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Pimples On Arms
Is there any over-the-counter nonprescription acne pills I could take for my inflamed blackhead, pimples on arms back forehead etc...
Probably not....: A wart does not pop and drain. See a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?
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
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.
Son got his vaccines and has red pimples on his arms, chest, and back not on legs or stomach. Could it be heat rash from fever or vaccine related?
Dermatitis: Your son needs to be seen by PEds to make sure it is not vaccine reaction. ...Read more
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
I recently noticed I have a small white head pimple on my under arms What shud I do about it? And what causes them?
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
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
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
I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?
Child has little pimple like bumps on arms and legs, there's no yellow heads and he doesn't seem to have any discomfort by them. These bumps appeared roughly 4 days ago and more keeps popping up.
Rash: Hard to answer without more information and pictures so get him examined would be recommended ...Read more
What to do if I have little red bumps that look like little pimples on my upper arms how do I get rid of them.?
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
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
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
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