving/ hygeine product or friction by clothing. Trauma from hair extraction through waxing may also produce this. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old and keeps getting red pimples on feet, hands, arms, legs, face that turn to scabs shortly after. What could this be?

My baby is 5 months old and keeps getting red pimples on feet, hands, arms, legs, face that turn to scabs shortly after. What could this be?

Rash: It is so hard to diagnose rashes, without seeing them. Please have your doctor evaluate it. It could be infection, allergies, insect bites. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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